Frătoșteanu Mare is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.914m (6,279ft) above the sea level, located in Vâlcea County, in Romania. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
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. 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.
Pic: Iesan Andrei