Transfagarasan Road, Romania

Stop #16

The Transfagarasan Road is Romania’s highest asphalted road.  Everything you read about the road tells you that Top Gear rates it as the “world’s best road”.  We made a last minute decision to start driving this road around 3:00 p.m.  We ended up getting to our hotel at 11:30 p.m.  Mind you, Google Maps brought us to a road that even a Land Rover or a Jeep wouldn’t be able to navigate.  I guess it was made for horse drawn carriages.  That added about two hours of extra driving after an exhausting day.  Romania’s roads have come a long way from what I’ve heard, but they still have a long way to go.

The road is a Ceausescu project built in the 1970s over 4 and a half years.  It has literally hundreds of switchbacks and few guardrails or barriers.

I even got some great shots of three foxes that we came across on the drive.

Another highlight is Vlad the Impaler’s actual castle, which we saw at the end of the Transfarasan Road.



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