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Transfagarasan Highway

Romania
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Ranked #1 of 327 Attractions in Transylvania
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Driving
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Munich, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If it's really the most beautiful road in the world (according to Top Gear) I don't know and it really doesn't matter. What us sure: This is one of the roads to take for stunning views. The trees in autumn colors, the blue sky and a good car - I was fortunate enough to be able to experience the Transfagarasan... More

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Bermuda
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

After a week exploring Transylvania, the Transfagarasan Highway was the best way to head south through Romania. Drive to Cartisoara to pick up the northern end of the highway. Be sure to stop at Balea Lake near the peak (before entering the tunnel to begin the descent). You'll know that you are there when you see rows of vendor stalls... More

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We spent a whole day getting to and driving this road. It's praised to the skies by those overgrown and somewhat embarrassing adolescents aka the Top Gear presenters. The most interesting parts of the drive are at the beginning and the end, as you drive through the gypsy villages. At the top of the mountain drive there's a bit of... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Breathtaking drive, gorgeous views, especially the north side viewed from the top (it looks like all Formula 1 circuits connected together and placed in this amazing setting). Don't miss the lake near the top... a bit hidden, but definitely worth a stop. Of course drive carefully as in some areas there are no guard-rails.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This road is very nice to drive with beautiful views. The best way to drive this road is entering it from the north side to the top and go back the same way. After the top it is not a spectacular road and a bit boring. The only way to drive this road is to see a lake with a... More

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Haifa, Israel
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70 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Highest mountains in Romania, the Hfagrs, including peak "Moldoviano" 2544 meters above sea level did not stop the megalomania of Tzaotzasko ruler of Romania in the seventies of the last century, and here was built for about five years road wild landscape and spectacular, crossing the ridge, at altitudes above 2000 meters and passes at the height of the height... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Hired a Mitsubishi 4x4 in Bucharest and drove through Pitești through some stunning scenery to climb up to over 2000 metres through the carpathaginian mountains to arrive at a tunnel at the top of the mountain road. On leaving the tunnel, there before us was the most amazing view down the other side. A series of sweeping curves and tight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Amazing experience unforgettable. Long road nice landscape view. Its a must see place. If you are a fan of top gear then its well worth seeimg and experience this road.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our experience with the road are just positive. We went there in early autumn and views/colors were amazing. It's one of the places where you have to stop each 100 meters and when you believe you have best photo ever, just behind next curve the view is even better! We went to the top twice, we took cable car for... More

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bucharest
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's been a while since I first went on Transfagrasan (about 25 years ago), so the experience of driving through it again was amazing! The road is fantastic, with wonderful scenery through the mountains. The best time to visit it is during summer or early autumn, when it's warm outside. Anyway, the road is closed during winter as it's very... More

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