2016-06-25 Castle Bran, Romania

saphena

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On june 25 we meet at Bran Castle at 13.00 tour 16.00
picture
address Str General Traian Mosolu 24 507025 Bran Rumania
N45 30.542 E 25 22.018

Hotel Pension Muntele Rece this moment still 10 rooms
doubles
as wel as triple rooms at appr 1 km from site and center
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Booking.com
Str Bisericii 5,507026 Bran
N 45 32.641 E 25 21.783

This is the 1 I cannot attend unfortunately as I'll be
riding
to Deadhorse and then Buttlite 8 in USA
List
1 Bob Stammers
2 Mike Hills
3 Jonathan Baker
4 Petri Myntti
5 Phil Weston
6 Jon12A

The old forum thread for this RTE is here.
 
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saphena

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JON12A said:
Is this anyday at 13.00 hrs or do you have a date in
mind Michiel ?

Sorry couldn't resist.
saphena said:
I might fancy this but it depends on which month
Michiel Kerkhof said:
oeps ....fixed it
MikeHi said:
Hi Michiel,
Please put me down for this one
thanks,
Mike
saphena said:
and me. You talked me into it you smooth talking devil
Michiel Kerkhof said:
Hmmmm Hearing there may be problems now in booking rooms
at suggested location....When I booked they had 10 rooms
available.....Jon12 suggested 2 other locations both some
distance away from venue....We can always see where is
best to stay or take a restaurant which is convenient for
all to visit and split up after dinner....anyway if others
also have probs booking there I can of course cancel my
room and go where we all can get accommodation....Jon12
suggsetions are
Hotel Classic Tibles nr. 7-9, 500112
Braşov, Romania. Its about 19 miles away in the town of
Brasov.
But even here they only have 8 rooms left.
Also found Hotel Ambient Str. Iuliu Maniu Boulevard 27,
500091 Braşov, Romania has 12 room at £46.
Michiel Kerkhof said:
That is to say I did not book a room as this is the one ride
I cannot attend!!.....
Mikehi said:
Hello,
I have just booked this one on Booking.com. Appears to be near the castle and have rooms available.

http://www.transylvanianinn.com

this looks like a decent option (from my v ltd knowledge of Bran!) but am happy to go wth the consensus

Mike
Michiel Kerkhof said:
That's a great find and perfect alternative for Muntele
Rece.There is also a restaurant almost next door called Costi
Pomana which should be a good place to have
dinner.....whoever already booked the original hotel isn't
too far away from this either....
saphena said:
I may have just booked this using their website. I'll give them an hour or so then use booking.com like normal people.

UPDATE: I gave up looking for a response from their website and now have a confirmed room via booking.com
jaybee68 said:
Hi Michiel,
Put me down for this one.
Slow Poke said:
I may have to choose Le Jogle over this one, we'll see
ArytonO said:
Booked and also trying to arrive there )

Petri
 

JON12A

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Hotel booked. I am also doing the Scandinavian rally the weekend before so plans might change.
 

AyrtonO

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Just curious, how have you made bookings, by email or? Booking.com sold out, direct web page shows only 2 nights minimum choices (and bit uncomfortably, not cancellable without costs...) and even then, seems not working with browsers I tried? Currently plan B is to have room in neighbourhood pension...
 

FazerPhil

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I've done my usual trick of booking late and there are no rooms left

If anyone has a spare bed PM me and I'll share cost.

Otherwise I'll find something when I get there.
 

FazerPhil

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I've been told the trasfagaran highway opens on 1st July. After this trip.

What are our thoughts? Do we want to ride the trasfagaran? Should we postpone a week?

Personally I'm happy to stick with this date as I'm busy the following week..

Your thoughts.
 

michiel kerkhof

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this is what I found sofar....The road is closed a stretch of 27 km for eight months of the year, winter and spring, because of the danger of avalanches, rock falls, landslides etc. between November 2, 2015 - June 30, 2016, DN 7C - Transfagarasan is CLOSED on the road between kilometer 104 (Piscu Black - jud. Arges) and 130.8 kilometer (Balea Waterfall - jud. Sibiu). the portion reopen closed circulation from July 1, 2016 . the road is still OPEN to public traffic on the following sectors: - jud. Arges - in the town of Bascov to Piscu Black (km. 104) - Jud. Sibiu - from the intersection with DN1 (km. 151 + 955) to Cabana Balea Waterfall (km. 130 + 800). From Waterfall Balea Lac Balea can climb the cable car .
So we are 5 days early.....could take a chance and go for it!....Transfagarassan is road 7 on the map a nice alterative is 67c a little more to the west from Sebes via Obarsia to Bengesti.....
 

Phisdelo

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Pascal and me we'll probably only come if the full Transfagaran is open.
Sorry to suggest this so late in the agenda, more info can be found on transfagaran.net.
The bottom and top parts are open.
 

Phisdelo

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We^ll come around the week afterwards, via the Transfagaran.
This road is for sure the most beautifull one in Europe, I can confirm and Pascal (aileron) hasn't done it yet.
It is an opportunity not to be missed; this road is very special (also historically ..), but hardly maintained so many reckon that one day it will be closed down.
Sorry guys to drop you on this one for a week's difference.

If it is in IBA UK RTE policy, we can pick up an envelope with the two patches either at the cashbooth (if there is any ???) at the entrance of the Bran castle or at the hotel, as you see fit.

Enjoy the ride
 

saphena

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It's on the way in any case - although obviously we'd have to remember to turn off the main road onto it.
 

saphena

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I'm chunnelling tomorrow, hotel in Linz Thursday evening, winging it on Friday and, hopefully, I'll make the photo on Saturday. I'll be filling up before the tunnel so France won't be a problem on the way out.

Anyone else escaping the country tomorrow, just in case:D