The breathtaking road to Costila Peak in the Bucegi Mountains
Vârful Coștila is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.485m (8,152ft) above the sea level, located in the mountains of Prahova county in the region of Muntenia, in Romania. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Set high in the Bucegi Mountains, within the Bucegi Natural Park, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4wd vehicle required. It’s closed to private vehicles. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The peak has a large television tower on it called Releul Coștila (Costila Radio Relay). The tower height is 84 metres.
Tucked away on the south-central part of the country, the road to the summit is called DJ713. Starting at a parking lot at the end of the paved TransBucegi, the road is 8.2 km (5.09 miles) long. The drive is very steep. The elevation gain is 560 meters and the average gradient is 6.82%.
Pic: Petre Petrica