The Highway to Heaven

This trip is dedicated to all nature and mountain lovers and to all those who want to get a short glimpse of the wild and beautiful Carpathian Mountains.

Departing from Sibiu in the morning, we will drive on one of the world’s most spectacular mountain roads, the Transfăgărăşan. It was built during the dictatorship of the communist ruler Nicolae Ceauşescu and considered at that time to be a huge success of the Romanian society. It drives up to over 2000 meters and crosses the country’s highest mountain chain. We will drive until the “Bâlea waterfall” and from here take a cable car up to the peak of the mountain.

The view from up there is absolutely breathtaking. You can often see tracks of bears or chamois’, the actual inhabitants of these areas. On the top of the mountain, at over 2000 meters, there is a small glacier lake, called Bâlea, which freezes during winter and makes the perfect scenery for freestyle skiing. We will take a hike near the lake, and depending on the group’s preferences, return either by cable car or by foot to the waterfall. In the evening, we will go to a great local restaurant at the foot of the mountains.