Transfagarasan Highway Tour
Spend the day exploring one of the most famous mountain roads in the world. With spectacular views, the Transfagarasan road takes you above the 2000 m altitude line. Enjoy a break on top of the mountain where a mountain cabin was built at the end of the 1800s for the tired hikers that spent days getting there. The road has an interesting history, being built in the 70s at the orders of the communist leader who wanted to have an extra escape route in case of Soviet invasion.
Although the highway itself is considered to be the main attraction, there are many more pit stops on the way. For example, at 2034 meters, we arrive at Balea Lake, having previously admired the Balea Waterfall. The place is filled with merchants selling foods, drinks and souvenirs. The landscape is absolutely amazing. It really feels like heaven! Then, if you’re curious to discover more and time allows us, there is an optional free of charge trip available to either Balea waterfall (this hike will take up to an hour, it’s easy but requires hiking boots) or, we can take a delightful lunch (meal not included) in a farm to table restaurant, tasting local organic products, fresh fish and Romania drinks. Perhaps you’d prefer a cultural experience, and we can visit the Cistercian Abbey of Carta? It’s really up to you to decide. Still wondering if this trip is suitable for you? You can take your whole family, or you can bring your friends. It’s up to you!
(Farm to table restaurant facing Fagaras Mountains)
We recommend to bring with you some warm clothes, as the top of the road reach the altitude of 2034 m and even in the warmest summer days you can fell the mountain chill.
The price includes:
Transportation ( 300 km )/Driver/Professional guide
Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Food and drinks
Transfagarasan Highway Tour – Schedule:
Pick up time is at 8:30 from your accommodation in Brasov. Driving there takes around two or three hours (140 km) depending on traffic. Once we arrive, a couple of stops along the Transfagarasan Road and it’s most beautiful views will delight us. Total time dedicated for breaks and lunch will be around 3 hours. Upon request we can take a lunch break in one of the local restaurants (the meal is not included in the price of the trip). If time allows, we can stop for a little while at the Balea waterfall. We return back to Brasov around 5-6 P.M.
(delicious local dish at the farm to table restaurant)
One person – 770 lei
Two – 900 lei per group
Three – 1101 lei per group
Four – 1300 lei per group
Five – 1500 lei per group
Six – 1704 lei per group
Seven – 1904 lei per group
Eight – 2000 lei per group