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Route description

In brief

Well-known as one of the most beautiful and spectacular roads of the world, Transfagarasan is a tour that shouldn’t be missed, taking into consideration that it is open just some months a year. Leaving Brasov and returning to Brasov too, the journey lasts a whole day, is about 350 km, crosses the Carpathian Mountains twice and passes from Transylvania to Valachia to come again to Transylvania. The diversity of the objectives met on the way is great: mountain landscapes, hills, forests, traditional villages, historical vestiges (Curtea de Arges Monastery, Poienari Citadel), engineering innovations (Vidraru water storage Dam) and Transfagarasan itself. At its top, the height of the way is a little more than 2000 meters, crossing the highest chain of the Carpathians: the Fagaras Mountains.

Enjoy the special sceneries, stop and take photos where you want on a private trip.



After leaving Brasov, the tour starts on DN1 linking Brasov to Sibiu, parallel to the Fagaras Mountains. After about 100 km the way goes southwards traveling the mountains: this is Transfagarasan. The first stop is  Balea Waterfall where a little break will be done and some photos, of course. This is the place from where one cannot go further in the cold season except by cable car. It is also the place from where the spectacular landscape begins with a totally special bird view of the mountains and of the winding curves giving the impression of magic. At the top of the road (2000 m) the tour will stop at Balea Glacier Lake and from there the way passes a tunnel to reach the other part of the Fagaras Mountains (S), from Transylvania to Valachia. The way continues downwards with as beautiful landscapes as the ones seen before and after some tens of kilometers of winding curves in endless woods, Vidraru Dam appears imposingly. It was built in 1965 being one of the greatest in Europe. The Vidraru Storage Lake and Fagaras Mountains offer an unforgettable panoramic view. There are only some kilometers more to the getting out of the mountains where we reach the well-known Poienari Citadel built by Vlad the Impaler in the 15 th century, the one who inspired the character of Bram Stroker, Dracula. If you want to enter the ruins of the city, you have 1500 steps to go upstairs. The effort is worth making it: the view of the mountains and of the way is unreal beautiful. The way goes on to the town of Curtea de Arges, the ex-capital of Valachia where nobody should miss there the beautifull Monastery of Curtea de Arges with a unique Romanian architecture, within which there are the tombs of our Royal Family, including the Romanian last king, Mihai. A short presentation of the Royality will be given to you here. This is the last important objective of the trip. The way will continue to Câmpina town and then back to Transylvania through Bran Pass, the oldest linking way between Transylvania and Valachia. Traveling through places dating back in old times, you can admire Romanian traditional villages scattered among the valleys and hills that will be passed.

The main objectives

350 km long (only summer)

  • Leaving Braşov
  • Bâlea Waterfall
  • Transfăgărăşan Highway
  • Bâlea Lake
  • Vidraru Dam
  • Poienari Citadel
  • Curtea de Arges Monastery
  • Bran Pass
  • Back to Braşov


1 pers. – 100 euro

2-3 pers. – 60 euro/pers.

4-8 pers. – 52 euro/pers.


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