After 2 amazing days of riding across the mountains, it’s time to take a bite of the Romanian traditions.
In the morning we visit the medieval monastery of Voronet, also named "the Sistine Chapel of the East" after its impressive paintings in unique blue colors.
Back on the road, we ride through Maramures Mountains Natural Park, an area of great ethnographic heritage, rural culture and century-old tradition.
We visit the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, a place reflecting the spiritual mind of the ancestors which believed the death to be only the beginning, not the end. The cemetery has blue wooden crosses with painted images and humorous short poems describing the deceased.
We have a delicious traditional dinner and spend the night in the little village of Breb, a magical place which will steal your heart. Here we will find “the last peasant culture in Europe”. Maramures villages are famed for their monumental wooden gates, guarding the entry to the houses, and the unique wooden churches.
- Distance: 277km
- Itinerary: Gura Humorului to Breb