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Touring Romania by motorcycle: two weeks in Dracula's land

We posted on some possible destinations for motorcycle tours, but looking at these pics we really should have included Transylvania, in Romania, among the options.
An Italian tour company, Motovacanze.
it is planning an August motorcycle holiday in Romania taking in the wild landscape of the mountains, and visiting castles, monasteries and historic towns.

The motorcycle itinerary includes stunning natural scenery with a touch of culture, exploring the history of Eastern Europe and the mythical figure of Count Dracula.
After starting in Budapest, the tour stops for a day in the Transylvania capital of Cluj Napoca, before moving south towards the historic towns of Alba Julia, Sighisoara, Sibiu and Brasov.

The itinerary includes visits to the Hunedoara, Peles and Bran castles.
From Brasov, travelling east, there is the opportunity for a visit to the sunflowered plains of the Danube, to reach Tulcea, the last city before the Danube Delta.
A boat trip to explore the flora and fauna of this unique environment is included.
Leaving the Black Sea, the itinerary takes in the mountains of Carpazi, where the tour will follow the tortuous mountain roads, the cliffs above Lacu Rosu lake, the Bicaz gorges and the Bucovina monasteries with their external frescoes.

At the end of the tour, on the border with the Ukraine, there is time for a look at the Maramures past, famous for its wooden churches and cemetery, before returning to Italy after another brief visit to Budapest.
If you were to take part in this tour yourself, prices are 1390 euros for the rider, and 1290 euros for the passenger.
You might not make it from Italy on an Italian tour, but the photos and the above itinerary may well convince you to take this motorcycle tour on your own.

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