Bike Tour & Ethnographic Exploration in Villages around Cluj

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In the peaceful and isolated villages of Transylvania there are still well-preserved farmhouses, medieval churches, local crafts and a beautiful and serene way of life. The village of Calata near Cluj-Napoca is mostly inhabited by ethnic Hungarians and is famed for its colorful and richly decorated folk costumes, dating back generations. Let's go on a bike ride to see!


Moments to expect

  • Bike, nature & sights

    Bike, nature & sights

    Our bike trail will take us through the foothills of Romania's Western Carpathian Mountains and Apuseni Natural Park. This is a quiet place where nature has been preserved and local villages live a slow life. All nature lovers will love biking here!

  • Village of Calata

    Village of Calata

    After passing through several Romanian villages we reach our destination - the traditional Hungarian village of Calata. Hungarians are the largest minority in Transylvania and here we can see how they have preserved their culture and way of life, although disconnected from their home country.

  • Typical painted ''clean'' room in Calata

    Typical painted ''clean'' room in Calata

    In the old times every house used to have a special room. It was not used for everyday life but only to store the carefully hand-painted furniture, pride of the locals, and the future bride's heritage called 'zestre', made out of special jewlery, decorations or homeware. It's like a museum in every house and each house has a different story!

Tour price: 2 x €120
How it works
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Location details

  • Starting point: Cluj - Napoca
  • Nearest airport: Cluj Napoca International
  • Nearest train station: Cluj Napoca
  • Landscape: Hills and roadside

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