Road trip routes
Predeal - Paraul Rece - Rasnov
tarmac: good, some areas with asphalt patches
60 - 70 km/h
When coming from Bucharest, right after you pass the bridge over Prahova River, you turn left on DN73A towards Rasnov. The first segment of the route, up to Paraul Rece crosses a wide valley, then a forrest and if you pay attention, on the right side you can see Postavaru Peak.
After you exist Paraul Rece, the fun part of this route begins: the descent towards Rasnov. There are 12 consecutive hairpins. This stretch of road looks very similar with the road from Cheia to Brasov. Unfortunately this part of the road is mostly through dense forest so you can't admire the nice views of the surrounding mountains.
Once you get to the valley, the road follows the river Paraul Mic. There are onlu large curves and straight lines. As you get close to Rasonv, you will see teh Piatra Craiului Mountains and the Rasnov Citadetl on a hill on the right side.
This is a good road if you are coming from Bucharest and you want to avoid the crowded traffic from Brasov.