Transalpina (latin for “across the mountains”) is the highest road in Romania - passing through valleys and plateaus, the road reaches its highest point at 2,145m altitude, offering not only breathtaking views but also unique driving experiences.
It stretches right through the Parang mountains on National Road 67, from Novaci to Sebes, and was previously known as ‘The Devil’s Pathway” as it used to be just a steep path, wild and not fully paved and suitable for normal traffic.
The Transalpina Road is a must-see for adventure seekers because of its breathtaking surroundings. Numerous events, including the Transalpina Bike Fest, Transalpina Winter Bike, Porsche Adventure Tour of Romania, or the Mercedes-Benz Chasing Stars Adventure, are held there. While most tourists choose to experience the natural beauty of this famous route from the comfort of their car, fans of cycling can better explore the stunning scenery of Transalpina Road on a bike tour. You'll be delighted to know that ski resorts have just opened nearby if you're a fan of winter sports. These ski resorts provide some of the finest skiing, snowboarding or sledding opportunities in the entire country for both beginners and pros. And after an intense day on the slopes, you can chill in cozy lodges while enjoying traditional Romanian cuisine. With the opening of these ski resorts, the Transalpina Road has become a year-round destination for adventure-seekers and nature lovers alike.
Visiting the charming villages near the Transalpina Road is one of the best ways to discover Romania's real essence. In addition to breathtaking natural scenery, these villages provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Romanian culture and traditions. The opportunity to taste traditional Romanian cuisine, which is renowned for its rich and hearty flavors, is one of the highlights of visiting these villages. But it's not just about the food; many locals are happy to share their knowledge of old Romanian recipes and food-preparation techniques, and tourists can take part in cooking workshops to learn how to make delicious dishes on their own. There is no shortage of mouthwatering delicacies to try, from savory stews and soups to sweet pastries and desserts.
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