Into the wilderness of Buzau

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Some of our friends’ reviews: 

 

  • IMG_8980An experience that will stay with you for a long time! The cycling trip into the Buzau wilderness was a great way to experience Romania for the first time. Mircea is a great guide with a passion for history, nature and his country. Always flexible to our needs and keen to ensure that we had the best experience. It felt like a real privilege to meet some wonderful people on the way – our guide for the walk from Colți needs special mention, Gavrila Diana, her knowledge of the area’s history, mythology and nature made the visit so special – Geoff, Long Buckby, EnglandSee full review here.

 

  • IMG_9299An amazing experience to see nature in an European country, not only the history, buildings and monuments, but we have also seen the customs, traditional food and its people. It was well organized, we had no accident. The accommodation was good and the help provided by Mircea on the last day taking the bikes in the car was the best – Josy, Santa Cruz, GalapagosSee full review here.

Join Cycling Romania for a week of cycling in the wild nature of Buzău County! The route is addressed to nature lovers and cyclists with a good physical fitness.

What do we do: We visit  a land full of mystery and legends in Northern Buzău. Here we find many cave churches dating from the pre-christian era, we admire hills covered with meadows and an abundance of flower species. The Mud Volcanoes, one of the most impressive natural wonders from Buzău area, are waiting for us. And this is not all: salt mountains, wild dark forests, old monasteries and remote villages, this is what we experience during 6 days of adventure. Come and join us in an unique cycling experience in a land that Europe hasn’t discovered yet!

Artistul Mircea Micu din Sărulești, Buzău from Mircea C on Vimeo.

Technical details:

  • Length: 7 days 
  • On the bike: 5 days (+1 day for hiking)
  • Overnights: 6 nights
  • Distance: 45km <day1> + hiking <day2> + 42km <day3> + 58km <day4> + 30km <day5> + 35km <day6>
  • Total distance: 210km
  • Average distance/day: 42km
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Ascent ↑/Descent↓: 657m↑/401m↓ <day1> + 314m↑/523m↓ <day3> + 830m↑/128m↓ <day4> + 258m↑/813m↓ <day5> + 320m↑/512m↓ <day6>
  • Highest / lowest point: 910m / 149m
  • Terrain type: asphalt (70%), dirt road (30%) dirt

Organizing details:

  • Best time of year: June – October
  • Start and end point: Berca, 150 km away from Bucharest
  • Start time: 10am, Day 1
  • End time: 10am, Day 7
  • Group size: 4-10 persons
  • Accommodation dd type: basic 2-star pensions and 3-star pensions
  • Suggested overnight before the tour: Bucharest / Buzău / Berca

Tour itinerary: 

  • Day 1: Berca – Cozieni – Bozioru – Colți
  • Day 2: hiking to the cave churches from Aluniș
  • Day 3: Colți – Pătârlagele – Viperești – Berca
  • Day 4: Berca – Săpoca – Beceni – Niculești – Bisoca
  • Day 5: Bisoca – Mânzălești – Meledic – Vintilă Vodă
  • Day 6: Vintilă Vodă – Niculești – Balta Tocila – Pâclele – Berca

Highlights: 

  • Cave churches from pre-Christian era 
  • The Mud Volcanoes
  • The Salt Mountain from Lopătari
  • Hiking in beautiful wild forests with a local guide
  • Bisoca, still having one of the oldest village configurations, with scarce houses, specific to mountain area
  • Visiting a local hunter and trying to spot wildlife next to him
  • Visiting local craftsmen: weaver, potter, wood carver
  • Visiting traditional monasteries & churches:
  • The Amber Museum from Colți, one of the fewest in Europe. We will find here the biggest amber stone in the world, of 3,5 kg 

Meet point:

View Meet place Berca in a larger map

Directions:

By car: Before reaching Buzău turn left on the city’s ring and then head towards Brașov. After 20 km turn right and reach Berca (follow the sign for Mud Volcanoes – ‘Vulcanii Noroioși’).

By train: You can get to Berca by taking the services of TFC – private railway company. More information about the train schedule you will find here. Bikes are allowed at 50% from the full ticket price. If you choose to come by train please contact us.

The tour package includes: 

  • bike and helmet rental, guiding, technical assistance, activities and visits (visit local craftsmen, visit monasteries & churches, visit museums, hiking to the cave churches), 6 breakfasts & dinners, 6 nights accommodation at basic 2-3-star pensions, 6 fresh homemade sandwiches for lunch, energy bars,  fruits. We can arrange car transfer upon request. 

* Please be aware that a contribution to supporting the visited traditional and national heritage buildings is included in the fee

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Our philosophy implies protecting the environment. Therefore we use the car as less as possible. We drive the car only until the base point (start/end place) and from there we do round-out bike trips. We take with us on bikes the gear needed for 1-3 days. At every return to the base camp we can change our clothes. We don’t want to carry all the time our luggage by car. The main luggage can safely be stored at the base camp.
The first two participants who book this tour will receive free car or train transfer from/to Bucharest, on Day 1 and Day 7, respectively.

We have some beautiful photos from our tours to share with you. Hope you enjoy them!

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For more information about this tour or for personalized inquiries please get in touch with us!

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10 Comments

  1. ger lyne

    hi mircea,as discussed on phone. Into the w of Buzau July 28 to Aug 3. Booking for two people: me and David McGuirkre: dates. it is best that you bring it forward one day, so we start on a sunday and return to bucharest on a saturday.re: bikes. we require bikes – we can discuss sizes laterre: car transfer. as we are first to book, you said this will offered at no extra charge in your vehicle.re: I may also contact you about extra accomodation in Bucharest on the night before and after.best rgs,Gerger.

  2. Nurit Selbst

    we are a couple from israel interested in this tripplease send more info or callNurit

  3. Hilary Powell

    Are you running tours next year, 2014? If so do you know when..looks an ideal outing for my husband (I am a non cyclist!).

    Many thanks

    Hilary

    • Hi Hilary,
      Thank you for your message and for your interest. We will run tours in 2014 and we will set the next year’s schedule in December 2013. We will keep you up-to-date.
      Regards,
      Cycling Romania Team

  4. Please can you send me a price list for 2015 as I can’t see it on your website?

  5. Please can you send me a price list for the long cycles in 2016 and more detail on the itinery (nearest airport, accommodation info) as I can’t see it on your website?
    Many thanks.

  6. Please send october prices

    • Hello Gary, we have sent you an email with more information about our tours. We look forward to hearing from you.
      Cycling Romania team

  7. Stephanie Murray

    Hi please could you send me a price list for the tours, especially the wilderness tour in october.

    Look forward to hearing from you. Your tours look wonderful :)

    Stephanie

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