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The Carpathian Mountains region of Buzau is a paradise for off road, motocross and Enduro aficionados. Every year, the national and international off road elite is meeting for training and competitions in Buzau. For the first time, in 2011 took place the Enduro world championship. Highlight of the season is “Romanian Extreme Adventure”, a sort of rally Dakar with an off road track of more than 1.000 km in the region. In 2014 took also place the Motocross European Championship. The following off road tours with professional drivers can be organised in the region:

  • 4×4 Tour Chiojdu -Eagles Lake (Lacul Vulturilor)
  • 4×4 Tour Berca – Muddy Volcanoes- Salt Mountains – Living Fires
  • 4×4 Tour Sarata Monteoru – Dealu Istrita – Ciolanu Monastery
  • Enduro Tour: Berca -Cave churches of Buzau

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Visit a land full of mystery and legends in Northern Buzau. Here you can find many cave churches dating from the pre-christian era, and admire hills covered with meadows and an abundance of flower species. The Mud Volcanoes, one of the most impressive natural wonders from Buzău area, are waiting to be discovered. And this is not all: salt mountains, wild dark forests, old monasteries and remote villages: an experience during 6 days of adventure. Come and join a unique cycling experience in a land that Europe hasn’t discovered yet! The route is addressed to nature lovers and cyclists with a good physical fitness. Highlights: 

  • Cave churches from pre-Christian era 
  • The Mud Volcanoes
  • The Salt Mountain from Lopătari
  • Hiking in beautiful wild forests with a local guide
  • Bisoca, still having one of the oldest village configurations, with scarce houses, specific to mountain area
  • Visiting a local hunter and trying to spot wildlife next to him
  • Visiting local craftsmen: weaver, potter, wood carver
  • Visiting traditional monasteries & churches:
  • The Amber Museum from Colți, one of the fewest in Europe. We will find here the biggest amber stone in the world, of 3,5 kg

Technical details:

  •  Length: 7 days
  • On the bike: 5 days (+1 day for hiking)
  • Overnights: 6 nights
  • Distance: 45km + hiking + 42km + 58km + 30km + 35km
  • Total distance: 210km
  • Average distance/day: 42km
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Ascent ↑/Descent↓: 657m↑/401m↓ + 314m↑/523m↓ + 830m↑/128m↓ + 258m↑/813m↓ + 320m↑/512m↓
  • Highest / lowest point: 910m / 149m
  • Terrain type: asphalt (70%), dirt road (30%) dirt

Organizing details:

  • Best time of year: June – October
  • Start and end point: Berca, 150 km away from Bucharest
  • Start time: 10am, Day 1
  • End time: 10am, Day 7
  • Group size: 4-10 persons
  • Accommodation dd type: basic 2-star pensions and 3-star pensions

Suggested overnight before the tour: Bucharest / Buzău / Berca [vfb id=’2′] Starting Point:

One of the most interesting ecumenical sites in Romania is just a stone´s throw away from Bucharest, though far away from any civilisation or tourism circuit. An isolated and magical place, full of history, where time seems to stand still. The cave churches and settlements of Buzau are not less than the cradle of Christianity on Romanian territory – an archaeological and cultural treasure amidst breathtaking landscape, nicknamed ATHOS OF ROMANIA. Locals believe in the spirituality of this region, which has been used as a worship place for several thousands of years. Hundreds of legends and paranormal appearances have been reported. Even dictator Nicolae Ceausescu sent a special agent of his secret service to investigate the so-called enigma of Buzau Mountains. A local experienced guide will show you the area and the most spectacular sights of “Tara Luanei”. TOUR INFORMATION: Cave Churches Tour Tour type: 1 -Day Hiking Tour & Combined Weekend -Tour (incl. Geopark Buzau &  Muddy Volcanoes) (good physical condition necessary) Date: March to November, upon individual request Group size: minimum 4 [vfb id=’2′]