TRANSALPINA – drumul din nori ~ TRANSAPLINA – the road from the clouds ~ |


TransAlpina, cunoscut si sub numele de Drumul Regelui,este cel mai inalt drum rutier din Romania si chiar din intregul lant al Muntilor Carpati, atat din Romania cat si diin afara ei, atingand altitudinea maxima in Pasul Urdele 2145 m. Soseaua traverseaza Muntii Parang de la N la S fiind paralela cu Valea Oltului si Valea Jiului aflandu-se intre acestea. Desi este mai inalta mai veche si mai frumoasa decat Transfagarasanul, este mai putin cunoscuta pentru ca , Transalpina, cu toate ca este catalogat drum national, DN 67c (partial), nu a fost pana in 2009 niciodata asfaltata.Azi, soseaua mai este “asfaltatata” in proportie de 25%

Daca Transfagarasanul este de nota 9, TransAlpina merita cu siguranta un big 10 pt peisaje, aventura si mister.

Acest drum exista inca de pe vremea lui Decebal, fiind construit de romani in timpul razboaielor dacice. Transalpina a fost pietruita de nemti in timpul Primului Razboi Mondial, reconstruita in anul 1935 de Carol al II-lea si apoi reabilitata de nemti in timpul celui de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial.

Poate ca tocmai faptul ca a fost un drum asa greu de parcurs a ajutat Transalpina sa-si pastreze neatinsa salbaticia si farmecul aparte pe care putine locuri din tara il mai au. Este printre putinele drumuri din tara pe care se poata ajunge cu masina pana la… nori si chiar deasupra lor.

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The Transalpina or DN67C located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parâng Mountains, to Sebes in the north.

It is said that the road was built under King Carol II and rebuilt during World War II by German troops and it is called The King’s Road by the locals. Also a story has it that Nicolae Ceausescu had the Transfagarasan Road (DN7C) built during the communist regime just to surpass the Transalpina.

The road has its highest point at Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level. Given the high altitude, the road is closed during the cold months of the year. Works began in 2007 in order to transform this spectacular road into a modern highway (148 km), allowing a rapid transit between Oltenia and Transylvania.

Rânca, a newly developed resort, is located towards the south end of the Transalpina road.

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