The road through the Bicaz Canyon, in Romania, is one of the most spectacular drives in this country.
Culoarul Timiș-Cerna is a mountain pass in South-Western Romania (mostly in Caraș-Severin County), dividing the Southern Carpathians and Banat mountain ranges, both part of the Carpathians.
Defileul Jiului or Pasul Surduc, is a mountain pass in the Gorj and Hunedoara counties of Southwestern Romania, connecting the Petroşani Depression with Oltenia.
Traffic accidents are arguably the single most dangerous threat for U.S. citizens visiting Romania. The World Economic Forum ranks Romania 126 out of 134 states for road quality, with a limited number of freeways and infrequent passing lanes. While major streets in larger cities and major inter-city roads are generally in fair to good condition, many secondary roads are in poor repair, unpaved, badly lighted, narrow, and lacking marked lanes.
Pasul Buzău is a mountain pass at an elevation of 642 m (2,106 ft) above the sea level, that follows the Buzău River and connects Braşov with Buzău over the Buzău Mountains, in the Eastern Carpathians in Romania.
Pasul Prislop is a mountain pass in northern Romania, connecting the historical regions of Maramureş and Bukovina over the Rodna Mountains, in the Eastern Carpathians.
Pasul Tihuţa is a high mountain pass in the Romanian Bârgău Mountains (Eastern Carpathian Mountains) connecting Bistriţa (Transylvania) with Vatra Dornei (Bukovina, Moldovia) at an elevation of 1,201 m (3,940 ft) above the sea level.
Pasul Turnu Rosu is a mountain pass in the Romanian Carpathians, connecting Vâlcea county (Wallachia) and Sibiu county (Transylvania), at an elevation of 352 m (1,155 ft) above the sea level.
Pasul Vulcan is a mountain pass in the Hunedoara county of Romania, on the Jiu valley at an elevation of 1621m above the sea level.
Romania has198,817 km of roads of which 100,173 km is paved (including 228km of expressways). Since 2000, some 12,000 people have lost their lives on Romanian roads. Road safety statistics indicate the fatality risk is 11 fatalities/100,000 inhabitants. The risk in terms of number of fatalities/billion vehicle km is 68, which is 7 times higher than the UK.
Transalpina road (DN67C) is the highest road in Romania. With a total lenght of 146 km, it goes trough the Carpathian Mountains, reaching a maximum altitude of 2.145m above sea level in Step Urdele Parang Mountains.
The Transfăgărăşan or DN7C is the most dramatic and second-highest paved road in Romania. Built as a strategic military route, the 90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peak in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu.