Transfăgărășan - the best road in the world - Private Tour - Only your group

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Duration: 12 hours

Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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This is a private tour from Bucharest to the Transfăgărășan highway.
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Curtea de Argeș, where we will make a stop for coffee, snack and stretching.
Then we will drive to the real castle of Vlad the Impaler: Poienari Fortress. This is currently under renovation and we will only see it from the outside.
There follows a stop at the Vidraru Dam which has a height of 150 meters and a length of 310 meters.
This is where the Vidraru Lake begins, which is 10 km long.
From here we will enter the Făgăraș National Park where we have the chance to meet brown bears.
We begin the ascent of the mountain and make another stop at the Goat Waterfall to take pictures and admire the scenery.
In the end we will reach Bâlea glacial lake, our destination. Here we have two hours of free time for various activities such as: hiking, walking, zip line, admiring the the Transfăgărășan road and lunch.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Bucharest

Professional tour guide in English

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 7 - 99

Additional Info

  • On the mountain the temperature is 20 degrees lower than in Bucharest, dress thickly!
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • In the winter and spring months the access to Balea Lake can not be made because of the risk of avalanche
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Poienari Castle
Poenari Castle is a ruined castle in Romania which was a home of Vlad the Impaler. The citadel is situated high atop a mountain and accessed by climbing 1,480 concrete stairs.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vidraru Dam
Vidraru Dam it was completed in 1966 on the Argeș River and creates Lake Vidraru. The arch dam was built with the primary purpose to produce hydroelectricity. The dam's height is 166 metres, the arch length 305 meters and it can store 465 million cubic metres of water. The reservoir has a total shoreline (perimeter) length of 28 km.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Transfagarasan Highway
The Transfăgărășan is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It has national-road ranking and is the second-highest paved road in the country.
The road climbs to an altitude of 2,042 metres (6,699 ft). It is a winding road, dotted with steep hairpin turns, long S-curves, and sharp descents. It is both an attraction and a challenge for hikers, cyclists, drivers and motorcycle enthusiasts. Due to the topography, the average speed is around 40 km/h (25 mph). The road also provides access to Bâlea Lake and Bâlea Waterfall.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Capra Wasserfall
spectacular waterfall, located on the Transfăgărășan trail, is Capra waterfall. It is located in the southern part of Făgăraș mountain, coming from Argeș county, at an altitude of 1690 meters and a water fall of over 40 meters. Because of the high flow rate of the water, this waterfall almost never freezes.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Le Lac Balea
Bâlea Lake is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraș Mountains, in central Romania, in Sibiu County. There are two chalets opened all the year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue (Salvamont) station. It is accessible by car on the Transfăgărășan road during the summer, and the rest of the year by a cable car from the Bâlea.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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