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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:20 AM   #21
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Have to check all but maybe:

Motorways:

A-1: 1580m at Somosierra, in the region of Madrid

(A-2): 1220m at Alcolea del Pinar, in the region of Castilla la Mancha
(A-23): 1180m at Teruel, in the region of Aragon



Roads.... more difficult to check but considering national roads and first level of regional roads maybe it will be the C-28 in the region of Catalonia to approach Viella: 2072m

A-136 at the border with France is about 1800m in Aragon
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 04:17 AM   #22
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Portugal
Road Network: 1 993m
Motorway Network: 1 070m

UK:

Road Network: 847m
Motorway Network: 439m
I think the word you're looking for is altitude.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #23
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Roads.... more difficult to check but considering national roads and first level of regional roads maybe it will be the C-28 in the region of Catalonia to approach Viella: 2072m
I knew it was Pico de Veleta road, at over 3000m.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:30 AM   #24
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Finland: The highest point on the public network is in Muotkatakka, road 21/E8 close to the Norwegian border. Altitude is 565.6 metres.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=68.925083...287.39,,0,8.01

The point is far north, about 270 kilometres to the north of the Polar Circle. Therefore, the area is treeless even if the altitude is not very high.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:54 AM   #25
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Highest paved road in Romania: DN67C (also known as Transalpina). It reaches a maximum altitude of 2145 m and it was recently paved.



Do not confuse this road with Transfăgărăşan, which is the 2nd highest paved road in Romania. This one gets to a maximum of 2042 m.



The highest motorway in Romania could be A1 Sibiu bypass or A3 near Cluj-Napoca. The towns are at 415 m and 410 m above the sea level, so it's a close call.

The lowest road / motorway is at about sea level near the Black Sea.

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 11:49 AM   #26
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Belgium:

Highest altitude motorways: E25 Ličge - Arlon at Baraque de Fraiture, altitude +/- 650 meters:


Highest N-road: N676 at Signal de Botrange, 694 meters, this is also the highest point in Belgium.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:54 PM   #27
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I knew it was Pico de Veleta road, at over 3000m.

I considered just only national and first level regional roads and I take the exception of those cases on mountains where road arrive to a point and do not continues (this is, a road from a city to other).

Should I add those cases (local roads, roads with restrictions because parks, etc...) the list could be more difficult.



And... I correct... the highest point for a road is the TF-21 in the island of Tenerife. It crosses the island from corner to corner and takes 2650m (yeah... the island is not too big... but road takes that crosses it takes that high). With a little off-road lane, you can get 2700m and approaching a little more Teide peak (more than 3700m just there)
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:19 PM   #28
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Highest point of the road network in Slovakia is probably on a road 537 in Štrbské Pleso at 1 346 metres -



But I know also roads which are higher but they are not state roads -

Martinské hole, 1435 metres

Popradské Pleso, 1650 metres

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Road to TV tower on Kráľová Hoľa at 1946 metres





Highest point on the motorway network is near Štrba at about 900 metres, village of Štrba and motorway when it was under construction -

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #29
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Spain:

Road network: 3,367 m (GR-420 in Granada, road to the Pico Veleta)

Considering only national roads, the highest mountain pass is La Collada de Toses (Girona province) at 1,800 m. The second highest is probably the Puerto de Piqueras at 1,710 m between the provinces of Soria and La Rioja. Some years ago a tunnel was opened, so the mountain pass is not used by most traffic. But definitely the most infamous mountain pass in Spain is the Puerto de Pajares at 1,378 m, between Asturias and León. The alternative is a tolled motorway (AP-66) but it seems to be too expensive for heavy traffic.





Here is a list with the highest roads in Spain: http://www.altimetrias.net/aspbk/Lis...ud%20&Ord=DESC
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Do not confuse this road with Transfăgărăşan, which is the 2nd highest paved road in Romania. This one gets to a maximum of 2042 m.

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 05:17 PM   #31
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I knew it was Pico de Veleta road, at over 3000m.
After googling a bit, I found that Pico de Veleta road (3392m) is something like a park road and private cars aren't allowed here.
The highest road in Europe is Cime de la Bonet in French Alps (2802m).
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The Pico Veleta road can be used by private cars up to the height of ~2,600 m. Then there is a barrier from which, to the height of 3,367 m, it can be used only by bikes, pedestrians and people allowed by the Sierra Nevada ski station. The last meters, up to the summit (3,396 m) are not paved.

Here's the barrier:
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 07:12 PM   #33
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Sweden:

Highest public road: Flatruetvägen. 975m

Highest numbered road: Länsväg 311 850m

Highest national road: Riksväg 84 840m (near the Norwegian border)

Highest E-Road: E14 615m (around Storlien)

Highest motorway: E4 280m (north of Gränna)
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 08:01 PM   #34
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cool thread

in Croatia:

motorways - A6 near Delnice, seddle Dedin, 860 m
state roads - D25 near Baške Oštarije, 955 m

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The Pico Veleta road can be used by private cars up to the height of ~2,600 m. Then there is a barrier from which, to the height of 3,367 m, it can be used only by bikes, pedestrians and people allowed by the Sierra Nevada ski station. The last meters, up to the summit (3,396 m) are not paved.

Here's the barrier:


Source & more pictures: http://apmforo.mforos.com/570933/670...to-y-mas-alla/
I think I will go there on my trip to Spain next month, and then hike to the summit
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Switzerland:
road, Umbail Pass, 2501 m: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrail_Pass
main road, Great St Bernard Tunnel, 1918 m: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_St_Bernard_Tunnel
motorway, A2 Gotthard tunnel, 1150 m~: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A2_motorway_(Switzerland)
funicular railway, Felskinn-Mittelallalin in Saas Fee, 3462 m: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Alpin
railway, Jungfraubahn, 3454 m: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfraubahn
non tourism-only railway, Berninabahn, 2253 m: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernina_Railway
ropeway, Klein Matterhorn, 3820 m: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_Matterhorn
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 12:47 AM   #37
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Spain:

Road network: 3,367 m (GR-420 in Granada, road to the Pico Veleta)

Considering only national roads, the highest mountain pass is La Collada de Toses (Girona province) at 1,800 m. The second highest is probably the Puerto de Piqueras at 1,710 m between the provinces of Soria and La Rioja. Some years ago a tunnel was opened, so the mountain pass is not used by most traffic. But definitely the most infamous mountain pass in Spain is the Puerto de Pajares at 1,378 m, between Asturias and León. The alternative is a tolled motorway (AP-66) but it seems to be too expensive for heavy traffic.

Here is a list with the highest roads in Spain: http://www.altimetrias.net/aspbk/Lis...ud%20&Ord=DESC

On national roads, let's add Somport Mountains Pass in the N-330 (border to France).

It is 1640m over sea level, and European road E-07

There is a 8,1 km tunnel (toll-free... is there another so long tunnel free in Europe?) at about 1.100m


A photo of the mountain pass (part of Way to St.James for pilgrims). The building is the old border cabins (both French and Spanish). All part behind it is France

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There is a 8,1 km tunnel (toll-free... is there another so long tunnel free in Europe?) at about 1.100m
Gotthard tunnel (CH) 17 km (only the yearly vignette of 40 CHF...or 40 EUR is due)
Gudvangen tunnel (N) 11 km
Laerdal tunnel (N) 25 km
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 12:55 AM   #39
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A little detail about highest point.

In Spain all altitudes are compared with the average sea level at Alicante since a lot of years ago. Sometimes they use two levels... one comparing with Alicante and other comparing with sea at Santander.

There is about 1,5 m of difference in those points (Mediterranean and Atlantic)... but if you find in Spain a level measure is always compared to Alicante (I do not know what about Canary islands, Balearic islands, Ceuta and Melilla...).

In all old stations it appeared a signal like this one informing about altitude

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Old August 23rd, 2011, 01:03 AM   #40
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Greece

National Roads: Katara Pass 1705m (on NR6) - Pisoderi Pass 1420m (on NR2) - Polymylos Pass 1360m (on NR4) - Vytina Pass 1135m (on NR74) - Artemisia Pass 1024m (on NR82).

Motorways tend to avoid high altitudes by cutting through tunnels. I assume that the highest points should be at about 800 - 900m on quite a lot of points on the A2 between Ioannina and Kozani and around Artemisio Tunnel on the A7.
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