This is one for foodies. The Saxon Villages of Transylvania are always
The trip brochure provides detailed information about the journey, including a breakdown of daily activities. However, in order to help you decide if this adventure is for you, take a look at the general information below.
IS THE SLOW CYCLIST IN TRANSYLVANIA RIGHT FOR ME?
We think our journeys in Transylvania are
GUIDES & SUPPORT
Your host will be a member of The Slow Cyclist team from the UK, accompanied by two local guides. We know that guides make or break a trip like this, which is why we are so pleased to work with Szabolcs. He is a former actor with a passion for the history and culture of his home country who, thanks to many years travelling and working around the world, speaks perfect English. Now he guides for us, having recently returned to a land that he loves and knows intimately. Szabolcs will be accompanied by another local guide who knows the area intimately. Your bags will be taken ahead each day and a driver will often be nearby to offer a lift if you really need one
We use 2014 Merida Matts mountain bikes for the cycling sections of this journey because, although it is not a mountain biking trip per
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
Airport transfers on arrival and departure for recommended flights, support vehicle, Slow Cyclist host, English-speaking expert local guides, accommodation, activities and entrance fees, snacks, water throughout, soft & alcoholic drinks at meal times, bicycle & helmet hire. N.B. pricing structures vary so please check the relevant itinerary for accurate information.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Flights (estimated cost £80 - £150 if booked well in advance), visas (if required), personal travel insurance, local airport taxes (if applicable), tips for local staff & personal costs. N.B. pricing structures vary so please check the relevant itinerary for accurate information.
FOOD & DRINK
Transylvanian food is simple, fresh, delicious and the very definition of organic. Sometimes you’ll eat out in the open, at other times in private homes, small restaurants and guest houses. Allergies and other preferences are all taken care of at the time of booking.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
A small amount
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Transylvania has a temperate climate. Spring usually bursts in April, when typical daytime temperatures are around 15-20°C. Things
Many of our guests spend more time in Romania either before or after their adventure with us in the Saxon region. It is a wonderfully diverse country and we can work with some really great local partners to help you get the most out of your visit. Whether you would like to hike in the Carpathians, explore the wooden