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Cycling & Raspberry Delight

Tasty fresh raspberries
The month of June is bringing many of the summer fruit flavours and they are just waiting for us to enjoy them. At the same time we cannot wait for the weekend break and get away from the noisy city. Mircea, from Cycling Romania, is inviting you for a completely special bike trip proposal: one day cycling through quiet villages of Prahova and stopping for… raspberries picking. You may have tried to purchase this delicate fruits from the market, but it’s nothing comparing to picking them yourself. You will caress yourself with a real, 100% natural and tasteful experience.

We will meet in Floresti, in front of The Cantacuzino Palace ‘Micul Trianon’. It’s only 85 km away from Bucharest

If you are a beginner and you’re only thinking of a short bike trip, then you should come on Saturday, 2nd, and meet us at 11:30 am. If you think you can handle some hill climbs on a bit longer bike tour, then the best is to meet on Sunday, 3rd, at 11:30 am. Either way, we will enjoy a beautiful and flavoured cycling day.

What do we do
  • we visit an old traditional manor, built about one century ago (it’s private property)
  • we pick and taste the fresh raspberries from the manor’s courtyard
  • we cycle through beautiful forest
  • we talk to the locals, visit a typical rural household and have a picnic in the garden
  • we check the ruins of The Cantacuzino Palace, in Floresti

What shall we have with us:
  • bike (mountain bike or touring bike)
  • helmet
  • at least 1l of water
  • rain coat / sun cream
  • a small backpack
  • smile upon the face
One century old manor
The best fresh water you can find
Details for Saturday trip:
Distance: 35 km
Difficulty level: easy – flat surface
Terrain type: asphalt (60%), dirt road (40%)
Start and end point: Floresti, 85 km away from Bucharest
Start/end time: 11:30/18:00

Details for Sunday trip:
Distance: 45 km
Difficulty level: medium – flat & hilly surface
Terrain type: asphalt (65%), dirt road (35%)
Start and end point: Floresti, 85 km away from Bucharest
Start/end time: 11:30/18:00

Price / person & what’s included:
90 RON* for guiding, technical assistance, activities and visits (raspberries picking, a surprise raspberry delicacy + visits: a traditional mansion, a typical rural household), lunch picnic in the garden + tasting local products, energizers, home made cookies
The group size limit is 10 persons

* Please be aware that a contribution to supporting the visited village households is included in the fee

How to reach Floresti
By car: After 80 km of driving from Bucharest to Ploiesti on E60 road, pass Baicoi, turn left and follow the signs towards Floresti. After 5 km you will reach the Cantacuzino Palace (‘Micul Trianon’), on the right side.
By train: Get the train A 1621 from Bucharest Main Station (10:30), or from Ploiesti Vest (11:16) and reach Floresti (11:29). The train has special wagon for bike transport. You will reach the meeting point in about 5 minutes from the train station, on the bike. If you choose to come by train please inform the organisers (see details below).
The ruined but still majestic Cantacuzino Palace
Please subscribe to this event until 30th of June. The subscriptions can be completed by calling (+40) 746 11 00 33 – Mircea, or by email at mircea.crisbasanu@healthtravel.ro

 Get on your bike, grab your smile and see you soon!


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