the world's most spectacular roads


Located in the southern portion of North America, Mexico is a land of extremes. The country has a 9,330 kilometer coastline but is crossed by two mountain ranges known as Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental. The country has high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north, and dense rain forests in the south and east.

Highest mountain roads of Mexico:

Mountain pass Elevation State Surface
Sierra Negra 4.640m (15,220ft) Puebla Gravel
Cofre de Perote 4.282m (14,049ft) Veracruz Gravel
Piedra Grande hut 4.230m (13,877ft) Veracruz/Puebla Gravel
Nevado de Toluca 4.212m (13,818ft) State of Mexico Gravel
Nevado de Colima 3.991m (13,093ft) Jalisco Gravel
Estación Altzomoni 3.985m (13,074ft) State of Mexico Gravel
La Joya hut  3.977m (13,047ft) State of Mexico Gravel
Cerro Potosí 3.721m (12,208ft)  Nuevo León Gravel
Carretera al Ajusco 3.620m (11,876ft) State of Mexico Asphalt
Carretera al Capulin 3.627m (11,899ft) State of Mexico Gravel
Cerro de la Viga 3.556m (11,666ft) Coahuila Gravel
Raíces 3.531m (11,919ft) State of Mexico Asphalt
Paso de Cortés 3.400m (11,150ft) State of Mexico 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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