"The Transfagarasan Road" Romania Off The Beaten Path Tip by codrutz

Romania Off The Beaten Path: 98 reviews and 155 photos


<p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=RO style='font-family:Verdana;color:red;
mso-ansi-language:RO'>The Transfagarasan Road<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=RO style='font-family:Verdana;mso-ansi-language:
RO'>Going from <span style='color:maroon'>Bucharest</span> trough the valley of
the <span style='color:navy'>Arges River</span>, after visiting <span
style='color:navy'>Curtea de Arges</span> and it?s great Monastery, after <span
style='color:navy'>Vidraru Lake</span> and the great <span style='color:navy'>Vidraru
Dam</span> you?ll find yourself on the highest romanian road, crossing the
Fagaras mountains. Be prepared, the weather is not always nice on this road,
open only a few months a year due to snowfall, also be gentle to your
passangers because there are A LOT of curves to follow. Make sure your car is
filled and set up, and admire the mountains by rolling up in your car. It?s
only 90 km long, but it snakes up 1500 meters, reaching up to 2042 meters
altittude. Also, it features a 845m long tunnel under the Negoiu and <span
style='color:navy'>Moldoveanu peak</span>. After the tunnel, on the other side
of the mountain, the highest point at <span style='color:navy'>Balea Lake</span>,
then down to <span style='color:navy'>Balea Cascada</span> (waterfall). At the
end of the Transfagarasan Road, some 40km west and you have reached <span

<p class=MsoBodyText><span lang=RO style='color:#003300'>Picture shows the nice
sloapes of the road descending from Balea Lake to Balea Cascada. I named this
picture ?The concrete snake?.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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