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Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes’ Residential Castle and we drive on Transfagarasan highway, built as a strategic military route, the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic.
Driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as “the Road to the Sky”, “the Road to the Clouds”, “the Best Driving Road in the World” and even “A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania”!
IMPORTANT: Transfagarasan road is open between July 1 – October 31! POIENARI FORTRESS IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 – June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allows, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (extra 20 euro/person). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also.
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Driving on Transfagarasan Highway as know as “the Road to the Sky”, “the Road to the Clouds”, “the Best Driving Road in the World” and even “A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania”.
We hike to Balea Waterfall – the highest step-waterfall in Romania, more than 60 metres tall.
Balea Lac is a natural glacier lake at 2040m, 360 meters long, 240 meters wide and 11 meters deep.
It is said that the name “Fagaras” is coming from the word “fagar”, an old word which represents a large old beech forest. In ancient times, the bottom part of the Fagaras Mounatins were covered with Oak forest. Now remains “Dumbrava Vadului”, where, among the oak trees, we have daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), locally known as coprine. In Fagaras Mountains there is “Mioarelor” galcial lake (2282 m), the highest glacial lake in the Carpathian mountains. In Fagaras Mountains there are 8 of the 14 peaks of the Carpathian mountains that reach the altitude of 2500 m: Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Coltul Vistei Mari (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Cornu Caltunului (2510 m), Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), Hartopu (2506 m) and Dara (2500 m). Here there are over 42 peaks with altitude between 2400 and 2500 m.
It was completed in 1966 on the Argeș River and creates Lake Vidraru. The arch dam was built with the primary purpose to produce hydroelectricity. The dam’s height is 166 meters, the arch length 305 meters and it can store 465 million cubic meters of water. The reservoir has a total shoreline (perimeter) length of 28 km.
Visit Poienari Fortress, the real Vlad Tepes’ Residential Castle. Access to the citadel of Poienari is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs. The fortress is temporarily closed for renovation.
Public transportation nearby
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Sturdy hiking footwear recommended
Please note – Access to the citadel is made by climbing the 1,480 concrete stairs
Small group tour
Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
Infant seats unavailable
IMPORTANT! When the Transfagarasan road is closed (November 1 – June 30) we drive up to the Balea Waterfall (no visit of Poienari Fortress and Vidradu Dam). If the weather conditions allow, we take the cable car up to the Balea Lake (approx. extra 20 euro/person, includes the cable car ticket for the guide, also). We visit the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey of Carta and the amazing Sambata de Sus Monastery, also.
The cable car operates at least 10 people. Tourists have priority over freight shipments. No cargo is carried on Fridays , Saturdays and Sundays. In case of adverse weather conditions we do not assume responsibility. In case of technical failure will be refunded the amount paid.
Poienari Fortress is currently under renovation.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended • Not recommended for pregnant women • Not recommended for participants with back problems • Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to confirm hotel pick-up • Please contact us about the exact pick up time.
To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers.