The Fagaras Mountains (Muntii Fagaras) belong to the Southern Carpathians in Romania, and are an impressive mountain landscape, whose highest peak is Mount Moldoveanu with an altitude of 2,544 meters. A bit lower lies the beautiful mountain lake Balea Lac at an altitude of 2034 meters. You can hike in the Fagaras Mountains through idyllic forests, over mountain meadows and rugged rocks. The Fagaras Mountains also include the mountain lake Balea Lac and the waterfall Cascada Balea. The Fagaras Mountains are recommended for both day tours or tours of several days.
The Southern Carpathians offer a diverse selection of hiking trails for both sporty ambitious people, experienced mountaineers and ordinary tourists who just want to spend a day in the beautiful nature of Romania.
Marked hiking trails start from Sebes, Recea, Breaza de Sus, Sambata de Sus and Victoria respectively. Popular is the multi-day hiking route ridge route from Sebesu de Sus to Sambata or vice versa. You can also hike in organized groups. The offer on the Internet is varied.
- Satul Sebeș – sub Vârful Comisu, prin Valea Sebeșului
Marking: Blue triangle on white background
Walking time: 5-6 hours / 14.6 km
- Satul Breaza – Cabana Urlea, prin Valea Pojortei
Marking: Blue triangle on white background until Pe Livadia then red triangle
Walking time: 4h /
- Comuna Sâmbăta de Jos – Complexul Turistic Sâmbăta – Cabana Valea Sâmbetei
Marking: red triangle on white background
- Orașul Victoria – Cabana Podragu, prin Valea Podragului
Marking: Red triangle on white background
Walking time: 6-7 hours
- many more on the website
For example, you can hike from Sebesu de Sus to Sambata, the tour being in several daily stages. And although the paths are well marked, a map is recommended. Moreover, not everywhere you can access the Internet with your cell phone. However, the Fagaras Mountains are also recommended for day trips.
And the drive over the Transfagarasan mountain road is magnificent, even if you don’t get out of the car. I recommend, however, to enjoy the magnificent views at the individual viewpoints. Unfortunately, the road was closed on both of my trips and was also snowed in during the winter. The mountains are about 75 kilometers from Sibiu and 130 kilometers from Brasov.
The beautiful mountain lake Balea (Lacul Balea) is about 4.5 hectares in size and is located in the Fagaras Mountains.
Transfagarasan pass road leads from the Arges Valley across the Transylvanian Alps to Oberkerz in Transylvania
Fagaras Mountains (Muntii Fagaras)
Location: 75 kilometers from Sibiu and from Brasov 130 kilometers away
Nature and National Parks
Nature and National Parks in Romania
Romania is characterized by numerous natural parks, idyllic forests, mountain peaks, lakes and coastal landscapes.