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Experienced or not, any cycling enthusiast can enjoy a ride on one of the many cycling routes in and around Poiana Brașov.

Discover the beauty of the Romanian mountains and take in the wilderness from your mountain bike! What’s more, cycling events are organized every year in Poiana Brașov.You can choose an organized tour or you may wish to explore a certain route by yourself in order to enjoy the wonderful scenery and the fresh mountain air. If you don’t own a mountain bike, there are plenty places in Poiana Brașov where you can hire one.If mountain biking isn’t for you, we recommend a several routes suitable for road cycling!

Ride along long paved roads and take in the natural beauty around you from the saddle of the best road partner: your bike.One of the most spectacular mountain bike routes around is the one leading up to Mount Postăvaru. Cyclists can go up the mountain in a cable car in order to discover various routes to put them to the test. From atop, you can ride down towards Brașov’s old city centre, while breathing in the fresh and crisp mountain air.

Routes suitable for mountain biking

Here’s a list of recommended mountain bike routes around Brașov for both experienced and aspiring cyclists:


Predeal – Susai – Azuga – Bușteni

Length: 30 km
Difficulty: low

The route starts in Predeal and follows through Cioplea towards the Susai chalet. The route can be completed via a mountain track or a mountain road. The slope is slightly steep, yet the route is well marked up and easy to complete. Tourists can pull in at the Susai chalet for tea or a snack. The route goes up towards Azuga, along Limbășelului Valley. Following a slight way down, the tracks then go along a series of slopes. Access to the town of Azuga is via the Azuga Valley along a high-visibility road. Tourists can make their way on the DN1/E60 route towards Bușteni.

 


Brașov – Săcele – Lake Tărlung – Bratocea Pass – Cheia

Length: 75 km
Difficulty: medium

The bike ride starts out in Brașov, on DN11, and continues along the Brașov ringroad towards Săcele. The road then leads on to DN1a towards the Gârcini area, ending up in Lake Tărlung. The route goes on through Brădet and the village of Babarunca over the border between the Brașov and Prahova counties. Next, the route goes via the Bratocea Pass at 1,263 meters up to the Cheia resort on DN1a. From Cheia, tourists can go up towards the Red Mountain chalet.

 


Predeal – Zărnești - Râșnov – Poiana Brașov – Brașov

Length: 105 km
Difficulty: medium

The route starts in Predeal on DN1/E60. At the crossroads with the Râșnoavei Valley, the route continues along the DN73 towards Pârâul Rece. The route then follows on to Râșnov along rough terrain. Access to Bran and Zărnești is available via the DN73a up to the Gura Râului chalet. That is also the entrance to the Piatra Craiului National Park. The return route is via Râșnov towards Poiana Brașov, where tourists can walk down along the Old Road towards Brașov.

 


Predeal – Prejmer – Hărman – Sânpetru – Brașov

Length: 70 km
Difficulty: medium

Starting out in Predeal, towards Brașov, the aim of the tour is to visit the fortified churches of Prejmer, Hărman and Sânpetru. First, the tour goes via Timișu de Sus, Timișu de Jos and on through Tărlungeni and Cărpiniș to Prejmer, where tourists can visit the fortified church of Prejmer. Next, the tour continues via Hărman and Sânpetru, with the last stop being Brașov’s old city center, where tourists can enjoy a tour around the Black Church.

 


Predeal – Trei Brazi chalet – Poiana Secuilor chalet – Susai chalet

Length: 30 km
Difficulty: high

The route starts in Predeal and ends at the Trei Brazi chalet on DJ102P. From the chalet, there is one more kilometer to go until reaching the Poiana Secuilor chalet. During winter, the difficulty level along this route is higher due to the snowy and icy areas which may be drifty.

The Susai chalet is located in close proximity and is a place where tourists can pull in before their return to Predeal.

 


Brașov – Râșnov – Bran – Codlea – Brașov

Length: 135 km
Difficulty: high

This route is ideal for a mini-holiday because it can be completed in two days. It all starts in Brașov, going towards Râșnov-Bran. Leaving the city is via the Brașov FC stadium in the Bartolomeu district. The village of Cristian is also on the way to Râșnov. At Bran, tourists will have the opportunity to visit the famous castle of count Dracula, the Village Museum and the local craftsmen’s fair. The village of Vulcan and its fortified church can also be visited en route to Coldea.

From Codlea, tourists can travel to Brașov via Ghimbav and, once in Brașov, they will have the opportunity to visit the Council Square and the Black Church.


Are you ready for a bike ride in the mountains?

You have the opportunity to enrol on a mountain biking program along a route chosen based on your experience! Options range from straight, downard routes to complex routes with a high level of difficulty.

Mountain biking programs and cycle hire are made available by our partners, Royal Compass, a team of experts with great experience in the management of sporting and recreational events.

For further information and for cycle hire, please visit www.royalcompass.ro

Are you looking for a mountaineer to guide your way?

If you need a mountain tour guide, we recommend Asociația Ghizilor Montani din România (The Romanian Mountaineers Association). Getting a professional to show you around means that you can take part in trips and hikes and you will also be able to practise climbing on rocky, snowy or mixed terrain.

Whether you’re on your own or with friends, you can always enjoy the safety and quality of a mountain trip to Poiana Brașov with a qualified tour guide by your side.

For further information, please visit www.agmr.ro