Tag: Mountain Passes

Motorcycle Heaven: Beautiful Road Photos

Motorcycle Heaven: Beautiful Road Photos

Just a little something to keep the motorcycling daydreams working overtime.

Click each photo to find the original photogs work in flickr.

Gorges du Dadès 7093 s
Morocco – Dadès Gorge

Transfagarasan route, Romania
Romania – Transfăgărăşan Highway

Winding Road
Tibet

Hwy 42 Door County
Highway 42 – Door County, Wisconsin

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India – The Gata Loops

Stelvio Pass.
Italy – Stelvio Pass


Switzerland – Furka Pass

The Road Up Pike's Peak
Colorado – Pikes Peak

Curvy road - Paso Libertadores, Argentina-Chile
Chile-Argentina – Paso Libertadores

Moki Dugway
Utah – Moki Dugway

Have you ridden any of these?

Three Mountain Roads I Would Love to Ride On a Motorcycle

Three Mountain Roads I Would Love to Ride On a Motorcycle

I could fill a book with all of the places I’d like to go. Mostly because I want to go everywhere! Do you think if I put it down on paper or type as it were, that I stand more of a chance of making it happen?

I was completely enchanted by the mountains on our Euro trip in September 2010. Being there made you feel like you could ride for an eternity and never get bored. Wouldn’t you love to test that theory?

These roads are among the highest paved roads in the Alps. They’re also officially filed on my wishful thinking list.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road – Austria

Ride a winding road with spectacular views on Austria’s highest mountain. I love the “motorcyclists welcome” attitude of so many alpine countries. The Grossglockner actually caters to motorcyclists by offering designated parking, lockers for stowing gear and even surface improvements to make riding safer. Yes, please!

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Grossglockner High Alpine Road AustriaPhoto Credit: rauriserhof.at

Col de l’Iseran – France

The Col de l’Iseran is the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps. That is enough to pique my curiosity. At a little over 9,000 feet up at the road’s summit sits the lonely and beautiful stone Notre Dame l’Iseran chapel.

Col LIseran French Alps Photo Credit: Wormke-Grutman

Col Agnel / Colle dell’Agnello

This pass crosses between the French and Italian border and rises to over 9,000 feet up. The Col Agnel was long considered to be one of the possible paths Hannibal used to cross the Alps. It’s swooping serpentine curves are calling me.

Col Agnel French Italian AlpsPhoto Credit

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