Transfăgărășan Mountain Road

Driving along this uniquely dramatic road, we get a once in a lifetime experience, an incredible tornado of emotions and an endless flow of unforgettable moments. Thus we begin a journey that takes us to the dizzying heights of the Carpathian mountains, where we have the chance to admire wild ridges, distant peaks, idyllic valleys, mighty waterfalls and serene lakes. Rightly considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world, the Transfăgărășan passes over the tallest mountains of the country, connecting the historical regions of Wallachia and Transylvania. It offers an incredible succession of tight bends and steep climbs, as well as an impressive amount of splendid places, transforming a simple road trip into a complex and complete adventure. Beginning from the south, just after we enter the mountains, we are welcomed by the ruins of the legendary Poienari Fortress, precariously perched on a cliff over the valley. Further along, we quickly climb towards the impressive dam and lake of Vidraru, chaining the force of several mountain creeks. From here, the Transfăgărășan continues to slither along a shady valley, finally reaching the Piscul Negru point, from where the ascension towards the ridge of Făgăraș truly begins. We first pass by a noisy waterfall that seems to engulf the road and then through the long tunnel that breaches the rock, finally reaching the other side of the mountains, close to the enchanting lake of Bâlea. From here, the road begins to rapidly descend in an endless series of unbelievable bends. After it becomes more peaceful, the Transfăgărășan also passes close to the fabulous Bâlea Waterfall and continues through the forest towards the Land of Făgăraș below. For several insanely intense hours, the road that tames the mountains has offered the chance to experience the wild beauty of the Carpathians…

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