Bâlea Lake
Bâlea Lake

This beautiful glacier lake (Bâlea Lake) is located in the middle of the Făgărăș Mountains. A sloppy but well-maintained road, referred as Transfăgărășan, makes it easily accessible from Sibiu:

Transfăgărășan Road

Up there, several hiking trails start and go to local viewpoints. We picked the one that overlooks the lake. After a 45mn climb, we reached another glacier lake, Capra Lake. Though the climb was easy, the area was very windy and dark clouds were threatening, so we only stayed a few minutes.

Capra Lake
Capra Lake

Cabana Capra

Beyond Bâlea Lake, the Transfăgărășan road goes down to Pitești with many picturable landscapes. We stopped at Cabana Capra though, where there is a very good restaurant (with traditional Romanian food – and Papanași :-P) before turning back to our next destination (Viscri).

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