Silviu set us up with great road bikes - Sep 19 - Oct 3, 2019

Traveler: Harley W. - Local specialist: Silviu Martin

Silviu set us up with great road bikes and some great routes for our self guided biking week.. Romanian drivers drive fast and with aggression, so the quieter routes were much more enjoyable. With hindsight we would have requested that Silviu keep us off extended rides on major highways with no shoulder, as riding those roads can be frightening and dangerous. Silviu’s selected hotels and guest houses were excellent, as were his restaurant recommendations which we requested. We would have liked to see more detail in our itinerary for restaurants, points of interest, rest spots, etc.
Silviu also set up a driving week for us. Again excellent lodgings and restaurant recommendations, when requested. We rented the car ourselves, through a major international rental agency, and were shocked to learn at pick up that an international drivers licence was required. We were able to switch last minute to a local rental agency that didn’t required the international licence, which was a godsend, although our vehicle was smaller and cost more.
Romania is a very interesting country to visit, with many buildings and fortifications, dating from the 15th century, which blend seamlessly into modern life. Food is excellent, as is wine and beer, and all very reasonably priced. We highly recommend Romania, and Transylvania in particular, as a great place to visit.

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Silviu Martin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Harley, it was a great pleasure to be able to design a tour for you in Transylvania. I'm happy you had a good time and that you appreciated the rides, hotels, and restaurants. I appreciate your recommendation to include more details about sights and other relevant highlights on your route. We will certainly take this into account for our next trips.

Thank you for your kind words and I do hope to see you again.

Greetings from Romania,