Curtea de Arges to Vidraru Dam by bike

To Vidraru Dam by bike

To Vidraru Dam by bike


  • Starting point: Curtea de Arges
  • Ending point: Curtea de Arges
  • Distance: approx. 60 km (38 mi)
  • Difficulty: medium to hard
  • Type: asphalt

As we pass the Curtea de Arges Monastery, the route goes up North into the Fagaras Mountains, on the Transfagarasan road. In the beginning it’s easy, but the hills start to be more and more difficult. Even we are going uphill, we willl have some downhill slopes to have some rest.

In our way, we will pass some Romanian villages, where you can see sheep and cows, horses and chickens on the side of the road, and, for sure, on the road and also horse-pulled carts.

After  25 km (16 mi) we will see an old castle, Poienari, that was built on Vlad Tepes’ order (also known as Dracula) by his unfaithful court members, as a punishment. The Poienari Castle can be visited only on foot, as there are about 1500 steps to climb to reach it.

From here, the last 5 km (3 mi) we will have a steep uphill road in front of us. The lanscape is amazing, so don’t forget your camera. We will pass rock carved tunnels and bridges in our way up.

The route point is Vidraru Dam, with its amazing view and the Prometheus (Power of Electricity) statue on the peak of the mountain.

From here, we will go back to Curtea de Arges.


  • Curtea de Arges is about 2 hours by car from Bucharest.
  • During summer weekends the road is very hard circulated by cars
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