Romania’s Breath Taking Road Trips

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Romania is a country that is steeped in rich history, with its enchanting castles and other ancient attractions. The country also boasts long stretches of scenic coastline and magnificent mountains. Hiring a car in Romania is by far the best way to get a feel for this stunning country, here is a selection of the things that are waiting to be discovered. 

Fagaras Mountains

These stunning mountains are part of the Carpathians and are home to a large number of traditional Romanian villages. A series of roads wind their way through the mountains and there are plenty of places for motorists to pause to take in the scenery. One of the highlights here is Poienari Castle, which was home to Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Dracula. People who want to stretch their legs will also find some impressive hiking trails in the Fagaras Mountains.

Fagaras Mountains

Brasov-Sibiu Road

This long and winding road can be found just to the north of the Fagaras Mountains and runs beside a large number of stunning natural attractions. This part of Romania is home to more than forty natural glacial lakes as well as forest areas and much more. Few natural lovers could resist the chance to explore the picturesque Lake Mioarele, while the high elevation of this road means that there are plenty of unforgettable views just waiting to be enjoyed.

Black Sea Coast

The Black Sea is one of Romania’s most famous attractions and is lined with a large collection of stunning seaside resorts. The road that runs alongside the coast offers plenty of seaside views as well as places to stop for an hour or two. People who want to escape the crowds of the main beaches can pause at Mamaia, which boasts a gorgeous stretch of sand that is more than eight kilometres long. Other good places to stop to enjoy the sunshine Costinesti and Eferie Nord. The beauty of hiring a car is that you do not have to pay to stay in one of the exclusive resorts that line the beaches here.

Sighisoara

After taking a little time to soak up the sun on the beach, it is time to drive to the Saxon medieval town of Sighisoara. This town can be found nestled in the hills in the very heart of Transylvania. People who want the chance to discover the man behind the Dracula legends will be able to visit the Dracula House, which was the birthplace of Vlad Tepes and has been transformed into an atmospheric bar and restaurant.

Sighisoara

One of the best things about taking a road trip in Romania is that you will be able to travel at your own pace and head off the beaten path a little if you choose. If you plan on exploring Romania by car, taking out hire car excess insurance is a must. This will make sure that you are fully protected throughout your journey and you will be free to enjoy the ride without worrying about any pitfalls that may occur along the way.

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