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Bâlea Lake

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  • Panoramic View of Bâlea Lake
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Lake with breathtaking views of Romanian mountain ranges

This glacial lake is located on Transfagarasan Highway in the Carpathians in central Romania. In its surroundings you can find the peaks of the country’s two highest mountains, Negoiu and Moldoveanu. As Transfagarasan Highway is only open during summer time, in winter/spring you can only get there from the northern side via cable car. As its serpentines seem to emd up there in the clouds, the route’s northern section is also called “Street into the clouds“.

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Wolfgang Paulus
Updated: March 18, 2020

Coordinates

DD
45.602839, 24.616837
DMS
45°36'10.2"N 24°37'00.6"E
UTM
35T 314151 5052684
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Routes to this place

Type
Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
100.4 km
40:09 h
7,166 m
7,101 m
9.4 km
4:20 h
1,076 m
1,018 m
16.1 km
7:00 h
1,380 m
1,380 m
12.3 km
6:00 h
1,403 m
903 m
96 km
1:36 h
3,183 m
3,357 m
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Top Multistage route
100.4 km
40:09 h
7,166 m
7,101 m

In fünf Tagesetappen plus zwei Rundtouren durchstreifen wir einen der schönsten Abschnitte der rumänischen Karpaten: das Fagaras-Gebirge

from Karsten Seliger,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Top moderate Stage 4
9.4 km
4:20 h
1,076 m
1,018 m

Weiter geht es entlang des Fagaras-Kamms- mit einigen Kraxeleinlagen und viel Aussicht

from Karsten Seliger,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Top difficult Stage 3
16.1 km
7:00 h
1,380 m
1,380 m

Ein Rundweg führt uns westlich der Transfagaras-Strasse durch das Doamnei-Tal zur Cabana Balea Cascada und dann östlich der Strasse über den ...

from Karsten Seliger,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Top difficult Stage 2
12.3 km
6:00 h
1,403 m
903 m

Heute geht es über den Negoiu-Gipfel, den zweithöchsten Punkt unserer Tour, zur Transfagaras-Strasse. Erst Bergeinsamkeit, dann Trubel...

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from Karsten Seliger,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Scenic Route · Transylvania
Transfagarasan Highway
Top
96 km
1:36 h
3,183 m
3,357 m

The Romanian hinterland is full of stunning mountainscapes and hidden scenic gems. Discover picturesque lakes and spectacular views of a nearly ...

from Wolfgang Paulus,   Outdooractive Editors
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