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    Day 5: Bradeni-Biertan

    Friday, 22 September 2017, the day is rather overcast, humid and cold. This does not stop us from continuing towards the village of Biertan, one of the first Saxon villages founded on the territory of Transylvania, a must for us to visit the fortified church. We arrive in Agnita, the first big city we visit after Sighisoara. We take some pictures next to the fortified church, but we can’t visit it, since it’s closed. The city isn’t very nice, so  we try to get out of it quickly. The road leads us to some nice villages with nice views and at one point Vlad found beside the road a large…

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    Day 4: Saschiz-Bradeni

    On Thursday the weather looks like after the storm, with bright sun and white clouds on the sky. We didn’t had the chance to get out of the tent and we hear a car approaching. Vlad squeeze his head out of the tent and we realize for a second time that we are in a cemetery. There were two women in the car who came to give the specific blessing when someone is dying. They were amused to find us there, saying that at least we were not alone last night … a bit strange. 😛 We eat, pack our stuff, dry the tent and went to visit the ruins…

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    Day 3: Granari-Saschiz

    On Wednesday we wake up and realize that it rained enough to understand we can not pass clean on the other side of the hill, and it will be rainy all day. We eat and get out of the tent. The idea of  packing the tent that was wet doesn’t appeal us. Still we pack everything and start climbing the hill, tricking the muddy road with a parallel trail covered with grass. We leave the field behind and the muddy trail welcomes us. The soil begins to stick to the wheels, but at least the weather promises to improve. We continue to push the bicycle up to the forest edge.…

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    Day 2: Sinca Noua-Granari

    In the morning we are awakened by the bels of the cows that had come to the pasture on the filed where we camped. So, Tuesday, according to the plan, we head to Sercaia, where we will enter the Transylvanian Depression, a nice hilly area. The weather is a little unstable with light rain that forces us to begin cycling as fast as possible. We arrive in Ohaba where we meet with a German bicycle rider , who is doing a tour through Romania. We change a few words and he explains us the route he follows. We wish him good luck! We want to visit the old mill that…

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    Day 1: Busteni-Sinca Noua

    We’re leaving Monday, September 18th 2017, from Busteni after a long afternoon of setting the equipment and packing things in paniers. We head to Poiana Marului on our iron horses loaded with all the necessary for this type of trip that will last for a week. The first “incident” takes place after we step down Rasnov where Vlad hits a rrom who was carrying a cart full of branches of different lengths and one of the branch puncture his front pannier, because he could not overcome him due to the track that was coming from behind. After a series of swearing, we continue our journey and Vlad is joking about…

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    Bicycle set up trip-8 days in Transylvania

    Intro After we bought the most important part of the equipment, we took the decision that we should test it to figure out if we are missing something and how it behaves in real road conditions. We planed to do the trip in September 2017, during 7 days, crossing the hills of Transylvania up to Sibiu and then return under the foothills of the Fagaras Mountains to Busteni, the starting point, but also the finish. The purpose was to get used  with the bicycles, set up the equipment, visit the Saxons villages and relax. The route started from Busteni, Vlad’s hometown which is at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains…