Location: Romania, Europe
Length: 40 km
Wide: 5 m standard 2 lanes
Highest point: 1.000 m
Operating times: all year
Road No. DJ582
Description of the Transsemenic road
TransSemenic (DJ582) is the newest alpine road in Romania (it was inaugurated in december 2014). The road isn’t totally new, but the part between Slatina Timiș and Văliug was recently restored after 60 years of continuous degradation. Now the road is completely paved from start to end, being a pleasure to drive.
Also, called Banat’s Transalpina, DJ582 connects Slatina Timiș village and Reșita city (both in Caraș-Severin county) crossing Semenic Mountains.
With a length of almost 40 km, Transsemenic is much shorter than Transbucegi or Transalpina. But this road can compete in beauty landscape with the two more known roads.
The driveway goes through the resorts Gărâna, Trei Ape, Brebu Nou and Văliug and offeres to the driver a wonderful scenery. In its way, TransSemenic passes by Gozna Lake and Trei Ape (three waters) Lake.
The greatest gift that a mountain road is offering you are the colors of the forest that you’re passing through and the surprise of the next curves. DJ582 has sharp bends, but also sweet curves, a real pleasure for any experienced driver.
TransSemenic, who ends at the intersection with E70, is crossing the Semenic Mountain from est to west. The highest point is 1.000 meters altitude.
To enter to TransSemenic you have two choices. You can go either on the old version, from Reșița to Văliug or the new version, from the national road 6. Coming from Caransebes in Slatina Timis turn right towards the center and there continue straight, in addition to the cultural center.
In the winter, the usual surrounding landscape is entirely transformed when snow falls. The mountains are dressed in white and the trees are sagging as they are laden with the weight of the flakes. The best part is that you can enjoy this view, because the road is open even in the winter.
From TransSemenic, you have easily access to 21 kilometers of slopes from Caraș Severin County. In the area you can visit the famous Bigar Waterfall, the Beiu’s Eye Lake, the Devil’s Lake Cave, The Danube Boilers, Iron Gates National Park and other beautiful places.