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Le Lac Balea, Cartisoara

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Legend has it that Le Lac Balea was named after a brave young shepherd who became the king's chief commander before he fell into the lake during a storm. The site features views of the surrounding mountains, and amenities include two chalets, a mountain rescue station, and a small improvised market near the lake where you can buy local food. During winter, you can stay at the first ice hotel ever built in Eastern Europe. To reach the site, take the cable car from Balea waterfall, or navigate a car or a bike up the Transfăgărășan Road. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Le Lac Balea by using our Cartisoara route planner.
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  • The Lake Balea ... situated in the Fagaras mountains - near the Transfagarasan road , it is definitely one of those spots where you shall stop for 1-2 hours and enjoy the beauty of nature. This time....  more
    The Lake Balea ... situated in the Fagaras mountains - near the Transfagarasan road , it is definitely one of those spots where you shall stop for 1-2 hours and enjoy the beauty of nature. This time....  more »
  • Had such a wonderful time there. Highly recommend 👌. If you are on this road you should not miss it. There are several hiking routes around,I was lacking out of time unfortunately could make it... 
    Had such a wonderful time there. Highly recommend 👌. If you are on this road you should not miss it. There are several hiking routes around,I was lacking out of time unfortunately could make it...  more »
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  • Absolutely majestic view, a place that I recommend you visit. There are a lot of souvenir shops and enough parking places at the location. The parking costs around 2 euro the hour. The shops offer the buyers the possibility to buy something to eat also.
  • Amazing, and very cold :) It's recommend to go around and watch all sides of the pkace. And Please keep it clean.

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