Talking about the most dangerous roads, let’s talk about Transfagarasan, one of the most dangerous roads in Romania. Also known as Ceausescu’s Folly, this road happens to be one of the greatest European Roads. The thrill it gives can’t match anything else that gives us an adrenaline rush.
So let us quickly talk about what is Transfagarasan in detail.
Okay firstly you need to understand that this is a very dangerous road and to be traveling here, you need to become an ace driver. It is not everybody’s cup of coffee to be here. The Transfagarasan is a paved mountain road, taking us up to 2,042 meters altitude. It is the second highest highway in Romania, after the Transaplina. The Transfagarasan stretches for 90 kilometers, during which everyone can enjoy outstanding views. The Transfagarasan is not for the faint hearted, as the drivers experience some really heavy scary chasms and adrenaline rush. The Transfagarasan highway leads to Balea Lake, a glacier lake covered in fog for most of the year. This lake can be dangerous during the foggy times and that is why we could say you should stick to the main roads rather than falling in and then getting pulled. The visibility is usually so low during the times of fog that you won’t be able to see less than a meter ahead of you. Measure your steps carefully. It is a very fun adventure, a bit scary, but definitely exhilarating.
The road might sound exciting but then since it is one of the most dangerous roads, the government has decided to step in and take some necessary precautions by closing the roads during the snow times so that people don’t get affected out of excitement. You will not be able to see the turns and twists that the road gives you and will also have to face the 2 meters high, thick snow. Not only that, Balea Lake tunnel has close to zero visibility, which makes it a challenge to cross through. Always check the weather conditions before driving on the Transfagarasan. So that was all about the very famous road in Romania. If you ever get a chance to book some cheap flights to this place, please do and let us know how you felt after that massive adrenaline rush.
Do not forget to check out our article on India’s one of the most dangerous roads, Zoji La.