Transfăgărăşan, also known as DN7C connects Transylvania and Wallachia, crossing the highest Romanian peaks, Făgăraş Mountains, on a distance of approximately 92 km. This mountain road starts in Argeş county and ends in Sibiu. The road reaches a maximum height of 2042 meters at Bâlea Lake.
Transfăgărăşan road was built between 1970 and 1974, upon the initiative of Nicolae Ceauşescu.
In 2009, the famous TV show about "Top Gear" cars made a special episode in Romania, which ended on Transfagarasan. Presenters watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world concluded that "this is the best driving road in the world".The famous presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were asked many questions by the fans and one of them was related to the landscapes that most impressed them in their careers. Transfagarasan remained in the top of the preferences of the producers of "Top Gear", which places the famous road between the Carpathians in the top.
Tourist attractions on Transfăgărăşan include Bâlea Lake and Waterfall, Vidraru Barrage, Capra (Goat) Waterfall, Capra Peak and Lake and Poenari Castle. To these should also be added Bâlea Lake Ice Hotel , open only during the winter season. Tourists are also attracted by the peaks and mountain roads in the surroundings of Transfăgărăşan road.