Total distance: 850km Riding days: 3
Bikers going to monasteries ? What’s with that you would ask, right ?
What if we told you that these stunning, Unesco protected painted monasteries are linked with some of the best riding roads Romania has to offer ? The route we conceived will bring you to some of the Unesco heritage sites in Bucovina, while having a great time on the road. It is your choice if you want to visit the monasteries, but we assure you the roads are worthy.
We made our starting point for this tour, the city of Sighisoara . Although Sighisoara is in Transylvania, we choose it because it is close to Bucovina and has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions and accomodations. The fairy tale cobblestone driveways made it famous all around the world.
Things to see
Day 1 means rolling out of Sighisoara and heading towards Gheorgheni and further to Bicaz Gorges. The gorges offer an unique experience in terms of riding, having some very tight bends and hairpins. Besides the road, the place offers stunning views, being surrounded by gigantic rocks.Exiting the gorges you will head towards Piatra Neamt, a very nice quiet town at the base of Ceahlau mountain and head on towards the Varatec and Agapia monasteries. You will end the day, after aprox 270km in Targu Neamt.
Day 2 will bring you to the best known places regarding the painted monasteries. Before arriving at the famous Voronet monastery, you will have the pleasure to ride along the Bistrita river and the TransRarau road. The views here absolutely amazing, we recommend taking your time to admire the landscape. After Voronet, Sucevita and Moldovita it’s time for some serious riding on the twists and turns of the Mestecanis pass till you reach Vatra Dornei.
Day 3 will bring you back to the fairy tale medieval town of Sighisoara . But before getting there you will have to ride through Borgo Pass. You can make a short break to relax and chill on the shores of Colibita lake. Fisherman Resort is one of our favorite places there. After that ride towards Sighisoara , via Bistrita and Targu Mures.