Dades Gorge, Morocco
The Dades Gorge, lying in the Atlas Mountains, is beautiful to look at, but not while you’re driving this twisty-turvy road.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through the Taihang Mountains. Before the tunnel was constructed, access to the nearby Guoliang was restricted to a difficult path carved into the mountainside.
Heaven Linking Avenue, China
Heaven-Linking Avenue, aka Big Gate Road, takes you from 200 meters below to 1300 meters above sea level in Hunan, China. The road took 8 years to complete and is 10km from top to bottom, including 99 hairpin turns.
Lysebotn Road, Norway
The Lysebotn Road in Lysefjord, with 27 switchbacks and a 1.1 kilometer long tunnel at the bottom is a narrow road up the fjord’s steep walls.
Road of Death, Bolivia
The road that leads from La Paz to Coroico in the Yungas region of Bolivia goes by many names — Grove’s Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las Yungas — but its most descriptive and telling is easily El Camino de la Muerte, which translates to “The Road of Death.”
Road to Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
It’s a 10-km single lane road leading to one of the highest peaks in the world, Nanga Parbat in Pakistan.
Saint Gothard Pass, Switzerland
Col de Turini, France
About 20 miles on this pass is part of the Monte Carlo Rally with 34 death defying hairpins and long stretches.
Trollstigen (Trolls’ Ladder) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, that is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side.