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Carretera de Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra Road, (officially designed MA-2141), with a length of 13 km only, and located in Majorca Island, Spain, is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Imagine dropping a long piece of wet spaghetti on the floor. The pattern it makes looks something like what the road looks. Snaking through the rocky landscape of the island, the eight-mile stretch of tarmac is also steep. Built in such a way as to avoid using tunnels, a fair proportion of the road has a gradient of more than 7%. If you really want a challenge, try tackling it by bike.

Sierra de Carrascoy

Sierra de Carrascoy is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.066m above the sea level, located within the Parque Regional Sierra de Carrascoy y El Valle, in the Region of Murcia, an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the state. The climb is brutal, with sections up to 20%.

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno

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.

Pico del Veleta

Pico del Veleta is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.369m (11,053ft) above the sea level, located in Sierra Nevada, a mountain range in the region of Andalusia, provinces of Granada and Almería in Spain. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe. At an altitude of some 3,000m road conditions become significantly worse.

Puerto de Ibañeta

Puerto de Ibañeta is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.057m (3,468ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain. The pass is traversed by the N135 road.

Picón del Fraile

Picón del Fraile is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.619m (5,311ft) above the sea level, located in the Collados del Asón Natural Park, in Cantabria, Spain.

Las carreteras más altas de España

Situado en la zona suroeste de Europa, España es un país muy montañoso. A pesar de ser más famoso, mundialmente, por sus playas, España es el segundo país más montañoso de Europa, con muchos picos de más de 3.000 metros de altura. Subir a alguno de estos puertos de montaña te ofrecerá algunas de las vistas más espectaculares que puedas imaginar.

Rat Penat

Rat Penat is a mountain pass at an elevation of 600m above the sea level, located in the Garraf Massif, mountain range of the Catalan Coastal Range, Catalonia, Spain. The asphalted  road to reach the summit includes grades of 23%.

Pico de las Nieves

Pico de las Nieves is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.942m (6,371ft) above the sea level, located in the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It’s the highest peak of the island.

Alto de l’Angliru

Alto de l’Angliru (also known as Gramonal) is one of the most famous mountains passes in the sport, and one of the most demanding: 12.2 kilometers at an incredible 10.2%, grading out at a maximum of 23.5% not far from the top. This mountain pass is located in in Asturias, near La Vega-Riosa, in northern Spain. This is a road that some professional cyclists have even refused to climb due to how rough it is.

Cañon del Añisclo

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.

Highest roads of Spain

Located in southwestern Europe, Spain is a very mountainous country. It is perhaps most well-known for its sandy beaches, but Spain is the most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland, and climbing to the top of some of the country’s highest peaks will reward you with the most spectacular sights ever.

Subida a Tresviso

Spectacular short mountain road in Spain, located in the Liebana zone, between the Autonomous Communities of Asturias and Cantabria. The road is permanently closed to vehicles.

Collado de Sahún is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.998m (6,555ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. The road to reach the summit is gravel, with some concrete sections.

Turó de l'Home

Turó de l'Home is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.712m (5,617ft) located in the Montseny mountain range, in Catalonia, Spain. It was the site of a Transair Douglas Dakota accident in 1959, with 32 fatalities. The climb is really wild, with sections up to 15%.

Cap de Formentor lighthouse

Cap de Formentor lighthouse is a spectacular lighthouse at an elevation of 384m above sea level located in the eastern end of Majorca's Formentor peninsula, on the northernmost point of the Balaeric Island Majorca in Spain.

Hoya de la Mora

Hoya de la Mora is a high mountain pass, located in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia (in Southern Spain) within the Sierra Nevada Park, at an elevation of 2.550m (8,366ft) above the sea level, on the A395 road. It's one of the highest mountain passes of Spain.

Puerto de Escúllar

Puerto de Escúllar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.036m (6,679ft) above the sea level, located in Sierra de Baza, a mountain range in the Granada Province of southern Spain.

TF-21

TF-21 is one of the most spectacular roads in Europe. Located in the island of Tenerife, in the Canarias Island (Spain) this asphalted road reaches the Teide National Park.

Cuitu Negru

Cuitu Negru is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.858m above the sea level, located in the municipality of Lena, in Asturias, Spain. The wild, remote and steep road to climb the summit was asphalted in 2012, to be a final stage of Vuelta a España race.

Carretera de la playa de Cofete

Extreme dirt track with a length of 10.5km, going to Cofete Beach, in the western part of the Jandia peninsula, in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. The history of the road is the subject of several conspiracy theories, often involving Nazis.

Puerto de Velefique

Puerto de Velefique (or Alto de Velefique) is a high mountain pass, at an elevation of 1.820m (5,971ft) above the sea level, located in Sierra de Los Filabres, in Almería Province, Andalusia, Spain. 

Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto de las Palomas is a mountain pass, at an elevation of 1.357m above the sea level, located in Andalusia, Spain. The road over the pass, inside the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, links Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra villages. Access from Zahara de la Sierra is performed by a road very winding and with steep slopes.

Puig Major

Puig Major is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.445m (4,741ft) above the sea level, located in the Serra de Tramuntana, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The top of this mountain is off limits as a military zone and corresponding permission by the Air Force will be required.




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