Transfagarasan Highway Tour: The Best Road in the World!

Adela With: Adela 20
This is the best sightseeing day trip from Sibiu! First, we visit the ruins of an 800-year-old abbey where you can still feel history's touch. Then, we enter the Carpathian Mountains to discover the spectacular Transfagarasan Road, named by Top Gear 'the best driving road in the world' at 2,000m high! Finally, we visit the fairytale-looking Clay Castle, unique in the world!


On certain days of the week this tour runs as a group tour.
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Moments to expect in the Transfagarasan Road Trip

  • The Cistercian Monks' Abbey

    The Cistercian Monks' Abbey

    Built in the 13th century by the Cistercian monks, the Carta fortified abbey is one of the earliest gothic constructions in Transylvania. During our visit you will discover its well-preserved ruins and learn about the 800 year old history of this attraction.

  • The  Transfagarasan Road

    The Transfagarasan Road

    Built by the communists as an access road across the Carpathian Mts. to link Transylvania with the Southern province of Wallachia, the Transfagarasan Highway is a spectacular scenic road situated in a mountain valley at 2,000m high. Enjoy a ride on the road that Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson called "the best road in the world."

  • Glacier Balea Lake

    Glacier Balea Lake

    At the top of Transfagarasan Highway there is a small glacier lake hidden between the rough edges of Fagaras Mts. With its emerald green waters, there is something special and relaxing about this lake and you will have the chance to admire it and the splendid surrounding views!

  • The Fairytale Clay Castle

    The Fairytale Clay Castle

    There is a unique attraction growing in popularity nearby: the Clay Castle in Valea Zanelor. We will go for a short visit to see it and take a few pictures before returning to Sibiu.

  • Balea Ice Hotel

    Balea Ice Hotel

    From December to April the glacier lake gets frozen and becomes... a hotel! Built from the ice of the lake, this hotel is the second biggest ice hotel in Europe. Every year it has a different theme which makes it spectacular and unique. The hotel of ice and the ice church are "a must" on our visit list!

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Location details

  • Starting point: Sibiu
  • Nearest airport: Sibiu or Cluj International
  • Nearest train station: Sibiu Train Station
  • Landscape: Mountains & countryside

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