Transfăgărăşan is a really great trip to take, as you can get the best of the Romanian landscape, from daring and wild mountains (sometimes even with wild bears) to pure lakes and waterfalls, medieval fortresses on the top of the mountains, springs and rivers, flowers and snow in the summer, miraculous change from fog to bright sun and absolute blue sky in an hour.
At high altitudes, up to 2041m, slippery road turns and frost are not rare early in the morning, even we’re in the hot Romanian summer.
A 4×4 car is definitely a safe bet for this type of road and you might want to consider whether you feel more comfortable to rent a full-automatic transmission system of a Premium SUV car, or not – just in case you want to better “feel” the road and the car.
But, just in case you wonder, a city car, like Peugeot 107 or Citroen C1 would struggle a little bit, but they would manage to get you to your destination.
If you are in Romania and into natural beauty, Transfăgărăşan is a must – the pictures speak for themselves.
Transfăgărăşan (DN 7C) connects Bascov (Argeş County) and Cârțișoara (Sibiu County) through a 151km break through the Făgăraş Mountains that takes a 4 hours drive.
The road is officially closed from November to June. Although there were rare cases of road closing outside the winter season, make sure you check the traffic conditions before you get into the car.
Don’t forget to bring some warm clothes and have a great road trip!