Top 10 Famous Riding Roads in Europe

  1. Transfagarasan road, Romania

Transfagarasan Pass connects Walachia and Transylvania,  crosses the Carpathian Mountains and 79offers you the most spectacular view in Romania. The road climbs to 2,034 metres altitude, making it the 2nd highest mountain pass in Romania after Transalpina.  With almost 150 km of curves,a total of 5 tunnels and 27 viaducts, Transfagarsan road offers unforgettable memories, adrenaline and a lot of fun for every rider. Near the highest point, at Bâlea Lake, the road passes through Bâlea Tunnel, the longest road tunnel in Romania (884 m).Join our Best of Carphatian Mountains guided tour for riding on this spectacular road.

2. Transalpina road, Romania77

Nominated by the tourists as “The Diamond of the Carpathian Mountains”, Transalpina pass is the highest road of the Carpathian Mountains, reaching 2145 m in Pasul Urdele. Having a total length of 145 km of curves ,Transalpina road is one of the most spectacular pass in Romania. Visit our website for more information about riding on Transalpina road.

3. Trollstigen road, NorwayTrollstigen-roadNorway

It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 10% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountainside. During the top tourist season, about 2,500 vehicles pass daily. It is part of Norwegian National Road 63 that connects Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal.

 

4. Stelvio Pass,Italystelvio-12

The Stelvio Pass is a mountain pass in northern Italy, at an elevation of 2,757 m above sea level. It is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the Alps.

 

 

5. Tara River Canyon, MontenegroTaraRiverCanyon_Montenegro_shutterstock_82618762-adj-copy_resized

The Tara River Canyon, also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of  Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site.

6. San Bernardino Pass, SwitzerlandSan Bernardino

San Bernardino Pass, at an elevation of 2,065 metres  above the sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the Hinterrhein and the Mesolcina (Misox) valleys between Thusis (Graubünden) and Bellinzona (Ticino).

 

7. Col de Turini, Francecolde-turini

The Col de Turini (el. 1607 m) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Alpes-Maritimes in France. It lies near Sospel, between the communes of Moulinet and La Bollène-Vésubie in the Arrondissement of Nice. It is famous for a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally which is held on the tight road with its many hairpin turns.

 

  1. Cat and Fiddle, EnglandCatnFiddle1

The Cat and Fiddle is a road in England between Buxton, Derbyshire, and Macclesfield, Cheshire, named after the Cat and Fiddle Inn public house at its summit. Formed by parts of the A537, A54 and A53, it is famous for its scenic views across the Greater Manchester conurbation, the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire Plain, and for its many bends. It is extremely popular with motorcyclists, and is often classed as the most dangerous road in the UK.

9. Arlberg Pass, AustriaAustria3_500

Arlberg is a mountain range or massif between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria.The highest peak is the “Valluga” at 2,811 metres.

10. Picos de Europa, Spain

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The Picos de Europa  is a range of mountains 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain, located in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León, forming part of the Cantabrian Mountains.