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Balea Glacier Lake

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Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we've been here. But this time we were with the children. We got up the mountain with the cable car. The place is amazing .... difficult to describe in words. The day before, the first snow fell here, so the...More

Thank Eyal A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some blue, sky some clouds, and some low clouds all enhance the beauty of the area. The view of the lake with the mountains in the background was spectacular with a clear cool water and the restaurant exterior made a perfect picture. It would be...More

Thank Lickcreek
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

The stop at Balea Lake on the Transfagarasan highway was a great decision. The view was amazing, as it was the highest point of the highway. So one could enjoy both the valley view of the highway and the gorgeous glacier lake at the top....More

Thank PmgyA1
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

It takes about an hour to climb the mountain but the scenery is amazing. It is possible to take a cable car and enjoy a magnificent view. The view of the lake at the top of the mountain is amazing and the atmosphere electrifying.

Thank EyalG84
Reviewed August 25, 2018

There could be a dense fog around a lake but a weather could change fast. There are booths and restaurant so you can have a good time there :) At the lake the temparature could be low (10-15 °C) even in summer.

Thank D0thu
Reviewed August 19, 2018

To be able to take coffee early morning on the chalet deck is something worth experiencing. I like to wake up early morning, to watch the daybreak and sunrise. The view is magnificent and sunrise on the lake shore makes an unforgettable experience while sipping...More

Thank Calin A
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen in Romania. If you have the opportunity to go there, make sure you have a jacket on you as it can be cold and stop there. The view is fantastic. One can also find...More

Thank Onisim M
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Lake Balea together with the "Transfagarasan" road (as a package), which is the actual road going up on one side and down from the lake is one of my top recommendations when visiting Romania. The lake itself and the road going up and down to/from...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Every year on october i try to find something special to do for my husband birthday. So,with some friend decided to visit Tranfagarasan. In our journey we visited Balea Lac Restaurant...very good fishy food ..and traditional meals!!!

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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This is the highlight of my Transylvania trip. I first came to experience the Transfagarasan road, which was amazing just like any postcard. But little did I expect is the beauty that lies beyond this lake. You have to take the different hiking trails around...More

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Ed B
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Response from TravelBugDW | Reviewed this property |
Haven't got vertigo so can't say how bad yours would be but we drove from the south end of the transfagarasan road so when we did drive up the steeper roads to the lake at the top we were on the right which was away from the... More