Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges

4.7
#1 of 15 in Outdoors in Southern Romania
Must see · Scenic Drive · Landmark
With its sheer drops, Transfagarasan Highway winds through the mountains, in sections clinging to the cliffs while passing through a natural gorge. Urban legend has it that Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the building of the 150 km (93 mi) road as a strategic route in case of Soviet invasion. The road will take you past the two castles associated with Vlad the Impaler (who inspired the legend of Dracula); you'll also see several lakes and a waterfall as you make your way to the second-largest dam in the country. The road's highest point is the tunnel, which connects the northern and southern sides of the lake at 2,042 m (6,700 ft). Be prepared to take your time, as you may run into shepherds and large flocks of sheep enroute. Plan a trip to Curtea de Arges easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The view is amazing! The most Beautiful road in România. It was quite crowded. We traveled during weekend So We do not recommend it! If you choose mo-fri travel there you will find amazing trip...  more »
  • We passed this way by car, really nice view and experience. You should drive safely because there are a lot of serpentines. Amazing.  more »
  • Family roadtrip by car, starting from the Southern side of Fagaras Mountain. We've stopped a few times on the way. First time we've noticed a pile of snow and the kids asked me to stop the car...  more »

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