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Worth it for the views

It takes between 45-60 minutes to walk here from the cable car station. The views are out of this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing panoramic view

Truly outstanding view and monument, unfortunately the monument itself was in restoration when we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bucharest, Romania
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Varful Caraiman, Muntii Bucegi, Busteni 105500, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes between 45-60 minutes to walk here from the cable car station. The views are out of this world on a clear day though. The trail is marked with a RED X from the cable car station.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Molamot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly outstanding view and monument, unfortunately the monument itself was in restoration when we got there. The path towards it is relatively easy, with the exception of a small area with helping chains.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Derezomov
Reviewed August 25, 2019

The trip from the cable car to the cross can be an easy one, except maybe a short rough descent towards the end (where helping chains are anchored to the walls). Make sure you choose the right trail, according to your experience and equipment. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SoBrasov
Reviewed August 4, 2019

I went to the cross with an 8-year-old. We took the cable car up the mountain then continued on foot. Officially, it takes 1-1,5 hours to get there. We needed about two because the child was always getting distracted (in a good way): by the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anamaria D
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

If you decided to take the cable car to Babele, you can also take the trail to Crucea Caraiman. It's an easy trail, for about 1h max 1h 30mins and I would reccomend to wear hiking shoes or at least sport shoes during summer time....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 354anfisal
Reviewed July 14, 2019

The cross can be reached easily from Babele via red cross path, which most tourists going up on the plateau with the cable car choose. There is a second trail, more difficult via Barna Caraiman, but this is for people properly equipped with mountain boots,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank ramutza
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We got close to the cross less than 1/2 mile and we had to stop because the trail was close due to some heavy snow. But we had the chance to see it due to a beautiful sunny day. Will be back in summer to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank vtc2017
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Luckily I chose a perfect day for hiking to Crucea Caraiman - starting at chalet Babele following the red cross signs. At first when u notice the cross from distance it is a breathtaking sight! When you get closer the sight gets even more beautiful....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 780tamirm
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Worth taking a trip up there, disappointing to see it surrounded by works, an excavator, and lots of steel bars laying on the ground... Trekking up there is a nice outdoor activity, taking the difficult path equally rewarding with its scenery and less people, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Calin A
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing place! There are two pathways to get there! One it s difficult and not for people who are afraid of heights but the other one it s soft and ok for getting there. The views from the cross are unbelievable! You really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Gianina_Cotia
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March 21, 2019|
Response from 780tamirm | Reviewed this property |
From Busteni its too steep. You will need to ask if it is possible to lift the bicycle with you on your cable car ride. Up there it is absolutely possible cycling