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.
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. With a total lenght of 146km, the expected driving time to cover this distance is around 5.20h.
The road through the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului), in Romania, is one of the most spectacular drives in this country. The canyon is located in the north-east part of the country, in Neamţ and Harghita counties.
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.
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.
Defileul Jiului or Pasul Surduc, is a mountain pass in the Gorj and Hunedoara counties of Southwestern Romania, connecting the Petroşani Depression with Oltenia.
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.
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.
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. The pass is located at an elevation of 1,416 meters (4,646 ft) above the sea level. The road to reach the summit is DN18.
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 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.
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.
DJ763 is a curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h, situated in Romania, in the administrative territory of counties Alba, Bihor and Cluj. This gravel road has a length of 43.9km, and it goes through the Apuseni Natural Park.
DN75 is a curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h, situated in in Bihor County, western Transylvania, Romania. This gravel road has a length of 60.1km, and it goes through the Apuseni Natural Park.
Sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road climbing up to Lacul Negovanu, at an elevation of 1,150m above the sea level, located in Sibiu County, in central Romania.
Pasul Huta (also known as Pasul Cireșului or Sâmbra Oilor) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 587 m (1,926 ft) above the sea level, located in the northern region of Romania. The pass is traversed by DN19 road and connects the districts of Maramureş and Satu Mare.