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. To find out how to plan a trip to Curtea de Arges, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We went today May 2,2019. The road to Bâlea Waterfall was a nice drive from Sibiu. We took the cable car up from Balea to the top. I think it is a little expensive 30 Leu / persons one - way … 60 Leu ...  more »
  • Highly recommend this incredible road. Of course it's very touristy but would visit again in a heartbeat. Incredible driving road with stunning views.  more »
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