Route: Bâlea Waterfall – Doamnei Valley (Valea Doamnei) – Bâlea Lake
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Bâlea Waterfall – Doamnei Valley (Valea Doamnei) – Bâlea Lake
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Full route name: Bâlea Waterfall - Muchia Bâlii - Doamnei Valley (Valea Doamnei) - Şaua Bâlii - Bâlea Lake
The route follows Doamnei Valley (Valea Doamnei) from Bâlea Waterfall, a valley that bears witness to the numerous quaternary glaciers and the two spectacular glacial cauldrons, Căldărușa cu Iarbă and Căldarea Lacului. The route is a beautiful one, of low difficulty, which offers the pleasure of discovering unique landscapes on the waterfalls from Doamnei, the glacial Lake Bâlea and the peaks from the crest of the Făgăraș massif. Being a route that is mostly in the bare alpine area, it is one for experienced hikers, and the gear, including the avalanche kit, is mandatory.
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Bâlea Waterfall cable car is accessible all year long by personal car or by Bâlea Bus. The bus schedule can be found on baleabus.ro. Of course, our advice is to use the transport method having the lowest impact upon the environment, which, in this case, is the bus.
At Bâlea Waterfall (Bâlea Cascadă) you will find a map with all the information needed for the route. Follow the markings and the signage on the route and it will be very easy to find your way. Enjoy your hike!