Transylvania 2020

by Kostadin Mutafchiev

2370km in 8 days · 98 views

Day 1, Sunday, September 6

411km in 6h · 53km/h
  • Traveled 2km in 4min
  • 10:08 45min Packing & loading
  • Traveled 18km in 21min
  • 11:15 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 126km in 1h 48min
  • 13:09 23min Ice cream and a little rest after the Petrohan pass
  • Traveled 87km in 1h 04min
  • 14:37 19min Entering Romania via Danube Bridge 2 next Vidin. Also traffic fine from Bulgarian Traffic Police
  • Traveled 130km in 1h 42min
  • 16:38 20min Quick fill-up and off to the hotel for the night
  • Traveled 48km in 46min
  • 17:46 Stop for 7min
  • Traveled 198m in 1min
  • 17:55 16h 08min Guest house in Targu Jiu, very near in the center of the city

Day 2, Monday, September 7

228km in 4h · 51km/h
  • Traveled 61km in 1h 08min
  • 11:11 29min On Transalpina - a stop before Ranca to have a quick breakfast and snatch some photos
  • Traveled 11km in 14min
  • 11:55 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 6km in 8min
  • 12:08 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 9km in 12min
  • 12:25 1h 10min Lunch at the foot of the Transalpina
  • Traveled 21km in 22min
  • 13:58 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 66km in 1h 09min
  • 15:19 29min Quick coffee before heading for Sibiu
  • Traveled 54km in 50min
  • 16:39 18h 15min A room in the very center of Sibiu. The historic part is at 5 minutes walking

Day 3, Tuesday, September 8

296km in 6h · 50km/h
  • Traveled 47km in 47min
  • 11:42 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 15km in 17min
  • 12:02 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 81km in 1h 16min
  • 13:22 Stop for 14min
  • Traveled 26km in 30min
  • 14:06 1h 17min Very nice lunch at a roadside restaurant in Campeni
  • Traveled 32km in 42min
  • 16:07 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 5km in 7min
  • 16:24 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 30km in 37min
  • 17:06 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 33km in 37min
  • 17:52 16min So many turns, it gets tiring
  • Traveled 26km in 39min
  • 18:48 15h 13min Room next to the historical center in Cluj

Day 4, Wednesday, September 9

170km in 3h · 41km/h
  • Traveled 30km in 29min
  • 10:30 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 5km in 9min
  • 10:44 3h 28min Salt mine in Turda. Also a work call for 2 hours.
  • Traveled 358m in 1min
  • 14:14 1h 37min Well deserved lunch
  • Traveled 4km in 9min
  • 16:00 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 13km in 13min
  • 16:16 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 30km in 27min
  • 16:48 Stop for 10min
  • Traveled 85km in 1h 30min
  • 18:28 15min Looking around for a hotel for the night
  • Traveled 3km in 4min
  • 18:48 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 377m in 1min
  • 18:53 16h 53min A magnificent cottage in the Ghetari village with home cooked food (and home made palinka)

Day 5, Thursday, September 10

339km in 6h · 50km/h
  • Traveled 10km in 14min
  • 12:02 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 20km in 18min
  • 12:23 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 65km in 1h 06min
  • 13:39 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 7km in 14min
  • 14:02 28min Road closed. We have to reroute.
  • Traveled 27km in 32min
  • 15:04 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 9km in 11min
  • 15:20 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 14km in 17min
  • 15:40 52min An abandoned boxite mine that is now a tourist sight as there is a cave with crystals growing in strange directions.
  • Traveled 82km in 1h 21min
  • 17:55 Stop for 11min
  • Traveled 106km in 1h 53min
  • 20:00 14h 37min The same as yesterday: A magnificent cottage in the Ghetari village with home cooked food (and home made palinka)

Day 6, Friday, September 11

223km in 4h · 57km/h
  • Traveled 100km in 1h 50min
  • 12:28 Stop for 18min
  • Traveled 46km in 46min
  • 13:32 2h 45min Corvin's Castle (Hunyadi castle)
  • Traveled 40km in 43min
  • 17:01 17min Found the house for the night, but now restaurant or store in the village.
  • Traveled 18km in 19min
  • 17:38 20min Shopping for dinner
  • Traveled 18km in 17min
  • 18:16 15h 48min Nice place if we were going to hike in the mountain above, but not the best if it is just an overnight sleep. Not a single word in English

Day 7, Saturday, September 12

379km in 6h · 61km/h
  • Traveled 68km in 58min
  • 11:03 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 2km in 4min
  • 11:11 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 58km in 48min
  • 12:02 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 19km in 20min
  • 12:26 36min A short coffee stop to rebuild our caffeine reserves
  • Traveled 99km in 1h 34min
  • 14:38 58min Already on the Danube river. A grill restaurant with some fresh fish.
  • Traveled 10km in 10min
  • 15:47 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 58km in 44min
  • 16:40 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 17km in 16min
  • 17:03 Stop for 6min
  • Traveled 48km in 50min
  • 18:01 15h 48min Tonight's place is in Drobeta - Turnu Severin. The most notable feature of the city is the kinetic water fountain in the city park.

Day 8, Sunday, September 13

324km in 5h · 61km/h
  • Traveled 59km in 51min
  • 10:41 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 27km in 21min
  • 11:07 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 131km in 1h 50min
  • 13:00 1h 13min The only place you can eat on Sunday in the center of Montana.a
  • Traveled 106km in 1h 42min
  • 15:57 2h 48min Unloading and getting the bike to the garage.
  • Traveled 2km in 3min
  • 18:49 Stop for 2min

Legend

  • Generic stop 9
  • Hotel 6
  • Restaurant 5
  • Tourist sight 3
  • Gas station 2
  • Coffee 2
  • Border 1
  • Beautiful sight 1