the world's most spectacular roads

Located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, Romania is a pretty mountainous country. There are 12 peaks over 2,500 m in the country. Its natural landscape is almost evenly distributed between mountains (31%), hills (33%), and plains (36%).

List of highest mountain passes of Romania:

Mountain pass Elevation Zone Surface
Pasul Urdele 2.145 m (7,037ft) Southern Carpathians Asphalt
Pasul Bâlea 2.042 m (6,699 ft) Southern Carpathians Asphalt
Harghita-Mădăraș 1.650 m (5413ft) Eastern Carpathians Asphalt
Pasul Vilcan 1.621 m (5318ft) Jiu valley Gravel
Pasul Prislop 1.416 m (4,646 ft) Eastern Carpathians Asphalt
Tihuţa Pass 1.201 m (3,940 ft)  Bârgău Mountains Asphalt

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Around the world

>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.
>Highest accessible towns by car on Earth. Permanent settlements occupied year-round, accessible by car.
>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.
>Longest straight roads in the world. From point A to B in the fastest time possible, sometimes you need to cut corners.
>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.
>The world's northernmost road ends. Get a reliable car, lots of food, water, matches, warm clothing, and gas.


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