Sighișoara to Făgăraș Cycle Route

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This is a long day in the saddle, with quite a bit of climbing, but with superb views and some great descents too. It links in two of the most historic and beautiful places in Transylvania.

A more relaxing day, allowing time to explore Sighișoara and Făgăraș and to take in the scenery. With lots of descending today and more time to explore, you’ll find Făgăraș  a wonderful place and want to return.

Route Information

This is two routes really, that make up one amazing bike trip between two of the most beautifil cities in Transylvania. The first day is long and filled with climbs, while day two allows you more time to explore and has lots of descending.

Stats: The rides is broken into 2 daily rides.

Day 1: 91.4 km and 797 metre of climbing.

Day 2: 59.3 km and 537 metres of climbing, but lots of descending 😉

Refreshments & Where to Stay

Nearby Sibiu is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, with history everywhere. The historic centre has superb hotels and AirBNB choices to suit all budgets. Medias is a wonderful historic town in the hills, with excellent accommodation choices for all budgets.

Both Făgăraș and Sighișoara have a wide choice of places to eat,  and to stay and to chill out as you enjoy the ambience and flavour or Transylvania.

Character

Both of these routes climb into the Saxon hillS that surround Sibiu, taking you on good roads through historic villages. Sighișoara is a truly beautiful place to explore  and has history oozing out of every building in it’s medieval centre. Făgăraș is also a hidden gem of Europe and has so much to explore. Day 1 is a long and tough ride, but day 2 allows you the freedom to enjoy the history and scenery more on foot, relaxing in this unique area of a Europe – transfixing Transylvania, the home for our own editor, Larisa Chinces, who is waiting to share her favourite roads with you.

Once you’ve done exploring, you can return to nearby Sibiu, an excellent base for continuing your Transylvania bikecation.

Route

1. Head out of Sighisoara on the DN13 south and climb for 41km among the scenic hills of this beautiful region.

2. A long and well earned descent drops you to the town of Rupea where you can take on refreshments and lunch. Rupea Citadel is one of the oldest archaeological sites in Romania, the first signs of human settlements dating from the Paleolithic and early Neolithic. The fortified church here is spectacular too.

3. At Rupea turn right onto the DJ105A towards Dacia and continue on this road as it winds through Saxon villages for 28 km, with some climbs thrown in.

4. A good descent leads to a junction with the DJ104B and you join this towards Fagaras 15 km away, with a final climb to test you before a good descent into this historic city.

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Route

1. The return to Sighisoara starts by following the road we came down yesterday, overcoming the initial climb and following the DJ104B to Soars, then following the DJ104D towards Bradeni.

2. A steep but short climb at 17 km leads to a long period of descending on this country road, with Bradeni being reached after 38 km.

3. Leaving Bradeni on the DJ106 a short climb leaves the village towards Sighisoara, before descending for the remaining 19 km to Sighisoara and leaving you ample time to relax, change out of your cycling gear and take in some sightseeing.

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Sighișoara to Făgăraș

Făgăraș to Sighișoara