the world's most spectacular roads


Located in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, the terrible road to Erta Ale volcano may be one of the worst roads in the world, in one of the most inhospitable regions on Earth. The drive is extremely dangerous (landmines, terrorism, malaria, extreme weather, kidnapping, banditry and armed assaults).


Mount Tullu Demtu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,389 m (14,400 ft) above the sea level, situated in Oromia Region in southeast Ethiopia, located in the Bale National Park. It’s one of the Africa's highest mountain roads. 


Route 2 is a high mountain road located in northern Ethiopia. The road is asphalted but includes some very steep sections, up to 12%.


Mount Bwahit is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.437 m (14,557 ft) above the sea level, located in the Semien Mountains in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. The road to the pass, just some meters above the summit, is one of the highest driveable mountain roads in Africa.


Route 30 is a high mountain road located in northern Ethiopia. Most of the road was built by the Italians during the occupation from 1936 – 1941.

Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia, known for its monolithic churches, at an elevation of 2,500m above the sea level, located in the Semien Wollo Zone. 


Located in the Ethiopian highlands, the Blue Nile Gorge is a serie of gorges to a depth of some 1,500 metres (4,900 ft).


Route 8 is an asphalted road with a length of 80km located within the Bale Mountains (also known as the Urgoma Mountains), in the Oromia Region of southeast Ethiopia.

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>Scenic drives in Norway. Norway has 18 carefully selected scenic drives both in terms of nature/panorama.

>Romanian high altitude roads. Romania has some amazing roads, real tourist destinations by themselves.

>Faroese challenging tunnels. Harrowing one lane tunnel on a 2 way road. Kind of frightening to drive through if you're not used to it.

>The world's best road. The world's best road has just been announced: the N-222 from Peso de Regua to Pinhao in Portugal.

>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. List of permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.

>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.

>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.

>Highest tunnels in the world. After years of work in rarefied air and frigid temperatures at more than 4,000m, these tunnels are engineering marvels sure to impress anyone.


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