The Col du Parpaillon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,780 metres (9,120 ft) above the sea level located in the Cottian Alps of southern France in the Parpaillon massif. The pass connects the Ubaye valley in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department with Embrun in Hautes-Alpes. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle and bike tourers. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764 metres (9,068 ft) above the sea level. The pass is traversed by the D902 road. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
Located at the heart of the Fenouillèdes massif, on the border of the departments of Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales, in France, the Gorges de Galamus are a real challenge for drivers. It’s an amazing drive along a balcony road that is so narrow in places that two cars could not possibly pass. If you can cope with nausea inducing narrow roads with sheer drops, then this is the place for you! It’s one of the French balcony roads.
Askja road is a dirt track winding to the Askja volcano, a stratovolcano situated in a remote part of the central highlands of Iceland. The road has some challenging sections, crossing several rivers. To drive on this road, you have to be driving a 4x4 vehicle. It is strongly advised that people travel together in 2 or more cars.
The Adriatic Highway is an asphalted road in Croatia, along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. The road, part of the European route E65, runs along the coast of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.
Lippincott Mine Road is a 4WD trail located in Death Valley, the hottest area in the world, in Eastern California, USA. The trail is 8,2 miles long, and runs from the Racetrack Valley Road to Saline Valley. The length of the road goes from the East trailhead sign to the junction with Saline Valley Road to the west. It’s a faster route to the park than others, but you might be clenching your jaw the whole way, trying not to fall hundreds of feet to oblivion, and it’s not for the casual driver or the casual car.
SH20 is a mountain road in northwestern part of Albania with a length of 20.7 miles. The road starts in Hani i Hotit, where a border crossing point between Albania and Montenegro is situated and ends in Bashkimi, the northernmost village of Albania, located in the rural Kelmend municipality. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both).
Umbrail Pass is a high mountain pass at 2.501 m (8,205 ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. At this elevation the road over the pass is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland, and one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.
Jacob’s Ladder is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Ben Lomond Ranges, Tasmania. The road climbs up to Ben Lomond Mountain, at an elevation of 1.570 meters (5,150 ft) above the sea level. The road is unsealed and the final climb up Jacob’s Ladder to the plateau is steep. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.
The Great Alpine Road is a country tourist road in Victoria, Australia, with a length of 303 km (188 mi). This asphalted road, officially known as B500, was opened in 1998 and runs from Wangaratta, in the northeast of Victoria to Bairnsdale, a small city in East Gippsland, Victoria. The road goes through the Victorian Alps. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Grimsel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.164 m (7,100 ft) above the sea level. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. It's one of the highest mountain passes of the Alps.
Built between 1844 and 1851, Les Grands-goulets Road is a superb route that links the Royans area to the Vercors Central (France). The road was closed to vehicles and pedestrian in 2005. It’s one of the French balcony roads.
Col de Braus is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.002m (3,287ft) above the sea level, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. The wide road to reach the summit, called D2204, has a good surface, plenty of hairpins and 180 degrees turns and includes some beautifully engineered stacked hairpins with some amazing views. It’s one of the most famous hairpin turns roads in the world.
Forcella Lavardet is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites-Alps range, at an elevation of 1.542m (5,000 ft) above the sea level, located on the municipality of Vigo di Cadore (Italy). The road has 14 sharp turns that seem to lie on one another, gradually climbing up to the top of the pass. It’s one of the most famous hairpin turns roads in the world.
Iroha-zaka is a pair of famous winding roads located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It’s the main access to connect the lower elevations around central Nikko to the higher elevations of the mountainous Okunikko region. Each corner has a letter of ancient Japanese alphabet, and you will see it in alphabetical order.
The Silvretta Hochalpenstraße High Alpine Road is considered one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Austrian Alps. The 'Dream road of the Alps' is 22.3 km long and leads in 34 curves up to the 2,032 m high, providing unique views in a wonderful natural landscape. Expect steep turns and sharp bends, endless serpentines and a superb panorama.
Sani Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,876m (9,400ft) above the sea level, located in the western end of Kwa Zulu-Natal province of South Africa on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. It is a route that connects Kwazulu-Natal and Lesotho. It is a notoriously dangerous road, which requires the use of a 4x4 vehicle. It’s a serie of winding twists, hairpins, plunging drops and mind-blowing scenery.
Swindon's Magic Roundabout is one of the most complex rotaries in the world. Located in Swindon, a large town within the Borough of Swindon and ceremonial county of Wiltshire, in South West England, it has five smaller roundabouts direct traffic clockwise while cars travel counterclockwise around the inner circle.
Cerro Uturuncu, (also known as Uturunku or Uturunco) is a stratovolcano in southwestern Bolivia, located in the Potosí Department, Sur Lípez Province, San Pablo de Lípez Municipality. At an elevation of 6,008 m (19,711 ft) it's one of the highest motorable road passes of the world. The biggest problem is the extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.
A short section of the D22 road, through the Gorges du Nan, with a length of 5.5 miles only, links the towns of Malleval-en-Vercors and Cognin-les-Gorges. This road is located in Vercors national park (Rhone-Alpes), south of Grenoble (France). It’s one of the French balcony roads.