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.
Puig Major is a mountain peak 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.
GI-682 is a sinuous coastal road located in the Costa Brava, a coastal region of northeastern Spain, in the province of Girona. 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.
Pico del Veleta is a high mountain peak 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 Almeria in Spain. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe. At an altitude of some 3,000m road conditions become significantly worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Rat Penat is a mountain peak at an elevation of 600m (1,968ft) above the sea level, located in the Garraf Massif, mountain range of the Catalan Coastal Range, Catalonia, Spain. The winding asphalted road to reach the summit includes grades of 23%.
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.
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 Balearic Island of Mallorca in Spain.
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 roads of 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.
TF-21 is one of the most spectacular roads in Europe. Located in the island of Tenerife, in the Canarias Island (Spain) this asphalted winding road reaches the Teide National Park.
Sierra de Carrascoy is a mountain peak at an elevation of 1.066m (3,497ft) 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%.
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.
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 mostly gravel, with some concrete sections.
Carretera MA-1131 is one of the most exciting drives in the world. Located in the island of Mallorca, in Spain, this tortuous route should not be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. 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.
GC-200 is said to be the most dangerous road in Spain. It’s an exhilarating drive with stunning coastal and mountain scenery located in Gran Canaria. 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.
Puerto de las Palomas is a mountain pass, at an elevation of 1.357m (4,452ft) above the sea level, located in Andalusia, Spain. The road over the pass, within 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 with steep slopes.
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.
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.
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.
Puerto de las Señales is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.625m (5,331ft) above the sea level, located in northern Spain.
Puerto de Velefique is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.820m (5,971ft) above the sea level, located in Almería Province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is one of the most iconic climbs in the region, recognisable by the high number of hairpin bends throughout the climb.
Extreme dirt track with a length of 10.5km, 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.
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.
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.
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%.
Col du Pourtalet is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.794m (5,886ft) above the sea level, situated on the Pyrenees, a range of mountains in southwest Europe that forms a natural border between France and Spain. The pass offers the most beautiful views of the Ossau Valley.
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 is narrow, so keep the speed down and be ready to move over and make room for oncoming vehicles.
Cuitu Negru is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.858m (6,095ft) 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.
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.