Transfagarasan - The Road From The Clouds

Maybe the most beautiful mountain road to drive in the world, a small group day tour by Eddie

An amazing summer experience for anyone visiting Romania. Transfagarasan mountain road was build during the 70s for strategic military reasons. This road crosses Fagaras Mountains, also known as The Carpathian Alps. The road was tested by the famous members of Top Gear TV show, and they were amazed by its beauty.

On our way we are going to stop and visit Curtea de Arges Cathedral - an unique architectural masterpiece. Here is our royal necropolis.

Another impressive attraction is Vidraru Dam, built during the 60s and being back then the 8th tallest one in Europe with its 16 m.

Finally, Balea Lake, a crystal clear glacier lake places on the rooftop of Romania, at 2000 m altitude.

Let's hit this road....

Tour Details

  • Tour type

    Private/Shared day tour. This is a small group tour., up to 5 people. For a shared tour, the minimum number of people is 3 and the maximum number of people is 5 (in case of less than 3 the tour will be canceled and you could book a private tour instead)

  • Tour availability

    The tour runs from July to September. Please check for availability via email or WhatsApp/Mobile phone

  • Starting time

    08:00 a.m.

  • Tour duration

    12-13 hours. This may vary depending on road and traffic conditions, castle queues or any unexpected reason

  • Tour lenght

    Approx. 480 km round trip

  • Pick-up

    Private groups – at you hotel or place in Bucharest. Shared groups – The Romanian Athenaeum – main entrance – by the columns. This is close to almost all the hotels in Bucharest city center (10-20 minutes walking). Please use the map at the end of this page. The exact address is 1-3 Benjamin Franklin st., Bucharest

  • Drop-off

    Private groups – at you hotel or place in Bucharest. Shared groups – The Romanian Athenaeum

  • Tour payment

    At the moment we accept cash payment only. You are going to pay the tour price listed on this page (we do not apply any other additional charges) in the day of your tour, before the end of the tour

  • What's included

    Tour guidance – by Eddie – certified national tour guide | Transportation (including driver, fuel, road tax, parking fees, etc.)– is offered as a FREE of charge service | Stop for Curtea de Arges Monastery (entrance fee not included, approx. 40 minutes) | Stop for Vidraru Dam (approx. 20 minutes) | Drive up on Transfagarasan road to Balea Lake | Free time/lunch time

  • Not included

    Any entrance fees: Curtea de Arges Cathedral – 10 lei (2 euro) /adult) | Food and drinks | Souvenirs | Personal expenses

Pricing for Transfagarasan, the Road From the Clouds Day Tour by Eddie

  • Private groups of 1-2 people

    Price per group: 249 euro

  • Private groups of 3-5 people

    Price per person: 99 euro

  • Private groups of more than 5 people

    Price per person: Please ask for a quotation

  • Shared groups of up to 5 people

    Price per person: 94 euro (the shared version of this tour runs with a minimum number of 3 people)

 

Highlights - Transfagarasan, the Road From the Clouds Day Tour by Eddie

  • Small Group Tour - up to 5 people. Due to the group small size, the shared tour version is  almost private in many ways. You'll get more value and fun
  • Transfagarasan Mountain Road - maybe the most beautiful driving road in the world
  • Curtea de Arges Cathedral  - erected 500 years ago by the ruler Neagoe Basarab, in his  medieval capital of the Principality of Wallachia
  • Vidraru Dam - an engineering masterpiece for the 60's, part of an ambitious communist project of electrifying Romania.
  • Balea Lake  - a scenic glacier lake surrounded by the crests of the Fagaras Mountains.

Curtea de Arges Cathedral

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Royal Necropolis, Princely Church, Legendary and source of a Romanian ancestral belief

Transfagarasan Mountain Road

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It crosses Fagaras Mountains, nicknamed The Transylvanian Alps

Itinerary - Transfagarasan, the Road From the Clouds Day Tour by Eddie

We leave Bucharest early in the morning  and head toward Curtea de Arges Cathedral, our first stop.

The next stop is Vidraru Dam, but before this we could stop for lunch.

Then it will start the most spectacular part of our journey, on Transfagarasan road driving up to Balea Lake, our last tour attraction.

Our tour ends in Bucharest after this amazing trip.

For private tours - by request - we could skip (ongoing) some of the tour components in order to have more time for others. Also,  we could have a different tour configuration, based on a prior request.

Good things to know before you book 

  • The shared version of this tour is not suitable for individuals with walking disabilities. You may opt for the private version. Please contact us and we will try to offer the best option to you.
  • Due to the traffic conditions,  we cannot guarantee the return hour.
  • During weekend time and official holidays, usually the traffic level is higher and our tour could last more hours than specified.
  • For a shared tour, we can run this tour with a minimum of 3 people. In case we have less than 3 people, the tour will be canceled unilaterally. In this case you will have the following options: get a full refund if you have payed any amount for this tour (currently we don't accept advance payments); opt for the same tour but a private one; opt for the same shared tour on some other date.
  • We can unilaterally cancel  the tour for important reasons as follows: force-majeur issues (E.g. roads blocked by snowfall; unavailable tour components; personal health problems, etc). In this case you will be notified prior to the tour starting hour with a text message on the same phone number or email you used to contact us. If your tour has been canceled you have the following options: get a full refund if you have payed any amount for this tour (currently we don't accept advance payments); opt for the same tour but a private one; opt for the same shared tour on some other date.
  • Eddex Travel cannot be held  responsible/liable if during our tour we find any site closed without a prior notice and also we  cannot be made responsible/liable for any reason from the moment you  arrive
  • Transportation – is FREE of charge, you are going to pay for the tour guidance only. Please Note: Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not cover any travel risks by a travel insurance or in any other way. Given the fact that travelling involves always some risks, we strongly recommend you to have a valid travel insurance to cover any potential risks, such as and not limited to: any unpleasant event, accident or even death, taking place during this tour. Eddex Travel Company or the individuals involved in this tour can not be held responsible/liable for any consequences, regardless of whose fault generated the consequences

Please use the map below to reach our meeting point (for shared tours)

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