Road trip routes
DJ403 / DN31
Soldanu - Luica - Manastirea - Dorobantu
Tarmac: good and very good in some areas where the road was recently resurfaced
80 - 100 km/h
This road is not so spectacular since is a flat road through Baragan fields. I like it because is a very nice alternative road if you want to go to the Black Sea and you want to avoid the traffic on the A2 highway. Also this road has very low traffic and it passes only through one village.
The asphalt surface is very good, and some segments were repaired and covered with a new asphalt layer in 2015.
There are only straight lines and from time to time there are some wide curves. The most interesting part of this road is the Ciornuleasa Forrest. Here, because of the low traffic, the trees grew over the road and you have the impression that you are going through a green tunnel.
Another interesting part of this route is the segment that passes over the Mnastirea lake dam.
You can take a ride on this road in the spring time or in the autumn, when in the mountains is very cold, or during the summer time when you go to the seaside.A nice trip, if you live in Bucharest, can be: Bucharest - Soldanu - Manastirea - Frasinet - Sarulesti - Calareti - Bucharest.