Udo brought his friends for a ski touring trip in the Romanian mountains back in 2018, and saw the potential for a mountain biking adventure.
Fast forward to August 2022: Udo and his five Bavarian friends came to Romania for a five-mountains, six-days mountain biking tour: our one and only Transylvanian Alps program.
The photo gallery below, as extensive as it is, will only tell a small part of an amazing experience. We explored five mountains in Central Romania (Ciucaș, Grohotișului, Baiului, Bucegi, Piatra Craiului). We’ve biked through forests, through alpine pastures, on mountain ridges and along valleys. We navigated flowy trails, rock and root gardens. We climbed hard, pushed the bikes and even carried them a few times, and we rolled down on all the types of trails you can imagine.
We improved our biking skills while sharing stories and jokes, we indulged in some great local food, a few drinks and, obviously, the famous “papanași”.
Udo was born and raised in Brasov, and left the country just before the fall of communism. His interest in (re)visiting Romania is quite specific, and it was him who convinced the whole group to choose a mountain biking trip to Romania.
We see this scenario rather often. Romania is far from being a mainstream mountain biking destination. People end up in our neck of the woods either because of personal/family/business reasons, or because they are actively looking for a quiet, off-the-main-route place to ride their bikes.
Once here, enjoying our trails, our mountains, they realize they’ve discovered a real gem. Their enthusiasm is contagious, giving us the energy to prepare the next Transylvanian Alps tour. Maybe it will be for you, and your friends?