While watching the Top Gear crew facing Romania, I didn’t think that I will have the chance to check out exactly the same road as they did. Luckily the views on the way turned out to be so movie-alike that Clarkson’s quotation describes it perfectly as: “That’s what we came here for!”. Transfogarasan highway, or rather Transfăgărășan in Romanian language is the highest located road (DN7C) with the total lenght of 151km (around 90km is curvy) and height of 2034 meters above sea level. This road crosses the highest mountain range of Romanian Carpathian Mountains (Fagaras Mountains). And except of amazing mountain views, sheep all around and wildly walking donkeys, this place offers us much more than all the mountain roads taken together. It’s the most curvy and crazy road as you can possibly imagine. And that’s why it was proudly described in Top Gear as the best road in the world. You don’t believe me? Read more
How to get to Transfăgărășan in Romania?
Transfagarasan highway in Top Gear episode
If you’re curious to see the episode I mentioned, here you can find a part of it: tutaj.
Is it worth to visit Romania?
Transfagarasan highway – when it’s opened?
Even though you don’t need to pay to travel on this divine road, you need to remember about the opening season. The road is closed around November due to the hard atmospherical conditions and opened again around June. Also remember to follow the speed limit which is 40km/h in each part of the highway. Unfortunately the car races like in Top Gear aren’t the best option in there.
Recommended camping spot near Transfagarasan highway
+40 269 521 347 (also in English). The camping offers spots for the cars as well, you can come with your pets, WiFi is available, sanitary rooms are clean, kitchen is available too. And as for the welcome gift you get a shot of cherry liquor. 🙂