Discovering Maramures

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Bike Tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

217Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Cluj Napoca
Private transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Free evening. Dinner included. Alternatively, you can choose to arrive in Bucharest and reach Maramures by overnight train.

Day 2: Maramures (40 km; +/-500 m)
Your adventure begins after breakfast when, following a circular route, you will reach the town of Sighetu Marmatiei, former capital of Maramures, on the border with Ukraine. Be sure to visit the Memorial of the Victims of Communism and Resistance located inside the former prison, once controlled by the communist regime's political police. After the visit, you can relax on the terrace of one of the cafes overlooking the pedestrian street and take a walk through the city center. This is also the birthplace of Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor.

Day 3: Maramures – Breb (30 km; +/-400 m)
Today's itinerary takes you to discover the characteristic villages of the region, where you can admire typical houses, churches, and monumental gates decorated with a variety of scenes wonderfully carved into wood. You will reach the village of Breb, a hidden treasure surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. You will spend the night in a traditional guesthouse.

Day 4: Breb – Botiza (40 km; +/-600 m)
You will leave Breb and head towards the Iza Valley, cycling through quiet typical villages such as Budesti and Valeni, while in Barsana you can admire the magnificent wooden church built, in 1711, on a hill above the village. The final destination of the day is the village of Botiza.

Day 5: Botiza – Viseu (47 km; +/-400 m)
The itinerary takes you to the Viseu Valley. Along the way, you can stop to visit the wooden church of Ieud, the oldest in the region and a Unesco site. You then cross the Iza river and, as you approach the Ukrainian border, pass through beautiful villages. You finally reach Viseu de Sus, from where the Mocanita, the last steam railway line in Europe that used to transport timber downstream to be worked, departs.

Day 6: Viseu (20 km; +/-100 m)
In the morning, a steam train tour departing from Viseu de Sus. You will go through breathtaking landscapes and a dense forest that served as a battlefield during World War I. Lunch at the end of the route. Once back, you will cycle to the nearby village where you will spend the night.

Day 7: Viseu – Poienile Izei (40 km; +/-400 m)
Today you will cross the hills between the Viseu Valley and the Iza Valley, dotted with villages. You will reach the village of Poienile Izei, where you can visit the wooden church, a World Heritage site containing a cycle of frescoes dating back to the 18th century. Overnight in a family-run guesthouse.

Day 8: Cluj Napoca
After breakfast, return the bicycles and private transfer to Cluj Napoca. End of services. Alternatively, you can return to Bucharest by overnight train departing from Sighetu Marmatiei.

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Why book online on Cyclando?

Because we guarantee you the lowest price and if your tour is not available or confirmed, you can always opt for the refund of the amount paid, or choose another tripfrom the over 800 on the platform.

Our cancellation insurance is the most advantageous you will find around!

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Trip cancellation for any documentable reason: pregnancy, illness, work and more, guaranteed.

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Refund in 7 days

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • 6 picnics
  • 7 dinners
  • transfer from and to Cluj Airport

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Discovering Maramures

  • To immerse yourself in the splendor of Maramures, a mountainous area dotted with monasteries, churches, and castles among green valleys
  • To let the local people tell you the stories and traditions of this land
  • To cycle in a unique scenario made of gentle hills, expanses of cultivated fields, and dense forests with rich undergrowth
  • To discover the extraordinary wooden architectures typical of this region of Romania by bike

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Some of our tours are not available or bookable at the moment. If you are interested in this tour, then ask our team for more information on upcoming availability, or on a similar tour available or bookable immediately!

🙋 Frequently asked questions

  • Can I bring my own bike?

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