On the northern part of Madeira Island, in Portugal, there’s a rather peculiar and dangerous road called Estrada Regional 101 (ER101). Due to Madeira' s dramatic coast line, the road has many curves, narrow passages and steep climbs and descents, and is rugged, slow and old. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.
The National Road 2 (EN2/N2) is nicknamed the Route 66 of Portugal. It’s a very exciting and scenic journey in the heart of the country, taking you from Chaves in the North to Faro in the South.
The section of Estrada Nacional 222 between Peso da Régua, commonly known as Régua, a municipality in the district of Vila Real and Pinhao, a civil parish in the municipality of Alijó has been awarded as the 2015 world's best road. The road is located in nothern Portugal's wine region. It’s 27km long and includes jaw dropping scenery.
Covas do Monte is a small town, located in the municipality of São Pedro do Sul, District of Viseu, in the Central Inland of Portugal, at 536m (1,758ft) above the sea level.
Portal do Inferno e Garra (Hell Portal and Claw) is a natural viewpoint at an elevation of 984m (3,228ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Arouca and S. Pedro do Sul municipalities in the Central Inland of Portugal.
Pico do Arieiro is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.818m (5,965ft) above the sea level, located in Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean. At this elevation is one of the highest roads of the country.
Located in central Portugal, N232 Road is a tortuously winding mountain road. The road has so many twists and switchbacks that is best avoided.
Pico da Barrosa is a mountain pass at an elevation of 936m (3,070ft) above the sea level located in the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. At the summit it’s possible to see both the North and South Coasts.
Torre is a monument that marks the highest point of Mainland Portugal, at an elevation of 1.993m (6,539ft) above the sea level. It is located in a mountain range named Serra da Estrela, on the border between the municipalities of Seia (in Guarda) and Covilhã (in Castelo Branco). Torre (Serra do Strela) is the second most elevated point of the country (only Mount Pico, in the Azores, is higher).
Located in Funchal, the capital city of Portugal's Madeira archipelago, Rua da Barreira is one of the steepest roads in the world, with some brutal section of 45% and an average gradient of 25.17%.
Cascata Poço do Inferno (Hell's Well) is a spectacular ravine/waterfall about 10 feet high located in Centro Region and Beira Interior Norte Subregion, in Portugal. The road has some narrow parts, impassable for 2 medium cars.
Monte Farinha (Alto de Senhora da Graça) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 947m (3,106ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Vila Real, Portugal.
N308-1 is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a narrow zig-zag road in the northwestern Portuguese area. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the country.
Montejunto is a mountain peak at an elevation of 655m (2,148ft) above the sea level, located in centre west of Portugal. At the summit there are some churches and chapels, and several communication facilities.
Alto de São Macário is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.052m (3,451ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Viseu, in the Central Inland of Portugal.
EM513 is a short mountain road located in northern Portugal, with stunning views.