We were mountain people before becoming mountain bikers. Being up on the trails is what we are after, and biking is just one of the ways to get up there. We don’t mind if some push bike or carry bike comes in our way, when that is the price one must pay to reach some… Read more »
Hike a bike, or bike a hike?
Moving pictures: single trail mtb in Piatra Craiului
We return with a video production after quite a long pause. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did while riding the trails of Piatra Craiului, filming and editing the piece. There is a quite simple reason why we lagged behind on the video production front: when you go filming, that’s pretty much… Read more »
Brașov, the Romanian mtb hub
There are many good mountain biking areas in Romania, but there is something special about Brașov. The variety of mountains within reach is incredible. Five minutes from the old city center you can ride the trails of Postăvaru, then seamlessly moving towards Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Piatra Mare, Ciucaș, Baiului, Grohotișului, etc. The vast choice of… Read more »
“Brutal und Total” – five mountains in seven days
“Brutal” and “total” were the most used words by our four guests during our seven-day mountain biking tour across the Carpathians.
This is mountain biking!
Santa came early this year for mtbtours.ro. It was mid-October when we had the joy and the privilege to organize a tour for a select group of French bikers. A fair deal: I showed them the wonderful trails around Brașov, they showed me what one can do with a bike. All in all a cross-country,… Read more »
The epic part in mtb is the mountain
No matter how you look at it, a maximal altitude of 300 m makes Lithuania a flat country. A type of terrain that is suitable for cross-country mountain biking, with relatively short and frequent ups and downs. No place for long, consistent, technical uphills or downhills. Nothing “epic”, speaking in mountain biking terms. Was Tadas,… Read more »
MTB in Romania, the French connection
It doesn’t happen very often to have French guests in Romania, be it for hiking or mountain biking. We might share a common cultural background (the Latin heritage, the strong French cultural influences in last two centuries) but France seems to be a little too far away from Romania when travelling is the issue. We… Read more »
Shinny, happy, muddy bikers
Sometimes we get too picky – I won’t go out today, it’s looking a little bit cloudy and I don’t want to risk a wash out. Nonsense! Get out and ride! Thanks Ryan, Pat and Martin for a great time out in the great, wet outdoors!
The Sweeds biking in Romania, the video story
Some video footage from the six days all-mountain biking trip we organized for our Swedish friends in back in July 2013. Micke did extensive filming with his GoPro camera, and because of the chesty strap and the full-suspension bike he was using the footage is pleasantly stable. The sound is natural, and that goes nicely… Read more »
The Swedes riding the Transylvanian Alps
Sigge and his Swedish friends are old friends now, we’ve been riding together the trails around Braşov for two summers now, as you can see in these older stories (here, here and here). For the summer of 2013 we designed an all-mountain six-days tour with some enduro flavorings. The basic frame of the program was… Read more »