Between November 1, 2021 - July 1, 2022, Transfagarasan road is closed.
Crossing over a length of 151 km, from north to south, Fagaras Mountains, the highest mountain range in Romania, which is part of the Carpathians, DN7C called Transfagarasan is a spectacular highway which connects the historical region of Wallachia and Transylvania , built between 1970-1974.
He begins in the village Bascov, Arges county (near the Pitesti city) and ends at the intersection with DN1 road between Sibiu and Brasov, near the village Cârțișoara portion of the dam Vidraru to Cârțișoara across a mountainous terrain at high altitudes, a length of about 91 km.
Before construction of the dam and Vidraru lake, in 1965, along which Transfagarasan takes place about 20 km, commune Căpățâneni was linked to the old village Cumpăna (now covered by water, which was built near Cumpăna Chalet) of a dirt road and a line of Mocăniță.
Transfagarasan is paved, crosses 830 bridges and 27 viaducts, and reaches near Lake Balea tunnel at an altitude of 2042 m, thus being second place in the standings as altitude alpine roads in Romania, after Transalpina (DN67C) from Mountains Parang, which goes up to 2145 m.
Area high mountain road is open only between 30 June and 1 November as the road is snowy winter, the risk of falling rocks and avalanches.
Winter at Balea Lake can be reached by cable car from the chalet "Balea Waterfall".
During summer periods of darkness are restricted between the hours of 22: 00-6: 00, the route is very dangerous, because the bends and hairpin curves without reflective elements and the risk of falling into the void is very high.
Attention, recommended speed limit is 40 km / h.