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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:17 PM   #101
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Gotta LOVE this thread. I love mountain passes a lot. Unfortunately, I've lost 95% of my pictures when moving from one country to another, without having, by then uploaded them.

Has anyone here ever driven through the Col de la Bonnete, near the Italian-French border (location: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.32...09863&t=h&z=14 )? Though such "extreme" claims are always dubious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_de_la_Bonette) and disputable, it seems that place is the highest through-road (one not ending in a summit,v valley or ski station, but indeed connecting to other already connected places) in Europe and the "scenic loop" would be the highest asphalted mountain pass too (though there is a hundred-meter shortcut before). It is an amazing place, and I myself prefer the southern approach, which is very scenic.

Apart from that, I just love the four (3 1/2, ok) mountain passes in the quad between Canezei and Corvara in the Dolomiti region, in Italy (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=46.50...39453&t=h&z=12). When driving to Cortina d'Ampezzo, I used to take the "detour" just to take 3 instead of 1 mountain passes. Total number of marked from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Trento on my route: 172 On that day three friends of mine had decided to come, two fell ill and needed breaks to "recover balance", and, no, I don't speed on such routes.

Now I just wished they had some mountain passes nearby my current place, but there are not Not a single mountain hairpin in a 200km radius.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:04 AM   #102
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Now I just wished they had some mountain passes nearby my current place, but there are not Not a single mountain hairpin in a 200km radius.

we have no mountains too, but we are lucky: we have built many serpentines on our plains...
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Old July 25th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #103
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we have no mountains too, but we are lucky: we have built many serpentines on our plains...
And also some tunnels
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Old July 25th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #104
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The first video follows the Furka Pass in Switzerland from Gletsch to the summit, the second one follows the road down to Realp.

Notice the contrast on both sides. The western approach is quite well constructed with a wide roadway and only a few hairpins. The eastern side is narrow, sometimes even too narrow to pass simultaneously, and lacks proper safety installations.
Maybe the road wasn't upgraded because some traffic goes via the railway shuttle. But I have seen ever some trucks with semi-trailers over there.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #105
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Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße:

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Beautifull, hermoso, bello...
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #106
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3 pics I took last week:
Flüelapass:



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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #107
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Here are some pics from the Transalpina road, the highest road in Romania, with its highest point at Urdele Pass where the elevation is 2,145m.

Here is a view from an airplane
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Urdele Pass seen from Iezerul Peak
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Pictures at night
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Other pictures (hope i don`t bore you )
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Old November 17th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #108
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Outstanding!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #109
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Here are some pics from the Transalpina road, the highest road in Romania, with its highest point at Urdele Pass where the elevation is 2,145m.


[IMG]http://i51.************/2jdjd7c.jpg[/IMG]
Wow!

It looks like you could drive right up into space off that mountain. Very nice picture.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #110
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Thanks!
I plan a trip next summer when it`ll be opened for traffic and i`ll post some new pictures then
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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #111
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These views are damn beautiful!
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Old November 18th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #112
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Stelvio was really frightening, really narrow road with tight corners, tunnels without lights, vertical drop-offs. Our fully packed Renault Trafic barely made it to the top, the last corners in 1st gear(!) And then downhill, again very steep which caused the brakes to smell in a way you don't want to.

That pic above of me and my friends was taken after we conquered the pass

The other side of the Pass, you can see the tunnels clearly in the upper right corner:



Enough rock formations for you, Radi?
Any YouTube vids of that section with the avalanche galleries and tunnels?

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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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I'd LOVE to be able to drive that.
Again... Any YouTube vids?

And lastly... My Contribution. Rodger's Pass (linky only, because the embedding code doesn't work):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQo0r...eature=related
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Old November 27th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #113
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I'd LOVE to be able to drive that.
Again... Any YouTube vids?
I'm sorry, but I have no vids of that trip.
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Old November 30th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #114
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Most of those Alpine pass roads are indeed beautiful and very nice; it seems that Tour de France has passed from some of those roads
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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #115
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Our country has a mountainous terrain and many peaks higher than 1500 (Fatra mts., Tatras) and 2000 (Low and High Tatras). The highest point in Slovakia, the Gerlachovský štít is at 2655 metres but we are quite unlucky (you may think that we are lucky). The highest point of our road network is (just) at 1232 metres -

it is road I/72 Kráľova Lehota - Podbrezová

http://goo.gl/maps/jIbz





village "Vyšná Boca"





Another one - Holica 1065 m













Anyway, I think you can find some nice roads here




















Pictures are from panoramio.

(for southern Slavs: we say also "vrch" the same as "vrh" )

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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:55 AM   #116
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So many awesome pics. If I ever were to have both the time and money, I'd be hard pressed in choosing where to visit. Keep the awesome pics coming people.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:23 PM   #117
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I'm sorry, but I have no vids of that trip.
search in you tube: passo san boldo.
there are plenty of videos taken by italians and germans, even by bike ( = headache, if you try to see it).
it's a classic touristic summer trip and training track for velo clubs.
pic taken by north, by monte serva, three men peack, about 2100 m
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Old March 10th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #118
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A few pics of the highest Slovenian road. It's a dead end and climbs to ~2,050 m. It was built in 1938 when that area was a part of Italy. Even today it almost reaches the Italian border. The last part of it was paved in 2005.


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40666199 by dannys82


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18356327 by AndyPixel


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/14292600 by Wauki


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31296688 by Matej"


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/39342221 by Kerrubeen


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37530505 by Cebela Tomaz


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40666281 by dannys82


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/42342394 by artistidilegno


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1981315 by damjanad


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/42968897 by andrejsk


http://www.alter.si/tabla/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=923905&page=0&fpart=1&vc=1


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38446056 by turbosingar


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40666840 by dannys82


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8411547 by Boldrinigl


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1948986 by aaengst


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31085615 by Matej"


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13323690 by btl.a


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40666927 by dannys82


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7758128 by oemor


http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/H0_hwoeAiVTAvcCjQ_dgXg


http://www.e-fotografija.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=22965&start=60


http://www.e-fotografija.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23696

And when you arrive on top, you get this view on Italy and also Austria in the back:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13750170 by HorstRockenschaub
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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:55 AM   #119
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I drived over near 300 alpine pass roads with the motorcyycle,picture will come later but here are 3 short movies,the first one is the old val tremola road of the gotthard-pass the other one is the passo croce domini and the third is the panoramica delle vette

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59...-gotthard_auto
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3u...-domini_travel
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5a...lle-vette_auto
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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #120
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I found out that we have also some other roads. Actually, the highest point where you can get by car in Slovakia is the peak "Kráľova hoľa", well if you have some premision.

http://goo.gl/maps/a6MM

But still, it is possible to go there by bike, which might be really nice.

If you go there from Bratislava, you pass really nice castle - Slovenská Ľupča





Finally, Kráľová Hoľa.



Road starts in village Šumiac



Road









Last snow in the middle of the June





1948 m above the sea level, the top of the road



And this adds another 130 m



pictures from www.vlaky.net

Some more pictures from the top:

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