The Transfagarasan (DN7C) is the most dramatic and second-highest paved road in Romania. Spooky dark tunnels (the longest is more than 800 meters and pitch black), plus endless twists and turns make for a thrilling ride through Dracula territory. 90 km road riding up, over 5 km serpentines, over 80 hairpin curves, 5 tunnels and over 500 small bridges.
Even if you visit Romania for a day-long vacation, you should try to include the Transfagarasan on your itinerary. The road has been called by many drivers one of the best mountain passes in Eastern Europe - it is challenging, sometimes unpredictable but always amazing. While it's relatively short - around 90 kilometers or 56 miles - it feels longer, considering that the average speed one can achieve on it is around 40 kilometers (25 miles) per hour. Its location is amazing - it is surrounded by picture-perfect mountains and valleys and it passes between the highest peaks in Romania, Moldoveanu and Negoiu.