Mud volcanoes and forests



Join Cycling Romania for a weekend relaxation at The Mud Volcanoes! The route is addressed to all nature lovers and cyclists requiring a minimum physical fitness.

What do we do: We visit  The Mud Volcanoes, one of the most impressive natural wonders from Buzău area, we enjoy the forest shade nearby the sculpture camp at Măgura and we take a look at Ciolanu Monastery. We smile and enjoy the ride. We take back good memories and new friendships.

Technical details:

  • Length: 2 days
  • Distance: 35km – day 1 / 40km – day 2
  • Difficulty level: easy
  • Ascent ↑: 277m – day 1 / 26m – day 2
  • Highest / lowest point: 538m / 120m
  • Terrain type: asphalt (70%), dirt road (30%)

Organizing details:

  • Best time of year: April – November
  • Start and end point: Berca, 130 km away from Bucharest
  • Start time: 10am, Saturday
  • End time: 18pm, Sunday
  • Group size: 4-10 persons
  • Overnight: 1 night at 3-star pension in Berca

Tour itinerary: 

  • Day 1: Berca – Joseni – Beciu – Pâclele – Berca
  • Day 2: Car transfer 15km to Măgura sculpture camp – Tisău – Vernești – Cândești – Berca


  • The Mud Volcanoes at Beciu and Pâclele
  • The sculpture camp at Măgura
  • Biking through wonderful forest roads
  • Visiting Ciolanu, Rătești and Berca monasteries 

Meet point:

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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 let us know.

The tour package includes:  

  • bike and helmet rental, guiding, technical assistance, visit at Rătești and Berca Monastery, accommodation at a 3-star pension with breakfast included, one dinner, fresh homemade sandwich for lunch on each day, energy bars,  fruits. We can arrange car transfer upon request. 
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 Special offer: If you join us for a second time you get 10% discount!

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

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  1. Antony Tracy

    I’d like to cycle for a week in April or May – average 50 km per day. I come from Ireland. Thank You.

    • Hello Antony! Thanks for your message. We will send you more details on your email address.

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