Jeremy Clarkson, the famous Top Gear show host, after shooting one of the episodes on the Transfagarasan road called it “the best road in the world”. Located at about 2000 m altitude in the Carpathian Mountains, the road and the view are totally astonishing.
The tour combines the experience of exploring one of the first Cistercian Abbeys in Transylvania and the breathtaking view of the famous Transfagarasan road.
At Carta we’ll learn interesting things about the Cistercian monks who came from France, in the 13th century, to built monasteries in Transylvania. There are so many great, fascinating stories about these monks and their way of living. One of the greatest places to visit in Romania is, definitely, the Transfagarasan road. Driving on it is a great challenge but your attention will also be taken by the amazing view: high rocky mountains, fresh springs, a spectacular waterfall, a beautiful glacier lake. The road has more tunnels and viaducts than any other road in Romania.
Our last stop is the picturesque Clay Castle – a little fairy tale castle that will definitely make you feel like you’re travelling in time.
The tour will start in Sibiu and the first stop will be in Carta where you’ll learn interesting things about the Cistercian abbey and the Cistercian monks.
After this starts the spectacular road – Transfagarasan!
You will also see the Clay Castle before the drive back to Sibiu.
Tour details: around 8 h
Distance: around 180 km
Your local contact is Beyond Romania on +447427652074.
Please note: Complimentary pick-up from Sibiu is available for this tour. If you require this service, please contact Beyond Romania at +447427652074 or via email at [email protected]
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