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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #81
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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
I've always believed that the "Puerto de La Mora" (1,380 m) was the highest mountain pass in the Spanish motorway network. Are those figures for Somosierra right?

Google street view: https://maps.google.es/maps?q=granad...12,237.84,,0,9


Edit: I've checked and it's only 1,444 m, not 1,580, but still higher than the "Puerto de La Mora".

The sign: https://maps.google.es/maps?q=somosi...,47.33,,1,7.92

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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #82
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I believe the Somosierra is 1440 or 1445 meters high (which happens to be the highest motorway in Europe).
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #83
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Portugal

National Road

N339 (1950 meters of altitude) »»» Estrela Mountain Range

Source: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/82409...=kh.google.com


Source: by Hélder Afonso



Motorway

A24 (1070 meters of altitude) »»» Vila Pouca de Aguiar Area

Source: SSC-Portugal»Barragon
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Old November 26th, 2013, 04:06 AM   #84
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Old November 26th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #85
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State Highway One in New Zealand at 1,074m (3,524ft):

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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #86
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Wow, what a trip! Hope I can climb there one day, highest altitude I've reached so far is 2.000 meters in Coll de Pal, a road climbing up to a ski resort in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Yeah it's a fantastic trip. I'll do it again one day. Thinking of driving my UK spec car to Tibet plateau, but the high altitude performance of European car really worries me.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #87
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National Road

N339 (1950 meters of altitude) »»» Estrela Mountain Range


Motorway

A24 (1070 meters of altitude)
I've been at both of these places in February 2013, we experienced snow at Estrela and really interesting queues of cars and people, that wanted to experience snow in Portugal

Btw A24 is really amazing road to drive, up and down all the time from Chaves to Viseu, huge bridges and nice landscape ....
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Old November 28th, 2013, 04:38 AM   #88
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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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Old November 28th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #89
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I've been at both of these places in February 2013, we experienced snow at Estrela and really interesting queues of cars and people, that wanted to experience snow in Portugal

Btw A24 is really amazing road to drive, up and down all the time from Chaves to Viseu, huge bridges and nice landscape ....
It`s true, it is the best portuguese motorway to drive and enjoy the landscape!!

And it still lacks the connection between Viseu and Coimbra that consists crossing the Mondego Valley!!!
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Old November 30th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #90
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Highest motorable road: 18380 feet (5602 m)



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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #91
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Local summit signs claim that its elevation is 5,602 m (18,379 ft) metres high and that it is the world's highest motorable pass. But these claims are disputed by multiple modern measurements, which all agree that its true height is much nearer to the 5,359 m (17,582 ft) measured using DGPS and imply that there are several higher motorable passes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khardung_La


The Mana Pass road in India reaches 5,610 m (18,406 ft) anyway.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #92
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The elevation data in Google Earth (not maps) also give the altitude of Khardung La around 5350 - 5360 m.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #93
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Highest motorable road: 18380 feet (5602 m)



And they give it in FEET! (And only feet.) Warms my heart.... ;-)
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Old November 30th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #94
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The elevation data in Google Earth (not maps) also give the altitude of Khardung La around 5350 - 5360 m.
GMaps says the same.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #95
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How do you see elevation data in Google Maps? I see a static map.
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The terrain option.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #97
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Verso beat me to it. Zoom in enough and the elevations appear (at least in the area I just experimented with, the Blue Ridge of Virginia).
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Perhaps the Dutch version of GMaps doesn't have elevations....
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Old November 30th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #99
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The terrain option.
Ah right. It's not the same as the elevation data in Google Earth though (where it gives the elevation of where your mouse is pointed).

Apparently they have detailed elevation data of the entire world. I remember the early days of Google Earth where detailed terrain was only available in a few countries.
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And they give it in FEET! (And only feet.) Warms my heart.... ;-)
For some reason, height is generally talked of in feet in India unlike distance which is always in km. People will answer in feet and inches when asked about their height but weight is always in kg.
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