Fagaras and Beyond Day 3 – Transfagarasan Highway

Experience Romania

I already mentioned the Fagaras Mountains: I grew up with them looming in the distance, they are just south of the town of Fagaras, we drove parallel to them on our way to Sibiu and Alba Iulia. Now it’s time to take a closer look. We’ve come to my favourite day of our trip Fagaras and Beyond: Day 3 – the day we took to the mountains. Not by foot, but by car, climbing the Transfagarasan Highway, which, as the name implies, crosses the Fagaras Mountains – North/South for a distance of 90km (60 miles). It reaches the altitude of 2,034 meters (almost 6,700 feet), being the second highest road in Romania (Transalpina is the first) but arguably the most impressive.

The Transfagarasan Highway has gotten some international publicity. For example, Top Gear filmed there, racing some of the world’s best cars on one of the world’s best roads. There…

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