Mallorca is a Spanish island in the middle of the Mediterranean, and as such the weather is almost always perfect for conquering a great road. Excellent fact that Mallorca has the perfect gold-rated road to venture: the Sa Calobra. This road is wildly popular with bicyclists and downhill skateboards thanks to its 7% steep grade and intense switchbacks and curves. There's even a famous 360 loop nestled in the canyons of off-white rock. If you're a car driver fear not, the road, while a single-lane, is decently wide and as usual you can have the road mostly to yourself for a blast early in the morning. Have a look at the road-view and video below to get an intense grasp of what this road is really like.
In 1963 Switzerland's Furka Pass featured the World's first Ford Mustang in a movie. It was the James Bond hit "Goldfinger." The pass' Belvedere Hotel (now closed) became a celebrity on its own, and Aston Martin fans flock every year to this location to live their dream of being a British Secret Agent. But how's the road? One word: incredible. Bicyclists have a daunting challenge with a steep grade, and are blessed with endless scenery. Downhill boarders have smooth curves to hit tight apexes. And for the drivers, the west side of the pass is exceptionally paved and features two wide lanes to blast. The East side narrows, but the curves are also more plentiful and challenging, so it's well worth it. Be sure to get to this road early, as many buses and tourists frequent the road (and drive quite slow). Have a look at our full review video (first video) below for more details and history on this amazing road.
We at Konkr Roads have driven the Susten Pass many time, and we consider it Switzerland's greatest road (see the below road review video). What this road brings together is a 80kph luxurious drive that goes absolutely mental with high-grade switchbacks, bridges, and the sound of your exhaust note in a series of dynamite-born rock tunnels. The scenery is breathtaking. The eastern potion boats the most expansive views of the Susten with the steepest climb and many pull-offs for photo opportunities. The western portions opens up to a glacier-carved valley and an incredible view that is followed by sweeping hairpins through dense, beautiful forests until the end. The greatest feature of the road? It's not the near perfect pavement nor the wide double lanes for simple passing efforts and carefree driving. It's that it seems the Susten is unknown to the World, as each time we've driven it (which is many), we find ourselves nearly all alone to enjoy the mating of natural beauty and civil engineering in peace. We love this road, and recommend a stay at the hostel and hotel at the road's peak. There's only one there, and their breakfast is fantastic.
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