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Covasna Biking Tour, Romania

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 90 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 120 Euro (EUR)

Also called "The Resort of the 1000 Springs", Covasna is famous for its mofettes (fumaroles) and mineral waters brought to the surface by volcanic gases. Some studies stated that the air in the Valley of the Fairies is one of the cleanest in Europe. We invite you to discover this beautiful area both on bike and on the ... steam train!

Itinerary:
Day 1.

We start the day by taking the train from Brasov to Covasna. We will cycle to Zabala and after on a country road to the village of Ghelinta, where we will visit the Roman Catholic Church of St. Emerich, a UNESCO Heritage monument, one of the most important churches in Transylvania, dating back to the 13th century. After a brief History lesson, we will leave the church's cool air and cycle back to the field through Imeni, take a break in the village of Peteni, where we can quench our thirst with ice cold mineral water and where we can take a bath in the babbling water in the cooling shade of poplar trees . We will continue our tour through the villages of Surcea, Tamasfalau and, if we are lucky, we will be able to taste some delicious wild strawberries gathered from a secret place. J On our way back to Zabala, if we have time, we can take a tour through the Mikes Castle and the surrounding area. We can spend the rest of the day socializing with the locals or taking a walk through the picturesque village. The total length for this day’s tour is about 40 kms.

Day 2.

After breakfast, we will head to Covasna, visit the city center where we will drink some cold mineral water, visit the Devil's Pit, which the more superstitious locals think is a "gateway to hell". After this, we cycle through the city streets just near the forest, where we will leave our bikes and go on board of the narrow-gauge track train, which will take us to the inclined plane, a unique industrial monument. Back to our bikes, we will venture into the wilderness on an uphill forest road where we can see the old train tracks that lead to the village of Comandau. Arriving there at an altitude of over 1000 meters, we will take a well-deserved break, then we will descend to the village of Papauti on a beautiful forest road where there is a big chance of meeting some bears. The last 17 kilometers of the ride are pretty flat and we can spend the rest of the day having a barbeque in the courtyard. The total length for this day is about 57 kms.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Necessary equipment:

Mandatory: good condition mountain bike, helmet, good shoes + bicycle repair kit (extra tube, air pump, patches, tool etc. – whatever you consider necessary to fix the bike)

Recommended: cycling gear (shirt + padded shorts), cycling gloves, shades, rain coat, small lantern, headlight, backpack, food, water, money. Please avoid cotton clothing. Sun block.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Zabala
- barbeque on day 2
- steam train tickets
- group attendant.

Price Excludes:
- transport.

Cancellation policy:
100% if the cancellation is made 21 days before arrival.

About This Supplier
Location: Romania
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

We are a Romanian travel agency specialized in ecotourism and adventure tours. Our programs cover mostly Transylvania, but we also include other areas of Romania in our tours. Come in our hiking tours and discover Romania's mountains, one of the last unspoiled sanctuary of European wildlife! Our guides are...

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