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Transfagarasan road – open, starting with July 1st each year !

Trans-Fagarasan road

Starting July 1, every year Transfagarasan highway linking Transylvania and Wallachia, crossing the highest mountain range in Romania –  Mountains Fagaras at Balea Cascade . Transfagarasan highway start from Arefu (Arges county ), DN7C at kilometer 61 and ends in the village Cartisoara (Sibiu county ), at the junction with DN1. It has about 90 kilometers long and two lanes. It’s an uphill road with many switchbacks. What you’ll see : Vlad the Impaler ” Dracula “eagle nest – Poenari , water dam and lake  – Vidraru, Valea cu Pesti HotelCumpana cottageCapra cottage, tunnel , Balea cottage, Paltinu cottageBalea  lake formed in a glacial cirque, Hotel of Ice – Balea Lac, igloo, church of  ice ( in winter season ). From hotel Balea Cascada to Balea cottage there is a cable running at each 12 min. . Located at 2,000 meters, the lake has an area of over 360 square meters, and the deepest place reaching 11 meters . Since 1932 the lake and about 200 acres around it were declared – Scientific Reservation . Nearby was built in 2006,the first Ice Hotel in Eastern Europe.

Here is the starting point for several hiking trails , affordable distance : to Negoiu Peak ~ 4 hrs, to Hunting Buteanu Peak~ 4 hrs…

Traffic is prohibited between the hours 21:00 to 7:00 .Road is closed at November 1st .

To get there, there are two different roads in the summer ( 240 km) and winter season ( 300 Km ) .

If you want a comfortable ride , you can rent car with driver : Mercedes  V-class, minivan , E-class or premium car  … just ask availability !

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