Amazing Drive and Hop over the Mountains

8 hour tour

Following his 1968 refusal to join Eastern block’s invasion of rebellious Prague, Communist President Nicolae Ceausescu feared of a Soviet reprisal that could take the shape of an invasion. Practical or not (given the natural elements), the idea of having a paved road across Romania’s highest mountain range in order to secure an army way in and out, it definitely gave us a subject for this tour that takes one across one majestic mountain, by a huge reservoir and nonetheless at the foot of Vlad the Impaler’s fortress in Poienari (visit or walk up to the fortress not included). Open July – October for the high part, respectively year round (exceptions possible in case of heavy snowfall though) to Capra or Piscul Negru lodges.

A tour on the Southern part of the Transfagarasan road, with two options, according to weather or time of the year


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  • Duration

    8 hours (8 hours for the lower, year round open part – to Capra / Piscul Negru lodges, 10 hours for the way up to the Balea Lake on the Northern slope, at 2042 m.a.s.l.)

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  • Location

    Bucharest, Transfagarasan road

Pick-upany hotel or place around the city centre
Drop-offany hotel or place around the city centre

What is included

English-speaking driver-guide, transport on an Economy (unless otherwise agreed) A/C vehicle, entrances to the mentioned places (where visits are included), as well as walking tours and photo or explanation breaks as mentioned; meals are not included unless specifically mentioned.


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