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Ok guys, a thread about my most recent moto tour of Romania last May.

Overall, it is a great country for motorcycling with many things to see and probably the best road in the world as a highlight!

Last May was very hot and sunny in Greece (I hit the beach on May 1) but the morning of our departure was rainy and the weather was closing in from everywhere…

I called Alex and we decided to set off anyway as we were both highly anticipating this trip. The plan was to cross Bulgaria in one day and take the ferry across Danube to Romania because the bridge connecting the two countries was closed for repairs (Bulgaria and Romania are separated by the Danube). So rain suits on, rain until Sofia and again all the way to the Oriahovo ferry station.


 

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New, sunny day and we set off for the Transfagarasan Highway in good spirits! The good thing about Romania is that interesting places are connected with great driving roads, so when we got a bit lost outside Arpasu de Jos (not fans of the GPS) we weren’t annoyed at all! And when we stopped in a village in the middle of nowhere, Alex took the lovely picture of a kid looking at two guys dressed in leather with plastic buckets on their heads!



 

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The Transfagarasan pass is open from June to September and if you decide to cross it make sure that you fill up your bike at Curtea de Arges, the town near its base, because there is no way out of it! So you either cross the Transylvanian Alps or go back for fuel.

Here’s a video of our ride through it:


The colors of the sky and the surrounding nature are simply amazing, very vibrant and intense and the road puts you right in the middle of the picture!









 

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…we got to spend the night in an amazing chalet-like little hotel at 1300m! I really recommend an overnight stay to any biker. It is called “Konakul Ursulu” (the bear’s lair) and it is cheap, clean and beautiful. You can chat with locals, eat local food and even unload your bike for some fast riding without bags.

And of course, you get to wake up in the nature and cross the best road in the world instead of going to work!





 

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Our next target is another famous mountain range, the Carpathian Mountains, and the wonderful city of Brasov. Again, the road all the way there is winding and amazing and the town itself a beautiful combination of nature and architecture.









 

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The next morning it was Dracula time as we set off for Bran Castle, a palace/fortress where the Romanian prince used to live. The place is nice and very organized and, as a result, a bit plastic and sterile tourist wise but well worth a visit.







 

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Next stop, the Sinaia region and the amazing Peles palace, one of the top three most lavish palaces in the world. You have to pay an entrance fee and an additional one for a photography permit sticker but they are quite cheap and worth doing and you also get a pair of special slippers!

And get ready for bling…





 
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