Salt mountains and mud volcanoes



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

What do we do: We visit The Salt Mountains and The Mud Volcanoes, two natural wonders from Buzău area, we visit old monasteries and we ride along Slănic Valley, a beautiful and scenic cycling route. We smile and enjoy the ride. We take back good memories and new friendships.

Technical details:

  • Length: 2 days
  • Distance: 55km – day 1 / 45km – day 2
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Ascent ↑: 545m – day 1 / 343m – day 2
  • Highest / lowest point: 594m / 126m
  • Terrain type: asphalt (75%), dirt road (25%)

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 – Pleșcoi – Valea Părului – Niculești – Mânzălești – Meledic
  • Day 2: Meledic – Niculești – Balta Tocila – Beciu – Pâclele – Berca


  • The Mud Volcanoes at Beciu and Pâclele
  • The Salt Mountain at Mânzălești
  • Biking along Slănic Valley
  • Visiting 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. 

For groups smaller than 4 people, an extra charge will be applied per person.

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

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1 Comment

  1. is there a group I could joinfor the next bike trip on 5th Oct?

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