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ER101 Antigua

In Madeira there’s a rather peculiar and dangerous road (ER101). It is the oldest and most beautiful road of the island. Due to Madeira' s dramatic coast line, the road has many curves, narrow passages and steep climbs and descents, and is rugged, slow and old. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

 

The track to Covas do Monte is a dangerous curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 15km/h, located  in the mountain range of Serra da Gralheira, in the District of Viseu, Central Inland of Portugal.


Pico do Arieiro is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,818 m (5,965 ft) above the sea level, located in Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean. At this elevation is the highest peak to be reached by a road in the country.

Estrada Nacional 222

Estrada Nacional 222 has been awarded as the 2015 world's best road. The road is located in nothern Portugal's wine region. It’s 27km long and includes jaw dropping scenery. It links Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, a municipality in the district of Vila Real and Pinhao, a civil parish in the municipality of Alijó.

Torre is a monument that marks the highest point of Mainland Portugal, at an elevation of 1,993 m (6,539 ft) above the sea level. It is located in a mountain range named Serra da Estrela, on the border between the municipalities of Seia (in Guarda) and Covilhã (in Castelo Branco). Torre (Serra do Strela) is the second most elevated point of the country (only Mount Pico, in the Azores, is higher).

 

N308-1 is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a narrow zig-zag road in the northwestern Portuguese area. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the country.

 

Located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains in central Portugal, N232 is a tortuously winding mountain road which requires a careful approach.

Alto de São Macário

Alto de São Macário is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,052m above the sea level, located in the district of Viseu, in the Central Inland of Portugal.

 

M513 is a short mountain road located in northern Portugal. The road is asphalted and links the Spanish border and the small town of Covelães.

 

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