the world's most spectacular roads

Located in Western and Central Europe, Switzerland, is the most mountainous country in Europe and remains one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. The country hosts about 20% of the Alps. Approximately 100 peaks are close to or higher than 4.000 meters (13,125 feet) above sea level.

Highest mountain roads of Switzerland:

Name Elevation (m) Canton(s)/Country  Max.gradient Surface
Gentianes 2.906 Valais   Gravel
Viderjoch 2.876 Graubünden/Austria   Gravel
Grubengletscher 2.862 Valais   Gravel
Heimischgarten 2.770 Valais 20% Gravel
Chassoure 2.739 Valais   Gravel
Vaux 2.705 Valais   Gravel
Schwarzsee 2.588 Valais   Gravel
Umbrail 2.501 Graubünden/Italy 12% Asphalt
Nufenen 2.478 Valais/Ticino 13% Asphalt
Grand St. Bernard  2.469 Valais 11%  Asphalt
Furgge Pass 2.451 Valais    Gravel
Furka  2.431 Uri/Valais 11% Asphalt
Griessee 2.386 Valais   Asphalt
Flüela  2.383  Graubünden 10%  Asphalt
Côté Verbier 2.374 Valais   Gravel
Strela 2.352 Graubünden   Gravel
Alp Anarosa 2.348 Graubünden   Gravel
Männlichen 2.343 Berne   Gravel
Bernina  2.328  Graubünden  10%  Asphalt
Des Mines 2.320 Valais   Gravel
Livigno  2.315  Graubünden/Italy  12%  Asphalt
Albula  2.312  Graubünden  12%  Asphalt
Julier 2.284  Graubünden  10%  Asphalt
Sanetsch 2.242 Berne/Valais   Asphalt
Scimfuss 2.242 Ticino   Gravel
Alpe Galm 2.231 Valais 12% Asphalt
Susten  2.224  Bern/Uri  9%  Asphalt
Tomül 2.179 Graubünden   Gravel
Croix de Coeur 2.174 Valais   Gravel
Grimsel  2.165 Bern/Valais  10%  Asphalt
Rionda 2.157 Vaud   Gravel
Ofen (Fuorn Pass)  2.149  Graubünden  10%  Asphalt
Tiarms 2.148 Graubünden/Uri   Gravel
Bassa della Sella 2.138 Ticino   Gravel
Duranna 2.117 Graubünden   Gravel
Splügen  2.113  Graubünden/Italy  10%  Asphalt
St. Gotthard  2.108  Uri/Ticino 8% Asphalt
San Bernardino  2.065  Graubünden/Ticino  10%  Asphalt
Moosalp 2.048 Valais    Asphalt
Oberalp  2.044  Graubünden/Uri  10%  Asphalt
Simplon  2.005  Valais/Italy  9%  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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