Pasul Prislop

A paved road with holes to the 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.

This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. It connects the historical regions of Maramureş and Bukovina over the Rodna Mountains.The surface of the road is asphalted, but really pot-holed. Starting from Borsa, the ascent is 28 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 646 meters. The average percentage is 2.3 %. 

The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time and there are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. The first part, from Borsa to the east till the top is good. The second part, in the Bucovina part, has a lot of holes in the asphalt. No problem for a normal car though, it is just a bit slow.

 

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