Route: Podragu Cabin – Podu Giurgiului Lake – Mircii Peak (2471m) – Fereastra Zmeilor – Vânătarea lui Buteanu Peak (2507m) – Vaiuga Valley – Bâlea Lake (2030m)
A surprise awaits us for the last part of the tour; the view of the incredible Bâlea Valley and the famous Transfăgărășan Road! This road was dubbed by the Top Gear crew as one of the greatest roads in the world – and for good reason. The ‘Road that Touches the Sky’ was constructed on the order of the former Communist Romanian President, Nicolae Ceauşescu, and was considered a strategic linking road between Transylvania, Southern Romania and Wallachia.
Duration: around 6-7 hours. Level difference: + 371 m / – 477 m. Difficulty of the hiking tour: medium. Dinner and overnight at the Paltinu Cabin (2044 m)