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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #61
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I published on the Romanian thread some pics from Transfăgărășan road...











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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #62
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Amizing photos
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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:56 AM   #63
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Slovenia: Mangart road

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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #64
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Those photos from Romania are stunning!

Switzerland has some truly awesome landscapes, but the views are so limited. Every time I'm in Switzerland I love it at first, but then later I get slightly claustrophobic There's no horizon..!
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Old March 9th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #65
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Those photos from Romania are stunning!

Switzerland has some truly awesome landscapes, but the views are so limited. Every time I'm in Switzerland I love it at first, but then later I get slightly claustrophobic There's no horizon..!
When I moved from my hometown in hilly Central Italy to Bologna, when I was 19, I felt the opposite: too much horizon, I felt agoraphobic
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Old March 9th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #66
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These are some of the most scenic roads I know which are close to my hometown. I like dramatic views of mountains as you will see

The LR-250 in the Leza River Canyon (Cańón del río Leza):


The A-2122 and BU-530 next to the Ebro river:




The SO-830 climbing down the Santa Inés mounain pass offers great views of the infinite pine woods of Soria:


Funnily enough the northern side (LR-333) is much more arid:


The northern part of Burgos province has some of the best landscapes I've seen. Here's a picture of the BU-550 where you can see part of the valley of Mena, where the Kingdom of Castile was born.


For those who like History: This is the exact place where Castile was born: http://g.co/maps/546fu

Green hills and trees, which differ a lot from the stereotypical idea of Castile (arid plains filled with fields of wheat).
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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #67
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Those photos from Romania are stunning!

Switzerland has some truly awesome landscapes, but the views are so limited. Every time I'm in Switzerland I love it at first, but then later I get slightly claustrophobic There's no horizon..!
I know what you mean, when I'm in the Alps I feel similar. But most Swiss actually live at least a few Kilometers from the Alps, so you actually have a nice background.

Many roads in my region look like this:

Not nearly as spectacular but still very beautiful.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #68
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I made a video of the road to Stechelberg the last time I was there.
Did you go to the Schilthorn, visiting Mr. Bond?

Here's a pic of Swiss A6 Thun - Spiez.

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Old March 11th, 2012, 02:10 PM   #69
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The Wine Roads in Goriška Brda in Slovenia there is a wonderful view over the Brda region, a vista of hills, churches, villages, vineyards, and orchards of cherries, peaches, apricots, and figs.



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Old March 22nd, 2012, 11:51 AM   #70
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In Italy I would for sure choose SS45bis "Gardesana occidentale", running along the western shore of Garda lake, often inside tunnels dug few meters from the waters:



And you cannot leave out SS145 "Sorrentina", running along the Sorrento paeninsula and Amalfi coast:
I have done that one in summer 2010 !!! Amazing experience!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 09:04 PM   #71
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Besides the Tranfăgărășan, there are 2 more great mountain roads in Romania:

Transalpina:


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Bicaz Gorge:




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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:21 PM   #72
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Eggental in South Tyrol.The main road between Bolzano and Cortina,or lets say it was cause unfortunately the tunnel is now complete and the old road is history



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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:25 PM   #73
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Is it still open for vehicles or has it been shut down?
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:33 PM   #74
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Is it still open for vehicles or has it been shut down?
I´am not sure cause i was 2009 last time there and the second part was still open but some dudes who were there this or last year say the complete road thru the canyon is now barried.there is another very interesting road near to this road that also goes thru a canyon.when you drive down the nigerpass(passo nigra) and not taking the main road but hitting left near the village of Tiers you find a road with a 24% climb that goes thru a canyon,very small and not very well known so mostly you are alone - here some kind of a map



i try to find few of my pictures but i am not sure that i have some cause i cant remeber that we ever stopped there
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 03:39 PM   #75
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Thanks for the interesting info. Bolzano not so far from here so I might give it a shot... but first I have to buy a motorcycle, I'm not going thru canyons with my car
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Thanks for the interesting info. Bolzano not so far from here so I might give it a shot... but first I have to buy a motorcycle, I'm not going thru canyons with my car
If you have a cabriolet or a spider such as a mx5 mazda you can have a lot of fun driving such roads - i am a passioned motorcycle driver but you can also have a lot of fun whan you get the right car
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South Ramp of Passo Lucomagno - Lago Luzzone



Oberalppass with view on Andermatt



Gental(Switzerland,near Sustenpass)


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Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:56 PM   #78
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Schwarwaldalp(Switzerland,near Grimselpass)





Logarska Dolina / Slovenija


Passo Gardena,for me the #1 in the Dolomiti region




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Old April 15th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #79
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Some nice roads in Slovenia:


Igla, road to Logarska valley, betwen Solčava and Luče

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Lu...ra=ls&t=m&z=11




Logarska valley

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Lučine, Škofja Loka-Gorenja vas

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=%C...sz=11&t=m&z=11

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Tour de Slovenie 2009 - Lučine by peter++, on Flickr


Bohinjska Bistrica-Petrovo Brdo

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=bo...via=1&t=m&z=12




Bovec-Predel

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Bo...sz=13&t=m&z=13

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Log pod Mangrtom by happy.apple, on Flickr



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Transfăgărășan, Romania:

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