Welcome to Făgăraş Mountains


Access points from the north – Făgăraş and Victoria – are situated outside the mountains and lack any sort of mountain-air quaintness. Still, the monumental citadel in Făgăraş town and Șinca Veche's mysterious cave shrine warrant driving beyond the Transfăgărăşan Rd. And Făgăraş town has more services than any access point north of the mountain range, with dead-centre Piaţa Republicii, near the fortress, home to handy ATMs, shops and taxis.


Top experiences in Făgăraş Mountains

Făgăraş Mountains activities

$650.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Motorcycle Adventure Ride through Transylvania from Cluj

DAY 1: Cluj Napoca – TurdaOur English speaking guide will pick you up from Cluj Napoca Airport. Arrive in Cluj Napoca - a city with medieval atmosphere dating prior to the Roman period. From Cluj Napoca transfer by car to the city of Turda, to collect the motorbikes. Turda is a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name of Potaissa. Ride to Turda Salt Mines and enjoy visiting one of the biggest salt mines in the country. Accommodate in a 3* hotel.DAY 2: Turda – Alba Iulia – Sugag – Rancaabout 200 km/ 124 miles – 5 hours of ridingRide to Alba Iulia Citadel and enjoy a nice walk in the old city. Alba Iulia is a star shaped citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, common to Vauban style. Continue riding south on Transalpina Road - the highest mountain road in Romania and one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains.The road built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania is also known as The King's Road. During The World War II the road was rebuilt by the German troops.Accommodation in a 3* Country Inn in Ranca. DAY 3: Ranca – Curtea de Arges – Balea Lac – Brasovabout 230 km/ 143 miles – 6 hours of ridingMorning ride to Curtea de Arges. The city is famous for its beautiful Argesului Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend behind the the monastery walls and continue your journey riding up to Fagaras mountains.The road will offer you an amazing ride – Transfagarasan Highway – the most sinuous and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built as a military route between 1970 and 1974, by the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968), the road snakes up into the Carpathians. Continue your journey with the medieval city of Sibiu. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel. DAY 4: Sibiu – Medias – TurdaContinue riding to the medieval town of Medias, with its beautiful old city, where you’ll make the acquaintance of a unique artist, the only one who uses spider web for his paintings. Travel next to Cluj Napoca for the return flight.

$89.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Balea Lake and Transfagarasan Road Private Day Trip

The Transfagarasan mountain road (or national road 7C) is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located in Romania, it runs trough the Fagaras mountains and  has more tunnels and viaducts then any other road in Romania. Initially a modest wooden building, skilled stone masons from France who built true Gothic construction later known as the The Cistercian Abbey from Cârţa. In fact, the new church played an inspirational role in the architecture of the future fortified churches from Transylvania. In spite of the decay, the monument has kept its impressive architecture: capitals, keystones, windows and consoles and even the 15th century western portal. Today the church is frequented by the evangelical community of Cârţa. Via the Transfăgărăşan road through a breathtakingly majestic landscape, Balea area is perfect as a start-up point for various mountain trails in the Făgăraş Mountains, where you can enjoy the diversity of its flora and fauna. The Bâlea area is crossed by the Bâlea River which forms a picturesque waterfall. The journey to Balea Lake will most certainly be one to remember! The Brukenthal is a stately palace from 1788, formerly used as the summer residence of Transylvanian Baron Samuel von Brukenthal. Visitors to the historic Brukenthal Palace can enjoy the Baroque architecture and the large landscaped palace park. Please note:This trip can be booked also during the winter season, excepting the hiking part from Balea Waterfall to Balea Lake (to get to Balea Lake it is necessary to take the cable car).

$101.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Crossing the Transfagarasan Road into Wallachia

The Transfagarasan mountain road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located in Romania, it runs trough Fagaras mountains and it represents a challenge for every driver because of its sharp hairpin turns. Built between 1970 and 1974 by the military forces, the Transfagarasan has more tunnels and viaducts then any other road in Romania. Via Transfăgărăşan road through a breathtakingly majestic landscape, Balea area is a perfect start-up point for some various mountain trails in Făgăraş Mountains, where you can enjoy the diversity of its flora and fauna. Bâlea area is crossed by Bâlea River which forms a picturesque waterfall. The journey to Balea Lake will certainly be one to remember! Located at the end of a boulevard with hundred of years old linden trees, Curtea de Arges Monastery is the most important pilgrimage and prayer place in the county of Arges. Founded in the time of voivode Neagoe Basarab, between 1512 and 1517, the monastery is a part of the most famous Romanian legend, “The legend of master Manole”. Because of its notoriety and spiritual charge, Curtea de Arges Monastery is to be found on most presentation folders and albums of Romania. On our way back to Sibiu we will also admire the Monastery Cozia, built close to Călimănești by Mircea the Elder in 1388 and housing his tomb, is one of the most valuable monuments of national medieval art and architecture in Romania.

$101.95 Private & Custom Tours

From Brasov: Private Tour to Transfagarasan Road and Sibiu

Route: Brasov – Transfagarasan Road - Sibiu - Brasov The Transfagarasan mountain road (or national road 7C) is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Located in Romania, it runs through the Fagaras mountains and  it represents a challenge for every driver  because of its sharp hairpin turns.  Built between 1970 and 1974 by military forces, the Transfagarasan has more tunnels and viaducts than any other road in Romania. Via the Transfăgărăşan road through a breathtakingly majestic landscape, the Balea area is perfect as a start-up point for various mountain trails in the Făgăraş Mountains, where you can enjoy the diversity of its flora and fauna. The Bâlea area is crossed by the Bâlea River which forms a picturesque waterfall. The journey to Balea Lake will most certainly be one to remember. Your next stop is Sibiu, an exciting city both because of its historical past and the variety of attractions and cultural events. Narrow streets, colorful buildings in 3 central squares, houses arches, courtyards and mysterious tunnels, passageways and rooftops old mottled with "eyes" wide open will make you feel the flair of the city. It is one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, attracting tourists due to its wonderful medieval charm. The city's historical center has been recently renovated in 2006 and looks spectacular Return in Brasov in the lately afternoon.

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