Rasnov to Brasov thru Poiana Brasov

Facts:

Location: Romania, Europe

Length: aprox 20 km

Built: 1948

Wide: 5 m standard 2 lines

Surface: asphalt

Surface quality (out of 5): 5 as of autumn 2014

Highest point: 1600 m

Operating times: all year

Romanian national road no DN 1E

Route: From Rasnov to Brasov via Poiana Brasov, county of Brasov

Description:
This road is also used for Romanian national rally under 2 stages. First going up from Rasnov to Poiana Brasov, and second also going up from Brasov to Poiana Brasov.
Once you get to this area, you can have a half day of pure driving emotions. Leave from Brasov and go up to Poiana Brasov. Then go down towards Rasnov and from hear take the road to Predeal. You will drive about 50 km on very narrow and curved roads, perfect in practicing your driving skills. From Predeal you can take DN1 towards Brasov, but if it’s too commercial for you, hit back to Rasnov, then up to Poiana Brasov and then to Brasov.
Going up and down to Poiana Brasov on both sides proves to be pretty entertaining and rubber eater. Be careful that in late autumn and early spring (winter included) there might be pieces of ice in shadowed corners 🙂
Visit Poiana Brasov in winter and you will find a great skiing resort that converts to a mountain bike place in summer. Few very good places to eat and stay, but don’t miss “Coliba Haiducilor” restaurant.


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