Hospice Bike Tour 2020

In 2020, the #HospiceBikeTour will last 6 days (12.06.2019 – 17.06.2019) with the following itinerary: Chisinau – Iasi – Suceava – Borsa – Sapanta – Satu Mare – Oradea.

We will explore various parts of Romania, and will spend a couple of days in the wonderful region of Maramures where some sightseeing is on the agenda, for example at the “Merry Cemetery” of Sapanta, or the numerous wooden churches. Each one of the stage town has something to offer. While the surrounding landscapes during the whole journey are… simply breathtaking.

You can find out the detailed – and temporary – itinerary for every single day on the following links: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6. We remind you that we reserve the right to change parts of the itinerary if we deem necessary.

We ask each participant to fundraise the amount of 750 €*.

This includes:

  • Logistic support throughout the Bike Tour (Water, snacks & energy bars, supporting cars, etc.)
  • Support from local authorities and emergency services (when available)
  • Basic spare parts and mechanical help
  • Accommodation (within Hotels, Guest houses, etc.) during the Bike Tour (6 nights). [Accommodation in a single room costs extra 60€]
  • Breakfast (when available)
  • Fundraising support and advice
  • A cycling jersey
  • Professional photography and video service as souvenirs of the Bike Tour
  • Possible bus transfer to Chisinau on 18th June if needed.

This does not include:

  • Other food and meal expenses
  • Visits, tours and other sightseeing expenses
  • Extraordinary bike repair costs
  • Bicycle and bike inspection [The organizers can lend a bicycle, under request in advance]

* Participants from countries other than Moldova, Romania or Ukraine are asked to fundraise 1300€ – that includes return flight, one-night accomodation in Chisinau and transfers.

 

The Hospice Bike Tour is a charity event organized by Hospices of Hope Moldova, which means that all proceeds go towards supporting the provision of palliative care services to people with incurable illness and/or life-limiting conditions in the regions of Cahul, Ocnita, Orhei, Soroca and Taraclia.

 

Please note:

  • The Hospice Bike Tour 2020 is limited to 30 participants.
  • In order to confirm their participation, a donation deposit of 150€ needs to be transferred to Hospices of Hope Moldova by 15th April 2020 – Please contact us (cristina@hospicesofhope.md / +37360394306) for the bank and currency details.

 

Sponsorship packages for companies are available upon request and are to be discussed with Hospices of Hope Moldova team.

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Previous editions

Previous editions

The first two #HospiceBikeTour editions linked organisations in the Hospices of Hope Moldova (Chisinau) and Romania (Brasov & Bucharest) networks, each of them running for five days in June. The first edition, in 2016, had a length of 563 km and took us on the hills of Oituz before arriving in Brasov and Bucharest.

In 2017 we decided to make it even more spectacular as the participants had the opportunity to visit the charming Lake Bicaz, after the elderly Carpathians until the end of the tour at the Casa Sperantei Hospice Center in Bucharest, making up a route of 728 km for five days.

A year later, the itinerary was slightly modified as the destination was the Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov (Romania), and we visited unique places like Iasi and Sighisoara. This was the longest route ever for the Hospice Bike Tour, as the cyclists were on the road for more than 750km.

Finally, in 2019, two iconic roads were on the agenda, with the Bucovinian Transrarau and the Bicaz Gorge, on a five-day and 715km journey that took the participants from Chisinau to Brasov, passing by Iasi, Gura Humorului, Bicaz and Miercurea Ciuc.

The #HospiceBikeTour is now a renowned event for amateur cyclists of the Republic of Moldova and beyond. Above all, thanks to the efforts that more than 30 participants have made over the years, plus our dear partners and sponsors, we managed to collect more than 35.000 euro that went to the develpoment of palliative care services in the regions of Moldova.

In 2020, the fifth-year anniversary edition will be longer, as the itinerary will lead us on a six-day trip from Chisinau to Oradea, and inevitably we expect the fundraising to be even bigger than the previous years.

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Watch the #HospiceBikeTour 2019 aftermovie

Hospices of Hope Moldova is a nonprofit organization, part of the Hospices of Hope Network, which launched the National Palliative Care Services Network “Hospices of Hope Moldova” in 2017. Our aim is to develop and improve access to palliative care services in different regions of the Republic of Moldova, for people suffering from incurable diseases.

So far, five mobile palliative care teams are part of our network: in Soroca, Ocnita, Orhei, Cahul and Taraclia. We are also the main importer and provider of stoma bags in the country and we offer regular trainings to the medical and social staff of our partner teams.

Since the launch of the Hospices of Hope Moldova National Network for Palliative Care Services in 2017, more than 1100 people benefit from quality palliative care services, while the multidisciplinary mobile teams in the regions of Cahul, Ocnita, Orhei, Soroca and Taraclia have made more than 28.000 home visits. Besides, more than 40 health professionals have been following trainings about palliative care, and more than 28.000 stoma bags and accessories have been imported and handed out within the Network.