Transfagarasan Day Tour

Transfagarasan - the road that leads to the sky

Transfagarasan road- Balea Waterfall- Balea Glacial Lake- Capra Waterfall- Vidraru Dam

This escourted 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 (the highest mountains in Romania - Moldoveanu peak - 2544 meters) and that connects Walachia and Transylvania. We will see Balea Waterfall, we stop at one of the most beautiful glacial lake, Balea Lake, to admire the breathtaking views and we cross the longest road tunnel in Romania (887 m length ) in order to reach Vidraru Dam and Vidraru Lake.

We leave the Brasov skyline behind and drive west 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 along Balea Valley and trough the sinuous road wich gives you asthonishing views we reach Balea Waterfall (1234). After a short stop where you can admire the noisy falling waters we continue our trip on Transfagarasan road that climbs trough Balea, Doamna and Tunsu edges and get to Balea Glacial Lake. Transfagarasan road will give everything to those 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 stop at Balea Lake to enjoy this splendid monument of nature wich is situaded at 2034 meters altitude and together with about 180 hectare of land around it is declared natural reservation since 1932. Also, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe is built near the lake every winter since in 2006. After this memorable moments we hit the road again to pass trough Capra-Balea Tunnel. Once with step out of it we are in the southern part of the mountain where we find in a short time, in a fascinating location, Capra Waterfall, who receives the visitors with cold water droplets. We follow the road along Capra River, that gives you scenic views, and reach the impressive Vidraru Dam.

Ample time is allocated to take part in some of 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 leave the Transylvanian Alps behind as we return to Brasov and drop-off at your locations!

For price request please email tdtours@yahoo.com, send sms or call 0040747 758976 Bogdan Ghenoiu, your tour guide.
Included: Transport, Driver / guide english specialised,entrance tickets, permanent assistance.

Not included: meals.