Transfăgărășan – a “must do” in Romania
$1000 per person
About this tour
This one day tour lets you to discover the highest mountains of Romania – Fagaras Mountains – also known as Transylvanian Alps. We cross the Land of Fagaras and will follow the alpine road that passes through Fagaras Mountains and that connects Walachia with Transylvania.
We leave Targu Mures and drive towards Sibiu. Our route then winds through rolling farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Land of Fagaras. From Cartisoara Village we follow Transfagarasan road. After a short stop where you can admire the noisy falling waters we continue our trip on Transfagarasan road that climbs through Balea, Doamna and Tunsu edges and get to Balea Glacial Lake. The Transfăgărășan road simply gives you everything, especially if you are addicted to adrenaline.
Because of the countless turns, the average speed is maximum 40 km per hour. Along this route there are 27 viaducts and bridges, and the longest road tunnel in Romania – 887 meters. The landscape is fantastic, and the differences of altitude and the curves represent a challenge for both cars and drivers. Don’t forget your camera to capture the spectacular views!
We’ll stop at Balea Lake to enjoy this splendid monument of nature which is situaded at 2034 meters altitude and together with about 180 hectares of land around it is declared a natural reservation, since 1932. Also, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe is built near the lake, every winter. since 2006.
Here, at Balea Lake we can spend the time for numerous activities and to admire the lake and the surroundings that will give you unforgettable moments! The time has come for some last-minute photo-shootings and to say farewell to this beautiful place. We’ll leave the Transylvanian Alps behind, as we return to Targu Mures and drop-off at your location!