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BAM road

The BAM Road is one of the toughest adventure roads left on this planet. It’s a real test of physical and mental endurance. The BAM road is an old railway service track that runs roughly alongside the railway track, in extreme Siberia, Russia. It's filled with everything from rickety old bridges to waist high water crossings and at points being miles from civilisation.

Pereval Katu-Yaryk

Katu-Yaryk pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.188m above the sea level, located in Altai Republic, in Russia. The road to the summit is extreme. Only 4x4 cars. Due to the 35% gradient sections, gravel loose and the lack of protections, the road is one of the scariest drives in the world.

P25

P25 is a spectacular asphalted road with a length of 329 km, located in the Komi Republic of Russia.

Vitim River Bridge

Located in Siberia, the Vitim River Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. It’s an old train bridge crossing the Vitim River which leaves drivers precariously navigating a tiny six-foot-wide path. Its old metal structure is covered with rotting wooden planks, which can be slippery due to frequent ice in the area.

Lake Baikal ice road

Lake Baikal ice road is a very scenic drive to feel the beauty of transparent ice of the world known Lake Baikal, in the south of the Russian region of Siberia. The ice is so clear that you can recognize the bottom stones through it.

Volgograd Bridge

Volgograd Bridge is 7,1km long. It’s located over the Volga River in the southern Russian city of Volgograd. The bridge is 1.260 meters long and 32 meters wide. Its surface can be seen snaking up and down during high winds. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Kolyma Highway

The Russian Federal Highway (M56 Kolyma Highway) connects Magadan and Yakutsk – actually, Nizhny Bestyakh on the eastern bank of Lena River at Yakutsk-, where the coldest temperature ever recorded outside Antarctica was recorded. It crosses forests, mountains, deserts, and everything in between. Much of it is unpaved and certainly not ideal for a casual Sunday drive.

64Н-3
64Н-3 is a short coastal road located on the southwest coast of the SakhalinIsland, in Russia. The road is mostly gravel.
Klyuchi-Petropavlovsk road

The Klyuchi-Petropavlovsk road is one of the greatest adventures in the Russian Far East. Located in the Kamchatka peninsula - Russia's Land of Fire and Ice –, the track is mostly unpaved.

Trans-Siberian Highway

Stretching almost 7,000 miles from St Petersburg to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Highway is the name for a network of federal highways that span the width of Russia from the Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Japan Sea of the Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the longest roads in the world across some of the toughest environments and terrain around.

64H-6
64H-6 is a remote road located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. This mostly gravel road is 47.3 km long and links the port town of Nevelsk, the administrative center of Nevelsky District and Petropavlovskoye.
Garabashi track- Mount Elbrus

Extreme 4x4 track located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia of Russia, near the border with Georgia, climbing up to the Garabashi (also known as Botchki) huts, at an elevation of 4.044m (13,267ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

64H-1

The 64H-1 is one of the greatest drives in the Russian Sakhalin Oblast. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards. The road is 623km long.

Heihe - Blagoveshchensk ice road

Short ice road linking Heihe, a city of northern Heilongjiang province, in China and Blagoveshchensk, a city of Amur Oblast, in Russia. This seasonal road opens every winter in the frozen Amur River.

Chegem waterfalls

Chegem waterfalls are one of the visit cards of tourist-recreational complex of Kabardino-Balkaria. They are located in the gorge near the village Hushtosyrt of Chegem canyon, in Chegemsky District of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia.

Р488

Р488 is a road located in the Sakhalin Oblast of Russia. The road is mostly asphalted with some gravel sections. It's 119 km long and links Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Novikovo.

Nadym River pontoon bridge

Located right at the Arctic Circle in central Siberia, Russia, crossing the bridge over the Nadym River (which is frozen for six months of the year) is a hair-raising drive across a waterlogged very rickety pontoon bridge for summer use only. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. 

Roki Tunnel

Roki Tunnel is an international high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 2,130 m above the sea level, located in the Caucasus Mountains, a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus region. The tunnel is traversed by the Transcaucasian Highway.

Seminsky pass

Seminsky pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.894m (6,213ft) above the sea level, located in the southwest part of the Seminsky ridge, the Central- Altai physico - geographical province of the Ongudaysky area, in Russia.

M32 (Aral-Highway)

M32 is a main highway in Kazakhstan, with a total length of 2.046km. The road starts in the border with Russia and after 40 hours driving, the road ends in the border with Kyrgyzstan. 

86К-14

The 86К-14 is a spectacular and lonely experience in the heart of the Republic of Karelia, in Russia.

Oymyakon Road

Oymyakon Road is said to be the World’s Coldest Winter Adventure Road Trip. Located In the Sakha Republic of Russia, Oymyakon is the the coldest village on Earth with a temperature recorded of -71.2C.

64H-3

Located in the central part of the Sakhalin Island, in Russia, the 64H-3 road is one of the Best Coastal Drives in the World.Most of the journey in this road with little traffic is gravel. The road runs for 300km along the shore of the Strait of Tartary in the Pacific Ocean.

Tsoi-Pede

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.

Road to Anabar

The Road to Anabar is an epic ice road trip in Russia linking Lake Baikal (Irkutsk) and Anabar Bay, in the Laptev Sea. It’s said to be the world's northernmost road end, ending at 72°49' North, higher north than the Nordkapp, Prudhoe Bay or Tuktoyatuk.

Federal Highway M18

Federal Highway M18 is one of the great drives in the world. It’s a 1.340 km road linking Saint Petersburg and Murmansk, in Russia.

Chike-Taman pass

Chike-Taman pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.246m above the sea level, located in Ongudaysky District of the Altai Republic, in Russia.




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