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This Best of Romania - Motorcycle Tour is one of the must do guided motorcycle tours in Europe. Departing from the city of Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania the tour includes 11 days/10 nights. The itinerary covers 1928 km of the most important regions of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia and Walachia.

The tour takes you riding on some of the best motorcycle roads in Europe. Transfăgărășan Road, Transalpina Highway, Transbucegi or Transrarau will all open their roads for you in an amazing Romanian motorbike experience.

The mountain roads will take you to N-E part of Romania, also known as Bucovina. Certainly this region is famous first of all for its painted medieval monasteries. However the black ceramic workshops add to the charm of the region. Furthermore the mountain area in this region offers great motorbike roads and amazing views. The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.


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Best of Romania

  • Ride on Transfăgărășan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists, probably the Best in the World
  • Continue riding on Transalpina Highway. Similarly with Transfăgărășan, Transalpina is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
  • Admire the great views on Transbucegi Road (1925m above sea level). It seems like this road offers the Best views.
  • Take on the bends on Transrarau – third most beautiful alpine road in Romania after Transfăgărășan and Transalpina
  • Enjoy a motorbike ride on Transceahlau – a narrow, sinuous road cutting through Ceahlău Natural Park
  • Besides the best roads you will get the chance to visit Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
  • Explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival at Cluj Napoca Airport and transfer to the city of  Turda.
Enjoy a motorcycle ride to the Sunset Mountains.
Accommodation in Turda.

Sunset Mountains

Day 2

Visit Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens.
Borgo Pass motorcycle ride. Accommodation in Dracula’s Castle, a 3* hotel.

Turda Salt Mines

Day 3

Cross from Transylvania to Bucovina region.
Ride Transrarau Road – also known as the Treasures Road.
Accommodation in Gura Humorului in a 3* hotel.

Transrarau - the road of Treasures

Day 4

The route of the medieval painted monasteries of Bucovina – UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The region is also famous for its black ceramic workshops.
Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

fantastic views

Day 5

Ride to Târgu Neamț, home to Neamț Citadel.
Crossing Ceahlău National Park on Transceahlau Road is an adventure.
Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Piatra Neamț.

Izvorul Muntelui Lake

Day 6

Cross Hell’s Throat in Bicazului Gorges.
Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere.
Accommodation in the medieval city of Brasov in a 3* Hotel.

BMW motorbikes

Day 7

Ride on Prahova Valley and visit Peleș Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe.
Transbucegi Road – crossing Bucegi Mountain the ride rewards the traveler with amazing views.
Accommodation in Brasov.

Transbucegi mountain views

Day 8

Continue your journey to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle.
Ride Transfăgărășan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.

Transfăgărășan Road

Day 9

Visit Argeș Monastery – find out the legend and ride to Transalpina Road.
Enjoy a motorcycle ride on Transalpina Road,  the highest mountain road in Romania.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road.

happy riders on Transalpina

Day 10

Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
Enjoy lunch in the citadel’s gun powder room.
Accommodation in Turda in a 4* hotel.

lunch break

Day 11

Your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour will end in Turda.
Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight to your next adventure.

This is an overview of the tour.
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Departure date

price/person based on 2 people sharing a double room Single room

11 days/10 nights Romania Motorcycle Tour
Departure from Cluj-Napoca, 13:00 hrs. (GMT+02:00)

2024 - September 16
2025 - September 15
2026 - September 14

Special offer for
Early Booking
available for bookings until
December 24 - 2023!

Minimum 4 riders required

Rider with BMW G650 GS



Rider with BMW F800 GS



Rider with BMW F 750 GS



Rider with BMW F 850 GS



Rider with BMW R1200 GS



Rider with BMW R1200 GS LC



Rider with BMW R 1250 GS



Rider with own motorbike






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Special notes & info

Duration of the tour: 11 days
Riding days: 11 days
Total distance: Approximately 1928 km/ 1198 miles
Skill level: intermediate
Lodging type: good quality Hotels
Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet


Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the centre of the city or  in nature with amazing views.

Advice for Canadians traveling abroad

According with Canadian government the following advice are to be followed:

Before you go

  • Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
  • Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
  • See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
  • Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
  • Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
  • If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

Travel insurance

Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.

Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.

Travel Advice for Canadians visiting Romania


Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.

Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.

Dating and marriage scams occur.

Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.

By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.

It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.

It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.

Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.

Local contacts

The Canadian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.

You can get full consular help from the Canadian Embassy in Romania.

Read more advice for Canadians traveling abroad!

Please check out the detailed itinerary below:


Day 1

Cluj Napoca - Turda

Welcome to Romania! Our English-speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Start your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour from Cluj, and you will be transferred to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an appetite for more. Accommodation in Turda.

Day 2

Turda – Bistrita – Piatra Fantanele

about 220 km – 4h30min riding
Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Today you'll enjoy stunning sceneries, following the footsteps of Jonathan Harker (Bram Stoker 's character from Dracula novel) to Borgo Pass. And here we are at Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stoker's imagination. A visit to Dracula's coffin after the
sunset will waken your senses.

Day 3

Piatra Fantanele – Transrarau Road – Gura Humorului

about 126 km – 4h riding
In the morning, if you still see your reflection in the mirror, continue your Romania Motorcycle Tour crossing from Transylvania to Bucovina region. Ride up to 1400m in altitude on Transrarau Road – also known as the Treasures Road, Transrarau will reward you with an amazing ride and kilometres of breath-taking scenery. Accommodation in Gura Humorului.

Day 4

Gura Humorului – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea – Gura Humorului

about 140 km – 3 h riding
Today you will follow the route to the medieval painted monasteries of Bucovina – UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ride the motorbike up in the mountain area on a winding road to discover the jewels of Bucovina: Moldovita and Sucevita Monasteries. The region is also famous for its black ceramic workshops.

Day 5

Gura Humorului – Targu Neamt – Transceahlau Road – Piatra Neamt

about 196 km – 5 h riding
Continue riding to Targu Neamt, home to Neamt Citadel. Dating back to 14th Century, the citadel is one of the most impressive of its kind in Romania. Transceahlau Road is your next destination. Crossing Ceahlau National Park, the road is narrow with small sections of gravel road and offers some beautiful views over Bicaz Lake and the mountain area. Accommodation in Piatra Neamt.

Day 6

Piatra Neamt – Red Lake – Brasov

about 243 km – 4h30min riding
Today you will cross trough Hell’s Throat while riding some of the most beautiful gorges in Romania – Bicazului Gorges. Connecting Moldavia with Transylvania the spectacular gorges are guarded by 400 m rocks offering an incredible view to the traveller. Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new.
Accommodation in the medieval city of Brasov.

Day 7

Brasov – Transbucegi Road – Brasov

about 220 km – 5h20min riding
Start the day riding Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs. Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – crossing Bucegi Mountain the ride rewards the traveller with amazing views. Also known as Babele Road, Transbucegi is a narrow mountain road, filled with hairpin curves taking you up to 1925 m above sea level. Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 8

Brasov – Rasnov – Bran – Transfagarasan

about 218 km – 5 hrs riding
Continue your journey to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Unrightfully called Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Your next ride is on Transfagarasan Road-the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction.

Day 9

Transfagarasan – Horezu - Transalpina

about 200 km – 5h 40 min riding
Curtea de Arges is your next destination in this Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour. With its beautiful Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up the mountains. Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania is next on your agenda.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road.

Day 10

Transalpina – Alba Iulia – Turda

about 190 km – 4h riding
Continue exploring Transalpina Road. With its highest point at Urdele Pass – 2,145m above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals, the road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania and rebuilt during World War II by German troops. Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses

Day 11

Turda – Cluj

Your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour will end in Turda, with a smile on your face and road bends to last you for a lifetime. Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight to your next adventure.

Trip Includes:


  • Accommodation: very good 3* and 4* Hotels.
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts
  • Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.
  • Transportation: bring your own bike or rent a motorcycle.

Trip Excludes:


  • Gas
  • road taxes
  • parking
  • entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
  • lunches and dinners
  • beverages
  • individual activities
  • plane ticket
  • airport fees
  • photo, video tax and other not mentioned
  1. :

    The trip was amazing. They try to feel you comfortable in all the moments of the trip. Alex the guide not is only a guide. He have a lot of knowledge about the monuments, cathedrals, and sites in Romania and he is like one journalist doing goods photos of the trip. Everyday is diferent with good experiences and you can discover how is the Romania more nice.
    The bikes are BMW GS, and depends of the level you have 650, 800 and 1200. They are very organized. The first day, is for accommodation, riding with the bike, looking a nice landscapes in the mountains and tasting the typical Romanian food, and with this you’ll have experience for to ride more later y roads more difficult.
    I was in Transylvania, and my mind is other after to this trip. I discovered nice cities like Sighisoara, Brasov, Turda and others. All the cities very medieval with castles, bastions and fortifications very nice.
    The most incredible for the riders are the roads ‘Transalpina’ and ‘Transfagarasan’. Two roads essential for to do for all the rides of the words. These roads are the delicatessen in the world of the bikes.
    The hotels are very nice and the atmosphere in some hotels in like to be in the castle of Dracula.
    Undoubtedly a great experience for riders. I’ll repeat other time.

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.us/terms-conditions/

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank at their rates.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

The motorcycles are to be collected from our Motorcycle Rental Shop in Turda (40 km away from Cluj Napoca, 31A Razboieni Street, city of Turda). Return transfer from Cluj Napoca or Targu Mures Airports to the garage in Turda available on request for an additional charge.
Transfer from Cluj Napoca (or Targu Mures Airport) to Turda available at an extra cost
1 transfer: EURO 35
Return transfer: EURO 60
Transfers from other airports available on request.
Please let us know in advance should you require these services.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars so you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Bucharest, Romania is seven hours ahead of Washington, DC - USA. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

Please bring your complete motorbike gear and helmet.
For 7 days motorcycle rental we recommend:
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
1 x shorts
1 x set of bathers
5 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
5 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x set of thongs/jandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots

Every Adventure Motorcycle Tours rental includes:
– use of BMW R1200 GS, BMW F800GS, BMW F850GS or BMW G650 GS (single) motorcycles.
– The motorbikes are endowed with top case. Side cases available for rent at an extra cost.
– The Third party Liability in respect of motor vehicles is provided (which is the Compulsory Insurance against Civil liability).
– Unlimited mileage
– Chain lock or disk lock
– All of our motorcycles are passenger friendly. Pillion (passenger) free of charge
– Secure storage for your luggage for the rented period

Not included:
Extra cost side bags:
2-3 days: EURO 20/day
4-6 days: EURO 17/day
7 – 14 days: EURO 14/day
Over 14 days: EURO 11/day
– Helmets available for rent (although we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort)
– CASCO insurance (comprehensive insurance providing full coverage in case of accident) - 20 € /rental day/motorcycle – A cash deposit of €500 for BMW G650GS or € 1500 for BMW F800GS and BMW 1200GS will be required for bike damage security or loss of accessories. The amount will be refunded at the end of the programme should the bike be returned on time, undamaged and with a full fuel tank.
It is recommended to purchase a travel insurance policy specially designed for adventure holidays.

At an additional cost services of support car and driver/mechanic are available. The mechanic will accompany you in order to ensure the motorcycle service and the security checks and to intervene in case of emergency.
Mechanic services: 90 EURO/day + accommodation and meals
Support car following you on your itinerary: 569 EURO/week + gasoline and parking fees
The support car will be driven by the mechanic. For some sectors pillions could travel in the support car, depending on pillions number and seats available.

A day of rental equals a calendar day, rental hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, closed on Sunday, (and Saturday in low season).

Yes, we can make special arrangements; however, there is an extra charge. Pick-up/drop off out of the business hours will be charged with € 30.

The motor bike will be delivered to the hirer with a full tank of fuel, clean and in perfect state of functioning. The renter will return the bike in the same conditions along with its documents and accessories, at the end of the programme, at the time and place stipulated by the contract.
Vehicles returned with a less than full gas tank will be subject to a refueling charge. (€ 12 plus fuel cost will be charged.) Should the hirer return the bike unclean, the cost of the cleaning services will be applied.
The loss of tools/documents/ accessories will be also charged.

Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.

Every renter is provided with an emergency telephone number at pick-up. In case of a mechanical breakdown our staff will arrange for towing to Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location or repair facility.

For all the bikes, the minimum age required is 21 years old. The client must hold a full, unrestricted motorcycle license and a minimum 1 year of riding experience. The passenger must be over 14 years of age.

You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.

GPS Garmin Zumo 350LM series are available for rental. Price depends on the number of days of rental.

2-3 days – EURO 18/day
4-6 days – EURO 16/day
7-14 days – EURO 13/day
Over 14 days – EURO 10/day

All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.

Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.

Rented motorcycles are permitted across the Romanian borders as long as the Motorcycle is returned to Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s rental location. However, Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s approval is compulsory. Please mention this request on the booking form.

Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free, safe and secure storage of your luggage and personal items during your rental.

Rented motorcycles are permitted across the Romanian borders as long as the Motorcycle is returned to Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s rental location. However, Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s approval is compulsory. Please mention this request on the booking form.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.

2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day

Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live has started in 1995 and continues to be closely managed by the founder.

Beginners should start with an entry level motorbike. BMW G 650 GS is the perfect choice.