The World's Ten Highest Roads

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.

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8.) Mouna Loa, USA


Altitude: 11,145 ft

This is the largest of the five volcanoes known as Hawaii.

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7.) Dodola Dinsho, Ethiopia


Altitude: 11,843 ft

A partly paved road in Bale Mountains National Park.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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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