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  1. Romania
  2. Western Romania
  3. Transfagarasan Highway

From Brasov: Transfagarasan Road Winter Day-trip

Product ID: 331581
Discover the spectacular scenery around the Transfagarasan Road on this winter day-trip from Brasov. Take the cable car up to Balea Lake and marvel at the views from the Fagaras Mountains.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Romanian

Pickup included

Pickup from your accomodation in Brasov.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See breathtaking views of the Fagaras Mountains
  • Admire one of the most spectacular cable cars in Romania
  • Witness stunning winter scenery at a height of 2000 meters
Full description
Your guide will pick you up early in the morning from your accommodation in Brasov. After about two hours of driving, you will arrive at an altitude of 1200 meters at the lower cable car station on the Transfagarasan Road. The road is closed during the winter, so the only way of getting up to Balea Lake is by taking the cable car. After parking the vehicle, get in the cable car together with your guide. The route goes from 1200 meters to 2040 meters over 3.7 kilometers. On your way up, make sure you capture some stunning shots of the valley beneath you.

Once you get to the top, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air as you begin to explore the area. Check out the magnificent ice hotel or just take a walk through the snow. Once you begin to build up an appetite, get inside one of the huts for a tasty lunch. Afterwards, you'll head back down by cable car. From there, continue to the village of Carta to see an old Cistercian monastery, which was built around the 13th century in a Gothic style.

On your way back to Brasov, you can visit the beautiful Fagaras Fortress if there is time. Built in the 14th century, it's one of the strongest fortifications in Transylvania. Once you get back to Brasov, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation in Brasov.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • Transport by air-conditioned/heated vehicle
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Cable car tickets
  • Entrance fee to Carta Cistercian Monastery
  • Warm beverage (hot tea, mulled wine)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee to Fagaras Fortress
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Winter clothing
Know before you go
• The cable car only operates with at least 10 people and only in good weather conditions. The local partner cannot guarantee that it will be running on the day of the tour. In case you are not able to go up, you will be partially refunded.
• This tour takes place during the winter. In the mountains, the temperatures can be very low, so please dress accordingly with winter boots and very warm clothing.
• The weather in the mountains can also suddenly change and you might not be able to take the cable car back to base. In this instance, you will need to stay overnight at the hut and you will need to pay for this accommodation.
• The local partner is not responsible for any losses, damages or missed flights due to bad weather conditions. By participating in the tour, you agree to these rules.