Top Gear Best Road - Transfargarsan Highway

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  1. Our Bumble

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    We recently did the top gear best drive ...Transfargarsan highway. Lots of hairpin bends and stunning views but not a 'difficult' drive. No charges or tolls for the pass and at the end of the drive Dracula's castle. Highly recommend.

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    wow
     
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    That looks absolutely fabulous, love to try it!
     
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    Thanks - Thats just gone in my list :)
     
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    Looks great.

    It looks a bit like my old Scalextric track
     
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    I'd quite like to try that one as well.

    Not in a motorhome though. :whistle:
     
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    Funnily enough I was just about to post and see if anyone had done the Transfagarasan in a motorhome. Next year we intending to travel back from Greece though Bulgaria,Romania,Hungary,Slovakia,Czech Republic and it is on our list, but may still be closed in April.
    Have now looked at your Bumble Blog and found it very useful. How did you manage with the tolls..............did you just get the vignettes which I believe are only valid for under 3500 or the full Go Box
     
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    @webby1 the tolls were a challenge in some but easy in others. Our motorhome is over 3.5 ton, so in the main we fall in to commerical category.
    Romania very simple - you can buy at the border, €10 for 1 week or log on line. We purchased at the border and then when we decided to extend our stay we logged on-line and very simple and easy.
    Bulgaria - purchased at the border €10. Once again very simple just huge, huge queues.
    Hungary - complicated and restrictive. I think we arrived at a point when things are changing, which made it worse. As we were classed as a commerical vehicle we had to specify our route and timescales. As 'bumblers' we had no idea on our route, so it proved a challenge for us. We could not deviate from this, which added to the frustration. One person said this not necessary but everyone else disagreed. We phoned the call centre and the staff there seemed unsure too! Unfortunately our wifi connection was zero, so we could not check out or ask for guidance. Might be worth you checking out the exact rules for Hungary before you go.
    Slovakia - didnt need one as we did not use the motorway.

    The roads vary in quality, so make sure you have some good tunes to mute the squeaks and allow extra journey time, its a slow wobble at times but enormous fun with huge rewards.

    If you want all the GPS positions of our overnight stays or anything else just let me know.

    Another photo to keep you smiling...

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    This was last May, it's only open July-Oct I think
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    View from the fortress at Poenari (Vlad Tepes' fortress at Poenari, not Bram Stoker's inspiration at Bran), well worth the 1500 step climb!

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