Pasul Urdele

Urdele Pass, one of the hardest roads in Eastern Europe

Pasul Urdele 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.

The road to the summit is called Transalpina or DN67C. It’s asphalted and it’s one of the hardest roads in the eastern part of Europe. The road is closed during the cold months of the year.

To reach the summit, starting from Novaci, the ascent is 28 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.680 meters. The average percentage is 6 %. 

 

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