Furka Pass

Furka pass, enough hairpins to make you a whirling

The Furka pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.431m (7,976ft) above the sea level, located in one of the snowiest regions in Switzerland. It’s one of the world's most iconic, exhilarating and exciting drives, through the Swiss Alps. The pass was imortalised by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bond's Goldfinger. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the Alps.

Albula Pass

Albula Pass, a curvy winding Alpine road

Passo dell'Albula is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.315m (7,595ft) above the sea level, located in the Albula Range of the Alps, in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. The pass is open from June to October.

Julier Pass

Julier Pass, one of Switzerland’s most scenic roads

Julier Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.284m (7,493ft) above the sea level, located in the Albula Range of the Alps, Switzerland.

Saint Gotthard Pass

Saint Gothard pass across a risky cobble road

Passo del San Gottardo is a high mountain pass located in central Switzerland, at an elevation of 2.091m (6,860ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the Alps.

San Bernardino Pass

A winding road to San Bernardino Pass built in 1770

Passo di San Bernardino is a high mountain pass at an an elevation of 2.065m (6,775ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Old road to Grimsel Pass

The challenging old road to Grimsel Pass

Grimsel Pass Old Road is an old cobblestone road located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Grimsel Pass

Grimsel Pass, a 5 stars road in the Swiss Alps

Grimsel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.164m (7,100ft) above the sea level. The road is usually closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. It's one of thehighest paved roads of the Alps.

Susten Pass

Susten Pass, a road with 26 bridges and tunnels

Susten Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.264m (7,428ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps. Often it remains closed from the beginning of November until June, and closed daily from 18.00 to 08.00h.

Chluse Gorge road

The wild balcony road to Chluse Gorge

Chluse Gorge Road is an extremely narrow road through the Chluse Gorge, near Kandersteg, in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. It is located along the valley of the River Kander, west of the Jungfrau massif.

Umbrail Pass

Umbrail Pass, an Alpine high mountain road

Umbrail Pass is an international high mountain pass at 2.501m (8,205ft) above the sea level, located in the Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. At this elevation the road over the pass is currently the highest paved road in Switzerland, and one of the highest roads of the Alps.

Nufenenpass (Passo della Novena)

Nufenenpass, one of the highest paved roads of Switzerland

Nufenen Pass (Passo della Novena in Italian) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, situated at an elevation of 2.478m (8,130ft) above the sea level. The pass road from Ulrichen in canton of Valais leads to the Bedretto valley in the canton of Ticino, linking Brig to Airolo. At this elevation it's one of the highest paved roads of the country. 

Furgge pass

Furgge Pass, a difficult unpaved road

Furgge Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.451m (8,036ft) above the sea level, located in Breithorn, a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located close to the Matterhorn, in Switzerland. The road to reach the pass is one of the most difficult in the Alps to climb, and most of the road is only gravel. 

Great Saint Bernard Pass

Great Saint Bernard Pass, one of the famous roads in the Alps

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.469m (8,100ft) above the sea level, located in Switzerland. The pass (called Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard in French, and Colle del Gran San Bernardo in Italian) connects Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland to Aosta in Italy. The road is closed from November to June.

Lago del Narèt

Lago del Narèt, a steep road in Switzerland

Lago del Narèt is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.310m (7,578ft) above the sea level, located in Val Sambuco, Ticino, Switzerland.

Col de la Croix de Coeur

Col de la Croix de Coeur, a steep road in Switzerland

Col de la Croix de Coeur is a high mountain pass located in the municipality of Riddes (Switzerland) at an elevation of 2.174m (7,132ft) above the sea level.

Maloja Pass

Maloja Pass, a curvy winding Alpine road

Maloja Pass (Passo del Maloja, Malojapass) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.815m (5,955ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Graubünden, in Switzerland.

Highest roads of Switzerland

Highest roads of Switzerland

Located in Western and Central Europe, Switzerland, is the most mountainous country in Europe and remains one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. The country hosts about 20% of the Alps. Approximately 100 peaks are close to or higher than 4.000 meters (13,125 feet) above sea level.

Ofenpass

Ofen Pass, a scenic mountain road in Switzerland

Ofenpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.149m (7,051ft) above the sea level, located in the most eastern corner of Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden.

Flüela Pass

Flüela Pass, a lovely ride in the heart of the Swiss Alps

Fluela Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.383m (7,818ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The pass road connects the cities of Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley. Since the Vereina Tunnel opened in 1999, the road is no longer open all year.

Panoramastrasse Oberaar is a fun ride if you enjoy narrow twisty roads in the mountains

Panoramastrasse Oberaar is a fun ride if you enjoy narrow twisty roads in the mountains

Panoramastrasse Oberaar is a very scenic paved high mountain road, with a length of 5,8km, climbing up to Oberaarsee, a reservoir in the Grimsel area, in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Lac d’Emosson

A narrow steep road to Lac d’Emosson

Lac d’Emosson is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 1.965m (6,446ft) above the sea level, located in Valais, Switzerland. Near the lake, there's the Col de la Gueulaz mountain pass.

Old Axenstrasse

Old Axenstrasse Road: stay away if you're scared of heights

The Old Axenstrasse is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Central Switzerland, with a length of 3,4 km. This old road was bypassed by the European route E41. Stay away if you're scared of heights. 

Sanetsch Pass

Sanetsch Pass is worth the white-knuckle drive

Col du Sanetsch is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.242m (7,356ft) above the sea level, located in Switzerland. The pass, in the western Bernese Alps, links Gsteig (canton of Berne) and Sion (canton of Valais). Despite the information published in wikipedia (it says the road has a dead end), the road to the pass from Sion goes further to the Lac de Sanetsch, for 5,5 km.

Männlichen

Männlichen Pass, a gravel road in the Swiss Alps

The Männlichen is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.343m (7,687ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss Alps, within the Canton of Berne.

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.