It was scheduled to happen in June 2020, but a tiny virus had other plans for the entire planet Earth. More than one year later our Belgian guests finally arrived in Romania for the week-long Transylvanian Alps tour, adding the South East Carpathian Mountains to their impressive list of mountain biking destinations.
The menu was, as always, complex: long and demanding climbs, push and carry-bike sessions, epic descents on “Bonanza trails”. Zero bears encounters, but a few shepherd dogs (honestly a bigger threat for the unaccustomed traveller). Lots of loughs, a few scratches, some beers. Good food.
A great week, a good reminder that things can be normal. Hoping for an even more normal 2022.