Transalpina

Transalpina is also known as the "King's Road'' and makes the connection between Transylvania and Oltenia. Transalpina is the highest road in Romania (2.145 m), 103 m higher than Transfagarasan. The beginnings of the road are relatively unclear. Some sources sustain that it was built by the Roman legions during the Dacian wars. Other sources claim that it was built with work and financial resources of each local family. Compared to Transfagarasan, which presents in its highest part (Balea Lake) a U-shape form, the peaks of the Fagaras Mountains guarding it from both sides, Transalpina is offering us an open route on which we can drive on the highest part of the mountain, while lovely valleys spread on the left and right sides. Transalpina attractions are: Tau Bistra dam, Oasa Lake, Obarsia Lotrului, Papusa Peak.
Transalpina