At 3 km away is the “Road between the mountains”, a road through the clouds with an age of almost 2000 years!
Transalpine crosses the Parâng Mountains from North to South, being parallel to the Olt Valley and the Jiu Valley, between which it is located, and connects Săliște in Sibiu County with Novaci in Gorj County.
Transalpine is the highest road in Romania and in the whole rangeof the Carpathian Mountains, both in the country and outside it, reaching the maximum altitude (2145 m) in Urdele Pass.
The transalpine nicknamed “King’s Road” is not only the highest road in Romania, but also a fairytale route.
Along the way, there are natural monuments and architectural jewels erected a few centuries ago.
According to the legend, the road was arranged two thousand years ago. It is said that the Roman legions built it on their way to Sarmisegetusa.
It was also used as a transhumance road by shepherds from Oltenia and Transylvania in the 18th century.
The road was renamed the “Road between the mountains” after it was rehabilitated between 1934 and 1938, during the reign of Charles II.
Transalpine can be considered a tourist attraction in the true sense of the word, especially since during the road you can see The Doll Peak (2,136 m), Dengheru Peak (2,084 m), Petrimanu Lake, Urda Peak (2,228 m), Micaia Peak (2,170 m), Muntinu Peak (2,062 m), Muntinu Lakes, Lotru River, Galcescu Lake.