Hard Enduro races are a real challenge. Be well prepared if you go and participate as a hobby rider. Know exactly what awaits you. Off-road tracks always look easier on YouTube filmed on a GoPro than they are in reality. Testing your abilities in a training lets you know whether you’re ready, and gives you the confidence you need. Our enduro motorcycle guides are regular participants in these races in Romania, have won numerous medals, and are the perfect tutors for you.
- Real race track, or matching terrain.
- Local tutors who know the tracks and participate in hard enduro races.
- At your pace, for your level.
- Learning and improving techniques, and getting lots of background info and tips.
This is a unique opportunity. Before going on an official race track we acquire the permission from the race organization.
What you’ll train
You’ll exercise what you want to learn, according to your level. If you’ve never been to a race, then topics to cover are:
- properly passing other riders, and letting other riders pass you
- equipment and gear you need
- navigating the race track (spotting color bands, using GPS), and what to do if you lost your track.
- conserving energy. it’s all about conserving energy.
- bike preparation before race, regulations
- find out which race category is the right one for you
- exercise the difficult parts
Which race category is for you?
Hard enduro races are for professionals, aspiring professionals, amateurs and hobby riders. They usually share the same base track, with deviating paths in between. Races often come with the categories “profi“, “expert” and “hobby” in the Romanian hard enduro championship. At Romaniacs they are called gold for profi, silver for expert, bronze for hobby, with the additional categories iron and atom. Profi is for professional riders, like Graham Jarvis and Manual Lettenbichler. Expert is for the next generation of pro riders, and skilled enthusiasts, those who spend every weekend on the bike, and are physically in shape. Hobby is for enthusiasts and seasoned hobby riders, people who spend 20+ days each season on the hard enduro bike.
Most hobby riders don’t compete to win – they compete to finish, to make it in time to the finish line. By far not everyone is able to arrive. Some try to be faster than their buddy. Finishing, without injury, and having a lot of fun, is our recommended target for hobby riders. A result a hobby rider can be proud of.
Some races are easier to finish, for example Hard Enduro Heniu, others are tougher, for example Romaniacs. After seeing your enduro riding level we can advise you which race to tackle first, and in which category.
Motorcycles and protective gear
Prior enduro or hardenduro riding experience. Hard enduro race videos on YouTube always look much easier filmed on the rider’s GoPro than they are in reality. The camera flies over obstacles and loose rocks, and the path looks flat even in places where it’s so steep that one can barely stand.
What other riders say
Updated for the 2023 season.
|guide, bike, hotel||guide, |
|2 days, |
2 days training
|800 EUR||550 EUR|
3 days training
|1200 EUR||800 EUR|
|Included||tour guide, |
|tour guide, |
|Options||Single room: +40 EUR per night. |
|Single room: +40 EUR per night.|
|Group size||2-6 guests||2-6 guests|
Excluded: 1) lunch, dinner, drinks: very affordable, you’re in Romania 😉 2) Personal insurance 3) damage caused to the motorcycle that requires the replacement of parts (scratches and minor bumps are not taken into account)
Book your training
Contact us for available dates and places to reserve your 2023 hard enduro race training in Romania.