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 (3,772ft) above the sea level, located in Sibiu County, in central Romania.
This curvy mountainous route (including DJ105G and DJ106P roads) which rarely permits speeds over 30km/h, has a length of 39km. It starts asphalted in Tălmaciu, 20 km south of the county capital Sibiu. It lies on the east end of the Mărginimea Sibiului area. After some kms the road turns into gravel.
This is a forest road which is crossing the mountains and it's not shown on the regular maps. The road is worse than it looks in the photos but it's perfect for ATVs and maybe SUVs. It can be done with a sedan car but it’s not recommended. The road doesn't have any signposts and it's very hard to keep the right track because there are many intersections out there. The road is crossing some of the poorest villages of Romania.
This infamous road is tightly hairpinned and bumped, an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, barely wide enough for 2 cars at the same time and it has not protections or guardrails. The surface of the road is asphalt and gravel, and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime.