Transfagarasan Road & Hiking Day Trip in Fagaras Mts

Let's go on a day trip to discover Romania's most impressive and highest mountains, Fagaras! We'll admire them while driving on the famous Transfagarasan Road all the way up to the serene Balea Lake. From there we'll hike up the main ridge of Fagaras Mts to get a better view of everything and the 14 peaks of over 2,500m. Ready to see the world from the top?

What you need to know about this hiking tour in Fagaras Mountains

  • This is a private day trip available on request from Brasov. Can be a sightseeing tour or a hiking tour (only if you have hiking boots and clothing).
  • Included: transport, licensed mountain English speaking guide. Lunch and drinks not included but available at Balea Lake.
  • We will drive on Transfagarasan Road and then do a 5h hour hike from Balea Lake to the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains. If the road is closed for driving (Nov - June) cable car tickets to Balea Lake are NOT included in the price (15 Euro/person)
  • The hike takes places at over 2,300m and a good physical condition is required. The views are worth every effort!
  • If you don't want to do hiking but still want to see Transfagarasan Road, we can visit other sights in the area. Please mention this when booking!
  • IMPORTANT: our guide requires full payment in advance. Fully refundable if canceled with 3 full days before the tour.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate mountain clothing (warm), hiking boots and a backpack with water and snacks. If the guide considers that you are not adequately equipped he may refuse to go on the tour with you.

Fagaras Mts are the most challenging and dangerous. Safety is our #1 priority.

Weather can change fast at high altitudes so please be well dressed (warm clothes, jacket, boots)

Moments to expect in the trekking trip on Fagaras Mountains

Transfagarasan Highway

Before we get to the starting point of the hike, get ready for the ultimate driving experience on Transfagarasan Highway - the best road in the world! Admire splendid views of Transylvania's plains and the Fagaras Mountain ridges on both sides! The road is fully open for driving between 1 July - 30 Oct. From November to June, the hike will be taken on a different route in Fagaras Mountains, in the Valea Sambetei area.

Transfagarasan Highway

The ridges of Fagaras Mts.

As the highest mountains in Romania, Fagaras are spectacular! The most exciting thing about hiking here is that most trails go on the ridges and crests of the mountains at 2,400+ m altitude, so you'll see many valleys, peaks and glacial lakes! Don't worry - the trails are safe and don't require special equipment; we choose the route depending on your physical condition and weather. The best part happens when there's fog on one side of the crest and clear skies on the other!

The ridges of Fagaras Mts.

Balea Lake and other glacial lakes

Balea Lake is Romania's highest glacier lake at 2,030m high with clear, ice-cold waters. But in Fagaras Mountains there are many other glacial lakes, all of them with crystal ice-cold waters, soothing to watch!

Balea Lake and other glacial lakes

Visit Poenari Castle

Between 15 June - 31 October you can customise this tour and include a drive to Poenari Castle, 1h South of Balea Lake. This is the 'real Dracula Castle' because, unlike Bran Castle, Vlad Dracula actually lived here. The ruins of the castle have lots of stories and legends to share if you're willing to find out!
[extra cost 75 Euro / car]

Visit Poenari Castle
Attractions included
2 x 110 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest or Sibiu
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Mountains

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