Romania

Transalpina

Transalpina

Transalpina (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 (7,037ft) 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. 

Pasul Ghimeș-Palanca

Pasul Ghimeș-Palanca

The Ghimeș-Palanca Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 684m (2,244ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania.

TransRarau

TransRarau

TransRarau ‘The Treasures’ Road’ is said to be the third most beautiful alpine road in Romania. It crosses the Rarau massif and is one of the Romanian high altitude roads.

Transfăgărăşan

Transfăgărăşan

The Transfăgărăşan (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 2.042m (6,699ft) above the sea level. 90 km road riding up, over 5 km serpentines, over 80 hairpin curves, 5 tunnels and over 500 small bridges.

Bicaz Gorge

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 Ciumarna

Pasul Ciumarna

Ciumarna pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.109m (3,638ft) above the sea level, located in Suceava County, in the historical region of Bukovina, in north-eastern Romania.

Romanian high altitude roads

Romanian high altitude roads

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.

Pasul Vilcan

Pasul Vilcan

Vulcan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.621m (5,318ft) 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.

Cheile Dâmbovicioarei

Cheile Dâmbovicioarei

Located in the north-eastern part of Argeş County, in Romania, the Dambovita gorge was formed by the Dambovita River.

Pasul Bâlea

Pasul Bâlea

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

Pasul Urdele

Pasul Urdele

Urdele pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.145m (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.

DJ685

DJ685

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.

Highest roads of Romania

Highest roads of 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%).

Pasul Buzău

Pasul Buzău

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

Pasul Huta

Pasul Huta

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

Pasul Tihuţa

Pasul Tihuţa

Tihuţa Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.201m (3,940ft) above the sea level, located in the Bârgău Mountains, in Romania.

Lacul Negovanu

Lacul Negovanu

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.

Curmătura Vidruţei

Curmătura Vidruţei

The Curmătura Vidruţei is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.589m (5,213ft) above the sea level located  in the Latoritei Mountains, in Vâlcea County, Romania.

Harghita-Mădăraș

Harghita-Mădăraș

Madarasi-Hargita is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.650m (5,413ft) above the sea level, located in the Harghita mountain range, in the Eastern Carpathians of Romania.

Pasul Mestecăniș

Pasul Mestecăniș

Mestecanis Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.096m (3,595ft) above the sea level, located in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania.

DN66A

DN66A

DN66A is a very challenging road located in western Romania. The road is mostly gravel and links the towns of Petroșani and Tatu. The road is very rough--only try driving it in a 2wd car, if you're planning to buy a new car.

TransBucegi

TransBucegi

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.

Pasul Prislop

Pasul Prislop

Prislop Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.416m (4,646ft) above the sea level, in the Eastern Carpathians, in northern Romania. The pass is traversed by the DN 18 road.

DN73C

DN73C

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