If you start in Huedin, you'll climb from around 550m altitude up to 1200m near Poiana Horea and back to 900m at the end in Albac. During this climb you'll be mostly sorounded by evergreen forests but there are some beautifull views. The road surface is mixed:
- from Huedin to Poiana Horea are many bumpy sections but also some very good ones
- from Poiana Horea to Horea the road surface is overall good, but you need to pay attention to some potholes and and 2 or 3 corners with gravel
- from Horea to Albac the road surface is very poor and on some sections the asphalt is almost destroid.
Overall you can go on this road with almost every kind of motorcycle, except sporty ones.
Nice rural/mountain route and one of the main acces roads to Maramures region. The scenery is pleasent and near Moisei is spectacular(the spread villages all over the mountain and in the south you can see Pietrosul Rodnei Peak).
The road surface is various from good quality aspahlt to some unpleasant undulation in the highest part(but only a few kilometers. It's a good choice insted of DN18 Moisei-Iacobeni(it's horrible, full of potholes, and undulation - accessible only for adventure bikes).
One of the best routes in Romania. Unfortunately the road works are stopped for now and the aspahlt is full of pothholes and undulations. I'll post a new review after it's finished.
A magnificent mountainous, until Vatra Dornei the road condition is perfect giving high speeds with lots of open corners enjoying the same time the great scenery. From Vatra Dornei towards Borsa (45km appr) the road is really terrible with lots of holes and dangerous spots, be vigiland, but the scenery is amazing (altitude appr 1400m, Tihuta pass). The Maramures region is a UNESCO protected region due to the traditional wooden churches which can be found mainly after Borsa towards Sighetu Marmatiei.
A nice rural route through the northern end of Apuseni Mountains. Between Ciucea and Cizer is the most interesting part of the road with some nice corners to ride. The rest of it is a pleasent ride for views.
Beautiful scenary, very good asphalt, many nice corners. Maybe a little too many villages.
Great route over Carpathians Mountains with super scenery, fresh tarmac but with lots of traffic :( Caution the road surface was slippery in some parts when it’s raining.
The road climbs from Huedin to Apuseni Mountains through some villages(not interesting), the aspahlt quality is medium(a bit
rough for a sport bike) and the scenary and road start to be nice only after Calatele. There might be police at the exit from Huedin.
A very nice secondary road, a bit narrow through villages but with good asphalt(except 800m of bad asphalt from DN75 until the county limit Alba/Cluj). Its not long(only 30 kms) but its full spectacular scenary: Piatra Secuiului(Rock of the Szeklers Massif), Cheile Valisorii(Valisoara Gorges) and in Coltesti you can visit the ruins of Trascau Stronghold(its a 1.5kms gravel/dirt road from the secondary road) and have a nice panorama of the valley.
Its a secondary narrow and slow-ish road with great corners. It climbs from a rural valey landscape to a mountainous scenary.
All the route goes through a spectacular scenary, sometimes very impresing. For a full experience I also recommend the same road but on the opposite margin of the Danube(in Serbia).
The road condition is:
Bazis - Moldova Noua - very good
Moldova Noua - Orsova - average(some parts are very good, some parts have potholes and some ports have no tarmac - road is in construction)
Orsova - Drobeta Turnu Severin - very good(theres a bit traffic because is an european route)
As youre starting to ride from Resita the hills begin to arise and the scenary is somehow mediteranean. After 15-20kms youre in some kind of rollercoaster which goes through the forest, full of corners, going up and down all the way to Oravita.
This is one of my favourite route in Romania. The quality of the road it's good for standard and enduro-touring bikes, but it's pour for speed bikes. Also, until late May some corners are full of sand.