24% maximum gradient, 8 miles to climb, and weather that is often terrible. It doesn't sound like a fun day, but if you're a daring cyclist, or a rather insane motorist, then Spain's Alto De L'Angliru is the road for you. Have a look at the below video for a great overview.
Breathtaking. This is one word that well describes the Fluela Pass. Take your supercar, take your bike, or ride your roller skates; it makes no difference as you will enjoy the perpetual epic scenery, sweepy bends, and the two lanes of mint pavement regardless transport mode. If you're ever on this road, it's probably a mid-point between conquering Italy's Stevlio pass just to the East, and Switzerland's Furka, Susten, and Grimsel passes just west, but ensure you take the time to enjoy. The family can enjoy the Castle of Tarasp, a splendid structure that will light up anyone's Instagram account. Eateries, hiking trails, and pull-off sprinkle about the road making the road a breeze. And the city of Davos is nearby, if you have globs of money and a taste for the fine life. For those seeking adrenaline, there are a few hairpins and skillful turns--not quite enough to score a Konkr Roads Gold, but well enough when paired with the rest to earn a solid Silver. Overall, a must conquer road.
The Grimsel Pass is old, filled with endless swtichbacks on the up and down, and features some of the most incredible scenery of any road on our list. Come from the north and you'll see stunning glacier fed lakes; come from the south and you see an incredible sight: the Grimsel merging with the Konkr Roads' gold-rated Furka Pass. The Grimsel is paved to perfection, features two wide-lanes, and has multiple stopping points for photos and rest, to include large parking lots at its peak and a gem of a Swiss town below with restaurants, hotels, and a steam train steaming along. The Grimsel on its own is a magnificent road, but when you drive this along with the neighboring Susten and Furka Passes, you have some of the greatest cycling, riding, and driving on Earth.
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