DescriptionMovies and coordinates of ten special motorbike / motorcycle roads in Europe.
In random order:
- World highest meeting:
> Stella Alpina
- Highest unpaved road:
- Highest paved pass:
> l'Iseran France
- Steepest road Europe:
> Hardknott pass England
- Most winding road:
> 30 hairpins 3km Finestre
- Best driving road TopGear:
> Transfagarasan Romania
- Bloodiest border mountainroad:
> Assietta mountain ridge
- Most famous mountain road:
> Stelvio italy
- Most iconic circuit road:
> Mountain Course Isle of Man
- Oldest themed scenic road:
> schwarzwald hochstrasse B500
- Oldest ancient Roman Road:
> Wrynose England
The roads are mostly paved roads and sometimes offroad tracks in the Alps, Dolomites, Carpathian Mountains, the Black Forest and the Lake District. This app can be fun to plan a vacation, road trip, tour, GPS route, excursion or simply just to enjoy 10 beautiful roads on Youtube.
Perfect roads for any kind of motorbike: Aprilia, Buell, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha or Triumph it does not matter. For offroad tracks a off-road motorbike is recommended.
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*) Highest unpaved road Europe: Col de Sommeiller
This road is located in the Italian Alps just above the Frejus tunnel. Originally it was build in 1962, giving access to a large ski area, but after melting of a big snow glacier the road is since 1980 no longer in use. The total climb is covered with rocks and greffel and ends at 3009 meters. The final summit at 3050 meters is only accessible on foot. Every 2nd Sunday of July the Sommeiller is the centre of World's highest motor meeting, the Stella Alpina.
*) Highest paved mountain pass Europe: Col de l'Iseran
*) Steepest road Europe: Hardknott pass
Only 393 meters high, but a serious climb. Because the road is a single-track there is no place for oncoming traffic, resulting frequently in stopping and backing up. With a climb of 30% this is not always easy... The road was completely destroyed during the Second World War by English tank training and after the war completely repaved with tarmac. On a clear day there are spectacular views at the top of the summit including a beautiful view on the Isle of Man.
*) Most winding road Europe: Col de Finestre
*) Best driving road: Transfagarasan highway
The TV show Top Gear has awarded this road with the title: “World best driving road”. The asphalt winds 90 km between steep cliffs true the highest parts of the Southern Carpathians and ends at the summit at 2034 meters. The road was build by the Romania army in 1970 after Russia invaded the neighbouring country Czechoslovakia. The views are breath taking, but the asphalt is for motorcyclists unfortunately not so good, with many potholes and broken tarmac.
*) Bloodiest border mountainroad: Assietta
*) Most famous mountain road Europe: Stelvio
*) Most iconic circuit road: Mountain course
During the Isle of Man TT, the entire public ring road on the island is transformed into a circuit. One of the finest roads here is Mountain course were the maximum top speed is reached between deserted hills. During the TT sheep are literally put in to barns and cats and dogs are locked inside the homes. Even weddings and funerals are cancelled so that the races can continue. Isle of Man and Mountain Course are legendary for every motorcyclist.
*) Oldest themed scenic road: Schwarzwaldhochstraße
Already in 1930 the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse was officially themed as “scenic road” by the tourist board of Germany. The road is extended to 45 km from Kniebis to Baden-Baden. Although there are indeed amazing scenic landscapes, the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (B500) is best known for its high speed driving pleasure. The wide open views and the perfect clean asphalt give the feeling of a circuit.
*) Oldest ancient Roman road: Wrynose pass