Have you thought of taking a tour of the Transylvania area by bike? In the next article we will present the essence of cycling in the hill area and I will try to answer the most frequent questions as precisely as possible.
Cycling, even without a route, is one of the most beautiful ways to visit a hilly area, even if it can be physically demanding in places, with great freedom of movement we can admire the landscapes in or outside the towns.
These are placed on the asphalt surface, often on public roads and are easier especially with normal bikes. For such a route the necessary equipment varies depending on many factors, for example if you know it is a long route you will need to pack food and water, if the weather seems unstable it is good to take a raincoat with you or change of clothes etc. Of course a repair kit and a spare tube are recommended whenever you leave your bike at home.
These types of routes require a bike with the lowest rolling resistance, which means tires (tyres) as smooth as possible, without notches and as narrow as possible so as not to hinder progress and not to require more effort than is necessary.
The dangers you can encounter on a street route are especially the cars and what you have to keep in mind when you are cycling on any public road is that it is up to you to protect yourself, the level of danger in these routes depends 100% on how attentive you are to the road and the things around you you.
Around Medias a lot of routes are possible, important is that there isn't so much traffic. A route for you to try is next to the Tarnava river, you can start in Medias and go to the small and beautiful town of Dumbraveni and coming back to medias on the other side of the river. You will visit a lot of beautiful villages and get an insight in the regions heartland.
These are usually "represented" by paths, paths and other improvised roads. The necessary equipment is m heart when it comes to equipping the bike, i.e. you don't need a jack, lights, anti-theft, water bottle attached to the frame, etc. instead, you need personal equipment consisting of: resistant clothes or special equipment for mountain biking, helmet on head or full face, gloves that cover the fingers, the latter is a must have.
In this medium, however, it is recommended to have a handlebar as wide as possible 60-75cm and tires for hard rolling, with ridges, for maximum grip and the least risk of slipping.
The possible dangers on these routes are greater because you have to constantly pay attention to where you're going, even so you can still slip, bump, slip, trip or get in the way of something, so we recommend wearing a helmet and gloves to protect your head and hands as well as possible.< /p>
For the off-road route we present you a Freestyle but still safe route, these types of routes are the most volatile, even you can create one, if you have enough imagination, but in addition to imagination you must have very a lot of care and a sports attention when you try any tr aseu unofficial.
We have prepared for you 2 configurations of the same route, short variant and long version
We have drawn up a route that will not only allow you to have a pleasant physical activity but is also a tour of the monasteries and fortified churches in the Medias area.
The route stretches for 65 KM and is 90% on public roads, it is a street route, the departure is from Medias and deviations from route are represented by 3 appendices that allow you to visit monuments in addition to those directly on the route, namely: Atel, Copsa Mare, Alma Vii
On the route configured by us you can visit the following towns: Medias, Brateiu, Atel, Dupus, Copsa Mare, Biertan, Richis, Alma Vii and Mosna.
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1) What preparation do we need for this type of routes?
These routes require a beginner to intermediate level of training, this is the norm when we refer to a cycling route in a hilly area.
2) What equipment is necessary for a route in the hilly area?
There is NO specific mandatory equipment, what we can recommend is:
a bottle of 1-2 liters of water (according to preference), gloves that also cover the fingers, helmet, a bike repair kit (patent, adjustable wrench, a spare camera, hand pump, etc.), rain jacket, etc.
3) Why do we need a bicycle for routes in the hilly area?
In principle, any bicycle from the mountain-bike range is sufficient, an important thing when we want to travel a cycling route it's not the specs of the bike, it's the confidence we have in it, the better we know how to control that particular bike the lower the risk of injury, I'd always suggest a bike that's comfortable for you despite one with top specs, although lower performance will lead to a higher level of effort,
4) What are the possible dangers on a hill course?
These are, in principle u, the same on any kind of route, i.e. falls, bruises, scratches, these dangers are more related to each person's skills and not to the route itself. However, the route amplifies these risks by its very nature, the ground is slippery and this can take even the most competent of us by surprise.