Singletrack Magazine Issue 112 : Riding Romania

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Words & Photography Tomasz Debiec

Glimpsing a world of open spaces, empty mountains and wickedly tough trails.

Romania is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in Europe. It attracts increasing numbers of tourists looking for traces of its famous vampires (Prince Vlad Palownik – Dracula’s inspiration – was born in Romania), and visiting historic cities and castles. It is also a popular holiday destination for motorcyclists, car drivers and lovers of enduro racing. But don’t expect typical bike vibes like you get in classic Italian places like Lake Garda or Finale Ligure. Forget about all the infrastructure of Alpine resorts. Here, you’re more likely to bump into a bear than another cyclist. I love the riding here so much that I’ve made the trip from my native Poland to Romania many times, and I still feel there’s more to explore.

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