Impressive surrounding landscape and a great spot for hiking, ice climbing, cycling or (if you are pro) even skiing – this is how one can best attempt to describe the famous Balea Lake in the Fagaras mountains. Reachable by car (or bike) in the summer and by cable car in the winter, this old glacier lake […]

The Transfagarasan scenic drive

One of the most spectacular roads in the world, the Transfagarasan runs trough the spectacular, rocky Fagaras mountains, the highest mountains in Romania with the Moldoveanu peak reaching 2544 meters. Spooky tunnels and amazing views are awaiting the curious tourist!

By Bogdan Toderas, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7793487

An engineering jewel between Frunţii Mountains and Ghiţu mountains, the Vidraru Dam is basically where Transfagarasan starts … From here, you’ll follow the road through tunnels and slopes up to Balea Cascada (Balea Waterfall) and Balea Lake.