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Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania
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You have to make a stop at Balea lake, once you go on Transfagarasan! And if you have the time, I reccoment to have lunch/dinner over there. The traditional dishes are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You have to make a stop at Balea lake, once you go on Transfagarasan! And if you have the time, I reccoment to have lunch/dinner over there. The traditional dishes are very good! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Bâlea lake it a beautiful creation of nature surrounded by the magnificient Făgăraş mountains. The lake itself is tranquil and nice, and you can hike in the area. We climbed up to a peak nearby (Şaua Caprei), and we found another beautiful lake called lake Capra. It's worth the strain, the view to both sides is utterly stunning.

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Duluth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A small lake, peaceful area. Snow in the summer. Vendors selling homemade wine and sausages wearing the trafitional hats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

To arrive at the lake you have to do the Transfagarasan Road, which is really exciting, or take the funicular, pure adrenaline stuff. Once arrived you can see the glacier lake, take a trip with the boat on the lake, visit the church, and also have lunch or dinner in the restaurant with the local food and products. The wind... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Balea Glacier Lake is accessed by the Transfagarasan High Road (National Road DN 7C) which you can take from Cartisoara, about 50 km away from Sibiu City. The road is open only from June to September due to snow hazards. It takes about one hour by car from Cartisoara to Balea Lake and you have the option to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went at the end of May, and discovered that the roads had not opened due to snow. There was no way of finding this out before planning your journey. Hence you were left with no option but to take the rather exorbitantly priced cable car up there and back. The ride it self was nice, however once you get... More 

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Just back from "The Best Road in the World" (according to Top Gear). The drive up from the North is breath-taking. Once you reach the cable car building, drive past and ignore the warning sign. I think it is just there to divert you around a small rock fall. From there you twist and turn through the forest until you... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The lake is very beautiful and cold, so not recommending a dive :) Still, amazing view with a cold beer and a glass of wine will definitely be an awesome experience. Also, during the winter time, you have the ICE HOTEL here.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After travelling on the Transfagarasan Highway or by telecondola, when you reach at the top, at the Balea Lake, the view down is simply breathtaking. We went there when the ice was still melting, and the lake was still frozen. But irrespective of the season you arrive, you will be glad that you arrived here.

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Oradea, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's a very nice place to visit. The landscapes are outstanding. The lake is located on Transfagarasan Road, you can get here by car or cable car. The cable car cost around 6 euros one way. It's a nice place to visit in the summer and winter. In the winter they build here the Ice Hotel.

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Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Sibiu County

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