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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place! I was lucky enough to drive this road on the last day it was officially open at the end of October 2018. I started the day before by driving from Bucharest to Capatineni, where I stayed at the Complex Dracula for one night....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank themattw
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

If you want to cross the mountains chose transalpina, it has a better road and a nice view all the way. In Transfagarasan go to the top in the lake Balea, either driving or taking the “telecabina” enjoy the view and the lake and don’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zafiriszafiropoulos
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well worth the drive. A must also is the lake at the top. The waterfall was nice to walk to. It took 30 minutes to walk to the falls. The highway is a must see especially on a clear day. Low clouds will block the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheldon K
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This road is the best way to spend your weekend by car. Start early at 6-7 AM and you will reveal all magic of Romanian Carpathians nature. Bonus: you can observe real spring in August!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OlgaD1424
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The route from sighisoara to primarily castle via thr transfagarsan highway is not to be missed. I started at 7:30 am from Brasov. First a trip to visit Sighisoara (1.5 to 2hrs) where Vlad Dracula (Vlad the impellers father) was borned. Then of to Poenari...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kanw2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018

If you read this, you probably already know what you're getting yourself into. Here are some things to be mindful of: - The road is closed during certain months - specifically in the Winter. Check the transfagarasan dot net site for updates on the state...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were lucky to see this wonder on a sunny, crisp, fall day, with leaves changing color and no traffic or crowds. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. You must take your time and stop for short breaks to soak it in. The road condition is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elena552014
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This road is in the Fagaras mountains, is starting in Cartisoara village and ends on Curtea de Arges city, this way I prefer to travel. The short part is in Sibiu county, but is the most spectacular part of the road, till Balea Lake. Then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Addyna15
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you plan to be in Romania this is a must see. We were staying in nearby Sibiu for a few days in late September and had planned to do the highway. The day we arrived it was snowing in the mountains and there were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank douglasn291
Reviewed 26 September 2018

you could reach that road only five months a year, starting with 1st of July but what a joy for eyes, what a fall of adrenaline, that is that road it's a very nice area, offering history, royalty to Curtea de Arges Monastery, into the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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parraboy
6 December 2018|
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Response from PopisteanuG | Reviewed this property |
it's better to go from South to North, I mean from Bucharest to Sibiu, and in October the autumn colors of the forest would be so beautiful; the road would be opened till the end of October for the entire length, including... More
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Sightsee34671
17 November 2018|
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Response from Duci_No1 | Reviewed this property |
Usually, in that time there is a lot of snow there and it is closed...
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TheBestMichael
8 November 2018|
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Response from Addyna15 | Reviewed this property |
The distance from Cartisoara to Balea Lac is about 30 km, around one hour, normal traffic conditions. And, yes, it is worth visiting, you have what to see; is the most spectacular part of the road, the view is delightful and... More
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