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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #61
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Some from Italy

Passo dello Stelvio





Passo Gavia


Passo Rombo


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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #62
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Anyone have photos of a military road on Georgia (country) it was really crazy seen from the far.

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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #63
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Albania


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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #64
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A mountain pass of a different kind - through the jungle

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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #65
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Old November 13th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #66
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High mountain passes i've driven over

Plockenpass - Austria/Italy

Ljubelj pass - Austria/Slovenia

Vrsic Pass - Slovenia

and the highest and scariest The Sonora Pass - California, USA

I didn't know the Sierra Nevada was so high or steep, it was late October, the road was nearly impassable at the top and I almost ran out of fuel, had to freewheel all the way down the other side in neutral
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Old November 14th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #67
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those are some crazy Alpine roads.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #68
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Guys, this thread has been asleep for more than a year...
Time to waky,waky!..
This is Transfagarasan over Carpathians, in Romania..(I'm sure some of you have seen this before on other threads..but actually belongs here)








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more here..
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #69
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Italy: Passo San Boldo
This one was built by Austrians in the WWI, every hairpin turn is in a tunnel. The tunnels are very tight so there are traffic lights at each end. Fascinating.

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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #70
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Impressive, it's almost impossible to make a road over there.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #71
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Wow, that one with tunnels is amazing.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #72
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The terrain around those roads looks fantastic!
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:24 AM   #73
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wow! the last one is amazing
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Old December 18th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #74
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Some more pics.
This time it's the Berinina Pass in Switzerland (2330m):

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Old December 18th, 2008, 06:23 PM   #75
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Marvellous I have been to the Berninapass too, it's one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Switzerland. But only from St. Moritz to the pass height and then back, because we didn't have time to drive all the way to Italy.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #76
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Marvellous I have been to the Berninapass too, it's one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Switzerland. But only from St. Moritz to the pass height and then back, because we didn't have time to drive all the way to Italy.
It's very very beautiful indeed. We drove back to Italy through the Maloja Pass.
Ill'post pics of that part of the trip soon.
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Heh, the Malojapass. I was on vacation in Vicosoprano, we had to tow our caravan all the way through the Julier and Malojapasses with our Peugeot 406 1.8 liter engine. It never ran smooth anymore after that trip.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #78
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Heh, the Malojapass. I was on vacation in Vicosoprano, we had to tow our caravan all the way through the Julier and Malojapasses with our Peugeot 406 1.8 liter engine. It never ran smooth anymore after that trip.
Hmmm, it was quite a trial for the poor 406!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:41 AM   #79
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"Russian road" to Vršič pass (Slovenia), 1611 m, in heavy winter condition.
Built during first world war by Russian captives.

It begins in Kranjska Gora, where currently there is about 1 m of snow.


Road closed because of snow avalanches:


First hairpin (out of exactly 50 for up and down - 24 on this side):


Soon after that, road is cleaned only basic, now having mostly ice (good winter tires help to gain some additional kilometers).


On about 1050 m above sea level we park (it is possible to go a bit further with car).


Additional 6 km of walking until top of the pass.


A bus station. Not in operation at the moment, of course.
Also, from here on (at about 1250 m above sea level) road is not cleaned in any way.


Hairpins (notice snow blanket - you walk on top of it, no trenches)


Getting closer. Also notice snow poles, which mark the edge of the road. They are 4 meters long (13 feet).


Snow poles slowly disappearing into snow.


Before top of the pass (snow poles are completely under the snow). When without snow, beside the road there is also pretty deep trench on the left side.


Top of the Vršič pass. Wind has swept some snow away, but there is still at least 2 m of snow and up to 10 meters in some parts, in average however 4-5 meters.


Looking down onto the pass Vršič and nearby mountains.


Continuation of the road towards south.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 01:17 AM   #80
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So where's the road? Just to add, detour is over Italy every winter, and has always been, even before we were in Schengen and EU.
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