Panoramica delle Vette is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. This high mountain loop road reaches an elevation of 1,982 m above the sea level (Monte Crostis) and is located in the province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The road is mostly paved but there are some gravel sections.
HU-631 is a challenging high mountain road located in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, in the Sobrarbe region, province of Huesca, Spain. During some periods of the year, the road is just one direction. It still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. It is narrow, so keep the speed down and be ready to move over and make room for oncoming vehicles.
The Rubicon Trail is one of the most famous Jeep Trail and Off-Road Adventure of the western United States. Crossing through the El Dorado National Forest up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this extreme 4x4 path is 22-mile-long.
The Strada del Ponale is one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe. With a length of 10km, it connects Riva del Garda and the Valle di Ledro, in Northern Italy. The road is completeley closed to vehicles since 1990.
The Hana Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Located in Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the road is 52 miles (84 km) long. You will pass 617 white-knuckle switchbacks, 56 one-lane bridges, and tons of waterfalls as you travel away from civilization. The ocean is down on one side of the road, with mountains rising on the other, and a few spectacular waterfalls that keep your attention wandering.
Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, in Chile, at an elevation of 9,843 feet (3.000 meters) above the sea level, Embalse El Yeso is a reservoir in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. It’s one of the scariest roads in the world. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the lake spread out before you! The road is bordered by a drop of several meters, unprotected by guardrails, directly to the water.
Spectacular high mountain road between Vila do Porto Novo and Ribeira Grande, two cities located in Santo Antão, or Sontonton in Cape Verdean Creole, the westernmost and largest of the Barlavento islands of Cape Verde.
The Outback Highway or Outback Way is one of Australia’s great four wheel drive odysseys. It extends 2,800 km (1,740 mi) from Laverton, Western Australia to Winton, Queensland via central Australia. It’s known as Australia's longest shortcut and is an adventure track you will never forget.
Abra Huayraccasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.059m (16.597ft) above the sea level, located in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru. The road over the pass is asphalted, pretty narrow and steep. It can be extremely dangerous after rains or snowfalls.
Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road located in Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands, Spain. There’s a high danger of earth-falling. It was the location of the opening scene in Fast and Furious 6.
Song Köl (also called Son Kul, Songköl, Song-Köl), is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan, at an elevation of 3.048m above sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan (18x29km wide, 13 meters deep) after Issyk Kul Lake. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.
Muro di Sormano is a short but devastatingly steep climb in Sormano, a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region of Lombardy. This asphalted climb is famous as one of the most severe of any road cycling race, featuring sections in excess of 25% grade.
The 24-Zig Road is one of the most spectacular roads in China. This winding mountain road is located near Qinglong town in Guizhou Province, in the southwest of the country. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world. The road was built by the Chinese during WWII to transport supplies to help resist the Japanese invasion.
Iron Mountain Road is a very scenic drive located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In only 17 miles the road has 314 curves, 14 switchbacks, 3 tunnels and 3 pigtails, turns which loop over their own road, allowing the road to climb rapidly. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades.
Marsimik La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.590 m (18,339ft) above the sea level, located in the Chang-Chemno Range, in in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Cerro Chacaltaya is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.260m (17,257 ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes. The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Hermit Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 13,047 feet (3,962m) above the sea level, located in Custer County, Colorado, in USA. It's one of the highest mountain passes in Colorado. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. The route demands 100% concentration.
Deosai Park Road is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. It’s located in Skardu Gilgit-Baltistan province, in northern Pakistan. The road has a length of 82.4 km. It includes gravel and asphalt sections and crosses several rivers on scary bridges, as well as one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
The Buynovo Gorge road is located in the Rhodope Mountains, north of the village of Buynovo (Borino municipality), on both sides of the Buynovska River which is a tributary of the Vacha River, Bulgaria. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy.
Black Rock Reservoir is a small remote scenic lake at an elevation of 1.260m (4,133 ft) above the sea level, located on the outskirts of Kings Canyon National Park and on the edge of Sierra National Forest, in California, USA. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. Take a tip from the tortoise: slow and steady wins the race.
The Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the most scenic drives in the world. This scenic roadway is located in northern Victoria County and Inverness County on Cape Breton Island, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The Cabot Trail is more than a magnificent world-renowned drive – it is an experience… One to delight in…one to be savoured.