2. Transalpina, The King’s road – a hidden gem in Carpathian Mountains
Transalpina road (DN67C) is the highest road in Romania. With a total lenght of 146 km, it goes trough the Carpathian Mountains, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,145m above sea level in Step Urdele Parang Mountains. Located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, it’s one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. The road links Novaci, south of Parang Mountains and Sebes in the north.
The road was built under King Carol II. That’s the reason why Romanian locals in the area call it The King’s Road.
The road has its highest point at the Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level.