ER101 Antiga

ER101 Antiga, a free car wash road

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.

Covas do Monte

Covas do Monte, a narrow unpaved road in Portugal

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.

Rua da Barreira

Rua da Barreira

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%.

Estrada Nacional 222

Estrada Nacional 222, a sensational drive in Portugal

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. 

N232

Road N232

Located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains in central Portugal, N232 is a tortuously winding mountain road which requires a careful approach.

Vado del Río Eljas

Vado del Río Eljas

Located on the border of Spain and Portugal, Vado del Río Eljas is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Arieiro, one of the highest roads 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.

N308-1

Road N308-1

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.

Portal do Inferno e Garra

Portal do Inferno e Garra: stay away if you're scared of heights

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 between the Arouca and S. Pedro do Sul municipalities in the Central Inland of Portugal.

Torre-Serra da Estrela

Torre-Serra da Estrela, the highest road of Portugal

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).

Estrada Nacional 2

Estrada Nacional 2

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.

Pico da Barrosa

Pico da Barrosa

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.

Alto de São Macário

The road to Alto de São Macário: a steep climb

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.

M513

Road M513

M513 is a short mountain road located in northern Portugal. The road is asphalted and links the Spanish border and the small town of Covelães.

Montejunto

Montejunto

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.

Monte Farinha

Guide to the top of Monte Farinha

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.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.