Moto touring is a growing industry and City Coast Motorcycles founder Geoff Sim is a keen two-wheeled tourist. He’s adventured through the wilds of South Africa, traversed Russian roads and tackled the sand dunes of The Simpson Desert. But he counts his recent tour of Romania as one of the most memorable.
The ‘Discover Romania’ package is a nine day (seven days riding) experience taking you deep into the heart of Transylvania. Yes, it has THE Dracula castle. The tour boasts fairy tale landscapes, middle-age monasteries and culture to-boot. The route also takes in the Transfagarasan Road, described by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May of TV’s Top Gear as “the most amazing road we have ever seen!”
“There were many mountain passes with magnificent tar roads, spectacular scenery and magic motorcycle corners, over long distances,” said Geoff.
The itinerary was a complete loop encompassing the Carpathian Mountain chain, with Bucharest as the departure point. All motorcycles were supplied.
“The bikes were BMWs including the F 700 GS, the F800 GS and R 1200 GS. They were all well maintained,” Geoff said.
The standard of lodgings impressed Geoff, such as a beautiful old mansion and grounds “done up” as a resort:
“Accommodation was very good and Romania is a very cheap country to travel in,” he said.
Geoff toured with Ride In Romania, an Official Partner of BMW Motorrad.
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