Carretera de Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra Road is "The Snake Road"

Located in the island of Mallorca, in Spain, Sa Calobra Road 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.

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno

Faro de Punta de Teno: the Fast and Furious 6 road

Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno (TF-445) is the name of a challenging narrow zig-zag road located in Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands, in Spain. There’s a real high danger of earth-falling. It was the location of the opening scene in Fast and Furious 6.

Turó de l'Home

A narrow road with a 15% slope to Turó de l'Home

Turó de l'Home is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.697m (5,567ft) located in the province of Barcelona, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia, in 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%.

Pico del Veleta

Pico del Veleta, the highest paved road in Europe

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

Puerto de Ibañeta

Puerto de Ibañeta is a classic road trip in northern Spain

Puerto de Ibañeta is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.063m (3,487ft) above the sea level located in Navarra (Navarre) region, in northern Spain.

Cuitu Negru

A brutally steep (28%) road to Cuitu Negru in Spain

Cuitu Negru is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.848m (6,062ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Asturias and Castile and Leon, in Spain. The wild, remote and steep road to the summit was paved in 2012 to be a final stage of Vuelta a España race.

Las carreteras más altas de España

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.

Pico de las Nieves

A wild road to Pico de las Nieves in Canary Islands

Pico de las Nieves is a high mountain peak 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 second highest peak of the island.

Puerto de Escúllar

Puerto de Escúllar, a scenic road in southern Spain

Puerto de Escúllar is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.040m (6,692ft) above the sea level, located in Sierra de Baza, a mountain range in the Granada Province of southern Spain.

Formentor lighthouse

A sensational drive to Formentor Lighthouse in Mallorca

Far de Formentor is the name of a spectacular lighthouse built in 1863, at an elevation of 119m (390ft) above the sea level, located on the eastern end of Mallorca's Formentor peninsula, in Spain. Countless TV advertisements have been shot on the road to the lighthouse. The road provides an unforgettable and sensational experience.

Hoya de la Mora

Hoya de la Mora: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Hoya de la Mora is a natural spot at an elevation of 2.550m (8,366ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It's one of the highest roads of Spain.

San Miguel de Áralar

A wild road (17%) to San Miguel de Áralar

San Miguel de Áralar is a sanctuary with more than a thousand years of history, at an elevation of 1.220m (4,002ft) above the sea level, located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. The road to reach the summit is called NA-7510.

Alto de l’Angliru

Alto de l’Angliru, one of the hardest and most epic climbs

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. 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.

Rat Penat

Rat Penat is a brutal road with ramps up to 23%

Rat Penat is a mountain peak at an elevation of 593m (1,945ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, in northern Spain. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 23% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

Bola del Mundo

Bola del Mundo, a steep climb on a tarmac road

Bola del Mundo, (or Guarramillas pass), is a horrific high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.265m (7,431ft) above the sea level, located in the Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range of the Central System), on the edge of the Spanish provinces of Madrid and Segovia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Spain.

GC-200

GC-200 is an exhilarating road with 365 curves and spectacular views

GC-200 is said to be the most challenging road in Spain. It’s an exhilarating drive with stunning coastal and mountain scenery located in the west region of Gran Canaria Island. It's also one of Europe's top drives with cliff edge moments. The road has it all from hairpin bends to sheer cliff-edge drops. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

MA-10 Road

MA-10 is the wildest road in Mallorca

MA-10 is a very scenic drive located on the northern part of the island of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, Spain. It’s known as ‘the wildest road on the island’, going right through the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana.

MA-1131 Road

Road MA-1131, a narrow high shelf drive intimidating to beginners

Carretera MA-1131 is one of the most exciting drives in the world. Located in the island of Mallorca, part of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, this tortuous route runs from the Tramuntana Sierra to the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a very narrow high shelf road intimidating to beginners, or those not fond of heights. Some buses have to try twice to make some of the turns.

TF-21

TF-21 is a scenic mountain road in the Canarias Island

Located in the island of Tenerife, in the Canarias Island of Spain, the curvy TF-21 is one of the most spectacular roads in Europe.

GI-682 Road

GI-682 is a scenic coastal road with 1000 bends

GI-682 is the name of a sinuous coastal road located in the Costa Brava, a coastal region of Catalonia, in the province of Girona, Spain. This utterly scenic ride is exhilarating but hugely dangerous, driving along the cliffs with perfect surface and incredible views. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Port d'Aulà

Port d'Aulà, one of the most beautiful roads in the Pyrenees

Port d’Aula is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.260m (7,414ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Spain.

Puig Major

An epic road trip to Puig Major in Mallorca

Puig Major is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.417m (4,648ft) above the sea level, located 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.

Collado de Sahún

The Wild Road to Collado de Sahún

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.

Puerto de Pajares

Puerto de Pajares, a classic mountain road in Spain

Puerto de Pajares is a mountain pass, at an elevation of 1.378m (4,520ft) above sea level, located in the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain. The pass is traversed by the N630 road.

Highest roads of Spain

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.

Carretera de la playa de Cofete

Road trip guide: Conquering Playa de Cofete in Canary Islands

Carretera de la playa de Cofete is the name of a challenging road leading 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.

TF-436

TF-436, a challenging zigzag mountain road in Canary Islands

TF-436 is a short mountain zig-zag road located in the Macizo de Teno mountains, in the western part of the island Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It’s one of the most spectacular drives in Europe.

Alto Velefique

Alto Velefique is one of the most iconic climbs in Spain

Alto Velefique is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.793m (5,882ft) above the sea level, located in Almeria Province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in Spain. It is one of the most iconic climbs in the region, recognizable by the high number of hairpin bends throughout the climb.

Sierra de Carrascoy

The inhumane climb to Alto de Carrascoy with 16% ramps

Alto de Carrascoy is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.062m (3,484ft) above the sea level, located in the Region of Murcia, an autonomous community of Spain. The climb is brutal, with sections up to 16%.

GC-210

GC-210, a Fast&Furious road in Canary Islands

Located on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Spain, the GC-210 road is a steep and hair-raising journey. It’s said to be the loneliest road on the island. It has been featured in Fast & Furious 6 and was the location of several scenes in the movie. Difficult to ride because it’s narrow, winding and steep.

Cañon del Añisclo

Cañon del Añisclo (Road HU-631) is a Spanish balcony road

Cañon del Añisclo is a very scenic canyon located in the Sobrarbe region, province of Huesca, in Aragon, Spain. During some periods of the year, the road is just one direction. It’s one of the most scenic canyon roads of Spain.

Puerto de las Palomas

A winding road with steep slopes to Puerto de las Palomas

Puerto de las Palomas is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.190m (3,904ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Cádiz, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, in Spain.

Port de la Bonaigua

Port de la Bonaigua, a 5 stars road in the Pyrenees

Port de la Bonaigua is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.080m (6,824ft) above the sea level, located in the Pyrenees in Catalonia, northern Spain. 

Subida a Tresviso

Subida a Tresviso is a challenging mule track

Subida a Tresviso is the name of a spectacular mule track located in the Liebana zone, straddling the Autonomous Communities of Asturias and Cantabria, in northern Spain. The track is permanently closed to vehicles..

Picón del Fraile

The wild road to Picón del Fraile in Spain

Picón del Fraile is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.590m (5,216ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Cantabria and Castile and León, in Spain.

Puerto del Pontón

Puerto del Pontón, a classic climb in northern Spain

Puerto del Pontón is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.280m (4,199ft) above the sea level, located in the Cantabrian Mountains, a mountain range in northern Spain.

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