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ONE WEEK – Riding electric in Banat Carpathians

$1450 per person

Experience the thrill of an e-bike adventure through Romania’s breathtaking Banat trails with ROMTB tours. From serene lake swims to exhilarating off-road rides, each day brings a new discovery. Dive into the underground beauty of Comarnic cave, marvel at the engineering marvel of early 20th-century aqueducts, and unwind with local cuisine amidst the Croatian minority villages. Whether seeking challenging trails or peaceful dirt roads, our tours offer a blend of adventure, culture, and pure joy, making every moment memorable. Join us for an unforgettable journey across scenic landscapes and historic sites, where every pedal brings a smile.

6 Days
16+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Belgrade/Timisoara Airport
  • Dress Code
    Sports equipment, ideal for cycling, sports shoes, backpack
  • Included
    Accommondation
    eBike
    Helmet
    Meals
    Personal Guide
    Transportation/Car
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Day 1 - Introduction to Banat's Hidden Gems
Embark on a journey unlike any other as we unveil the splendors of Romania's Banat region right from the start. Day 1 of our e-bike adventure sets the stage for an exhilarating exploration of scenic landscapes, rich history, and the pure joy of mountain biking. With ROMTB Tours, your adventure begins the moment you land at Belgrade airport.
From Belgrade to the Heart of Banat
Your adventure kicks off with a comfortable transfer from Belgrade airport to the enchanting mountains of Semenic in Romania. En route, we'll indulge in the local flavors of Vrsac city, Serbia, showcasing the unique culinary heritage of the Banat area. A seamless journey across the border introduces you to the lush vistas awaiting in Romania.
First Glimpse of Mountain Biking Paradise
Upon arrival, settle into a cozy guest house nestled on the serene shores of Gozna lake. The afternoon brings your first taste of mountain biking in Banat, with options catered to both beginners and experienced riders:
  • Option 1: A gentle 10 km ride with a 250 m elevation gain, perfect for getting acquainted with your e-bike.
  • Option 2: A more challenging 21 km journey with an 800 m elevation gain, offering breathtaking views and exhilarating trails.
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Day 2: Exploring the Lakes of Banat
The heart of Day 1 lies in the exploration of Banat's picturesque mountain lakes - Gozna, Breazova, and Secu. Revel in the tranquility of nature, take a refreshing swim, and enjoy a picnic lunch by the water. Our carefully curated routes blend asphalt and dirt roads, allowing you to experience the full capabilities of your e-bike while managing battery life efficiently.
  • Option 1: A 35 km journey with a 1200 m elevation gain, 65% off-road.
  • Option 2: An ambitious 55 km trek with a 1700 m elevation gain, 85% off-road.
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Day 3: E-Biking Through Banat's Heartland
Immersive Journey into Banat's Heritage
Day 3 of our e-bike tour is a deep dive into the cultural tapestry and natural beauty of Romania's Banat region. This day promises an unforgettable experience as we ascend to 1000 meters, exploring the enchanting villages of Garana/Wolfsberg and Brebu Nou/Widenthal. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of these communities, where the legacy of the ethnic German settlers continues to thrive, offering a glimpse into a world where simplicity and harmony with nature reign supreme.
The Path Less Traveled
Our journey takes us through the heart of Banat's wilderness on dirt roads that wind through ancient grout forests, leading to the serene Trei Ape Lake. Surrounded by lush meadows and offering panoramic views that captivate the soul, this route is a testament to the untouched beauty of the region. The descent is a mountain biker's dream come true - a smooth, flowy trail that drops 400 meters in almost 4 kilometers, delivering pure adrenaline and joy.
Unwind and Reconnect
After a day filled with exploration and adventure, it's time to relax. Whether you choose to refresh in the swimming pool or dive into the cool waters of Gozna Lake, the tranquility of Banat's landscapes offers the perfect backdrop to unwind. Reflect on the day's journey and the beauty you've encountered, all while enjoying a local beer - the ideal end to a perfect day of exploration.
Choose Your Adventure
  • Option 1: Embrace a challenging yet rewarding 35 km ride with a 1200 m elevation gain. Approximately 65% off-road and 35% asphalt, this option is perfect for those who seek a balance between rugged terrain and smoother paths.
  • Option 2: For the more adventurous souls, tackle a 53 km journey with a 1700 m elevation gain. Dominated by off-road trails (approximately 85% off-road), this option promises an intense connection with nature and the thrill of the ride.
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Day 4: Semenic Single Trails - A Mountain Biker's Dream
A Thrilling Day on Semenic's Single Trails
Experience the epitome of mountain biking on Day 4 of our e-bike adventure in the picturesque Semenic Mountains. This day is dedicated to all single trail enthusiasts looking for natural, flowy, and challenging paths. With four hand-crafted trails spanning 6 to 7 km, starting from an altitude of 1400m and swooping down to 600m, you're in for an adrenaline-packed day. Each trail in the Semenic area is a testament to the exhilarating beauty of mountain biking, where every turn, dip, and climb is a reason to celebrate your passion for the sport.
Gear Up for Adventure
Before we hit the trails, ensure your protection gear is in place and your brakes are double-checked. We're diving into the flowy and gnarly trails of the Semenic Area, where each path promises its own unique set of thrills and challenges. Whether you're weaving through dense forests or navigating rocky descents, the Semenic trails offer an unforgettable ride through Romania's breathtaking landscapes.
An Alternative Route Through Semenic's Heart
For those who prefer a less rugged path, we offer an equally captivating journey from the village of Valiug through the dense forests of Semenic. This route offers a serene experience, with old roads winding through ancient forests and opening up to the tranquil Semenic alpine plateau. Here, amidst blueberries and grazing sheep, you'll find peace and beauty at every turn, with stunning views that reward every pedal stroke.
Choose Your Path
  • Option 1: Take a shuttle bus up to Semenic at 1400m and embark on a journey across 4 distinct single trails. This option involves pedaling between trails, blending exhilarating descents with moments of serene connection with nature.
  • Option 2: Embrace the natural beauty of Semenic with two alternative routes:
    • 2.1 Long trip: A 41 km ride with a 1400 m elevation difference, offering a deeper exploration of the Semenic landscape.
    • 2.2 Short trip: A 20 km ride with a 500 m elevation difference, including a visit to the pristine Izvoarele Nerei virgin forest, a UNESCO site. This option includes shuttle bus transportation to the Semenic plateau and back, offering a more relaxed yet equally enriching experience.
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Day 5: Unveiling the Cultural Treasures of Banat
Adventure Beyond the Surface
On Day 5 of our e-bike tour, prepare to be mesmerized by the underground wonders and cultural heritage of Romania's Banat region. This journey is not just about pedaling through breathtaking landscapes but also exploring the depths of one of Romania's most majestic cave.
Morning Ride through Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park
Begin your day weaving through the winding dirt roads of the Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park. Surrounded by towering trees and the palpable presence of wilderness, this ride offers an intimate glimpse into the untouched beauty of Romania's natural landscapes. Feel the thrill of exploration as you pedal through remote areas, each turn bringing you closer to the day's underground adventure.
The Enigmatic Comarnic Cave
Midday, venture into the depths of the Comarnic cave, renowned as one of the longest and most beautiful caves in Romania. Discover its hidden galleries and halls, each telling a story of geological marvels and centuries-old secrets. This unparalleled underground experience reveals the wonders beneath Banat's surface, offering a unique perspective on the region's natural history.
Historical Exploration
After resurfacing, engage with the keepers of the Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park to deepen your understanding of this diverse ecosystem. The adventure continues as we delve into the heart of the Croatian minority in Banat, the Iabalcea village. Our cultural exploration leads us to the ancient ruins of Grat fortress, perched high above the Caras river, offering spectacular views and a tangible connection to the past.
Riding "Poetry" and Evening Relaxation
The day's climax is a ride on the trail aptly named "Poetry," beloved by local riders for its unparalleled beauty and exhilarating path. This trail promises a poetic end to an adventurous day, leading us to the vibrant city of Resita. Spend the evening enjoying the local culinary scene, relaxing in pubs, or simply savoring ice cream as you stroll through the city center. A comfortable bus transfer back to Valiug caps off the night, preparing us for the next day's adventures.
Choose Your Adventure * Option 1: Embark on a 40 km journey with a 1000 m elevation gain, experiencing 90% off-road and 10% asphalt routes, perfect for those who enjoy a balance of challenge and scenery. * Option 2: For the more adventurous, tackle a 59 km route with a 1600 m elevation gain, diving into 100% off-road trails that push your limits and reward your efforts with breathtaking vistas. *
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Day 6: The Grand Finale of the E-Bike Adventure
A Tribute to Water's Journey
Our final e-bike adventure day is a homage to the element that has shaped civilizations and landscapes alike: water. Dive into the essence of Banat's industrial and natural heritage as we trace the path of historical aqueducts that have been the lifeline of the region. This day combines the thrill of exploration with the serenity of nature's flow, encapsulating the spirit of our journey.
Riding Alongside History
Embark on a bike trip that takes you alongside the magnificent aqueducts constructed in 1908. Marvel at this industrial masterpiece, a testament to early 20th-century engineering that continues to channel water through tunnels and high bridges from one valley to the next. These aqueducts, a pivotal source of energy for factories until the 1950s, now stand as monuments to human ingenuity and the transformative power of water.
A Path Through Nature
As we follow the water's course, the day is filled with scenic views and the tranquility of flowing streams. Our route encompasses 90% off-road trails, ensuring an immersive experience in Banat's pristine landscapes. Expect to navigate single trails that offer a gentle challenge, leading to a picturesque meadow where we'll pause to celebrate our journey's end. It's here, amidst the beauty of nature, that we'll relax with a picnic lunch and a refreshing beer, toasting to the adventures we've shared.
Choose Your Journey * Option 1: Conclude your ROMTB Tours experience with a 36 km ride, featuring an 860 m elevation gain. This route is predominantly off-road (90%), with a small portion on asphalt (10%), perfectly balancing adventure with the peaceful enjoyment of Banat's natural beauty.
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