Graham Jarvis, the legend Extreme Enduro rider and probably the first name that comes to most riders’ minds when they think of the crème de le crème of enduro talent. And it just got better…the legend has started a series of Jarvis Signature Tours, I’ve already been to the Spanish and Welsh ones but now it’s time for some Romanian fun with Jarvis Signature Tours Romania.
If you’re after your own Red Bull Romaniacs experiences or full training for Romaniacs then Jarvis Signature Tours Romania is the place to go!Vanessa Ruck
Set up by an absolute legend, if you want riding progression and an epic adventure this is the place to go.
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✅ global locations
✅ full tuition available
✅ suitable for ALL experience levels
✅ bikes and gear
✅ enjoy trail riding, brush up skills or BOTH!
The first thing to mention is that by going to Jarvis Signature it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to ride with the man himself, Graham – you can but the dates are limited and you of course pay more. I had an absolutely incredible time there even without him. Graham has years of riding experience to teach, however he’s also still a full-time professional rider and so had equipped his school with some absolutely nails riders to stand in and deliver the ultimate hard enduro coaching.
Depending on your goals they’ll push you as little or as much as you like. Nail some new skills or simply enjoy some chilled riding, either way you’ll have one hell of a time.
They’ve cornered the market for guided tuition trail riding for sure and I think the tuition really is the reason to head to Jarvis. Yes, it’s an amazing experience riding in Romania, but the big push for me is the riding development. Many tour operators can give you the odd tip but being able to really push you, spot your bad habits and take you to the next level is rather unique for the Jarvis offering.
You can see how hard they pushed me, within my limits but outside my comfort zone. It was incredible.
In terms of bikes Jarvis of course has his factory racing hat on, opting for a fleet of the latest Husqvarna enduro bikes from across the range of sizes. They’re made of hard enduro!
Jarvis Romania is based on a large farm set in the rolling Romanian landscape. The large farm house provides a comfortable solace with comfortable rooms and a family feel. Enjoy a spread of breakfast options prepared on sight under the lovely terrace and hear the horses neigh in the background. There are lots of horses too as the family also run pony camps for children.
The bikes are stored in a large barn on sight with space for kit storage, keeping the mud out of your room.
Riding is a 30-40 minute drive from the farm, which the team organise with the bikes in a trailer. This enables you to start your riding in the best terrain, not having to do any road slogs to get into the depth of the Carpathian mountains. It also keeps local villages more at one with the bikes as big tours are not passing through at such a frequency. Happy locals means happy bike tours.
If you picture Red Bull Romaniacs then this is the terrain you’re riding! They team know all the best trails, they know previous Romanicas routes including Atom, Iron, Bronze, Silver and even the madness of Gold. If you want a Romanicas training trip or a way to experience the likes of Romaniacs riding then they is the ideal place to go.
The Romanian Carpathian mountains offer a huge variety of riding. the scenery is incredible and so is the riding. I would describe it as enduro on steroids! Take the riding nearly everywhere else on the planet and put it on steroids… hello Romania! They have different types of terrain, from beautiful high and medium mountains, big forests and green meadows, to rocky or muddy sections – and some serious hills climbs…of should I say mountain climbs. They go on an on!! So everything you need for the best guided enduro tours in Romania with Jarvis Signature Tours Romania.
Mr Graham Jarvis was of course with us too, as we know he’s a shy one, but I was really warmed to to see his energy towards the tours. He was welcoming and engaging and bloody awesome and showing me how things should be done. Tips from the king of hard enduro, that’s a winner!
The tuition is perfectly suited for ANY riding experience, from total novice through to expert. These guys are the top spec in riding capabilities and so there is something to learn for everyone.
Given that Jarvis has a busy race calendar, if you can’t get a date to ride with him I would not threat….For the very, very large majority of riders you’re going to learn as much progression from Graham’s team as you will from him as he really has employed a fantastic caliber of guys so don’t threat if you can’t get a date with Jarvis.
A huge attraction to me here is that Graham’s team know what it takes to push your riding to the next level. That means the guys know and are familiar with putting you into terrains that can at times be a big step up for you. But it’s ok, they are right there with you! They assess your capabilities and quickly know where they can safely push you. It’s not about reckless fun as at the end of the day no one wants to come home broken, and they certainly don’t want damaged bikes. But they do know how to safely push the limits and will talk you through exactly what needs to be done.
Fly into Sibui in central Romania and the team will collect you from the airport.
Check flight cost and availability here.
In three days riding I went from totally unprepared for Red Bull Romaniacs to ready to race and feeling confident. Here’s why you need three days minimum pre Romaniacs:
I learned more like a few months’ worth of progression. Graham Jarvis you’ve made something special here! Just a short flight to Sibui and you’re there. This is the place to train!
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