Small-Group Day trip Transfagarasan road and Poienari Fortress from Brasov
Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle and we drive on Transfagarasan highway, built as a strategic military route, is the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic.
Driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"!
IMPORTANT: Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 - October 31!
When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allows, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (extra 20 euro/person). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also.Itinerary
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Transfagarasan Highway, Dn 7C Sibiu and Arges County, Curtea de Arges 115300 Romania
Driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania"
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Balea Waterfall, Transfagarasan Highway, Cartisoara 557075 Romania
We hike to Balea Waterfall - the highest step-waterfall in Romania, more than 60 metres tall.
Duration: 20 minutesStop At:
Le Lac Balea, Fagaras Mountains Romania
Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Fagaras Mountains, Transfagarasan km 102, Sambata de Sus 507266 Romania
It is said that the name "Fagaras" is coming from the word "fagar", an old word which represents a large old beech forest.
In ancient times, the bottom part of the Fagaras Mounatins were covered with Oak forest. Now remains "Dumbrava Vadului", where, among the oak trees, we have daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), locally known as coprine.
In Fagaras Mountains there is "Mioarelor" galcial lake (2282 m), the highest glacial lake in the Carpathian mountains.
In Fagaras Mountains there are 8 of the 14 peaks of the Carpathian mountains that reach the altitude of 2500 m: Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Coltul Vistei Mari (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Cornu Caltunului (2510 m), Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), Hartopu (2506 m) and Dara (2500 m). Here there are over 42 peaks with altitude between 2400 and 2500 m.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Vidraru Dam, Comuna, Romania
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 meters, the arch length 305 meters and it can store 465 million cubic meters of water. The reservoir has a total shoreline (perimeter) length of 28 km.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
Poienari Castle, Transfagarasan On the Transfagarasn Road, just after you pass the village Corbeni., Arefu 117040 Romania
Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle. Access to the citadel of Poienari is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs.
Duration: 2 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Sturdy hiking footwear recommended"
"Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable"
"Please note - Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs"
"Small group tour"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"IMPORTANT! When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 - June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allow, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, includes the cable car ticket for the guide, also). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also."
"The cable car operates at least 10 people. Tourists have priority over freight shipments. No cargo is carried on Fridays , Saturdays and Sundays. In case of adverse weather conditions we do not assume responsibility. In case of technical failure will be refunded the amount paid. Please keep checking tickets. Thank you for understanding. More info: http://balealac.ro/en/balea-lake-balea-waterfall-cablecar/"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.