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Balea Glacier Lake

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Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
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All reviews cable car transfagarasan road beautiful place fresh air highest point the main road early in the morning traditional food nice area hiking trails rainy day be careful perfect picture snow hotel drive view
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the end of April we appeared in winter mountains. Few meter of snow, ice sculptures and frozen lake. Wonderful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank agad73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was successful. The cable car view did it for us. From the bottom of the mountain to the frozen lake, lunch at the restaurant - hot soup and gulash closed the matter for the better.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank shacharlv
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Such a nice area, but the team here only run the gondola when it suits them, or you pay them the equivalent of 10 people (300 lei one way) - nothing you can do about it, especially if you're up the top. You'll only go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Oliver B
Reviewed January 1, 2019

up, after you get out from the cable care, it is fantastic. the main issue in peak season is related to cable car itself. if you are not there at 9:00 - 9:15, you wait between 1h30' and 4h.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 580mateim
Reviewed December 23, 2018

you are already soul rejoicing happy driving up the Transfargasen and then you stop at the lake on top for a break.. such a welcome sight, it so pretty and leaves a lasting impression of freshness.. pristine snow melt lake, not some place you get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jophy D
Reviewed October 21, 2018

75 km from Sibiu , 25 km from the main road, Balea lake is locate almost to the top of the mountains. nearby you find a small souvenir shops and little stalls serving traditional food. if you are in good shape is OK to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alexandru m
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we've been here. But this time we were with the children. We got up the mountain with the cable car. The place is amazing .... difficult to describe in words. The day before, the first snow fell here, so the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eyal_Asher
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Some blue, sky some clouds, and some low clouds all enhance the beauty of the area. The view of the lake with the mountains in the background was spectacular with a clear cool water and the restaurant exterior made a perfect picture. It would be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lickcreek
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The stop at Balea Lake on the Transfagarasan highway was a great decision. The view was amazing, as it was the highest point of the highway. So one could enjoy both the valley view of the highway and the gorgeous glacier lake at the top....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PmgyA1
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

It takes about an hour to climb the mountain but the scenery is amazing. It is possible to take a cable car and enjoy a magnificent view. The view of the lake at the top of the mountain is amazing and the atmosphere electrifying.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from TravelBugDW | Reviewed this property |
Haven't got vertigo so can't say how bad yours would be but we drove from the south end of the transfagarasan road so when we did drive up the steeper roads to the lake at the top we were on the right which was away from the... More