The Bâlea Waterfall or Cascada Bâlea in Romanian, is a popular waterfall located in the Făgăraș Mountains at an altitude over 1200 m. In order to reach this place, you will have to drive on the famous Transfăgărășan road until Hotel Bâlea Cascada which is about 45 km away from the village of Cârțișoara, this village is actually the last one before the Făgăraș Mountains .
Once you will arrive to Hotel Bâlea Cascada, you will find a marked trail which will take you next to the waterfall. Usually this hike will take you approximately 50 minutes.
Besides Bâlea Waterfall, you can visit Bâlea lake as well which is located at an altitude of over 2000 m. In order to visit the lake, you have two options:
- You can drive on the Transfăgărășan road up until the lake. Keep in mind that the road has many curves but in exchange the scenery is truly breathtaking.
- You can take the cable car from hotel Bâlea Waterfall. The ride takes about 12 minutes until the final destination. Keep in mind, the cable care is not working in bad weather conditions.