I think it will be bit better to take it opposite way, because of the road from Bacai to Vartop. But surface is generally very bad. I even preferred sometimes to stay in pegs. Scenery is nice, but nothing spectacular. When I stopped somewhere I just heard thunderstorm constantly(without rain), which was really nice experience mostly in narrow valleys. One start to imagine, how people created scary stories and gods in the past.
Another excellent scenic road, surface is in places concrete slabs
that are patched together so not the best
(not good for stiffly sprung bikes really)
but it is changeable and is in places, in excellent condition. There are
many nice corners. This is quite a long road (about 2 hours
travelling at a reasonable pace), in general
the environment is very nice and interesting
to enjoy on the move or to stop. There are
long sections by picturesque river. There
are some famous Ice caves to visit in Sarda de Sus (not open on Sunday I found out!).
After Sarda de Sus it becomes more hilly and there is a really excellent downhill section of tighter mountain
style curves at Baita-Plai before becoming more built up and joining the DN76
On the road ready for all conditions with camping gear and gizmos doesn't leave room for much else!
One of the many nice places to stop on this road, lots of nice corners and relatively light traffic make this an attractive option for bikers.