Above the Transfagarasanfrom
Enjoy a trekking tour, just above the Transfagarasan road and the Balea Lake! A stunning tour in the Transylvanian Alps!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Hiking in the Transylvania Alps
The tour needs no presentation; it has all the ingredients for an unforgettable day! We climb up the mountains, just above the breathtaking Transfagarsan road and then we’ll continue hiking on the peak with a view over the road on one side and the glacier lake on the other side… We’ll be right on the top of the mountains, at about 2300 m altitude (about 7600ft).
Get your camera and binoculars: we’ll take some awesome pictures and, with some luck, we might spot wild goats and groundhogs. It’s a relaxing tour, not very challenging but spectacular enough.
There are three options we could take for the trekking:
- very easy
So, you don’t have to worry, you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy such a tour!
The tour includes:
- Drive on the Transfagarasan road
- Trekking tour above the road and the glacier lake
- A visit at the Carta Cistercian abbey
- Lots of fun and a great view
The tour doesn’t include, but at your request, we could add:
- Lunch with a view at Albota Trout Farm, at the bottom of the Fagaras mountains
According to Top Gear magazine the road is described as Romania’s highest road has all the ingredients in the Perfect Road recipe.
The whole road itself is an adventure with hundreds of corners, dissecting a section of the breathtaking Carpathian mountain range, various fir tree, oak and beech forests, the high waterfall, the valley surrounded by steep rocks and cliffs – scintillating views as we both ascend and descend. A remote location to ensure you’ve got it mostly to yourself. It’s typically shut from November to July because of how treacherous the weather gets – sometimes, in wintertime the layer of snow can reach 3 m (about 9ft). So, we should enjoy our time up there, on the Transylvania roof!
- Location 2 Balea Lake Trail
- Location 3 Balea Lake
- Location 4 Carta Abbey
This tour can be customized; it can include the same attraction/ sights (Transfagarasan road, Balea Lake, Carta Abbey) but the trek is different according to your possibilities: very easy (walk around the lake), easy (a bit of trekking (around 2 hours) or moderate (3-4 hours trekking on the peak).
Let us know what you prefer and we’ll tailor it for you!
Nevertheless, in any of these cases, comfortable shoes and good outfit are required (also, raincoat, sunglasses).
The trekking tour can be done from July till the end of October!
In case you want just a walk in the lake area then sports, comfortable shoes are good enough. For the hiking tours we recommend trekking shoes, raincoat, sports outfit, hat, sunglasses.
You can bring some light snacks for the tour and a bottle of water. For a more elaborate tour, we can stop at the lovely trout farm, on our way back, at the bottom of the Fagaras mountains.