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Fagaras Mountain

Transfagarasan Highway

A mountain range with a continuous ridge stretching for over 60km with parallel valleys on both sides. They are also called The Transylvanian Alps.

Starting from Brasov we need a bit longer transfer, as for a day hike we usually recommend to access the mountain via the Transfagarasan Highway, an amazing winding mountain highway that is taking us up to Balea Lake at 2035m high. Starting from Balea glacial lake, there are a few good options for day hikes around the lake with stunning views, or even a bit along the main ridge with optional detour to a peak over 2500m. On a clear day we can see in the distance the Moldoveanu Peak, the roof of Romania at 2544m.

Choose the route that is suitable for you:

  Day hike in Fagaras Mountain Level Distance
Altitude
Time
Altitude chart
1 Day Hike near Balea Lake Medium 7km
+1050m/-750m
5h
Fagaras Mountain - Day Hike near Balea Lake
2 Balea Lake Circuit with extension to 2507m alt peak Medium – hard 6,5km
+/-720m
4h
Fagaras Mountain - Balea Lake Circuit Hike with extensions to 2507m peak
3 Balea Lake Circuit – up to the main ridge Medium – hard 4km
+/-460m
3h
Fagaras Mountain - BaleaLake Circuit Hike

Hike around Balea Lake, drive the Transfagarasan Highway

Hike around Balea Lake, drive the Transfagarasan Highway

EASY-MEDIUM Hike

Great Easy hike around the glacier lake up to the ridge for a stunning view over the whole mountain ridge

Fagaras Mountain Day Hike: Balea Lake circuit hike with extensions to 2507m peak

Fagaras Mountain Day Hike: Balea Lake circuit hike with extensions to 2507m peak

EASY-MEDIUM Hike
4,5km ; +/-500m ; ~3-4h
or 6,5km; +/-760m ; 4-5h

a circuit walk around Balea Lake, up to the ridge

A Hike in Fagaras Mnt

A Hike in Fagaras Mnt

A beautifull day in the mountains. Clear sky and pleasant walk. This is how we spend a day out in the mountains. Suitable also for people with less physical skills. The route is only a little bit strenuous, but doable by majority of the people that are a little bit fit for walking. It can ...