The Haunting World of Bram Stoker on the Back of a BMW Motorcycle
Listen to Garrison’s interview with Claudia Palfi of AdventureMotorcycle Tours and Rentals, the most important motorcycle tours organizer in Eastern Europe:
When you hear the word “Transylvania,” what do you think about? Do you envision creaking doors, helpless maidens, howling wolves and flapping bats, caped noblemen with vicious fangs, thunder and lightning booming down on a desolate castle? Do you envision werewolves? Vampires? Bram Stoker? Dracula? Bela Lugois? Vlad the Impaler?
The real Transylvania is a daylight fantasy filled with high altitude roads, lost-in-time villages and sun-drenched plains dotted with ancient churches and castle ruins.
The Team of Transylvania Live Motorcycle Tours has an exciting itinerary to tempt you to Romania! Cycle Torque has done a tour with Transylvania Live before and it’s one of the best things we’ve done on a bike. Read the article.
Motorcycles Tours in Transylvania on Travel Channel
The Thrillseekers Guide, a program transmited on Travel Channel filmed Transylvania Live's Motorcycles Tours in Transylvania.
Wat een uithoek. De Roemeense havenstad Galați beantwoordt helemaal aan het clichébeeld van een postcommunistische industriestad, die als een postapocalyptisch filmdecor fungeert. Zwarte pijpleidingen, zwarte schoorstenen, zwarte wolken, zwarte plassen modder en gemorste olie op kasseien en spoorrails We zijn op weg naar de grensovergang met de Republiek Moldavië.
Roemenië is gemaakt voor motorrijders. Het Balkanland staat op nummer één in Europa als het om avontuurlijke offroad- en enduroritten gaat. Toerrijders rijden likkebaardend over de Transfăgărăşan. Maar ook de Transalpina en Transbucegi ontsluiten huiveringwekkend prachtige hooggebergten. En dan zijn er nog de streken Banat, Maramures en Bukovina, waar tussen de bossen en bergen oeroude tradities worden gekoesterd.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live
in Cycle Torque Motorbike Magazine, Australia.
Find out more about our motorcycle fleet and rental services from the motorbike journalist, Chriss Picket. Read the article.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live’s Best of Transylvania - 7 day motorbike tour included in TheGuardian – The Best Romania holiday ideas.
The prestigious newspaper - The Guardian has put together some of Romania’s highlights, from buzzing Bucharest to mountain trails and castles. Among the best Romania holidays ideas, the newspaper has included the seven-day motorbike tour that is operated in Transylvania by Adventure Motorcycle Tours. For more details please click here.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania live in Motor Magazine Netherlands Positive Pracht by Michiel Van Damme Op de motor door Roemenië
Roemenië heeft geen beste reputatie. Vampiers, een stalinistische dictator en milieuverwoestende industrieËn bepalen het beeld, dat recent nog werd aangevuld door skimmende en kunstrovende
boevenbendes. Op reis met de motor door Maramures¸ ontdek je echter een ander beeld. Read thearticle.
Claudia Palfi of Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live in Motorcyclist Magazine US
Vampire Hunting in Romania
Peter Starr and Zed Zawada of Motorcyclist Magazine USA started the trip of their lifetime on two wheels in search for Dracula in the mysterious Transylvania. Read the article.
Transylvania in Motorcycle Mojo Canada by Paddy Tyson
Glenn and I were to spend six days
exploring the region on BMW F650GSs
in the company of Transylvania Live
on their Best of Transylvania Motorcycle
Tour. TL provides complete, turnkey,
adventure motorcycle touring packages to
anyone arriving at Cluj-Napoca airport.
Many people say that adventure travel
isnít something that can be experienced
on an organized tour, but I beg to differ,
because everything is relative.read the article
Transylvania Live Motorcycle Tours
Article in The Riders Digest from UK
by Jeoff Thomas
Transfagarasan Highway: Just when you think that things canít get any better, they do. Itís like riding into a photograph that you recognise. Hairpin bend after hairpin bend, climbing into the snow and clouds. The sight lines are perfect and all of the road is there to use. The sight lines are perfect and all of the road is there to be used. You donít need to ride quickly and it doesnít really matter what bike your riding, itís all just spectacularly good. read the article
Transylvania Live - Article in Cycle Torque from Australia
by Chriss Picket
The trip was exotic, humorous, sobering, wild, breathtaking, and visually spectacular.
To say this
is one of the greatest things I've done on a motorcycle is a major understatement. It's hard to
describe the region's beauty but there's many areas in Australia just as beautiful. I found the
culture and the way of life of the Romanian people the special part of the trip. read the article
Transylvanian Travels in 100% Biker, UK
by Nik Simson
There were, you see, a ruck of 650GS BMWs and one 1200GS.
We were to draw lots for who rode which bike and
muggins here got the last number to be drawn so I,
basically, had to wait until the othersíd picked their
bikes and then take what was left. We all assumed
the 1200 was Alinís and so they all picked a 650 and,
when it was my turn, I was about to too when Alin
walked across the remaining 650 and got on it. That
meant I got the 1200 Ė result! read the articles
Germany: Transylvania Motorcycle Tours in
BMW Motorrader Tief im Osten
text: Sabine Schermer
Schon seit vielen Jahren fahren die Abenteurer mit ihren grobstolligen Enduros nach Rumanien und teilen dort urwuchsiges Gelande mit Baren und Wolfen. Ein Geheimtipp, den auch Fahrer von Strasenmotorradern ins Kalkul ziehen sollten. read the article
Riding Transylvania BMW ON Motorcycles Owners of America by Court
With apologies to Bram Stocker's
Dracula and the contemporary
vampire craze, riding in Romania's
Transylvania region is
more exciting than a bite on the
neck or learning how to kill the
living dead. Transylvania's mix
of cultural histories and conflict,
medieval to baroque to modern
architecture, horse-drawn carts
clopping along European Union signage
highways, the residue of
Nicolae Ceausescu's Soviet - era
dictatorship, and riding the
spectacular Transfagarasan Pass
make for a very heady motorcycle
jaunt. read the article
Fanging around Romania, article in Australian Road Rider
Transylvania is not just about Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula). It happens to have some of the best motorcycle roads the world does nít know about yet. Any minute now, everyone else is going to discover
Romaniaís spectacular scenic roads, winding
mountain passes and legend-rich medieval villages
and castles, and you may miss the opportunity to have a mapful
of breathtaking rides almost to yourself.
When you start dreaming about a riding. read the article
Germany: Adventure Motorcycle Tours
BMW Motorrader Transalpina Road
Neues Reiseziel - Neben de beliebten Transfagarasan Pass hat Rumanien nur eine weitere attraction zu bieten: die Transaplina Road die hocste Bergstraße Rumaniens (bis 2145 Meters uber dem Meerspiegel). read the article
Adventure Motorcycle Tours in 100% Biker, UK
Better than Sex After Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear)
referred to the Transfagarasan Road in Romania as possibly the best in the world (and I have to agree with him having riddet im meself) the Romanians have revealed their secret weapon the Transaplina Road
read the article
Adventure Motorcycle Tours
in Ultimate MotorCycling Magazine, USA
Live from Transylvania Transylvania's touring charms include amazing scenery, ancient architecture, crumbling soviet era infrastructure and great foud; of yeah there are also some great riding roads and drivind a stake trough undead to make them dead, too. read the article
Article in Promotor from Netherland
by Michiel van Dam Today we would have a weblog. But late 19th century, when the Dracula book appeared, there were diaries. Bram Stoker's novel is therefore composed of diary entries from the fictional protagonists.read the article
Article in Cycle Torque from Australia
by Chriss Picket In 2010 Cycle Torque toured Transylvania with the
Transylvania Live tour company. Simply put it was a
fantastic trip, with fantastic guides, scenery, local people
One of the exciting parts of the trip was riding the
Transfagarasan Road which was mind blowing. In the Top
Gear program Jeremy Clarkson described it as possibly the
best in the world.
read the article
Transylvania Live's and Transylvania Riders rally featured in Canadian Biker
Canadian Biker published the article Transylvania calling you
If you're looking for something a little different this summer consider accepting the invitation sent to Canadian motorcyclist… Read the article
The Guide Europa en Moto Les mejores Rutas
Written by Gustavo Cuervo an experienced motorcycle travel journalist, that travelled more than 80 countries on five continents, Europa en Moto has all that a biker need to ride in Europe: itineraries ideas and how to prepare a motorcycle tour. Transylvania Live has helped with the writing of Eastern Europe section of this guide. Read the article
Transylvania Live on Travel Channel
The itinerary of the Vampire in Transylvania tour was a major source of inspiration for Mysterious Journeys, a production company working with Travel Channel. Transylvania Live has currently assisted them on a documentary based on our dark legends.
The documentary was broadcasted on Travel Channel October 29, 8:00 pm, Oct 30, 12:00 am, Oct 31, 11:00 am.
Mysterious Journeys -
The Hunt for Dracula
Undertake a chilling journey into the very soul of Romania in search of the true story behind the dark prince of the undead: Dracula. Who was the inspiration for Count Dracula? Was he a real man or a man of fiction? read more
See the video
Transylvania Live in Top Ten, according to Fodor's travel guide
The prestigious Fodor's travel guide, placed the Dracula TourHalloween in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler in Top Ten Must-Do-Adventures.
Been there, done that, and you've got the T-shirt to prove it? Make 2007 your year to experience some new travel thrills. Below are ten must-do adventures that will make the coming New Year one to remember.
read the article
Transylvanian Fall Foliage tour hosted in Chicago Tribune
Autumn with the vampire TRIPS, TIPS & DEALS BY MARGARET BACKENHEIMER
Fall colors lend a mystical air to the land of Bram Stoker's famous Count, it seems, as Romania's castles, mountains and gorges take on the reds and golds of autumn. The "Transylvanian Fall Foliage Special Tour for Seniors" hits the highlights of the region, visiting man-made and natural wonders such as Bucharest's massive Parliament Palace, Bran Castle, the Merry Cemetery and the Apuseni Mountains, as well as the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. read more
Heli-ski in Transylvania in Men's Journal
Get wild in the Land of Dracula
Explore Rumania's rugged side with the adventure set
By Paul Bibeau
..take a chopper out of town to heli-ski the Iezer Papusa, Fagaras, and Bucegi mountains. A customized trip sure to be unforgetable but you'll have to be in in excellent conditon to hack it.
Transylvania Live's Halloween Party hosted on Deutsche Welle
Halloween Fans Travel to Transylvania
Dracula-Tourism is of course greatest in Transylvania on October 31st. Not only do people go there to party - some even arrive for bigger celebrations. Reporter Catherine Graue, who met a number of them on her Halloween outing to Transylvania -including a British couples who came to get married. The question is: how are the Romanians taking the influx of gouls and goblins? download the interview - mp3
Transylvania Live interviewed by KZSB AM 1290 Radio from California
Our US representative, Andreea Leaha was interviwed about our 'Halloween tour in Transylvania with Vlad the Impaler" by the travel radio "Around the World" in Santa Barbara, California. The show was aired live on Thursday, October 26th, 2007 AT 10 AM (PST). The program was broadcast in Australia on 99.7 FM in Queensland and to another 30+ radio stations via ComRadSat.
download the interview - mp3
Transylvania Live interviewed by The World Radio, BBC News
Listen to our interview with a Romanian tourguide who's leading a Halloween tour (www.visit-transylvania.us) of this walled city in Transylvania (Sighisoara).
Daily Mirror's readers enjoing Transylvania Live's award
Transylvania Live is proud to announce the winners of the contest organised by Daily Mirror.
Helena and David Gladwin, from Isle of Wight, UK, have explored the magic realms of Transylvania, in August, in a special Vampire Holiday.
Click here to see the advert.
Vacation with Vampires in Transylvania - Reflections magazine
by Andrea Beringer
Would-be vampire hunters can explore Transylvania solo or seek courage in numbers on one of the increasingly popular Dracula tours. The commercial tours find their own ways to inflict a bigger bite of vampire pop culture for victims—er, visitors. Outfitters may throw vampire balls, host Halloween costume contests, show classic Dracula films on board the bus or hand out small cross necklaces and survivor certificates to their brave travelers. read the article
Transylvania Live - LIVE from Transylvania on Living TV
Friday 23rd February,our Vampire tour guide, a history enthusiast was live on LIVING TV - UK in a special edition of Most Haunted Live broadcasted from Transylvania!
Transylvania Live interviewed for Europe a la carte by Karen Bryan
Guest interview - Alin Todea of Transylvania Live
Alin’s business,Transylvania Live, is the latest addition to my site, European Cultural and Activity Tours. Transylvania Live offers a variety of themed holidays such as walking, Dracula tours and cultural tours. www.europealacarte.co.uk
Transylvania Live featured in Today's Travel News
Halloween Starts Early in Transylvania In the crass spirit of Christmas commercialization - which starts right after Halloween - we thought equal time ought to follow the Christmas holidays for marketing Halloween 2007. So in the spirit of eager and early holiday commercialization, we offer this hype for "Halloween In Transylvania - with Vlad the Impaler." Read more
Transylvania Live's tours are Amazing experiences according to Where will we go
The guide for adventure and cultural travel Where will we go - Amazing Travel Experiences features some of Transylvania Live's tours
Choose an amazing travel experience
-Enjoy the best Halloween party ever; celebrate Halloween with Vlad the Impaler in Transylvania! -Attend the ritual of killing a vampire and help his haunted spirit to gain peace
-Enjoy the motorcycle ride of your dreams in the Realm of Dracula
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