Lago del Sambuco is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 1.435m (4,708ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. The road to the lake is outstanding. It’s one of the scariest roads in the country and it’s normal for your palms to sweat looking at those photos. Imagine what it must have been like before the barriers.
Located north of Moab, in southern Utah, USA, the Gemini Bridges Trail is a very scenic journey. You should not attempt this without a serious vehicle that can handle off-roading. If you are looking for the real Moab experience, this is it.
Railroad Ridge is a high mountain ridge at an elevation of 3.180m (10,433ft) above the sea level located in central Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains, in USA. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point and stay away if you're scared of heights. It’s said to be the highest road accessible to full-size vehicles in Idaho.
Mount Kyllini is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.376m (7,795ft) above the sea level, located in the west of the prefecture of Corinthia in Greece. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Mont Malamot is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.885m (9,465ft) above the sea level, located in the northern Cottian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The road to the summit is permanently closed to motorized vehicles. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
Lago di Teleccio is a high mountain artificial lake at an elevation of 1.918m (6,292ft) above the sea level, located in the Italian region Piedmont, within the Gran Paradiso National Park. It’s a mind numbing vertical drop of hundreds of meters so you might want to give it a miss on a windy day. The road is really steep, with sections up to 15.7% and includes 20 hairpin turns. It is narrow, so keep the speed down and be ready to move over and make room for oncoming vehicles.
Poughkeepsie Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.938m (12,919ft) above the sea level, located in the San Juan Mountains outside of Ouray, in San Juan County, Colorado, USA. It’s a challenging trail that should only be attempted by those who how have pretty build vehicle capable of handling very tough conditions. It’s one of the highest mountain roads in Colorado.
Col de Viraysse is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.746m (9,009ft) above the sea level, located in the Cottian Alps, in the southwestern part of the Alps, in southeastern France. The road to the summit is extreme. It’s terrible 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. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
Lac de Derborence is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.465m (4,806ft) above the sea level, located in the Lizerne valley in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It’s a narrow road with a long stretch of continuous hand crafted tunnels and windows with hairy 300m drop-offs.
Located in the Tushar Mountains of south-central Utah, in Piute County, in USA, the Forest Road 123 is a very challenging drive. The track climbs up to 3.496m (11,469 ft) above the sea level. It’s said to be the Utah’s highest road. The road, also knownand signed as the Big John Flat road, is 16.0 miles long.
Brasina is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.873m (6,145ft) above the sea level, located in south-eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Definitely it’s one of the best off – road experience in the country. Due to hazardous area (mine fields) do not hike or ride outside of the dirt road. The climb is very steep, with sections up to 14%.
Located in the Itum-Kale district of the Republic of Chechnya, near the border between Russia and Georgia, Tsoi-Pede, is a medieval necropolis. It’s one of the largest medieval cemeteries in the Caucasus, included in the list of the seven most remote Russian attractions. Along the way there’s a memorial for two Russians that went over the edge. Apart from the terrible drop there is also the danger of ambush.
Bellecote is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.071m (10,075ft) above the sea level, located in the Graian Alps, in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Europe. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging.
Ano Meria-Agios Georgios road is a short extreme road located in the island of Folegandros, in the Aegean Sea, part of the Cyclades, in Greece. It's one of the scariest roads of the country. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death.
Located in the District of Yusufeli, Artvin Province, in North-East Turkey, the road to Morkaya is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death.Take a tip from the tortoise: slow and steady wins the race.
Ravin de la Platte is a high mountain ravine at an elevation of 1.853m (6,079ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It’s one of the most extreme roads in the world, bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters unprotected by guardrails. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo.
Puntal de la Misa is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.754m (5,754ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Jaén, in Andalusia, Spain. A 4WD vehicle with high clearance and an experienced driver are required. The road is very steep, with sections up to 20%. It’s one of the wildest drives in the country.
Sveta Nedilja is a small beach village located on the southern side of the island Hvar, in Croatia. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a coastal road with dangerous dropoffs. The road to the town is recommended only to the brave and adventurous. It’s one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.
The Agiassos-Kalantos road is a very exciting coastline journey at the southernmost part of the island of Naxos, in the Cyclades, Greece. The gravel dirt road is 10.8 km long. The route has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers.
Located in the western Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, B8043 is one of the most difficult and challenging roads of the country. It shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse.
Located in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the R704 road is undoubtedly, one of the most challenging and dangerous roads in the world. This winding high mountain road climbs up to 2.910m (9,547ft) above the sea level. It’s mostly a dirt road paired with sweeping, slippery and hard gravel that definitely demands pure concentration.