Bikepacking in Transylvania day 4, 5 and 6

Bikepacking in Transylvania day 4, 5 and 6

The beginning of the 4th day finds us, as we were saying in the previous post in the secular reservation of Breite. As we usually do, we searched for a place to put our tent, that should be safe and out of sight of people. This time, it proved to be quite a difficult task, since everywhere there were small land lifts, and if we continued searching we would have entered the wood and we did not wanted to camp…

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Bikepacking in Transylvania day 1, 2 and 3

Bikepacking in Transylvania day 1, 2 and 3

First day of our trip we cycled 120 km from Busteni city to Rupea fortress, mainly on tarmac so we moved quite fast. From Busteni we had to pedal a bit on DN1 unfortunately, since is full of traffic, but quickly passed this sector, then passing through Rasnov, Poiana Marului, Sinca Noua, Sinca Veche, Ohaba, Vad, Hoghiz and Rupea. Since we arrived early, we had time to visit the fortress, which is renovated and looks very good. Lights of the sunset…

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Bike packing in Transylvania – Prologue

Bike packing in Transylvania – Prologue

We were thinking that we should make another epic bike ride, shorter this time, for only 6 days, not as long as the Silk Road trip, so we chose to explore the hills of Transylvania, this time in a lighter way, with smaller bags such as bikepacking, which are caught directly on bicycle, simple and light. Vlad had a map with the hills of Transylvania, from Zenith. So one evening we analyzed the map and decided to follow the route…

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From Cappadocia to Erzincan-10 days crossing the mountains

From Cappadocia to Erzincan-10 days crossing the mountains

We have left Cappadocia on 19 May towards Erzincan. We made our route profile through the mountains, because we do not like to go on national roads, we chose bypassing through villages, with poor roads, climbs and descents and climbs, and the highest hills in Turkey so far, so we managed to do 630 kilometers, 10.869 m accumulated altitude, in 10 days of pedaling without any rest day. We were chased by the storms, the rain caught us, the bicycles were…

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Central Anatolia

Central Anatolia

After more then 2000 km of cycling, on a road better suited for mountain biking, with climbs and descent on gravel roads, crossing Central Anatolia, we found the perfect camping spot, with a nice view.

Cappadocia

Cappadocia

A “must see” in Turkey is Cappadocia, a unique and particularly beautiful area in Central Anatolia. We arrived there on the evening of 10 May, Vlad’s birthday. Wonderful place to celebrate such an event. There are some theories about how this area was formed, but what seemed to us to be remembered was about the three volcanic mountains: Erciyes, Hasan and Melendiz Dagları, that erupted more than 30 million years ago, covering the Urgup plateau in ash . The resulting volcanic…

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14 April-The D Day!

14 April-The D Day!

Our adventure on the Silk Road just started! We left Bucharest at 10.30 a.m, having all kinds of feelings.. From all our friends only Geo showed up. We knew we didn’t have too many friends, able to understand what we were going to do, besides Geo was aware of the plan a long time ago. A few passers congratulated us, they heard about the cycle trip at Radio Guerrilla, a gentleman, named Cristian Lupu, came specially for us and accompanied…

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Day 8: Carta-Busteni

Day 8: Carta-Busteni

Monday morning, September 25th, the weather is great, the sun warms our tent, and the fog disappeared. We packed all the equipment and went to the Monastery where we meet Oswald who had already begun the tour with the two Australians. He is more than just a guide, because he gives us much more details about the place. We speak in two foreign languages, because there are other foreigners, not just the two Australians, he shows us traces and signs…

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Day 7: Sibiu-Carta

Day 7: Sibiu-Carta

On Sunday we wake up and we have to say goodbye to the host, who were generous with us and filled our paniers with all sorts of snacks and food supply. We head to Cisnadie where we will visit the church, which is in the center of the village, and we enjoy the road that has really nice autumn colors, flowing through the forest and then down to the village. The church is quite imposing. After a tour around it,…

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Day 6: Alma Vii-Sibiu

Day 6: Alma Vii-Sibiu

Saturday morning the weather did not improved, it was a constant drizzle. We ignore it and pack our stuff because we want to visit the newly restored church. In fact, only the side of the fortifications, walls and towers was restored, the church still awaiting the moment of its restoration. The guide explained that the restoration was made from foreign funds named “Mihai Eminescu trust”. This is an older project to restore the fortified churches from Transylvania. There is also…

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