The higher you go, the colder it gets, and at the end of the road you barely have any horsepower left. Welcome to the highest roads on the planet.
10.) Cime de la Bonette, France
Altitude: 9,192 ft
For those who think the Stelvio Pass is no big deal.
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9.) Pico del Veleta, Spain
Altitude: 11,135 ft
The highest road in Europe is also a paved one.
8.) Mouna Loa, USA
Altitude: 11,145 ft
This is the largest of the five volcanoes known as Hawaii.
7.) Dodola Dinsho, Ethiopia
Altitude: 11,843 ft
A partly paved road in Bale Mountains National Park.
6.) Mauna Kea, USA
Altitude: 13,779 ft
Most of this dormant Hawaiian volcano is under the sea level. You'll need a certain Lotus to get to that part, currently owned by Elon Musk.
5.) Mount Evans, USA
Altitude: 14,130 ft
It looks easy, but the air gets pretty thin up at the top on America's highest paved road.
4.) Tulluu Dimtuu, Ethiopia
Altitude: 14,360 ft
This road goes right to the top of one of Ethiopia's highest mountains. Get a nice cup of Ethiopian coffee during your visit.
3.) Khardung La, India
Altitude: 17,582 ft
Reader InteSåBra was there:
We biked through the region a few years ago and the parched moonscape you travel through is absolutely gorgeous.
We expected it to be kind of undiscovered but the place is crawling with tourists. It was with a tour-group, we had a vehicle, a bunch of sherpas to cook and set up our tents and rented mountain bikes. The air was pretty thin, I felt like I'd pass out even when putting on my socks. The sky is an intense blue, the mountain lakes shimmer like sapphires and emeralds and the shadows cast by the mountains are magical.
2.) Marsimik La, India
Altitude: 18,640 ft
If you want to know how to conquer what some (but not all) consider the highest rideable pass in the world with a motorcycle, read Predator's story here!
1.) Uturuncu, Bolivia
Altitude: 18,923 feet
It's an active volcano, so always remember to duck and cover while holding your breath.
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