Three Must-do Adventures in Central Romania

During a recent trip to Romania (Oct 2017), there were 3 areas/sites that I really enjoyed.  The area around Medias is known for its wonderful fortified churches.  While we didn’t visit any, they were very prominent features in the regional landscape.

Fortified Church near Medias, Romania

The Transfaragasan Highway is reputed to be the greatest road in the world for driving because of all of its many switchbacks and wonderful scenery.  And it is a lot of fun to navigate.  When we drove it, there was quite a bit of snow on top.  This activity is highly recommended.

Transfagarasan Highway in the Carpathian Mountains

Snow at the Top of the Transfagarasan Highway in Early October

Video footage of driving the Transfagarasan Highway can be seen here.  Amazing aerial footage of the highway can be seen here.  Be prepared for the dramatic ending.

We also visited a hilltop fortification between Sighisoara and Brasov named:  Cetatea Rupea.

Cetaceans Rupea East of Sighisoara

This medieval castle is beautifully sited and not far from the highway.  It has been heavily restored and there is a small charge to enter.  It is a great place to stretch your legs and get some exercise.  There are nice views of the surrounding countryside from the top.

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4 Responses to Three Must-do Adventures in Central Romania

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  3. Luminita says:

    The Transfagarasan really is a beautiful road, too bad it’s closed for traffic during the winter season, but safety comes first. However, during summer it’s a must-see!

  4. rogerdhansen says:

    We drove it in October, so it is more than just a summer highway. But there was quite a bit of snow on the top. But it was open all the way.

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