The Forgotten World Highway is one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand. This highly memorable driving journey is remote and mysterious to the extreme. This scenic route winds over four mountain saddles, alongside the spectacular Tangarakau Gorge and passes through the 220-metre-long, single lane, Moki tunnel. It has been ranked as one of the 10 worst roads in New Zealand by the Police. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Col de la Moutière is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.450m (8,038 ft) above the sea level, located in Saint Etienne de Tinée, in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, and belongs to the Alpes-Maritimes. The road is extremely narrow and the drop offs are a bit intimidating. There’s only enough room for one car to go up. There is no turning around if you change you mind.
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.
The Strada degli Scarubbi is a terrible scary mountain road buit during the First World War. The road has a length of 10.5km, and links the Passo Xomo (1.058m) and the Porte del Pasubio, at an elevation of 1.928 m above the sea level. The road is located in the Vicentine Alps, amountain range of the Eastern Alps in Trentino and the provinces of Verona and Vicenza, Italy. The route demands 100% concentration.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hermit Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 13,047ft (3.962m) above the sea level, located in Custer County, Colorado, in USA. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. The route demands 100% concentration.
F208 is one of the most dangerous roads in Iceland but one of the most scenic drives in the country. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. Expect very tough driving conditions with potholes, rocks, uneven terrain and even rivers to ford.
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.
Mount Bross is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.321m (14,178ft) above the sea level, located in Park County, Colorado, in USA. It is a rare trail that allows you to drive to the top of a "14er". Full size vehicles should not attempt to drive all the way, as there are a few very narrow spots that are very high. It's one of the highest roads of the USA.