Transalpina - The King's Road - The Highest Roads in Romania


While the famously winding Transfagarasan is probably the most well known road through Romania's Southern Carpathian Mountains, it's of relatively recent (1970's) vintage.  Here's an aerial view of an older (and higher) road called the Transalpina.  It runs through the Urdele Pass, connecting the towns of Novaci in Wallachia (Muntenia) with Sebeș in Transylvania.  Designated as the DN67C, it is situated to the west of its more well known sister road (DN7C) and was built during World War II.  

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Mike Israel

Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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