Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges

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With its sheer drops, Transfagarasan Highway winds through the mountains, in sections clinging to the cliffs while passing through a natural gorge. Urban legend has it that Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the building of the 150 km (93 mi) road as a strategic route in case of Soviet invasion. The road will take you past the two castles associated with Vlad the Impaler (who inspired the legend of Dracula); you'll also see several lakes and a waterfall as you make your way to the second-largest dam in the country. The road's highest point is the tunnel, which connects the northern and southern sides of the lake at 2,042 m (6,700 ft). Be prepared to take your time, as you may run into shepherds and large flocks of sheep enroute. Plan a trip to Curtea de Arges easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Terrifying and heart racing as we kept climbing higher and high with no tail guards to keep you safe. Exhilarating on the way back down knowing what to expect!!! For us it began to rain when we... 
    Terrifying and heart racing as we kept climbing higher and high with no tail guards to keep you safe. Exhilarating on the way back down knowing what to expect!!! For us it began to rain when we...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places in touristic Romania. Scenery, views, the road itself, surroundings. It also blends in with the macro-economical traditions of this nation, especially at the... 
    One of the most beautiful places in touristic Romania. Scenery, views, the road itself, surroundings. It also blends in with the macro-economical traditions of this nation, especially at the...  more »
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  • What a beautiful road. Get to know first before climbing to the top if the road is opened, we stood in front of a closed road and headed back down. Seeing wild bears was one of the most incredible things ever.
  • Lovely road through the mountains, stunning scenery. We also came across a few bears and went for a relaxing boat trip which made it an unforgettable experience.

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