The Transfăgărășan is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It is 90km of outstanding natural beauty and magnificent engineering, crossing between the two highest peaks of the Southern Carpathian mountains, where the road reaches a maximum altitude of more than 2000m.
The road itself is a joy to drive and contemplate, but what makes it absolutely extraordinary is the dramatic scenery with high mountains, glacial lakes, big and numerous waterfalls and wild forest.
It is a road trip that you can take from cities like Bucharest, Brasov and Sibiu and you can spend the night at one of the cabanas by the Balea lake, on the top of the mountains if you book in advance.
Also, if you are in an adventurous mood, climb the path to the Balea cascade at the end of the Transfagarasan. It is a tough and dangerous climb but the reward at the end is worth it.
Just make sure you do it in the Summer, otherwise there is a risk that part of the road might be closed due to extreme weather.
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