Driving the world's best roads

Join me on a journey to experience the best roads in the world.

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"Touge" is the Japanese term for mountain pass.  I am touring the world to explore and drive some of the best mountain passes in the world.  During this adventure I will be blogging about the experience, in reviewing and collating the best mountain passes in the world.

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Le Tech to Can Jana (Route D115)

The road from Le Tech to Can Jana is traversed via Route D115 on the French side and C-38 on the Spain side. The majority of this road is located in France. This is a great driving route as it...

Col de Brouis

Col de Brouis is a fun driving road in Southern France, which is is traversed via the road D925. This pass is located between Sospel and Saorge near the French Rivera. This pass is certainly not one...

Col de Méraillet

Col de Méraillet is a great mountain pass in the Savoie region of France. This pass is located at a peak elevation of 1,605m and is traversed via the road D925. The pass has an overall length of 20km...

Col des Aravis

Col des Aravis is a mountain pass between La Clusaz and Flumet in the Aravis mountain range in France. This pass is located at a peak elevation of 1,487m and has featured in the Tour de France a...

Col de la Madeleine

Col de la Madeleine is an amazing mountain pass in the French Alps. Col de la Madeleine is located at a peak elevation of 1,993m in the region of Savoie in France. This mountain pass has been a...

Col du Télégraphe

Col du Telegraphe is a mountain pass in the French Alps located in Graian Alps. Col du Telegraphe is a high mountain pass with a peak elevation of 1,566m. It is a popular pass which has featured in...

Col de l’Iseran

Col de l’Iseran is one of the best driving roads in the world and is the highest paved road in the Alps. Col de l’Iseran has a peak elevation of 2,764m and is located in the region of...

Oberalp Pass

Oberalp pass is an iconic pass in the the Swiss Alps. Oberalp pass has a peak elevation of 2,044m and is located between Disentis and Andermatt. The high alpine road is only open during the summer...

St Gotthard Pass

Back into Switzerland and time to drive the St Gotthard pass. There are 2 passes of Gotthard, the old pass (or known as Tremola Pass) made from uneven cobblestone in 1830 and the new pass which was...

Pordoi Pass

Pordoi pass is another iconic pass of the Dolomites in Italy. This is a high altitude pass at a peak elevation of 2,239 m and is located between Arabba and Canazei. The completely sealed road is wide...

Gardena Pass

Gardena pass is one of the most popular passes in the Dolomites region in Italy. This is another high altitude pass with a peak elevation of 2,136 m and is located between Selva and Corvara.  The...

Gavia Pass

Gavia pass is another epic pass in the Italian Alps. This is another high altitude pass located at a peak elevation of 2,621m, located between Bormio and Pezzo. This is quite a secluded pass when...

Stelvio Pass

Stelvio Pass is a renowned mountain road in the Italian Alps. This pass was formerly named as the best road in the world by Top Gear. It is located between Stilfs and Bormio in Northern Italy. This...

Konitsa to Distratou Road

The road between Konitsa and Distratou is a wonderful drive in Greece. This road traverses through beautiful mountains and villages in the high altitude and has some great scenery. The road is a fun...

Road to Papingo

The approach road to Papingo is a magnificent drive. Papingo is a very scenic area featuring beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and is a popular tourist destination for hiking and rafting. The Papingo...

EO Karpenisiou Agriniou

Road EO Karpenisiou Agriniou is a spectacular pass that traverses through several mountains in the Evrytania region in Central Greece. It’s a lengthy road at a length of 55km, and consists of...

Road 2GJ3 (Palea Leptokarya)

Greece is probably not known as a great driving destination, but it certainly has some amazing mountain passes. The roads are also quite deserted which allows for some fun! Road 2GJ3 is a mountain...

Transalpina

Transalpina is the highest mountain road in Romania at a peak elevation of 2,145m and is located in the Carpathian mountain range. It’s a long road with a total length of 148 kms. The best part...

Transfăgărășan Highway

The Transfăgărășan Highway was nominated by Top Gear as the best road in the world. This road is located in Romania in the region between Transylvania and Wallachia.  This is Romania’s second...

Vršič Pass

There aren’t a lot of mountain passes in Slovenia, but the Vršič Pass is a very nice drive. This is a high mountain pass with a peak elevation of 1,611m and is located between Trenta and...

Klippitztörl Pass

There aren’t a lot of passes in Austria which are not subject to a toll charge.  The Klippitztörl Pass is an exception and is not a toll road. This pass is located between Lölling and Kliening...

Nockalmstraße

I would rate Nockalmstraße as the second best road in Austria. It is an isolated road located between Innerkrems and Ebene Reichenau.  The road passes through several mountains and has a peak...

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

This pass is a strong candidate for the best road in the world. Grossglockner is Austria’s highest paved road, and it is absolutely phenomenal! The completely sealed road has 36 hairpin turns...

Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße

Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße is another great drive in Austria. This mountain pass is located in the Obergurgl region near the Austrian and Italian border. It’s another high mountain pass with a...

Silvretta Hochalpenstraße

Okay time for a road trip to Austria. Silvretta Hochalpenstraße is one of the best driving roads in Austria. This road is seriously like a racetrack!  This mountain pass is located between Partenen...

Fv63 (Route 63)

Route 63 is the road leading to Trollstigen, which is also a spectacular drive.  This is a much wider road and more suited for a touge run. The road is located in the same region of Rauma...

Trollstigen

Trollstigen is Norway’s finest driving road, to the extent it’s a popular tourist attraction. This road is located in the heart of the Rauma Municipality in northern Norway. It’s a...

Fv500 (Lysevegen Road)

The road to Lysebotn is one of the most spectacular drives in Norway. The road itself isn’t an ideal touge road for cars, as it is quite narrow with insufficient space for two vehicles to...

Hello Norway!

Norway has some of the world’s best scenery featuring fjords, waterfalls, mountains and unique driving roads. I have arrived in Norway and have transported the car over by ferry from Hirtshals...

Splugen Pass

Splugen Pass is another spectacular mountain pass in Switzerland. This mountain pass is located 2,113m high in the Swiss Alps in the region of Splugen, Switzerland. The road is narrow compared to...

The Numbers

  • 35Mountain Passes Eclipsed
  • 16Countries Visited
  • 17471Kilometres Travelled

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