Pasul Urdele

Urdele Pass is one of the hardest climbs in Eastern Europe

Pasul Urdele is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.145m (7,037ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Valcea and Gorj counties in Romania. It’s said to be the highest paved road of the country.

Is Urdele Pass paved?

Set high in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Transalpina or DN67C. It’s the highest point on the popular road.

Is Urdele Pass open?

It’s one of the hardest roads in the eastern part of Europe, hitting a 12.2% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year.

How long is Urdele Pass?

The pass is 28km (17.39 miles) long running north-south from Obârşia Lotrului to Rânca.



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