Siria fortress - Biking in Zarand

Biking day in Zarand – hills, vineyards, fortresses

Biking on hills, roaming through Arad’s vineyards and forests, spiced with old fortresses, a miracle spring with its legends and good local wine… Sounds like a great day, right?

WhereSiria, Arad County
Depature points: Arad, Timisoara. Upon request, we can arrange transportation from other locations.
Departure time: 8 am. Returning time: approx. 8 pm

Highlights: Siria Fortress, Feredeu Monastery, vineyards
Available: All year
Type of activity: biking, wine tasting
Level of difficulty: easy-medium

 

Description

We will drive to Siria, Arad County, determined to climb Zarand Mountains ridge. Once in Siria, we get our bikes, let some air in the wheels and hit the road. We will go up to the Siria Citadel hill (“Enlightened Fortress”), dating from the thirteenth century. Siria fortress is a large stone building, which was reinforced with strong towers, today in ruins.

Our journey takes us through the “slow” landscape, typical of these ancient mountains which, by their very softly structure, give a special charm of these hills. Pedaling slowly, after a short while, nature surrounds us, getting us into a realm of peace.
The next objective is Feredeu monastery. The place of worship was built near a healing spring. It will pe perfect to taste the cold healing water, while listening the stories about it.

Also, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the extensive gardens and vineyards dotted with picturesque wineries and huts.
The route continues biking on the main ridge where diverse landscape,  dynamics and coloring of the seasons are natural elements that give value to these places.
End route takes place at the beautiful and rustic Monica&Geza Guesthouse, where after a traditional meal, guests can spoil themselves with wine tasting of the exquisite types of wines, specific to this area.

If you are not to tired after all of these, we can continue with a short hike to the Soimos fortress and enjoy the sunset above the Mures river.

IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.

 

2 People – 120 Euro; 3-7 People – 80 Euro;

Price is per person. For larger group sizes, please contact us.

Hotel pick-up and drop off, Transport by private car or minivan(depending on the group size), Guide assistance, Entrance fees, Bike rent
Meals, Beverages, Wine tasting, other services not mentioned in the program.

 

For booking this tour or for a customized offer please send us a message below.

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