Beautiful Romania – The Transfagarasan

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Today I’m going to show you a pretty spectacular road that goes up to 2,042 metres altitude (6,699 ft) and offers a great view.

The Transfagarasan is a very well known mountain road that crosses the highest mountain section in Romania. If you watched Top Gear maybe you remember that they had an episode about The Transfagarasan.

The road was built between 1970 and 1974, has 90km length and it’s the second highest road in Romania.


The construction process was quite challenging, therefore are 5 tunnels and 28 viaducts.


Here you can also see the Vidraru Lake (830m altitude) created for electricity production. You can practice bungee jumping from the dam, explore the surroundings or go with a boat ride.


The lake is watched by Prometheus that has lightning in his hand, as a symbol of electricity.


From the Vidraru Lake the road gets more and more beautiful and spectacular, here nature has created a harmonious landscape.


At 2,034 m of altitude, the climb ends with the Balea Lake, a glacier lake with blue-green water. Here is located Balea Lake cabin that offers accommodation and has a restaurant.


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