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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 traverses through some nice mountains in the region. The road is completely sealed and is in good condition with a safe width for passing oncoming vehicles. The road was mainly...

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 of the highest passes in France, at a modest peak elevation of 879m. However the views surrounding the pass from this elevation are still quite spectacular with great...

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 with numerous hairpins and sweeping curves. This is another pass with great scenery, a distinct feature of this pass is the spectacular lake (Lac de Roselend) located at...

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 number of times. This pass has long sweeping bends which make for an enjoyable drive. The scenery surrounding the pass is spectacular with clear views of the alps. The road...

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 common feature in the Tour de France.  Col de la Madeleine is only open in the summer months due to snow. The pass has a length of 20km with numerous hairpins and sweeping...

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 the Tour de France. The completely sealed road is wide with safe width for passing oncoming vehicles. There can be considerable traffic on this pass as it is a popular...

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 Savoie in France. It’s a prominent pass that has been featured in the Tour de France a number of times. This road is only open in the summer months and is inaccessible...

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...