A wild road to Vârful Curcubăta Mare
Vârful Curcubăta Mare is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.829m (6,000ft) above the sea level, located in the southeastern part of Bihor County, near the border with Alba County, in Romania. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Located in the Bihor Mountains, the summit is also known as Vârful Bihor. This infamous gravel road to the summit is bumped. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4wd vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road. At the summit there’s a communication tower.
Pic: Alexandru Sateanu