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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  • I am passionate about doing roadtrips, but Transfagarasan was one of the best roadtrips in my life, if you are into this you will definetely like it.  more »
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