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Transalpina Road

Transalpina road (DN67C) is the highest road in Romania. It’s one of the famous Romanian high altitude roads. With a length of 146 km, it goes trough the Carpathian Mountains, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,145m above sea level in Pasul Urdele. In 2009 it was completely paved. A quick glance at the map at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype. 

 

Ciumarna pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,109m above the sea level, located in the Obcina Mare range, in the Carpathians mountains, Romania.

Transfăgărăşan (DN7C)

The Transfăgărăşan (officially called DN7C) is the most dramatic and second-highest paved road in Romania. Spooky dark tunnels (the longest is more than 800 meters and pitch black), plus endless twists and turns make for a thrilling ride through Dracula territory. The highest point of the road is Pasul Bâlea at 2.042 m (6,699 ft) above the sea level. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

DJ685 is a paved road with a length of 54km, going within the Retezat National Park, in the Southern Carpathians, in the Hunedoara county, Romania.

 

Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves, which are part of any list of the world's most spectacular roads. Whether it's racing through the Carpathian Mountains or ambling along the Danube River, Romania offers countless picturesque views from the road.

 

Buzău Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 642 m (2,106 ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Carpathians in Romania.

 

Vulcan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,621m above the sea level, located in the Hunedoara county of Romania, on the Jiu valley. The pass is traversed by the 664 road, a gravel trail.

Bicaz Gorge

The Bicaz Gorge is a gorge in Romania, located in the north-east part of the country. The road that slices through the gorges is among Romania’s most spectacular. This stunning gorge has a part that is so narrow that it is known as "The Neck Of Hell."

 

Pasul Bâlea is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.042 m (6,699 ft) above the sea level, located in the Făgăraș Mountains, the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania.

Located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, Romania is a pretty mountainous country. There are 12 peaks over 2,500 m in the country. Its natural landscape is almost evenly distributed between mountains (31%), hills (33%), and plains (36%).

 

Sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road climbing up to Negovanu Lake, at an elevation of 1,150m above the sea level, located in Sibiu County, in central Romania.

 

Mestecanis Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1096m above the sea level, located in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania.

 

Tihuţa Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,201 m (3,940 ft) above the sea level, located in the Bârgău Mountains, in Romania.

 

Huta Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 587 m (1,926 ft) above the sea level, located in the northern region of Romania.

 

Urdele pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.145 m (7,037ft) above the sea level, located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania. It’s the highest paved road in Romania.

 

Madarasi-Hargita is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.650m above the sea level, located in the Harghita mountain range, in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania.

 

DJ 73 is a very scenic drive located in the north-eastern part of Argeş County, in Romania. It’s a high mountain road climbing up several mountain passes.

 

Prislop Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,416 m (4,646 ft) above the sea level, in the Eastern Carpathians, in northern Romania. The pass is traversed by the DN 18 road.

 

DN73C is a challenging road located in the Argeş County, in  Romania. The road conditions are really bad.

 

The Ghimeș-Palanca Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 684m above the sea level, located in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania.

DJ112G is a very challenging mountain road located near the Piatra Craiului Mountains, which are part of the Southern Carpathians mountains range, in Romania. The road is 10km long.

TransBucegi is one of the most scenic drives in Romania. It’s located in the south-central part of the country, going through the Bucegi Natural Park. Along the road you will feel the need for higher elevation, even fresher air and sweeping landscapes you can soak in some of Romania's most breathtaking vistas without even leaving your car. It’s one of the famous Romanian high altitude roads.

 

Located in Brasov county, in Transylvania, Romania, DN73A is a really awesome road with 12 steep hairpin turns.

 

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