Transalpina – The King’s Road in Romania | DN67C
Transalpina – DN67C, also known as the King’s Road, is the highest road in Romania, starting from Oltenia Submontane and crossing the Parang, Cindrel, Lotru, and Șureanu Mountains, connecting Oltenia with Transylvania. With a length of 137 kilometers, this alpine road is closed during winter between Rânca resort and Obârșia Lotrului.
Transalpina is a popular tourist destination, offering breathtaking landscapes, including Păpușa Peak (2,136 m), Dengheru Peak (2,084 m), Lake Petrimanu, Urda Peak (2,228 m), Micaia Peak (2,170 m), Muntinu Peak (2,062 m), Muntinu Lakes, Lotru River, Gâlcescu Lake, Obârșia Lotrului Monastery, Vidra Lake, Oașa Monastery, Oaș Lake, Tău Lake, Rânca Ski Resort, Transalpina Ski Resort, and more. You can also reach Păltiniș resort and Rășinari locality in Sibiu county from Transalpina through Valea Frumoasei (Valley of Beauty).
The origins of Transalpina are still unclear, but it is believed to have been built and paved by Germans during the First World War for military reasons. It was rebuilt during the interwar period and inaugurated by King Carol II in 1935, hence the name King’s Road. Today, the road is almost completely modernized and accessible to all vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tonnes.
Plan your itinerary and explore Transalpina using our guide, and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes that will surely leave a lasting impression on you.