EMTB Group Tour in the Ciuc Mountains
Conquer the 1350 m high Pagan Mountain and enjoy one of the best panoramas nearby Miercurea Ciuc.
This tour is designed as a great outing with family or friends to one of the best vista points of the Ciuc Basin, to the top of the 1350 m high Pogany-havas or Pagan Mountain known only by the locals. First enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your accommodation with our comfortable minivan or meet us at the starting point of the tour, in the center of of Frumoasa village (Csíkszépvíz in Hungarian).
Once arrived in Frumoasa, your guide will give a safety briefing, then follows the ebikes unloading from our roulotte, sizing and fitting of the bikes for each rider, briefing on how the bikes function and how to safely operate them. When everyone is fitted with his or her equipment and happy with the setup of the bikes, the adventure begins.
You leave behind the streets of Frumoasa, conquer a steep forrest road with the help of your ebike's electrical assistance, then have a break at a lookout tower of Frumoasa and its surroundings. Here your guide can introduce you to Frumoasa's multicultural background and rich history, then continue to the next resting point on the tour, to Saint Ladislaus spring where you can quench your thirst or refill your bottle. Here you can learn about the legends and love of the locals linked to king Saint Ladislaus. Continue your uphill ride to the top of the Pagan Mountain and enjoy one of the best panoramas in the surroundings of Miercurea Ciuc to the Ciuc Basin, the Harghita Mountains, Hasmas Mountains and to the Ciomad Mountains. This place is special not just because of the great views and the cult of Saint Ladislaus linked to it, but due to its richness in wildflower and bird species. The locals work this territory as a mountain pasture in the traditional way which preserved one of the richest ecosystem in the region. Finally an exciting downhill ride follows from the top of the mountain to Saint Ladislaus chapel where you can share stories about your ride with teh others and have some snacks. The last stop on the tour before returning to our minivan is Cibre bath where you can soak in your feet and relax a bit.
Guaranteed departures: the tour departs every Sunday from Frumoasa at 10 o'clock, pick-up from Miercurea Ciuc and its surrounding villages is included in the price of the tour.
Private tours are also available during weekdays on request.
Please bear in mind that prior basic cycling knowledge or experience is required in order to be able to join the tour.