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For motorbike riders
Adventure Motorcycle Tours
Our knowledge of Transylvania, Romania and Eastern Europe allows us to design some of the best Tailor-Made Itineraries.
Choose to travel as a couple or with your motorcycle club members, we will build your tailor-made adventure holiday to give you a superb travel experience, allowing real insight in a particular region, such as Maramures, Bucovina, Danube Delta, Black Sea, Seklers land, Saxon land, including the best roads to ride in the area, at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget.
Whether luxury or adventure, leisure or active trips, we can design any itinerary to suit both your taste and budget!
Here are some road ideas to inspire you for a trip!
The most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists is called the Transfaragasan (Transfagarasan Pass – 2042m above sea level). Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Cehoslovakia in 1968) it snakes up the tallest peaks of the Carpathians.
Due to the high altitude the road is open only 3 months per year and you can find walls of snow on the side of the road even in July.
Experience the thrill of the mountain winding roads and breathtaking views on Romania’s highest mountain road – Transalpina. You will ride your motorcycle to the clouds on one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. With its highest point at Urdele Pass (2,145m above sea level), crossing Paring Mountains, the road is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountain Chain and the highest mountain road in Romania. Making the connection between Transylvania and Oltenia, the road, also called The King's Road by the locals, was built in 1938 under the rule of King Carol II of Romania with an economic, strategic and military purpose and later rebuilt during World War II by German troops.
Dalmatia is a historical region of the eastern Adriatic Sea. Today it is one of the four historical regions of Croatia.
Dalmatia is a narrow coastal region, stretching from island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south. The hinterland ranges in width from fifty kilometres in the north, to just a few kilometres in the south; it is mostly covered by rugged Dinaric Mountains. Numerous islands run parallel to the coast, the largest being Brač, Hvar and Korčula
offering breathking view.
The largest cities are Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik.
The Bay of Kotor, known simply as Boka, is a winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro. The bay, once called Europe's southernmost fjord, is in fact a ria of the disintegrated Bokelj River which used to run from the high mountain plateaus of Orjen.
The bay is about 28 km long from the open sea to the harbor of the city of Kotor and has a shoreline of 107.3 km.
For you and your friends - Wine road in Transylvania
Picking the grapes is another occasion of great joy for those who deal with wine and have vineyards. Crushing the grapes with the feet is a custom dating for centuries. The special stopping of the “Wine Route” could be - Jidvei – a castle where some of the best wines in Romania are made, wine cellars of Lechinta Saxon town, Biertan Medieval Citadel.
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For Halloween - The ultimate experience in Dracula’s Country
Halloween in Transylvania! The best match; provided that you are properly protected – garlic, red woollen threads, sweet basil, magic charms – the number of evil characters in our folklore is only exceeded by the number of magic formulae used as protection against them.
Did you know that saying „Noroc”( “Cheers”) when somebody sneezes is absolutely necessary? Without this well-wishing, the devil might steal the soul of the person who happened to catch a cold.
Day Of The Dead or « Luminatia » (Enlightment) is celebrated on the 1 st of November. All over Transylvania, if you happen to pass by any cemetery, you will see lighted candles by the crosses – the lights symbolize the souls of the dead.
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For everyone - Traditional winter holidays in Maramures or Bucovina
Transylvania wintertime … do not forget to buy enough batteries for your camera!
After you see the masks in the streets during the Winter Traditions Festival, you can also meet one of the men who make them. We will have a hard time in convincing him to show us how they put the nose on such a mask… this will be the only exception he can afford since he promised to keep the secret of the craft.
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For couples - Valentine's day in picturesque spa hotels in Sovata
This ancient Roman holiday, that became an international holiday, was easily adopted in Transylvania where we celebrate the “dragobete” around the same time. The “dragobete” is the male correspondent of fairies, the god of birds.
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For families with children
Easter in traditional Maramures, Bucovina or in Hungarean etnic areas
In the Land of Maramures, the local craftsmen have carved wooden red eggs and extremely beautiful icons in order to meet the holiday properly. In the evening you find out the Easter traditions and customs that are still preserved in the area straight from the mouth of the locals, on the occasion of an evening sitting. On the Good Thursday, women all over the country are dyeing the eggs. However, it is in Dragoteni – Beius that they do it most mastery. The eggs are dyed and the colours that had been used have a particular significance.
The most important week of the year is the Passion Week. The preparations for the holy night to come have began 40 days ago, when Christians started fasting. The Good Thursday is the purifying moment, the last step to make before the Good Friday. At Campani they light fires on the hills in order to protect people against evil all along the year and also to announce the light of the Resurrection.
For the Resurrection Liturgy, the churchgoers have an Easter basket in which they put dyed eggs, cake and wine for the priest to bless. The priest invites the believers: “ Come take the light ”, and after that, they surround the church three times, holding candles.
„Micul gradinar cu sticluta-n buzunar ” (young little gardener with a bottle in his pocket) Another very beautiful custom was only preserved in Transylvania for the first day after Easter. People go to their friends and neighbours to announce them that Christ has raised. Men carry with them little bottles in which they have water or perfume to „water” women who are said to actually be flowers that need care. The host gives them a dyed egg, wine and cake.
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For Companies - Incentive holiday empowering people with goals
Incentive programs are an increasingly vital element in corporate sales and marketing strategies. From designing an incentive program that motivates with the exotic flavor of Eastern Europe to smooth execution, Transylvania-Live delivers added-value travel reward programs with superb cost-performance. Lower employee turnover, higher productivity and recruitment of higher quality personnel are just a few of the benefits of a well-designed travel incentive.
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For festival lovers - Celebrating customs and folklore
If you’re looking for the ultimate experience in matter of traditional way of life, customs, beliefs, dances, songs, the festivals are the best and most spectacular way to see up close the live culture of a particular area.Tailor made packages for traditional festivals can be conceived at your request. Here are some great ideas for your holiday: click here!
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Routes to your roots -
Genealogy tours in Transylvania
Visit the places of your ancestors and have an insight in your family genealogy - Transylvania Live specializes in tailor-made ancestral travel and genealogical tours in Romania.
We are able to assist you in finding information about your ancestor, as well as designing an itinerary to the places connected to your past. We can offer full rage travel arrangements with accommodation, transport, local guides and sightseeing.
We invite you to discover Romania, the homeland of your ancestors. Walk the routes of your forefathers.
If our sugestions inspire you contact us for details!