Roads over the Mountains in Romania
TransFagarasan, TransAlpina, TransBucegi and TransRarau – Roads
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“The Transfăgărășan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraș) or DN7C is the second-highest paved road in Romania after Transalpina. It starts near the village of Bascov, located near the city of Pitesti, ending on the crossroad between DN1 and Sibiu. Also known as Ceaușescu’s Folly, it was built as a strategic military route that stretches 90 km with twists and turns that run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitești.
The road climbs to 2,034 meters altitude, making it the 2nd highest mountain pass in Romania after Transalpina. The most spectacular route is from the North to South. It is a winding road, dotted with steep hairpin turns, long S-curves, and sharp descents. The Transfăgărășan is both an attraction and a challenge for hikers, cyclists, drivers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Due to the topography, the average speed is around 40 km/h (24.8548 mph). The road also provides access to Bâlea Lake and Bâlea Waterfall.
The road is usually closed from late October until late June because of snow. Depending on the weather, it may remain open until as late as November. It may also be closed at other times, because of weather conditions (it occasionally snows even in August).”
source information en.wikipedia.org
“The Transalpina or DN67C located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one of the highest roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parâng Mountains, to Sebeş in the north.
It is said[by whom?] that the road was built under King Carol II and rebuilt during World War II by German troops and it is called The King’s Road by the locals. Also a story has it that Nicolae Ceauşescu had the Transfăgărăşan Road (DN7C) built during the communist regime just to surpass the Transalpina.
The road has its highest point at the Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level. Given the high altitude, the road is closed during the cold months of the year. Works began in 2007 in order to transform this spectacular road into a modern highway (148 km), allowing a rapid transit between Oltenia and Transylvania.
Rânca, a newly developed resort, is located towards the south end of the Transalpina road.”
information source en.wikipedia.org
“TransRarau Road connects Settlement Pojorata and Settlement Cyril crossing Rarau Mountains. The road reaches an altitude of 1400 m and facilitate access to the cabin and Rarau Hermitage and the famous natural monuments called “Lady Rocks”. The works (markings, signs, culverts) are completed on 17 of the 28 km highway as it has TransRarau, the rest being completed by the end of 2014, but the entire the TransRarau Route is paved. Part of the road is completed between Pojorata and the intersection with the road leading to Cabana Rarau. More details can be found in Transraraului route map Transrarau page.”
information source translated from Romanian – www.transraraul.ro
“Road TransBucegi (DJ 713), known as the Babelor Road is the main access road in Bucegi reaching near famous sights: Old women (Babele) and Sphinx (Sfinxul). TransBucegiul is one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Romania. The road has a length of 20 km, 17 of them being paved. TransBucegiul emerges from DN 71 county road that connects Sinaia and Targoviste, shortly before it reaches the Hut at quota 1000 m. The road passes near the nest Dor, where Dichiu Saddle climb into law Dichiu Chalet, turns sharply Bucegi right across the plateau until near Cabana Piatra Arsa. The 17 km asphalt road leading TransBucegi to an altitude of 1925 m, but not all areas were installed gutters, parapets, traffic signs and road markings.
TransBucegi is a fairly narrow mountain road with many places where two cars can barely pass higher against one another. So even after construction recommend walking it at low speed and maximum attention and avoid overruns and walking on the opposite side to not have unwanted incidents.”
information source translated from Romanian – transbucegi.ro
“How to get on the road TransBucegi or Babelor
From Bucharest you have two choices. If you choose DN1 Ploiesti – Brasov, Sinaia must at the exit towards Comarnic to enter the DJ 71 results in Targoviste. Follow signs to Targoviste (DJ 71) and then to the cabin Cuibu Dor, about 7 km. The second way is Bucharest – Targoviste. After Cota 1000 Chalet is going on the road to Cabana Cuibul Dorului.”
information source translated from Romanian – www.tai-tai.net