FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – ROMANIA

Are flights included? 

Flights, international and domestic can be included in the price of your tour, but you can also specify otherwise.

How do I book? 

The tours can be booked online, by email, or over the phone on: +44 (0) 7494 050404. To secure a place you will be asked to put down a deposit of £700 and payment can be made by card, cheque, or bank transfer.

Do I need a visa?

UK citizens will be issued entry on arrival. You are permitted to spend 90 days out of every 180 days in Romania without applying for a visa. Any time spent in Romania does not affect the visa-free 90 days you are currently allowed to spend in the EU’s Schengen area, as Romania is not part of the Schengen Agreement. EU folks can come and go as they please. For other countries. please check your entry requirements before booking.

What other paperwork do I need?

A valid certificate of travel insurance is recommended. If you do not have a UK/European photo-ID driving licence, then an International Driving Permit and your home licence are required. If bringing your own wheels, you will need a green card from your insurance provider

Can i book from outside the UK? 

Yes. If you are booking from outside the UK, we will quote you on a flight-inclusive price, or provide you with a non-flight price.

DO I really NEED travel INSURANCE?

Travel insurance is recommended to cover you for the period of the tour as it will cover you if you are unable to complete your holiday – and for things such as theft etc . Our bikes are insured for third-party risks, so bike insurance is not a concern if riding our bikes.

You should get a free UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving the UK. If you already have an EHIC it will still be valid as long as it remains in date.

The GHIC or EHIC entitles you to any state-provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Romanian nationals.

So it’s important to take out appropriate travel insurance for your needs. A GHIC or EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance and will not cover all health-related costs – for example, medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment and non-urgent treatment. Read more about what your travel insurance should cover.

Where should I change money?

Romanian Lei will be widely available via ATMs. Let your bank know you’re travelling before you leave.

How much spending money will I need?

This depends greatly on what you spend on booze and food, but about £30 should fit the bill.

Will I have to share a room?

No, you can pay a supplement to hold a single room during the booking process.

What standard is the accommodation?

We will be using hotels and guesthouses rated at 3-4 stars, chosen for their standard of accommodation and location.

Will I get bitten by a vampire?

Not unless you pay the undead supplement, currently priced at one human soul.

How much riding experience do I need?

You must have held a motorcycle licence for a minimum of 24 months and we’d recommend you have recent riding experience. There are plenty of miles ridden and many, many corners to be enjoyed, so the ability to concentrate is important.

Is riding in Romania dangerous?

Riding anywhere carries with it a degree of risk, as does riding in Romania. For more information on the riding side of things see ‘Riding’ in the ‘About Romania’ section of this site. If any rider joining us rides in a manner we suspect will endanger themselves, or others, or indeed displays antisocial behaviour, they will receive one warning. If they continue to display a threat to the safety or enjoyment of others on the tour, they will be excluded from the remainder (with no refund given, see terms and conditions).

How fast will we be riding?

We be riding in a ‘progressive’ manner, enjoying the amazing roads where it is sensible to do so. There is, however, no compulsion to keep up with other riders and we will not leave you behind.

Can I use the bike in the evenings?

No, you can’t ride independently of the tour group, sorry.

How fit do I need to be?

This is not a strenuous tour – a person of average fitness can easily take part.

Can I take a pillion?

Yes, this is a good tour for couples. This is an all-tarmac tour and although there can be potholes in places, most of the road surfaces are of typical European quality.

How much luggage can I bring?

You are limited to 20kg by most airlines. However, we suggest you pack as lightly and in as compact a form as possible. We ask you bring soft luggage, not a suitcase.

How much luggage should I bring?

Keep it minimal. One set of riding kit for the tour and a couple of sets of clothes for the evening. Laundry facilities are available at the two-night stop. 

Isn’t Romania A Dangerous commie hell?

No. It’s an EU country, really nice and very welcoming.

Is food included in the price?

No, not all food, just breakfasts.

What Romanian food like?

Tasty and interesting. The majority of typical Romanian cooking contains meat, but there are plenty of vegetarian alternatives. If you have specific dietary requirements, contact us which will allow us to check ahead for you.

Are laundry facilities available on-tour?

Laundry service is available at Brasov (night eight on the road). Underclothes can be hand-washed in the evenings and dried overnight.

Do I need waterproofs?

Yes. If your riding kit isn’t waterproof, then bring some light waterproofs.

What medication should I bring & what inoculations are required?

Bring enough of any prescribed medication you take regularly. If this medication is essential, try and bring a surplus that can be carried by the tour team. A basic first aid kit is useful (plasters, antiseptic cream, bite/sting relief, plus insect repellent).