Fagaras Mountains - the highest mounain range in Romania

Făgăraș Mountains (Romanian: Munții Făgărașului), named by Emmanuel de Martonne in 1907 „The Transylvanian Alps” are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania. They are a subunit of the Southern Carpathians (Carpatii Meridionali) and are bordered by the Piatra Craiului Mountains (east), Olt Valley (Valea Oltului - west), Campulung, Bradetu and Jiblea Depression (south) and the Făgăraș Depression (north), through which the Olt river flows.
Făgăraș Mountains are the Alpine-type mountains, and particularly in the central part of the band you can see their rocky nature. In the Făgăraș Mountains you can find many peaks over 2000 m asl., and many glacier lakes, e.g. Bâlea (2034 m, 46,508 m2, 11.35 m deep).
The Făgăraș Mountains are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination in Romania. Tourists that desire to discover the Fagaras Mountains approach this massif from the Făgăraș Depression, from Sibiu, Brașov, and Făgăraș. Route DN7C (National Road 7C) makes easier acces to the mountains (see: The Transfagarasan highway, Romania). It is called the Transfăgărășan highway. The route starts from Pitesti, Arges County, and then runs across the main ridge, and ends at Cartisoara, intersecting the European highway, Sibiu-Brașov. Because it is an ascending paved road that goes up to Balea Lake (till 2042 m), many tourists prefer this route for access.

See also my other posts about beautiful Romania

Comments

  1. Such gorgeous panoramas of this amazing mountain area. Again, so lovely series of photos! Impressed by these landscapes seen from Fagaras and I can imagine the vast space seen; thanks for sharing with us! A very good day!

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  2. Fantastic vistas! A very beautiful series!

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  3. fantastic pictures of a beautiful nature!
    best
    susa

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  4. Gorgeous mountain scenes! Love the orange clouds.

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  5. Awesome place. Loved the clicks.

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  6. A place made of dreams!! Stunning captures.

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  7. Beautiful and great colours in the sky.

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  8. This is a beautiful mountain range. I like your pictures of the rugged landscape.

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  9. Are those sheep on the mountain? So many of them and all up the steepness too.

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  10. Wonderful images Jarek.. I know at least two members of my family that would love to hike up those mountains :)

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  11. lovely views, the top one reminds me of NZ :-)

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  12. Stunning shots of a beautiful landscape

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  13. Very dramatic mountain scenes!

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  14. Wonderful colours in each of these mountain landscape scenes. The 2nd and 3rd photos beautifully highlight the craggy elements of the mountains.

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  15. I love this scenery, it's fantastic. I live at an elevation of 7,100 feet (2164 meters), so as you'd guess I enjoy the mountains.

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  16. This is somewhere I missed on my recent visit, but will definitely put on my list for next time. #wkendtravelinspiration

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  17. Piękne widoki :) Owce mają na co patrzeć na 3 zdjęciu :)Piękne barwy na zdjęciach i te ciepłe i słoneczne :) pozdrawiamy

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  18. Love the photo with the sheep up the mountain, nice shot!

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  19. Love all of these! Beautiful shots! #MySundayPhoto

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  20. Such stunning scenery, mountains make for the most interesting photos

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  21. How very stunning and a place we would love to visit.

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  22. Over and over I keep hearing amazing things about Romania, but I have never been there. Must be corrected soon. Thank you for linking in with Through My Lens. Your images are amazing!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  23. wonderful views and magnificent scenry

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  24. I remember Rumania's beauty! All of your photos are superb! Also love seeing the animals grazing there! Many thanks for sharing Rumania with SEASONS! Wishing you a wonderful week:)

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  25. Beautiful images.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/orchids-other-worldly.html

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  26. The natural beauty of the area is stunning! I especially like the photo with the sheep grazing on the steep mountainside. I didn't know they grazed in areas so steep!

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  27. I agree, Romania is beautiful. The Fagaras mountains are also very lovely to view in your great photos. I loved the charming home nesting in the mountains. Thank you for joining Blue Monday.
    Jeanne

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  28. Stunning pictures. Would you like share it with TRAVEL INSPIRATION link up on my blog?

    Anna
    www.flostenparadise.com

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  29. What an ambitious hike. The photos are just lovely as I adore mountain shots. I love the little lonely house--I think I could live there :)

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  30. WOW! These are such lovely shots! Beautiful setting for a hike!

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  31. So so lovely!
    have a great weekend!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2016/09/eating-clean.html

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  32. Thank you for linking up with the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

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  33. We have been considering Croatis for our summer 2017 holiday I think your photos have convinced me. That clear blue water is beautiful and stunning scenery. #mysundayphoto

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  34. Beautiful landscapes. You can tell how big the mountains are just by comparing to that small house in the foreground! :)

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