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Brasov: Private Fagaras Mountains Trekking Tour

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Activity provider: Active Travel Day Tours
Private tour

Brasov: Private Fagaras Mountains Trekking Tour

Activity provider: Active Travel Day Tours

From US$ 106.53 per person

Enjoy a full-day trekking tour, during which you will have the opportunity to hike on the most popular massif of Romania, Fagaras Mountains. Driving along Romania's famous Transfagarasan Road, you will learn of this route's deep history.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Drive along Transfagarasan Road, which was built as a strategic military route
  • Marvel at the Balea Waterfalls, some of the most famous waterfalls in Romania
  • Visit Balea Lac, a natural glacier lake at 2,040 meters
Full description
Your tour starts from and ends in Brasov. It will take you along the Transfagarasan Road, which is open from July 1 through to October 31. The driving time from Brasov to Balea Lake is about 2 hours, and once there you will hike from Balea Lake up to Capra Lake. Once there, it will be decided if the tour will take a hike up to the Vanatoarea lui Buteanu peak of 2,507 meters, or if you will instead enjoy a walk around the lake (this is all depending of weather conditions on that given day) At the end of the trip, you will have the option to enjoy a lunch at the Balea Lake Hotel. The total hike takes around 4-5 hours. From November to June, the hike will be taken on a different route in Fagaras Mountains, in the Valea Sambetei area.
  • Transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
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  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Waterproof shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour requires good physical shape
  • Dress warmly: Compulsory sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes; warm clothes recommended
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4.7 /5

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We had an absolutely brilliant time hiking in the Fagaras mountains! Our guide Bogdan was fantastic, picked us up and drove us there. He was very experienced and made sure to show us all the best sights. The hike was spectacular-starting with luscious forests, then into huge snow-covered valleys, climbing to an incredible view of Lake Balea. Finish by descending into Lake Balea for a drink at the hut, and taking the cable car down (getting stunning views of the transfagarasan route and waterfall). The whole day was about 10 hours. One thing to note: We went in early October and by that point there was snow on the mountains. We didn’t quite expect that (we thought there would be no snow yet). It was fine, we had hiking boots, the weather was lovely, and our guide Bogdan provided us with suitable equipment and expertise to guide us hiking through snow but I’d say keep that in mind and make sure to wear suitable clothing!

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October 9, 2022

Ich bin eigentlich sprachlos. Die Tour war absolut perfekt. Erst sind wir die Transfagaras-Straße hoch und dann um die 4 1/2-5 Stunden im Fagras-Gebirge gewandert. Wir haben insgesamt 3 Gipfel mitgenommen und die Aussicht war einfach atemberaubend. Mein Guide Mihai war bestens ausgerüstet und hat mich während der Tour immer mit Infos übers Gebirge informiert. Ich würde es jederzeit wieder machen!

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October 1, 2022


September 4, 2022

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