Văcărești Natural Park Association with the support of Kaufland Romania and next to BikeXpert Racing Team set up an eight-kilometer cyclotourism trail in Văcărești Natural Park in Bucharest. The track is intended for the bicyles equipped for bumps, addressing adults and children accompanied by their parents.
The 8-km trail consists of two parts: the „belevedere” path and the track „amid ponds”. The track is running along the dam surrounding the park, climbing down inside on the main tracks. The access is available from two entrances: 168 Splaiul Unirii and the entrance platform in the park, from Savinesti street. The trail is pedalled in about 60 minutes.
„One of the most important functions of Văcărești Natural Park is the recreation one. A healthy recreation including activities such as sports, walking, landscape views, open air recreation and silence. Riders who will come to the park by bike will have now the opportunity to fully enjoy these services,” said Dan Bărbulescu, the director of the Văcărești Natural Park Association.
“For Kaufland Romania, it’s a joy to be able to contribute to setting up and completing the first cyclotourism trail in the first urban park in Romania. Together with our partner, Văcărești Natural Park Association, we provide Bucharesters with the possibility of combining sports activities with the unedited experience to spend their time in the urban nature,” said in her turn Anna-Katharina Scheidereiter, Manager CSR Kaufland Romania.
The programme “Riders in Văcărești” will go on with a mountain bike contest- Bucharest MTB Race, XCO type event, in the Văcărești Park, on November 4.
Visitors are reminded that the following activities are banned in Văcărești Park, for they might have an impact on the park’s biodiversity: smoking and lighting any kind of fire, fishing, waste dumping, destroying vegetation, pets release, access with engine-driven vehicles.
Bicycle tourism is a growing leisure and sports activity in Romania, with more and more marked trails, from the Black Sea to the Danube, offering Romanian and foreign tourists alike the possibility of enjoying the country’s exquisite landscape.
One of the most beautiful cyclotourism trails in Romania is the Transylvanian Hills, which crosses two Natura 2000 sites, crossing 26 villages with fortified churches, reach the medieval fortress of Sighisoara, and connect four UNESCO monuments of Sighisoara, Viscri, Saschiz and Breite.