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the world's most spectacular roads

Located in southwestern Europe, Spain is a very mountainous country. It is perhaps most well-known for its sandy beaches, but Spain is the most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland, and climbing to the top of some of the country’s highest peaks will reward you with the most spectacular sights ever.

Highest Spanish mountain passes:

Pass Elevation Zone Surface
Pico del Veleta 3.369m (11,053ft) Andalusia Mostly asphalted
Collado de Carihuela 3.209m (10,528ft) Andalusia Gravel
Collado El Lobo 3.115m (10,219ft) Andalusia Gravel
Refugio Villavientos 3.094m (10,150ft) Andalusia Gravel
Refugio de la Caldera 3.053m (10,016ft) Andalusia Gravel
Cap de les Raspes Roies 2.754m (9,035 ft) Catalonia Gravel
Alto del Chorrillo 2.691m (8,828ft) Andalusia Gravel
Pic Negre 2.643m (8,671ft) Catalonia Gravel
Pas dels Lladres 2.621m (8,599ft) Catalonia Gravel
Cima de Liena 2.566m (8,418ft) Aragon Gravel
Hoya de la Mora 2.550m (8,366ft) Andalusia Asphalt
Tosa d’Alp 2.535m (8,316ft) Catalonia Gravel
Pico del Chullo 2.520m (8,267ft) Andalusia Gravel
Gra de Fajol 2.502m (8,208ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coll de Caralps 2.501m (8,205ft) Catalonia Gravel
Cap de Baqueira 2.467m (8,093ft) Catalonia Gravel
Cerro El Buitre 2.466m (8,090ft) Andalusia Gravel
Torreta de l'Orri 2.439m (8,001ft) Catalonia Gravel
Roque de los Muchachos 2.423m (7,949ft) Canary Islands Asphalt
Puig de Fontlletera 2.401m (7,877ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coll de Finestres 2.392m (7,847ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coma d'Amitges 2.382m (7,814ft) Catalonia Gravel
Ibón de Urdiceto 2.380m (7,808ft) Aragon Gravel
Estanys de la Pera 2.363m (7,752ft) Catalonia Gravel
Base del Teide 2.356m (7,729ft) Canary Islands Asphalt
Collado de Basibé 2.353m (7,719ft) Aragon Gravel
Peña Horadada 2.350m (7,709ft) Andalusia Gravel
Muntanya dels Estanyets 2.334m (7,657ft) Catalonia Gravel
Cerro Almirez 2.327m (7,634ft) Andalusia Gravel
Port de Cabús 2.302m (7,552ft) Catalonia Gravel
Laguna Seca 2.283m (7,490ft) Andalusia Gravel
La Raca 2.271m (7,450ft) Aragon Gravel
Puerto de Bujaruelo  2.270m (7,447ft) Aragon Asphalt
Coll de la Portella 2.269m (7,444ft) Catalonia Gravel
Bola del Mundo 2.265m (7,431ft) Madrid/Castile Concrete
Puerto de Izaña 2.263m (7,424ft) Canary Islands Asphalt
Puerto del Ampriu 2.261m (7,417ft) Aragon Mostly asphalted
Port d’Aulà 2.260m (7,414ft) Catalonia Gravel
Lago de Llauset  2.250m (7,381ft) Aragon Mostly asphalted
El Tobazo 2.236m (7,335ft) Aragon Gravel
Coll d'Espot 2.233m (7,326ft) Catalonia Gravel
Pic de Monturull 2.228m (7,309ft) Catalonia Gravel
Cim Coma Morera 2.205m (7,234ft) Catalonia Asphalt
Coll de Conglens 2.180m (7,152ft) Catalonia Gravel
Rinconada de Nigüelas 2.174m (7,132ft) Andalusia Gravel
Calar Alto 2.168m (7,113ft) Andalusia Asphalt
Coll de Laquell 2.162m (7,093ft) Catalonia Gravel
Vallter 2000
2.156m (7,073ft) Catalonia Asphalt
Pleta de Comabella 2.148m (7,047ft) Catalonia Gravel
Hoyo Cerrado 2.144m (7,034ft) Madrid/Castile Gravel
La Polarda 2.143m (7,030ft) Andalusia Gravel
Monte San Lorenzo 2.137m (7,011ft) La Rioja Gravel
Punta Malacara 2.137m (7,011ft) Aragon Gravel
Coll de Pimés 2.136m (7,007ft) Catalonia Gravel
Silla de la Yegua 2.135m (7,004ft) Castile and Leon Gravel
Ibon de Asnos 2.135m (7,004ft) Aragon Gravel
Pas de la Mainera 2.134m (7,001ft) Catalonia Gravel
Collada del Sarset 2.126m (6,975ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coll del Triador 2.108m (6,916ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coll Tancalaporta 2.106m (6,909ft) Catalonia Gravel
Collá las Agujas 2.101m (6,893ft) Castile Leon Gravel
El Retamar 2.100m (6,889ft) Canary Islands Asphalt
Reajo Capon 2.088m (6,850ft) Madrid Gravel
Collada de Montaner 2.079m (6,820ft) Catalonia Gravel
Port de la Bonaigua 2.072m (6,797ft) Catalonia Asphalt
Port de Fontalba 2.071m (6,794ft) Catalonia Gravel
Coll de Pal 2.070m (6,791ft) Catalonia Asphalt

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