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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 months. The road is very enjoyable with sweeping bends and tight hairpins. The scenery surrounding the pass is also wonderful and adds to the unique experience of the drive...

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 paved in 1977. Unfortunately driving the old pass wasn’t much fun and is quite a slow and bumpy ride, although the views are spectacular. The new pass however is...

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 compared to the other passes in the Dolomites and is in good condition. There is ample room for safely passing oncoming vehicles. There is moderate traffic on this pass...

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 surface of the road is completely sealed and is in better condition compared with other passes in the region. The road is also wide with a safe width for passing oncoming...

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 compared to Stelvio which was a welcome relief after the heavy traffic on the Stelvio. The scenery surrounding this pass is mesmerising and the location has a very tranquil...

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 pass is the second highest sealed mountain road in Europe at a peak elevation of 2,757 m and is open only in the summer months. The scenery of the pass is spectacular with...

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 touge road with tight hairpins and long curves. This road has to be the most deserted road I have driven so far in Greece with no cars in sight, which was 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 approach road winds through several mountains with amazing hairpin turns and beautiful scenery. The completely sealed road is in good condition and is wide to allow for...

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 tight hairpins, amazing bends and great scenery. Like with most roads in Greece, traffic is minimal which allows for some fun. The completely sealed road is in good...

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 pass located in Palea Leptokarya. This road has a lot of hairpin turns and has a gradual elevation allowing for some nice scenery. It’s a completely sealed road which...