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If you decide to drive through this route there are some relaxing and fun activities, should you consider a vacation in the region. There are some famous popular ski resorts on this mountain such as: Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St.Christof and St.Anton. During ...

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The construction of the road started in 1820, on the order of the Austrian emperor and was designed by Carlo Donegani. The main purpose was to connect the province of Lombardia with the rest of Austria, covering a climb of 1,871 m. It formed the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Italian Kingdom, before the end of World War I. During the war, several battles took place in the area. The three nations (Italy, Austria and Hungary) made an agreement not to fire over Swiss territory, but instead they could fire down the pass, as Swiss territory was up and around the ...

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Opened in 1965, the pass was closed in 1977 because political problems between the two countries and reopened to the public in 1994. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. Nowadays are being constructed 2 tunnels, with a total length of 14 km, which will allow an inter-oceanic communication through ...

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Formed by parts of the A537, A54 and A53, it is famous for its scenic views across the Greater Manchester conurbation, the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire Plain, and for its many bends. It is extremely popular with motorcyclists, and is often classed as the most dangerous road in ...

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This is a territory where many battles were fought between the Italians and the French, to be more exact between Sardinia and Piedmont. And because of this battles and the constant change of leadership this territory accumulated both Italian and French influences, which is why the Italian name - “Turini”. The Tour de France took place here only three times in 1948, 1950 and 1973. The explanation would be that it is hard to close the public roads that go through the ...

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It was built in 1976, it was opened to public motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions. Khardong La is historically important as it lies on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. About 10,000 horses and camels used to take the route annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunder, in the area north of the ...

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Among the amazing landscapes there are many attractions that shouldn’t be missed. You may start with the Poienari fortress. The castle was the residence of Vlad III the Impaler, the prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula character. There is a parking area and a path of 1480 stairs that leads to the ruins. The highest point of ...

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It is believed that this pass dates back to pre – Roman times. Then it became a horse-wagon road in the 18th century. In the 20th century was opened to engine cars after some accommodations were built there. Even Queen Victoria traveled through this pass as she wrote in her diaries. It was built in 1867 for military reasons, and then the tunnel for the ...

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Webster Pass was used by the Native Americans before prospectors discovered the pass in the 1860's. Originally known as Handcart Pass due to the miners who used handcarts to haul their outfits up the steep slope. The miners were unable to find gold in paying quantities so the valley was abandoned. The name changed in 1878 after the Webster brothers, working for the Montezuma Silver Mining Company, constructed a toll road from Montezuma, CO to the Grant and Bailey, CO area. Webster Pass became the main route for hauling freight into, and minerals out of ...

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Trollstigen was opened on 31 July 1936, by King Haakon VII after eight years of construction. A major tourist facility including a museum was completed in 2012. Several viewing platforms have been constructed and older constructions improved upon. Trollstigen was officially opened as a national tourist route by the Minister of Transport and ...

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The road, officially called, MA-2141 is a dead end road which starts in the junction with MA-10 road, near an aqueduct, and finishes on a payment parking, near the beach. The expected time to drive the whole road is around 25 minutes. It's one of the Hollywood favorite roads. Sa Calobra appeared on Cloud Atlas, a 2012 German drama and ...

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The first stretch of road was opened in October 1897 up to the pass. At first, the road was shielded from the danger of avalanche by protective covers, but eventually a tunnel was built, and then a bridge over the Hölltobel. The road was only 3 meters wide. In 1909 the road was ...

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The Silvretta Hochalpenstraße High Alpine Road is considered one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Austrian Alps. It provides unique views and has a wonderful natural landscape.From Galtür it is some ten kilometres to the Bielerhöhe, where the highest mountain in the Austrian Silvretta range sits enthroned, the Piz Buin. Restaurants, sports opportunities and much more await guests at Bielerhöhe. While there are only ...

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The pass has featured in the Tour de France several times. The climb begins quite easily, but suddenly, after La Chalanette and Le Rochas, the slope becomes more difficult. Around the Casernes de Restefond, an old military building, the percentage is ...

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It is in the north of the country in the Val Camonica area, near the cities of Brescia and Bergamo. The lake is almost equally divided between the Provinces of Bergamo and Brescia. Northern Italy is renowned for its heavily industrialized towns and ...

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The Atlantic Ocean Road is an 8,274 km long County road that links the island of Averoy to the mainland at Eide. It runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averoy in More og Romsdal. On its way, his road meets up with Hustadtvika, an unsheltered ...

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The canyon stretch within Montenegro is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tara River cuts through the canyon. The Durmitor is a massif that gave its name to a national park in northwestern Montenegro. The highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, reaches a height of ...

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Transalpina is the highest mountain road in Romania. It links the villages Novaci and Sebes from the county of Gorj and Alba. This road has a total of 148 km length and has a highest elevation at 2145 m above sea level at Urdele Pass. It’s one of the most amazing routes in this country with marvelous landscapes that are breathtaking. The road has ...

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When, in 1924, a group of Austrian experts presented a plan for a road over the Hochtor (the high pass), they were ridiculed in a time when in Austria, Germany, and Italy there were only ...

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A long side time this road developed from a place under sea to the gorge it is today. During the Triassic period, the French region of Provence subsided and was covered by the sea, leaving thick layers of various limestone deposits. Several million years later, with the arrival of the Jurassic period, the area was covered by a warm shallow ...

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Passo di Foscagno is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,291 above the sea level, located in the Alps in the province of Sondrio, northern Italy. The pass is traversed by the SS 301 road. It connects Bormio in the east and Livigno in the west. The Passo di Foscagno is recommended in a ...

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The Grimsel Pass is a mountain pass in Switzerland, crossing the Bernese Alps.It goes from Gletch to Meiringen. The Grimsel Pass connects the cantons of Bern, to the north, and Valais, to the south, with the summit of the pass lying on the cantonal boundary. The northern slopes of the pass are in the Bernese municipality of ...

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The Passo Giau road from Colle Santa Lucia was the last road that was built to reach a Dolomites Pass and connect it to another valley! In fact the actual road was built and paved in 1986. Previously, there was just a narrow mule track mainly used by ...

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This pass can be ridden in either direction, but for this review we are riding west form Boltigen. This route winds its way up the west mountain side of the Nieder Simmental valley. It is a narrow road but well maintained and does not usually carry that ...

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The road over the Passo di Monte Giovo (also known as Jaufenpass) connects the Eisacktal valley in the east with the Passeiertal valley in the west. It is the northerners pass in the Alps that is completely in Italy. The road includes serpentines all the way up. Starting point in the ...

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It is believed that this route dates back to the roman times, but of course it was not built and asphalted. The Ofenpass road was built in 1871.The name is based on the ovens that were used in ...

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The construction of the road took only three months, and it served as a way of supplying the Piave front, from February to June 1918.The project belonged to the Austro-Hungarian army as part of its World War I logistical efforts. Due to its short construction period, it is nicknamed the "Road of 100 Days." It was actually build by the war ...

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San Bernardino is a mountainous village in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The village is part of the municipality of Mesocco. The language spoken is Italian, one of the three official languages in the canton of Graubünden. The church dates from around ...

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The Sella pass is a famous mountain pass located in the Dolomites. It connects the province of Trentino and South Tyrol. A very known and famous attraction of this place would be the Sellaronda. It is a carousel of 30 km with a drop of ...

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The Passo dello Spluga is an international high mountain pass, at an elevation of 2.115 m (6,939 ft) above the sea level, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It's one of the highest ...

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Semnoz, also known as Crêt de Chatillon, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.660 m above the sea level, located in the Bauges range, in Haute-Savoie, France. The road to the summit is called D41. It’s asphalted but includes some steep sections. The pass has been ...

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The road over the pass is asphalted. It was built between 1938 and 1945 and it links the Reuss Valley at the foot of the Gotthard Mountain with the Hasli Valley in the Bernese Oberland, and the village of Wassen in Canton Uri with Innertkirchen in ...

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Klausen Pass is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Altdorf in the canton of Uri with Linthal in the canton of Glarus. Somewhat unusually, the boundary between the two cantons does not lie at the summit of the pass, but some 8 kilometers down the slope towards Linthal, with the summit being in ...

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