Two amazing reasons to visit Romania – Transfagarasan Road and Balea Lake

I’m sure you all heard about Romania or at least about Dracula Castle and Transylvania. However, it’s important for you to know that Romania is a beautiful country, with many other extraordinary attractions that are definitely worth seeing.

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This country is extremely affordable and you won’t have to save money 6 months in advance to visit it. So, if you decide to spend some relaxing time on Romanian territory, here’s a suggestion – Transfagarasan and Balea Lake.

In these magical places, you’ll have a perfect vacation at over 2000 meters altitude, where you can hike and admire the exquisite landscapes.

You can choose to stay at a fancy pension, with breakfast included, or by tent – there are camping places if you love nature and mountains.

Balea Lake

Here you’ll forget all about your worries and you’ll be amazed by the beauty that surrounds you. Balea Lake is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Fagaras Mountains. There are two chalets opened all the year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue.

In this area you can also visit the Balea Watterfall, by a cable car – it’s truly wonderful, trust us. Moreover, in 2006, the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built in the vicinity of the lake, pretty cool, huh? :)

Transfagarasan Road

First of all, is one of the bet driving roads in the world and even the guys from Tom Gear say so, because they’ve tried it.

Transfagarasan is just the road that passes through Fagaras Mountains (the highest mountains in Romania – Moldoveanu peak – 2544 meters) and that connects Walachia and Transylvania. But in fact Transfagarasan road is more than that. It is the road that climbs to the highest altitude in Romania, 2042 meters, in the Glacial Hollow Balea.

Riding it you’ll have one of the greatest experiences of your life – it really is beautiful and it’s open only during the summer.

Goodies

If you decide to come to Romania this summer and visit Transfagarasan and Balea Lake, you should know that besides the fantastic landscapes, you will enjoy some traditional cuisine and goodies.

You will delight yourself with home-made bread, cheese, sweets and syrups. The prices are really cheap and the taste is extraordinary and hard to forget, believe us.

Related:

A colourful place to visit: Bucharest, the Capital of Romania

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