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.
The road, officially designed as DJ713, is asphalted. It links Sinaia and the Bucegi Mountains Plateau. The road was officially inaugurated on August 31, 2013. Situated at the foot of Laptici Mountains, it’s the third high altitude road in Romania, after Transfăgărăşan and Transalpina, and reaches an altitude of 1.925m (6,315ft). The construction of the road begun in 2010.
The road, also called Drumul Babelor, encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. It’s a cul-de-sac road which will lead you to Bucegi Natural Park, a land which provides colorful flower and foliage displays as well as numerous hiking trails, that will lead you straight into the heart of nature. Known as The Old Ladies Road, it is a narrow, sinuous road close to The Old Ladies and The Sphinx – famous Romanian rock formations shaped by the wind. The journey is filled with road bends and hairpin curves, unveiling amazing views over the mountains.
This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. This infamous road is tightly hairpinned and bumped, ranges in elevation from 2,495 feet at Sinaia to almost 6,316 feet at Bucegi National Park. The road is 20 km long (17 of them tarmac), filled with bends and hairpin curves, unveiling amazing views over the mountains. The rest of 3 km is protected area and therefore off limits to riders or drivers.It is open all year round (weather permitting).