Explore Romania by bike: cycling routes


The best way to recharge your batteries at the end of the week is to take a bike tour through nature. Romania has plenty of great trails for cyclists of all levels, passing through beautiful regions and close to important sights. If you love nature and cycling, you will definitely fall in love with the cycling routes and trails in our country. The winding roads and picturesque landscapes will capture your heart, no matter what level of cyclist you are. You can choose routes or routes on paved roads or on trails, but one thing is clear, no matter what you choose, it will definitely be an experience where you can enjoy the people, sights and cultures along the way. 

Do not forget that, before you set off, always check the weather, the route and always have the right equipment according to the difficulty of the route and its duration. The number of cycling routes in Romania is very large, whether you just want to exercise, whether you want to advance in the mountainous areas or you want to know other places and regions of the country, below you will find some of the most beautiful routes and routes for cycling in Romania. 

Transylvania region

Brasov – Sacele – Garcini – Lake Tarlung – Bradet – Babarunca – Pasul Bratoce – Cheia

  • Route distance: 50 kilometers
  • Route duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

It is a route surrounded by enchanting landscapes and medium slopes, a perfect route to cover in a weekend regardless of experience, with the family or alone. The route starts in Brasov, in the direction of Sacele. You will continue on the Sacele belt towards Tarlung lake or on the DN1A. On the way, you will pass through the villages of Bradet and Babarunca, and then you will reach the Brotocea pass and the Chieia resort.

Cluj – Faget – Cheile Turzii – Petrestii de los – Savadisla – Luna de los – Cluj

  • Route distance: 100 kilometers
  • Route duration: approximately 6 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

It is a superb route that will take you to the hills of Cluj and Apuseni. It is an ideal route for mountain biking lovers, which will take you through the forests of Faget, the beautiful villages of Cluj and the lakes of Ciurila. It is perfect for a walk on a weekend day to recharge your batteries. 

Targu Mures – Reghin

  • Route distance: 40 kilometers 
  • Route duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

It is a simple route, perfectly suitable for families who want a short trip. The route will take you away from the urban bustle, through historic places and beautiful landscapes. Also, the route is equipped with signs, information boards and rest stops on the banks of the Mures, so that anyone who goes along it can have a wonderful experience here.

Muntenia region

Azuga – Baiului Mountains – Secaria – Comarnic

  • Route distance: 40 kilometers
  • Route duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: hard

If you are a cycling and mountain enthusiast, this is a route you should not miss. The route is an extraordinary one, surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes, and the panoramic landscape that awaits you once you reach the top will be worth all the effort. It is a route that reaches an altitude of over 1700 meters, the route being more difficult up to the Zamora-Busteni area, and more winding, towards Secaria, and towards Comarnic the road is smoother. You need a good physical preparation and a lot of attention for this route. 

Bucharest – Mogosoaia – Buftea – Mogosoaia – Bucharest

  • Route distance: 65 kilometers 
  • Route duration: approximately 5 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

If you want to get away from the urban chaos of the capital, this is a route that you must travel, being one of the most beautiful routes near Bucharest. It is also a suitable route for the little ones, which turns it into a perfect route for the family. The route starts from Piata Victoriei, then reaches the Bucharest noi district, and from there goes to the Mogosoaia area. Later he arrives in Buftea, at Stirbei Palace, and the journey continues on the shore of Buftea lake, a country road of several kilometers to Mogosoaia. From the Mogosoaia Palace, the road continues back to Bucharest.

Moldova region

Nistoresti – Lacauti Peak Vrancea

  • Route distance: 90 kilometers (round trip)
  • Route duration: approximately 6 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: hard

It is one of the most beautiful and well-known trails in the area. It passes through spectacular mountain areas, with ascents and descents of hills and rocky areas in some parts, with superb views and a strong and clean mountain air. The destination of the route is at an altitude of 1700 meters, which is why you need a good physical condition and adequate equipment before venturing on this route. 

The Green Tunnel – Uricani – Sturdza Miroslava Palace

  • Route distance: 13 kilometers 
  • Route duration: approximately 2 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: easy

The route is unique in Iasi county due to the 6 kilometers of the route that will be traveled through the Uricani forest, which is a real labyrinth of green paths. It is a route that can be easily covered with the family, on a sunny weekend. It will take you on paved roads, forest roads and paths through the forest. Also, it is a straight route that is marked in both directions to make it easier for tourists to orient themselves. 

Oltenia region

Orsova – Eselnita – Dubova – Ponicova – Svinita – Drencova – Coronini – Danube Gorge – Natural reserve Big Cauldrons and Small Cauldrons

  • Route distance: 115 kilometers (round trip)
  • Route duration: approximately 7 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: hard

Certainly one of the most spectacular in Romania, this route starts from Orsova and will take you on an extraordinary adventure. On the way, you will meet the Danube, with the statue of Decebalus, the Mraconia monastery and many villages with few houses. The route follows the river bank, the route where, on the other side of the bank, you will be able to admire the spectacular landscapes and Serbian towns. Considering the length of the route, don't forget to have water for hydration and some food in your backpack.

Dobrogea region

Tulcea – Agighiol – Sabangia – Razim Lake – Enisala Fortress – Salcioara – Argamum Fortress – Jurilovca

  • Route distance: 100 kilometers (round trip)
  • Route duration: approximately 9 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

It is a demanding, but spectacular route. For this route you need a bike that can adapt to both asphalt and dirt surfaces. It is a relatively smooth road, which will take you through the Dobrogean and Lipovan villages, the ruins of the medieval fortification Cetatea Enisale, where you will be able to enjoy the fauna and the fairytale landscapes, and also on the way you can make a stop at the Razim lagoon complex -Sinoe, a unique place in Romania. The return to Tulcea is on the same route, with an overnight stop at Jurilovca. 

Bucovina region

Vatra Dornei – Dealul Runc – Varful Iacob – Paraul Vacaria – Paraul Ciotina Bistritei – Iacobeni – Vatra Dornei

  • Route distance: 34 kilometers 
  • Route duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

The route has a length of approximately 34 kilometers and is located in the southeastern part of the Shuardul Bucovinean massif. Of the total kilometers, 14 are uphill and about 20 downhill, and there is a difference in level of about 1400 meters. The route is of unique beauty, which will take you through meadows, forests, and mountains. On the way you will find a stop that will help you regain your energy and strength after this adventure. 

Maramures region

Breb – Hoteni – Harnicesti – Sugatag village – Turbaria Iezerul Mare – Cheile Tatarului – Runcu Dam – Dasesti Harnicesti – Hoteni – Breb

  • Route distance: 46 kilometers 
  • Route duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Degree of difficulty: medium

It is one of the most beautiful and beloved routes in the Maramures region because it will take you through extraordinarily beautiful and traditional villages and areas. You will also be able to admire the fairytale landscapes here and you will be able to talk to the locals who will teach you the history of the place. On this route you will walk on gravel road, asphalt, dirt road and off-road on the hill and in the valley. The route is suitable for both the experienced and the less experienced who want to exercise a little and enjoy nature. 

And now, that you have found out the most beautiful routes and cycling routes, it is time to experience these places too. Certainly, each route will conquer you with the particularities of the place and nature that you will meet here.

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