Romania Mountain Biking Routes

  • Mountain Biking in Transylvania, Romania

Europe’s Mountain Secret

A land of myth and legend, of beautiful countryside, enchanting villages, and historic castles – Romania is all of this and more. Transylvania cycling and mountain biking takes you in the  spectacular Carpathian Mountains, and the more localised mountain peaks of the Bucegi, Faragas and and Cindrel Mountains, filed with amazing hidden tracks and trails and epic peaks with amazing views. Mountain biking in Transylvania is unique and special, with the opportunity to ride on magical ribbons of singletrack, sweeping ridges and a myriad of hidden trails through the endless forests and mountains. Yes for the very best mountain bike routes in Romania and Transylvania, take a look at Pedalnorth – with Larisa Chinces and our new consultant editor, Tudor Oprea from TRIADA MTB.

Over recent years, thanks to friends and riders based in Transylvania, such as Larisa Chinces and Tudor, we’ve been able to create a selection of the best mtb routes in Transylvania and Romania for you to enjoy. We want to continue this into 2025 and beyond, as we work closely with others, such as the great team of people at Triada MTB. Romania and Transylvania is rightly described as ‘Europe’s last great wilderness, so lets explore adventure together, taking to 2-wheels on the best mountain biking trails in Romania. Let’s join the trail riding revolution!

Direct Flights to Sibiu

Access to the best mountain bike trails isn’t always easy, we know. It’s never an easy drive, and flights can be difficult to find. Thankfully, you can fly direct to the historic World Heritage Site city of Sibiu from London, Munich and other European cities, and there’s a new airport at Brasov too, close to the 2024 UCI European MTB Championships, held in May. Add to this, the amazing forested mountains that, former Olympic mtb rider Tudor Oprea and the team at Triada  are also looking to develop for more great mtb races, and you’ve got a place that’s definitely worth visiting – so, why not take a trip to Transylvania.

The Triada race series is now into its second decade, and this amazing mountain bike event is developing all the time. There’s three main event race weekends planned for 2024; in April, June and September, and as we said above; you can fly in to Sibiu, have a fantastic time in this beautiful city while riding the Trilogy of the Trails events – the Triada series, in Europe’s last great wilderness,  the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Yes, it’s time to take yourself on possibly the best mountain bike vacation you’ll ever have; atrip to transfixing Transylvania for trails that will blow your mind, as you explore real adventure –  in beautiful Romania.

Ride to Adventure

Our map of Transylvania mountain bike and road cycling routes below shows you exactly where the routes are. Simply pan in and click on a bike, and a link will take you to the web page for full details. Alternatively, click the panels as you read through our great selection of mountain bike routes in Transylvania.

Having such a great rider in Larisa on our team, we’re able to give you the very best mountain bike routes in Transylvania. Why not take a trip to this magical place and ride into the wilderness. And, for 2024, we’ll be supporting the Triada mountain bike project in Transylvania, led by the inspirational former Olympic mtb rider for Romania, Tudor Oprea. We’ll be promoting their epic events in the Carpathian Mountains and publishing lots more routes, so that you can visit one of the best places in the world for trail riding adventures – Transylvania, with Triada!

On the trails of Triada – Transylvania epic ride

We're developing a new 4-day challenge route, for both gravel bikes and mountain bikes' It'll take you from the mountain resort of Paltinis in Transylvania, exploring the epic trails of Europe's last great wilderness. Join the ride, on the adventure revolution - with TRIADA mountain bike!
June 25, 2024/by Pedalnorth Website

Romania Mountain Biking – Ride From Ciungetu and around Vf Paraginosu

This is an epic ride into the hills, with a long and steep start. However, you're more than rewarded, with an epic and extremely long descent through the hills and forests. The views over the mountains are spectacular, and you're also close enough to historic Sibiu, a World Heritage Site city, to make it your base for a great cycling vacation.
March 12, 2023/by Pedalnorth Website

Romania MTB – Rasinari to Paltinis Hills

The mountains around the Paltinis resort are covered in magnificent forests, with isolated meadows and mountain tops. There's a wealth of trails to explore, and this one is just a short distance from historic Sibiu, a World Heritage Site, and its endless accommodation options
March 9, 2023/by Pedalnorth Website

Paltinis – Saua Batrana and hills MTB

This is an epic route, in the mountains near to historic Sibiu. Paltinis is a superb year-round resort, being a ski centre in the winter, and an awesome mountain bike centre in spring, summer and autumn. The climbing here is tough, but the views and the descents are spectacular.
March 1, 2023/by Pedalnorth Website

Cisnadie & Magura Climbs MTB Route

A great days biking exploration and adventure, into the forested mountains of Transylvania. Lots of climbing, rewarded by epic descents
March 1, 2023/by Pedalnorth Website

Trans Bai Trail Romania

Transylvania and Romania have some of the most spectacular and beautiful mountains in the world. Best of all, they're accessible to adventure seekers, and I love living here 🙂 This mtb trail follows the TransBai trail, a highway in the Baiului Mountains, a truly magical wilderness.
September 27, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Mountain Bike Tour of Brucegi and Strunga – Romania

Romania and the area of Transylvania have some of the most beautiful forested areas and awesome mountains in Europe - if not the world. This two-day mountain bike trip takes in the mountain area of Brucegi and the Omu Peak, a famous Romanian summit.
February 25, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Around Fertainu Peak – Romania

Take a trip with Larisa Chinces, into the beautiful forested hills and mountains in the west of Romania and Transylvania. Romania is Europe's last great wilderness and has the best mtb trails in Europe to explore. You can find your own adventure in Transylvania - with Triada MTB
May 22, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Magura Town and the Mountains

Magura town sits beneath the beautiful mountains, surrounded by trails in my home - Transylvania, near to the historic city of Bran. The castles neary and the forests and hills are all magical and the riding is awesome 🙂
July 12, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Magura Peak Romania MTB

Magura Peak is a wonderful mountain bike trail route in my home - Transylvania, near to the historic city of Sibiu. It takes you through magical forests and high into the mountains, with the wild and beautiful Romanian countryside surrounding you. I love exploring and riding in the hills here, and this route is a special one to share with you 🙂
June 29, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Avrig and Fagaras Mountains MTB Route

This is a short but testing forestry mountain bike trail near Sibiu, with some great technical sections and lots of descending, after the steep inital climbing 😉 It's a useful spring and summer mtb route for a morning or afternoon ride, before relaxing in this unique area of a Europe - transfixing Transylvania
May 2, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Busteni Forests MTB Route

Busteni is a great mountain sports resort in Transylvania. This short mountain bike route into the forest close to the Transylvania mountain resort town, has some testing technical trails and is perfect for a spring or summer spin
April 30, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
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Paltinis Forest MTB Trails

Deep in the Transylvania mountains, Paltinis is an area that every mountain biker would want to explore. Take a trip and stay at nearby historic Sibiu as you ride the wilderness forests of Romania
April 29, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website
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Brasov South West Hills Short MTB

Larisa lives riding the forested hills around Brasov in Transylvania, and this route takes you along some awesome local trails, with epic views and technical riding
April 28, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Brasov Hills Short MTB

A short but testing ride into the forests around historic Brasov in Transylvania. This is a superb short mountain ride to get you familiar with the local trails
April 28, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Busteni and Omu Peak MTB

Busteni is a great mountain resort, with awesome mountain biking trails all around in the forests. The trails are steep and technical, and the Transylvania hospitality is superb
April 27, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Magura and Carpathians MTB

Magura is a good mountain resort for facilities, and nearby Brasov is excellent for all of your needs, and you can book a great place to stay and enjoy the superb trails nearby. It’s a tough mountain route, so please take sufficient drink and snacks with you, although villages on the edges will have options, they are limited.

The adventurous can also book at stay in the mountains at Cabana Curmătura, which is along the start of this route
April 26, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Busteni Rolling Hills MTB

This area is wild and beautiful, with natural rugged forest single track trails in the forests around Fetifoiu ridge, steep and tough climbs and awesome descents. It's a real lung busting ride, but with the type of trails that will leave you smiling, with the long singletrack descent alongside the river to Busteni
April 26, 2020/by Pedalnorth Website

Busteni Forests and Hills

This area is wild and beautiful, with natural rugged forest single track trails in the forests around Fetifoiu ridge, steep and tough climbs and awesome descents. It's a real lung busting ride, but with the type of trails that will leave you smiling, with the long singletrack descent to Busteni

Triada MTB – Paltinis – Traseul Lung

Paltinis is the centre of mountain biking history in Transylvania, and the trails of TRIADA are an epic way to take on the challenge of these epic mountains
May 1, 2019/by Pedalnorth Website

Triada MTB – Paltinis – Traseul Scurt

Paltinis is the oldest and best mountain resort in Romania and Transylvania. The forest trails around Paltinis are epic, and you can ride for days on some of the best mountain bike trails in Europe. This route, taken from the Triada mtb events, is a classic, and great introduction to the best mtb trails in Romania
April 28, 2019/by Pedalnorth Website

Romania Mountain Biking Routes

Cindrel Peak, Romania

The Cindrel Peak mountain bike route in Romania is an absolute classic. Starting from Paltinis, the oldest and best mountain resort in Romania, it takes you along epic forested trails, onto the higher plateau of these awesome and breath-taking mountains. Huge thanks to Larisa Chinces for this classic mtb route
March 4, 2019/by Pedalnorth Website

Cycling in Transylvania & Romania

the Trilogy of the Trails 2024