Introduction After our last trip to Albania in 2017 (Ride report can be found here), my girlfriend and I decided to ride to, and do a loop of, Romania the following year. So in the summer of 2018 we rode our Transalps to Romania and back from our home in the Netherlands. The trip was 18 days. We rode to Romania via mostly highways, did a loop through Romania on paved and unpaved roads and rode back home via mostly highways again. We rode from The Netherlands through Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary into Romania. From Romania we rode back through Hungary, Austria and Germany to The Netherlands. I put a rough overview of our GPS tracks in the map below. In total we rode over 7000 km's (about 4300 miles). We did not have a set plan, but merely the goal to ride through Romania, experience the country and see some sites. We did collect some roads and routes we wanted to ride and some sights we wanted to see before heading off to use as a general guideline, but mostly we just like to see where the journey takes us and what we're up for when we wake up in the morning. We camped all nights on the trip. This year we ditched the top-boxes and got two dry bags with backpack straps instead. This way we had the weight further to the front and it had less turbulence on higher speeds, but the main reason was to be able to ride faster on unpaved roads when fully packed.