Author - tougetour

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 highest road and has a peak elevation of 2,042m. This road is only open in the summer months and during daylight hours. The full length of the highway is 90km long as it...

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 Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.  This mountain road has 50 hairpin turns and is 15kms long. The scenery is nice as the road traverses  thick forest with steep elevation. The surface...

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 and has a peak elevation of 1,642m. This pass is also closed during the winter months and is open during the night. It is a nice drive although there aren’t a lot...

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 elevation of 2,049m. This pass is closed in the winter months and during night time. This is another pass which is subject to a toll charge of €18.50 Euros for cars and €12...

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 and a peak elevation of 2,504m. This is another road which is only open in the summer months and during daylight hours. The surface of the road has been extremely well...

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 peak elevation of 2,509m. This pass is closed in the winter months and during night time. This is another pass which is subject to a toll charge of €16 Euros for cars...

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 and Galtur in the Austrian Alps. It’s a high mountain pass with an elevation of 2,032m. This pass is closed in the winter months and during night time. A lot of the...

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 Municipality in northern Norway. It’s a completely sealed road with numerous turns and hairpins. The scenery around the road is spectacular. Even though this road leads...

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 considerable journey up north which takes approximately 12 hours from Lysebotn. This is another pass which is only open in the summer months, which has a peak elevation...

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 safely pass. It’s however perfect for motorcycles and bicycles. It’s a popular road which has a lot of traffic, there are a lot of tourist buses which traverse...