Balea

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Zbor Xcontest
Altitude: 2000m

Take off: N, S

Termal and soaring flying site not suitable for biginers.

Landing area next to Cartiosoara village.

Balea Lake

Balea Lake is situated at altitude of 2040m in Fagaras mountains. This mountain is part of Meridional Carpathian range which also includes the highests peeaks of Romania’s mountains. The takeoff is near the famouns road Transfagarasan on the north face of the mountain.The area is suitable for soaring as behind the takeoff there is a huge ridge up to 2400m.Termal flying conditions might be calm, but there are many days with strong thermals. The ceiling here can reach over 3500m conditions on which is possible to fly over the main mountain range back and forth.On the second part of the day cross country flight can be made towards Bucegi and Postavaru mountains or Sfanta Ana Lake.The landscapes in the area are just breathtaking. Therefore, we rate this as the best flying site from Romania.