The Transfăgărășan (trans (over, across) + Făgăraș) or DN7C is the second-highest paved road in Romania after Transalpina. The road starts near the village of Bascov, located close to the city of Pitesti, and ends on the crossroad between DN1 and Sibiu. Also known as Ceaușescu’s Folly, it was built as a strategic military route, that stretches 90 km with twists and turns that run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians, between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu, and the second highest, Negoiu. The road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitești.
The road climbs to 2,034 metres altitude, making it the 2nd highest mountain pass in Romania after Transalpina. The most spectacular route is from the North to South. It is a winding road, dotted with steep hairpin turns, long S-curves, and sharp descents. The Transfăgărășan is both an attraction and a challenge for hikers, cyclists, drivers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Due to the topography, the average speed is around 40 km/h. The road also provides access to Bâlea Lake and Bâlea Waterfall.
The road is usually closed from late October until late June because of snow. Depending on the weather, it may remain open until as late as November. It may also be closed at other times, because of weather conditions (it occasionally snows even in August). There are signs at the town of Curtea de Argeș and the village of Cartisoara that provide information on the passage. Travellers can find food and lodging at several hotels or chalets (cabane) along the way.
It has more tunnels (a total of 5) and viaducts than any other road in Romania. Near the highest point, at Bâlea Lake, the road passes through Bâlea Tunnel, the longest road tunnel in Romania (884 m).
Among the attractions along the southern section of the road, near the village of Arefu, is the Poienari fortress. The castle served as the residence of Vlad III the Impaler, the prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula character. There is a parking area and a steep path (1400 stairs) to the ruins.

The Transalpina or DN67C located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one of the highest paved roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parâng Mountains, to Sebeş in the north.
It is said that the road was built under King Carol II and rebuilt during World War II by German troops and it is called The King’s Road by the locals. Also a story has it that Nicolae Ceauşescu had the Transfăgărăşan Road (DN7C) built during the communist regime just to surpass the Transalpina.
The road has its highest point at the Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level. Given the high altitude, the road is closed during the cold months of the year. Works began in 2007 in order to transform this spectacular road into a modern highway (148 km), allowing a rapid transit between Oltenia and Transylvania , and a great way to explore the Carpathian Mountains on every bikemodel.
The DN 57 along the Iron Gates (Romanian: Porţile de Fier, Serbo-Croatian: Đerdapska klisura) is prime caliber motorcycle road that followes a gorge along the River Danube. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. In the broad sense it encompasses a route of 134 km (83 mi); in the narrow sense it only encompasses the last barrier on this route, just beyond the Romanian city of Orșova, that contains two hydroelectric dams, with two power stations, Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station and Iron Gate II Hydroelectric Power Station.
The gorge lies between Romania in the north and Serbia in the south. At this point, the river separates the southern Carpathian Mountains from the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. The Romanian side of the gorge constitutes the Iron Gates natural park, whereas the Serbian part constitutes the Đerdap national park.
From Gheorgheni to Bicaz the DN 12 C is one of the best canyon motorcycle routes in Romania.
The road takes you trough great landscapes for 60 km, but the best part of it is the 10 km long narrow Bicaz Gorge, where the road seems to disappear between steep walls of stone.
The Bicaz Canyon (Romanian: Cheile Bicazului, Hungarian: Békás-szoros — literally The Keys of Bicaz) is a canyon in Romania, located in the north-east part of the country, in Neamţ and Harghita counties.
The canyon was dug by the waters of Bicaz River and it serves as a passageway between the Romanian provinces of Moldova and Transylvania, the former border between Romania and the Kingdom of Hungary.
The road along the 8 kilometres of ravines, often in serpentines with rock on one side and a sheer drop on the other, is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. Also within the Chei (meaning gorge/canyon) is Lacul Roşu (the Red Lake), with its traditional cabins, hotels, and its famous lake (situated at 980m altitude) caused by a landslide in the 19th century.
It is for real. The mytical and legendary place where Draculas Castle should be is not just a fairy tale from the dark side of books and movies, but is also a real mountain pass in the real world – and connects Transylvania and Moldavia.
Along 85 km from Bistrita to Vatra Dornei the E 58/DN 17 curves and climbs with around 40 % great curves and turnings , beeing one of the best motorcycle roads in this part of Romania.
There is also a Dracula Castle – up on the highest point of the pass, in Piatra Fintinele (actually a 1980s build hotel and restaurant, complete with Bram Stokers bust on the parkingplace).
Although the road experience can be clouded by some heavy traffic, the wide curves, the beautifull scenery and the legendary touch of the mountain pass combined with perfect asphalt make this road one of the best biker routes in this part of the country.
The DN 10 road is connecting Buzau in the southern part of the historical region of Moldavia to Brasov, one of the best and biggest citys of Transylvania.
On over 160 km of mountain road the biker on tour will find anything he need –very good asphalt, great curves, majestic scenery and also some highlights – the Mud Volcanoes at Berca near Buzau (just 16 km ride from the main road ) or the medieval saxon built fortified church in Prejmer (UNESCO highlight) – situated just 10 km outside Brasov.
The DN 75 is following for 167 km the picturesque valley of the Aries river, and runs between Stei in the west and Turda in the east.
The road is taking the motorcycle traveller trough the middle of one of the most inspiring carstic regions of Europe.
Caves and canyons are litteraly behind every corner, one of the most well known is the unique Scarisoara Ice Cave – situated just 8 km from the main road in the promises of the Girda de Sus village.
Known also as “Gold river valley” the Aries valley is enjoying little traffic, but the asphalt is far from perfect, so the motorcycle traveler should pay sometimes more attention to the bumps and holes in the road then to the magnificent scenery and the great curves.
From Reghin in the north and Sfintu Gheorghe in the south the DN 12/E 578 is running trough the beautifull landscapes of the hills and mountains that form the Szekely Land.
The Székely Land (Hungarian: Székelyföld; Romanian: Ţinutul Secuiesc; German: Szeklerland; Latin: Terra Siculorum) is a historic and ethnographic area in Romania, inhabited mainly by the Székelys, a subgroup of the Hungarian people in eastern Transylvania. Its territory is roughly 16,943 square kilometres (6,542 sq mi).
On the 230 km of the proposed motorcycle route any biker can find something for his pleasure…great curves, picturesque landscapes, small villages and towns with medieval buildings and a great history, great traditional Hungarian-szekely food and good lodging opportunities.
The route provides one of the best motorcycle daytrips in this part of the land, the road quality is very good and traffic is almost unnoticeable.
The DN 22/E 87 road from Galati to Tulcea is the best and shortest way to drive to the biggest port city in the Delta – Tulcea.
In Galati there is no bridge across the Danube, so travelers must relay on ferries – easy to find, crossings every 10-15 minutes daily from 6 AM to 21 PM.
The 80 km from Galati to Tulcea provide good asphalt, nice scenery and a pitoresque sightseeing – on the left, the luxurious green Danube Delta , on the right the sun-baked and dried out ancient hills of the Macin Mountains.
Although sometimes you can experience here relatively heavy traffic, the road to the Delta from Galati to Tulcea is to recommended for any biker that wants to visit the Danube Delta.

In the northern part of the country there is a mountain pass that connects the Maramures region with the Bukowina land. The here described route ist starting from Sighetul Marmatiei and ends at Iacobeni.
The 158 km of the DN 18 are crossing the Carpathian Mountains at over 1600 m, at the Prislop Pass. The road has two main parts concerning road quality.
The first 80 km from Sighetul Marmatiei up to Borsa – the road is in great condition, asphalt is first class, and every biker could and should enjoy hard steering manovers, with any bikemodell.
Those who let themselves lured by the good road can expect a sudden change for the worst, when the road starts to climb towards the Prislop Pass, and also on the descent until they reach Iacobeni, 78 km from Borsa. After you go over the pass, the road gets worst and worst, down to “pothole inside pothole” road condition.
The road is beautifull, the scenery is magnific, but the traveler must have the right type of motorcycle – and the taste for adventure too.
Traffic is almost inexistent, and villages are far away from each other.