the world's most spectacular roads



BR-319 is a Brazilian highway with a total length of 857 km, linking the cities of Manaus and Porto Velho on the Região Norte do Brasil. The road, impassable during rainy days because the mud, crosses the States of Amazonas and Rondônia.

Viaduct Petrobras

Located in the eastern part of the southern state of São Paulo in Brazil, the Viaduct Petrobras is an abandoned stretch of elevated road in the middle of the jungle.

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The Pan-American Highway is one of the biggest adventures in the world. It’s a network of roads covering almost 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) from North America to South America.

Rodovia Transamazônica (BR-230)

The Rodovia Transamazônica (officially called BR-230) is a paved and unpaved road in Brazil, running from the city of Joao Pessoa (in the Brazilian coast) to the village of Lábrea, in the depths of the huge state of Amazonas, over four thousand kilometers of asphalt, mud and jungle.


BR-163 is a highway in Brazil, going from Cuiabá, the capital city of Mato Grosso state, to Santarém in the state of Pará. It runs through 1,732km in the heart of the Amazon Basin. Most parts of the road are muddyand impassable in the wet season. Lorries can get stuck for up to 10 days. As part of the Avança Brasil project, it has been proposed to pave the road in its entirety.

Rodovia SC-390

SC-390 is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Serra do Rio do Rastro, a mountain range located in Lauro Müller, in the southeast of the state of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world. This ludicrously zigzagged route tumbles past waterfalls, through canyons and past spectacular scenery from start to finish.


BR-116 is a merciless 2,700-mile stretch of federal highway of Brazil spearing up the coast of the country. At 4,385 kilometres (2,725 mi), it’s the second longest highway of the country, running from the north of Brazil to the south, roughly parallel to the coastline. It’s the worst road in the world for the sexual exploitation of children.

Estrada Santa Cruz do Rio Abaixo

Estrada Santa Cruz do Rio Abaixo is a gravel road with a length of 10km, located in the eastern part of the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

Estrada da Serra do Corvo Branco

SC-370 is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road in Santa Catarina mountains, in the southern of Brazil.

Rodovia Oswaldo Cruz

Rodovia Oswaldo Cruz is a state highway located in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The road includes extremely steep sections, 1st gear all the way. The road has a length of 91 km (56 mi).

Rodovia da Graciosa

Rodovia da Graciosa is an old mule route located in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The road wends its way through a well-preserved stretch of the AtlanticForest. It’s a cobbled road that runs for 15 km through the mountains and the Marumbi national park.

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