Sightseen, Adventure & Fun

Day trip to Balea Lake, Transfagarasan & Sibiu

Balea  LakeBalea Lake: Is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Fagaras Mountains the most spectacular in Romania. This bit of the Carpathian Mountains is famous in all Europe for the wild scenery, it's fauna and the amazing Transfagarasan road. A certain promise that you'll not be disappointed in the lucky decision of choosing such an adventure. Fagaras Mountains are world famous for practicing the virgin skiing where access is possible only with the helicopter.

Transfagarasan Highway: Was build between 1970-1974. It's 92 km of twists and turns long road and for the construction they dislocated 3 million ton of rock. Ceauşescu wanted to ensure quick military access across the mountains in the event the Soviets attempted a similar move into Romania. Consequently, the road was built mainly with military forces, at a high cost both financially and from a human standpoint—roughly 6 million kilograms of dynamite were used. Transfagarasan    HighwayIt has more tunnels (a total of 5) and viaducts than any other road in Romania. Near the highest point, at Balea Lake (2043m), the road passes through the longest road tunnel in Romania (884 m).In September 2009 the cast and crew of the British television show Top Gear were seen filming along the road. The segment appeared in first episode of Series 14, which first aired November 15, 2009. Host Jeremy Clarckson claimed they had made a mistake in naming the Stelvio Pass as the best road in the world and instead Transfăgărăşan should have this title.


Sibiu Known in German under the name Hermannstadt, Sibiu has always been the most important Sibiucenter of the German minority in Transylvania. Nowadays, Sibiu has the most numerous German community in Romania but also a fairly important Hungarian community.Legend has it that the lost children of Hamelin came out of the ‘Almasch’ caves (Varghis) in Transilvania, somewhere near the nowadays location of Sibiu. This is the romanticized explanation of a unique phenomenon which explains the appearance of a blond-haired blue-eyed people on these lands, who spoke German and lived by the customs of peoples living thousands of kilometers away. Piata Mare SibiuIn effect, the fortresses and fortified villages in Transylvania were founded in the 12th century by immigrants coming from the Moselle valley area, known under the name of Saxons.Legend has it that the lost children of Hamelin came out of the ‘Almasch’ caves (Varghis) in Transylvania, somewhere near the nowadays location of Sibiu. This is the romanticized explanation of a unique phenomenon which explains the appearance of a blond-haired blue-eyed people on these lands, who spoke German and lived by the customs of peoples living thousands of kilometers away. In effect, the fortresses and fortified villages in Transylvania were founded in the 12th century by immigrants coming from the Moselle valley area, known under the name of Saxons.

Tour details

Price:
  • 1 person - 100 euro
  • 2 persons - 120 euro
  • 3-6 person - 45 euro/person
  • +6 persons - 35 euro/person

Included:

  • Transport by private car/minivan
  • English speaking tour guide
NOT Included: Entrance fees at Museums


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