This area of Transylvania is filled with beautiful villages and mountain meadows. The views are exceptional wherever you look, and the opportunites for rides seems endless. Nearby is the famous St. Ana Monastery, bathed in history amidst the mountains.
Stats: 65 km & 1466m
Refreshments & Where to Stay
Orsova has ample places to stay, with the excellent lakeside views too. Food is also easy to choose in the villages that you pass close by along the way, but do take supplies.
This is a ride of climbs and descents on moderate trails, with excellent mountain meadows and views along the way. One to definitely enjoy with friends, and a great Transylvanian mountain bike route.
(Banner image Photo by Lucian Dachman on Unsplash. All other images by Larisa Chinces)
It’s easiest to simply say ‘load the gpx file’ as this route weaves in so many places, that the gpx file will keep you on track. Take a map also, and remember that the gpx file was taken from an actual ride with Larisa, meaning that in one or two places, it leaves the route for a few yards, before returning and continuing.
It starts and finishes on tarmac, leading you off and upwards into the well signed tracks of the Romanian hills, with a great descent before you return to tarmac. Maybe a great route for a gravel bike… 🙂
Click below for GPX file, cue card & accommodation
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