Bucovina Bike Tour Short escape to Rarau mountains

Tour ID: 1036
Tour Theme: Active, Adventure and Wildlife Tours
Countries: Romania
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
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Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1:
ROUTING: GET TOGETHER IN POJORATA (Transportation to start point not included)
- After a detailed introduction of the tour from our guide we will pay a cultural and historic visit to the city Campulung Moldovenesc. Located at 478 km from Bucharest, the town is situated at the crossroad of the main roads and railroads, which link Moldavia to Transylvania and Maramures. Spread all over the Valley of Moldova River, this town has a special charm. It is located in the northwestern part of Suceava County. In spite of its small size, the town accomplishes multiples urban functions such as the tourist centre combined with an industrial function (The Furniture Factory, The "Raraul" Milk Factory, The Shoe's Factory, The Cotton Wires Fill Factory). In downtown Campulung, tourists may visit the Museum of Wood Carving and the Collection of wooden spoons âœIon Tuguiâ�, both unique in Europe by diversity of the exhibited objects, structure and placement.
- Accommodation and dinner in Pojorata, the starting point of our cycling experience in the Rarau mountains.


Day 2:
ROUTING: POJORATA - RARAU CLOUGH - CHIRIL - VATRA DORNEI ~ 52 KM
- After having breakfast we will begin our cycling trip to Rarau peak. Before leaving Pojorata, take a moment to admire the large stones of Adam and Eve as you enter the village. A second mountain road leads up to the chalet from the village of Pojorata, along the dirt road. Up to Rarau peak (1600 m) we will cycle for about 18 km, starting with an easy climbing ride. The last 8 km will be quite demanding due to the steep climbing. The regionâ™s main base for hikers is Cabana Rarau, located at an elevation of 1400 meters.
From Cabana Rarau it is just a 30-minute walk to the foot of Rarauâ™s most important rocks, the Ladyâ™s Stones (Pietrele Doamnei). The highest peak (1678m) is covered with crosses in memory of the climbers the mountain has claimed (and the view is outstanding). Additionally, a trail marked by red stripes and red triangles, leads from the cabana to the Slatioara Reservation. After a lunch break, we will start a descent for 11 km up to the village of Chiril and from there to Vatra Dornei. We will ride for about 23 km along the valley of the Bistrita river, passing Cheile Zugrenilor and the villages of Sunatori, Rusca, Gheorghiteni, Ortoaia si Cozanesti. Dinner and accommodation in Vatra Dornei resort.
- Important sights: Pietrele Doamnei; Rarau peak; Liliecilor cave (1 km from Rarau hotel) ; old Rarau chalet and the new Rarau chalet;


Day 3:
ROUTING: VATRA DORNEI - PASUL MESTECANIS - VALEA PUTNEI - POJORATA ~ 37 KM
- From Vatra Dornei we follow the European Road E58 climbing towards Mestecanis clough (1096 m). We will be climbing 300 m, on a distance of 15 km. From Mestecanis to Pojorata we will cycle another 22 km on the European road E58 to Campulung Moldovenesc. This beautiful road divides the three massifs: Rarau- Giumalau, Suhard and Obcina Mestecanis. The road descents along the Putna and Moldova River valleys up to Pojorata. Here, we have the option of descending using the modern road or the old Austrian Imperial road.
- The road from Vatra Dornei to Campulung Moldovenesc is totally asphalted.
- Important sights: Devilâ™s Mil Gorges (Cheile Zugrenilor); Vatra Dornei resort; Mestecanis clough; Putna valley;


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