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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...

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...