A 7-day BMW motorcycle tour in Transylvania, BMW Motorcycle Riding Centre takes you on the most astounding motorcycle roads in Romania.
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Motorcycle Touring in Europe invites you to join BMW Motorcycle Riding Centre. A BMW motorcycle tour in Transylvania, BMW Motorcycle Riding Centre takes you on the most astounding motorcycle roads in Romania.
Choose Turda as your riding centre. Arrive at the hotel, check in, leave all luggage at the hotel and start riding.
The advantage of this Motorcycle Riding Centre is that you will enjoy the best rides without the need to carry all your luggage with you every day. You will return to the same hotel.
Turda is a charming small city, home to the Best underground place in the World – Turda Salt Mine.
Choose BMW Motorcycle Riding Centre – 7 day motorcycle tour and enjoy some of the best rides of your life!
Motorcycle Touring in Europe – BMW Motorcycle Riding Center
- Ride Transfagarasan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists
- Enjoy the bends on Transalpina Highway – one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
- Visit Sighisoara Medieval Citadel one of Europe’s most beautiful and inhabited fortified cities with a UNESCO World Heritage status.
- Turzii’s Gorges – the most important reservation of the Sunset Mountains
- Scarisoara Glacier Cave – the biggest cave of this kind in Romania
Price and Departure:
|Price per person
(2 persons to one double room)
|Single room supplement||
7 day tour. Departure from Cluj Napoca Airport, 13:00 (GMT+02:00)
rider with BMW G 650 GS
|€ 1539||€ 149||
Available on request
rider with BMW F 800 GS
|€ 1739||€ 149||
Available on request
rider with BMW F 750 GS
|€ 2035||€ 149||
Available on request
rider with BMW F 850 GS
|€ 2035||€ 149||
Available on request
rider with BMW R 1200 GS
|€ 1839||€ 149||
Available on request
rider with BMW R 1200 GS LC
Available on request
rider with BMW R 1250 GS
|€ 2133||€ 149||
Available on request
|€ 1139||€ 149||
Available on request
*A minimum of 6 people is required
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
We also accept payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
Click here to see our Reservations page for more details.
Motorcycle Touring in Europe – BMW Motorcycle Riding Centre
Riding days: 5 days
Total distance: Approximately 1730 km/ 1075 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
If you are interested in renting a bike just click here!
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 Australians traveling abroad
According with Australian 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 licence.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
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 subsidise the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Australians 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 centres, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
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.
The Australian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.
You can get full consular help from the Australian Embassy in Athens.
Read more advice for Australian traveling abroad!
Please check your itinerary below:
Cluj Napoca - Turda (About 40 km - 1hr)Welcome to Transylvania. Meet our English speaking guide at the airport and transfer to Turda for dinner and accommodation in a 4* Hotel.
Turda – Cheile Turzii – Belis – Turda (About 205 km – 6hrs riding)A ride in the mountains today starting with a visit at the Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Turzii’s Gorges, the most important reservation of the Sunset Mountains are your next destination. Continue riding to Belis Lake, where, if you are lucky to get a dry summer season, the ruins of a 14 century church can be seen emerging out from the cold waters. Spend the evening in Turda, dinner and accommodation.
Turda – Bilea Lac – Turda, Transfagarasan Road (About 425 km – 7 hrs riding)Enjoy an amazing ride on Transfaragasan Road (2,034 meters altitude), the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. The second highest road in Romania, the Transfagarasan was built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968). The road snakes up the tallest peaks of the Carpathians. Accommodation and dinner in Turda.
Turda – Medias – Sighisoara – Turda About 280 km – 5 hrs ridingRide to Medias to become acquainted with a unique artist, the only one in the world who uses spider webs for his paintings. The next stop of your Romania travel is Biertan, with its impressive fortified church. Drive to Sighisoara, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe and a UNESCO heritage site, but probably most important for you it is Vlad Dracula's birth place! TIP: For your lunch we recommend ‘Vlad Dracul’s House’, the very place where Dracula was born, turned today into an exquisite restaurant wherein you can find frescoes dating back to the 14th century. Evening in Turda, dinner and accommodation.
Turda – Scarisoara – Turda, Sunset Mountains (About 230 km – 4h30min riding)Ride to Sighisoara Glacier Cave along Ariesului Valley River. The Sunset Mountains will reward you with traditional villages, winding roads, and breathtaking scenery. Visit Scarisoara Glacier Cave, the biggest cave of this kind in Romania, with a mass of ice of 75.000 mc. Return to Turda for dinner and accommodation.
Turda – Rinca – Turda, Transalpina Road (About 400 km – 7hrs riding)Ride to Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses. An incredible ride for you – Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania. 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. Accommodation and dinner in Turda.
Turda – Cluj NapocaSay good bye to Transylvania. Transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport to catch your flight back home.
English speaking guide, motorcycle enthusiast
Accommodation: 6 nights of accommodation in a 4* Hotel
Meals: 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
Transportation: BMW motorcycle depending on the model chosen, comprehensive insurance
- parking fees
- flight and airport taxes
- other not mentioned
- Tourist attractions are presented as recommendations only and are not included in the price.
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 - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://motorcycle-tours-europe.us/terms-conditions/
A. 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.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available on request.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.
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 rate.
We accept USD 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!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
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. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
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/sandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free, safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.
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, helmets are mandatory.