WHAT IS THIS?
The first Romanian guide dedicated to 2 wheels travelers.
In modern society, wilderness is becoming increasingly hard to find, but some regions of Romania still hold places not yet swallowed by the technology. The Apuseni Mountains are such a place, and for that matter, they have captured the attention of the first edition of Carpathian 2 Wheels Guide.
With a size of 16,5 by 22 cm the guide is small enough to fit in most of the tankbags and the spiral bound will help the browsing of the map and descriptions.
The routes are divided by the type of road on which they go through, as well as the time necessary to complete them. The first 8 tracks are entirely on asphalt; 16 in the class of Soft Enduro are extending to unpaved roads, and the last 3 have a high level of difficulty and are included into Adventure category.
For each of these categories, the guide proposes a long-term circuit. Each takes on the task of a complete tour of the Apuseni Mountains, with a navigation time between 5 to 9 days.
All the details of the circuits are personally collected and centralized in such a way thatthe guide may provide information regarding the condition of roads, accommodation, tourist attractions worth visiting and even legends of the locals.
The data of the guide has been transposed into a cartographic format, on a detailed map with a 1:80,000 scale.
GPS tracks of all routes are made available by the guide for those who prefer to use this method of guidance. Details about the download process can be found on the GPS Tracks page.
WHO IS BEHIND THIS GUIDE?
The idea of the guide started from discussions between Călin Nucuță, a cartographer and Sabin Potinteu, who works as a guide and owns Transylvania Quest. Along the project a lot of support was given by: Cristina Ungureanu (Cartographer), Simona Laiu, Ioana Fălcuşan, Diana Penelea (Proofreading), Cordea Ana-Maria (Proofreading), Ramona Ienciu & Alexandru Murariu (from Heavy Duties), Marius Kenesz, Sveatoslav (Art Dynasty SRL), Bogdan Baraghin & Mihai Barbu (from Studio Photoliu), Florin Ştefan, Andra Hopulele and Petre Nicolescu (Accent Studio Design – UK).