Let's travel together #109 - TransBucegi (Romania)

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GabrielaTravels @gabrielatravelsJune 2019 · 4 min read

TransBucegi is not just a simple road through the mountains but also a place that takes you to some of the highest peaks from Romania and to various touristic attractions prefered by visitors from all over the world, which are going to leave you speechless as soon as you discover them OR rediscover yourself.

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TransBucegi also known as Drumul Babelor (EN: The Road To The Old Dames), represents one of the most scenic drives to some of the greatest mountains from Romania.
TransBucegi is competing against the other Transylvanian roads through the heart of the mountains - Transrarău, Transfăgărășan and Transalpina, some of them being very known even in the greatest tops from the world.
TransBucegi is not less beautiful than these I mentioned before but its main minus is that it's too short.
The spectacular road it measures a length of 20km and it makes the connection between Sinaia and Târgoviște, bringing you to a height of 1925m.

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The investment work for this road started in 2010 and there was invested a total amount of over 10 million EUR so far.
Even though many years passed since it started, when I got to visit it in the summer of 2018 the road wasn't finished yet (17/20km paved), but there were still a lot of people taking advantage of the beautiful landscape through the mountains to get closer to some of the various touristic attractions which are nearby.
The road is mostly prefered by bikers but the car drivers are neither stepping back from admiring the nature unleashed on some of the greatest altitudes from Romania.

As soon as the road is finished, there is another one in the plan - called Transcarpatica which is going to be the main opponent to Transfăgărășan, with a total length of 60km and an amount of over 50 million EUR to be invested. This one is going to be on the western side of TransBucegi making the connection between Moroeni -> Zănoaga -> Bolboci -> Padina -> Dudele -> Moeciu de Sus -> Moeciu de Jos.

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Being a mountain road, its width is quite small at times and that's why is not recommended to be traversed at a high speed, especially that there are lots of curves and the visibility can be pretty poor due to the fog.
Bucegi Mountains are not just some of the most visited mountains from Romania, but also one of the places which is being home to lots of spectacular touristic attractions, more or less known by people but which are definitely going to leave you speechless as soon as you discover the melodious springs, stunning views, natural sculptures into the stones, crystalline lakes, the canyons and bumpy cliffs, and many more.
TransBucegi is being mostly prefered by people as it is able to take you to Bucegi Mountains Plateau where you will discover Babele and Sfinxul (EN: The Old Dames and the Sphinx) which are two natural rock formations with lots of interesting stories and power over the human's mind.

TransBucegi begins in Sinaia, on DN71 and it ends on Piatra Arsa Chalet (EN: The Burned Stone Chalet), on DJ 713.
These are just two of the main attractions from the scenic road, but the surprises are not ending here as the possibilities of visiting more things are various, starting with Peleș Castle from Sinaia, Padina, the monument dedicated to the heroes who died in The World War I - Caraiman Cross, Omu Peak (‎2.514m) & Costila Peak (2.490m), Lăptici Peat Bog - a mysterious swamp, Zănoaga Gorges, Scropoasa Lake, Orzei Gorges, Dichiu Chalet, Ialomița Monastery - a church inside the cave, Bolboci Lake, and many more.

Some of these places have already been presented on my blog and the others are going to make the subject to some of my future articles on here. :)

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SEE YOU IN THE NEXT TRIP! 🗾

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Las few days I am totally stunned with the amount of natural beauty and beaches Romania have. There is another Steemian who is also on tour to f Black sea and posted some amazing shots


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Yeah, well - Romania is a really beautiful country which many foreign countries are envious on, but too bad there are not too many people appreciating it as it is supposed to..


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oh my goodness @gabrielatravels, those mountains are breathtaking! I never knew Romania was so beautiful! You really capture the essence of the landscape in such a mysterious, inviting way :) Happy Travels!


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Aww, thank you so much!! :D Indeed Romania is a very beautiful country but way too little appreciated and promoted, that's what I love bringing out what it has to offer :)
Happy and safe travels too! :)


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Thanks for sharing with us the photos and detail s of this area so interesting to see and read


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What's your favourite part of what you've read?


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It would be hard to pick a favorite to be honest all of the areas you share are amazing but i do remember the volcano basin you shared I think thats the one thats springs to mind


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Thanks for sharing this beautiful photos. Really loved that of the mountain


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Thank you so much! :)


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Welcome


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Really cool place

The views are awesome and your post make me want to travel... Sadly the work don't allow me that much freedom... Really really jealous of you... Jealous on the good way... 😅

Thanks for sharing and greetings from Mexico.


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That's what are weekends for! :D
Hehe, thank you so much! :)


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You've caught some beautiful scenes here... Even if the fog obstructs the view here and there, but a little bit of it adds to the scenes, I feel... :) Gives it a great mood!


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Indeed! And a fresher feeling! :)


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Definitely! :)


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Wow it’s nice to know another beautiful sighthing of Romania. Thanks for showcasing the beauty & history of TransBucegi! Enjoy the roadtrips!


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Thank you so much! :D


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Carlo @mitiJune 2019

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I am always interested in roads, particularly roads that offer some fun on a motorcycle. This looks like it might be one of those!

Hee hee hee. I get it. Different tasks call for different shoes or boots.

Once again, thanks for taking us along...


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Hehe, it sure is! Thank you so much for always taking some time to read my posts and leave a comment. It's a great pleasure reading comments like yours :)


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Another awesome travel blog with some great views across the mountain ranges! Only 20km of road is actually not so bad, means you can get to the hiking a lot quicker but I do like long scenic drives as well!

Thanks for sharing this.

P.S. you should also use the palnet tag as you can earn PAL tokens to help support us minnows. You don't need to do anything more than that. Have you claimed any PAL tokens or heard of it?


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I consider it too small comparing it with Transfagarasan which is 151 km long :)
I will keep in mind and use the tag you told me, no - I didn't claim any PAL tokens so far, heard of it but didn't get enough time to read about it :(


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Yes it's small in comparison to that lol

Are you in their discord? They have a whole section dedicated to it which may be helpful to find out more and they answer questions really quickly too.


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Yes, I am. I will make some time to read about it, thanks! :)


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