Transfăgărășan Condition of the road
Road Open Until the 1st of November
Opening date: Officially, the Transfăgărășan road opens on the 1st of July and closes on the 1st of November. Outside of this period, the road is fenced off at the Capra Chalet (south) and Bâlea Waterfall (north). The road is closed because of the increased avalanche risk in the alpine area (1800m +). However, starting with the second half of May, the road is passable on foot - the distance between Capra Chalet and Bâlea is 9 km and the distance between the Bâlea Waterfall and the northern road closure is 13 km.
On bears: Starting with the month of April, the bears awake from hibernation and appear on the side of the road. It is very important that tourists not feed the wildlife! Bears fed by tourists are starting to become more and more aggressive towards people because they are seen as a food source, rather than a threat.
General information: The Transfăgărășan road is 151 long and officially begins in the south, from Bascov and ends north at the intersection with DN1 (Brașov - Sibiu). The construction of the road took 4 years (1970-1974) and crosses the Făgăraș Mountains between the Vidraru Dam and Cârțișoara, offering unique landscapes. Click on the below button to see more on the construction and history of the road:Transfăgărășan Romania
Top Gear made one of their famous trips in Romania in 2009, when the three hosts drove an Aston Martin, a Ferrari and a Lamborghini from Bucharest to Constanța and then on Transfăgărășan. By the end of the episode, the three hosts declared that Transfăgărășan is the most beautiful road they ever drove on.
Transfăgărășan Weather on the route
Because the road crosses mostly mountain areas, the weather is considerably different from one point to another. Below you will find the main weather measurement points along the way:
Km 30 Curtea de Argeș Altitude 421m
Km 60 Vidraru Dam Altitude 832m
Km 115 Bâlea Lake Altitude 2040m
Km 145 Cârțișoara Altitude 496m
To see the detailed weather conditions as well as live images from the various measurement points, click on the below button:Weather Transfăgărășan
In order to build the carpathian road, approximately 3 million tons of rock were dislocated by using 6520 tons of TNT - creating as much energy as a tiny atomic bomb would.
Transfăgărășan Travel guide
The spectacular mountain road is laced with historical, natural or engineering monuments
Lakes, Waterfalls and Mountain Peaks
The area surrounding Transfăgărășan is adorned with beautiful rock formations, lakes, waterfalls well worth exploring.
Vidraru Dam and Lake Transfăgărășan
Transfăgărășan has so many attractions worth visiting, most important of which being the ones made by man. We invite you to discover them in the following articles!
Curtea de Argeș Monastery Transfăgărășan
All along the way, you will be charmed by churches or monasteries that invite you to step in and immerse yourself into an oasis of peace.
Poenari Citadel Transfăgărășan
With a generous historical heritage, Transfăgărășan has a story for every hairpin turn. Discover them all!
Access the main page of the travel guide to discover Transfăgărășan in all its beauty:Travel Guide Transfăgărășan
As of 2005 the Ice Hotel is built every year and is one of the most distinguished hotels of Romania. The hotel is completely built of snow and large blocks of ice taken from the largest glacial lake of the Făgăraş Mountains, Bâlea lake. The blocks of ice reach 70 centimeters in length and weigh almost 70 kg.
All along the way you will find plenty of accommodation options and places to spend the night.
Camping Price Transfăgărășan
On Transfăgărășan you can find 15 camping areas, in private properties as well as in the wilderness, in specially designed places along the riverbanks for prices starting with 50 lei per night per tent.
Price guest houses and rental villas Transfăgărășan
You can choose from about 800 guest houses and short term rental houses for prices starting with 60 lei per night.
Price Hotels Transfăgărășan
There is a rather lush selection of hotels on Transfăgărășan, with about 50 de hotels offering prices starting with 150 lei per night.
Chalet prices Transfăgărășan
For those eager for adventure, the Făgăraș ridge is adorned with 13 mountain chalets, some with very good accommodation conditions and prices from 60 lei per night.
Click on the button below to see all the accommodation options on Transfăgărășan and their up-to-date availability:Accommodation Transfăgărășan
In Transfăgărășan restaurants, the most coveted dish is the shepherd's "bulz" - very popular with foreign tourists.