Transfagarasan road trip

Amazing landscapes on one of the most spectacular roads in the world

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TOUR description

If you are on vacation in Romania between June and September, the Transfagarasan Road is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The 90 kilometres of twists and turns laid over the Carpathians, marvellous waterfalls, scary ravines, steep rocky walls will take your breath away.
Usually, our trip over Carpathians is a round tour starting from Sibiu, but depending of your location we can customize this journey to make your dream trip on Transfagarasan possible.
We offer this tour in 2 versions: the long tour, wich includes driving on its entire lenght, thus being able to enjoy, besides the amasing moutain views, Vidraru Dam, Poenari Fortress ( the real Vlad the Empaler fortress) and Curtea de Arges monastery ( the burial place of the Romanian Royal family). The short version of the tour includes driving on the most spectacular part of the road, up to Balea Lake and a few kilometres on the south side of the mountain, and visit to the fairy-tale Clay Castle, Carta Abbey or the Brukenthal Palace.
If time permits and weather allows, we can have a picnic up in the mountains. You just have to tell me what you'll want to eat. I'll do the shopping and I'll bring with me the rest we need for our picnic on the roof of Romania, Thus, you'll have the chance to drink a glass of wine, taste the local foods, breathe the fresh air and admire the amazing view from Transfagarasan.

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Points of interest

1. Sibiu Old City

2. Transfagarasan Highway

3. Balea Glacier Lake

4. Picnic at heights

5. Vidraru Dam

6. Poienari Fortress (the real Dracula fortress)

7. The Clay Castle

8. Carta Abbey

9. Bruckenthal Palace


One day trip. The long tour can be around 8-11 hours, and the short tour can be up to 8 hours.
From June to September. From September to June the Transfagarasan Highway is closed, but instead you can choose our tour to Balea Ice Hotel.
It depends on the distance covered during this trip, but we'll do our best to stick to your budget.
Depending on the time available and your interests, this tour may be beginning to an exciting journey in Romania, whether the starting point is in Bucharest, Sibiu, Brasov or Sighisoara. This day trip can be just a stage of your vacation in Transylvania or Wallachia. You can cross the Carpathians from Transylvania to Wallachia on Transfagarasan highway, and return in Transylvania in Brasov crossing back the Carpathians near Bran Castle. Or, if you're in Bucharest, this tour can be the perfect start of your round trip to Transylvania. For more options, please visit our tour list, or leave us a message, we'll be happy to help you choose your itinerary.
Transportation with a spacious Ford Mondeo (as seen in this picture) or a minivan ( depending the size of the group) and a lot of smiles, interesting stories and good humour. At demand, we provide Wifi access.
Accommodation (if needed), entrance fees and meals.
Moderate. If you want to visit the Poienari fortress, keep in mind that we need to climb 1480 steps, so you'll need a good stamina.
Warm clothes (even if we will be travelling during the summer) and decent attire (if we'll visit the Curtea de Arges Monastery or any other religious place).