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I go hiking there each year since childhood. These mountains give you great views, also there are many trails to take to the peaks over 2000m from witch you can see the Fagaras County and feel the wildness that remained there along the time.
Each time I pass near these location I stop to take hundreds of pictures.
Loads of places where you can stop and take pictures, buy souvenirs, eat traditional food.
All you need is free time and a full battery.
Fagaras Mountains are the most important,beautiful and spectacular mountains of Romania ;they are also called the Alps of Transsylvania as they resemble most to the Alps of Switzerland,Germany,France and Italy; they consist of lots of peaks of above 2,500 meters and here we find the...More
We spent 5 lovely days hiking on the Fagaras Crest, stopping at refuges.
We spent the first night at Suru (which is rather a cottage - the owner is friendly and welcoming) which is about a 2-3h hike away from the outskirts of Avrig. Then...More
I’ll try to remember one of my best experience in my life with the most perfect mountain walk for 6-7 days in Romania on Fagaras cliffs where are the especially views and days you can’t forget in your life.
First off all you have to...More
Whether you do the traverse along the spine or simply enjoy the views from the countless touristic spots seeded in the mountain villages, the beauty of these mountains will always remain close to your heart.
I visited here with the friend I was visiting and her family. From Brasov the drive took about 5 hours (with stopes) but it was sooo worth it.
The scenery is amazing. The winding road up to the top (almost top for us) is an...More
Generally, the trails are well marked, so a map will do the job.
But if you really want a guide to take you there, try to look on the websites below: transylvania-guide, visitsibiu or mountainguide-sibiu.
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It is also possible to go from Balea Lake to Moldoveanu Peak and back in 1 day - so no cumbersome backpack, but you'll need to start early and walk in a good pace (4-5 km/h). It took me about 12-13 hours to complete this... More
It is also possible to go from Balea Lake to Moldoveanu Peak and back in 1 day - so no cumbersome backpack, but you'll need to start early and walk in a good pace (4-5 km/h). It took me about 12-13 hours to complete this hike in good weather. You can spend the night in any of the cottages that line the Transfagarasean road (this is the road that leads to Balea Lake), including Capra Cottage or the Balea Lac Chalet. The latter might be quite expensive. And you'll need a car to get to either of these places, since I don't think there are any buses.
So, in short, it's possible to complete this trip in 3 days, provided the weather holds and you have a car.
Make sure to pack clothes fitting for all types of weather + a flashlight + water for the whole day. You can fill up your flask at Balea Lac, if I remember correctly, but it's better to come prepared since there are no nice and obvious springs along the way (if I remember correctly).
In case you can't make it back to the your accomodations for various reasons, there are the Podragu Cottage and the Fereastra Zmeilor refuge on your way back, or the Vistea refuge on the other side of Vistea Peak (the "twin" peak of Moldoveanu). The refuges are quite baron so you'll need a sleeping bag or blankets to keep warm, but in extreme cases, they'll do :).
Also, remember to talk to someone at you accomodation about your trip so in case something happens to you, they can alert the mountain guides about your whereabouts.
Hope this helps!