21 of the Best Roads in the World

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Craneguy, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    Only done the 7 mile bridge one - don't recall being that impressed to be honest. I suspect it's one of those rides that looks better from the air. That said, arriving at Key West was a big moment for me.
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  2. travelintoNY

    travelintoNY Globe Trekker

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    I have done portions of 1, 16 and 18.. all on my bikes.
    But there are way too many nice roads out there to be able to fit in a short list as such, so I'm not worried about not having done most of these just yet... but I will check some more off the list in due time :) :norton
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  3. WildAnCrazymtl

    WildAnCrazymtl Political Prisonor

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    I have only done 1 and 6 on two different bikes, but with the same lovely pillion 20 years apart :D. We rode # 6 on a ZX 11 while we were dating and # 1 just last summer on the big GS as a thrid honeymoon! :lol3
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  4. tobster9

    tobster9 Sky larker

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    dam it, looks like I have to quit work again and go riding, doh!

    p.s how come the I5 never made it onto the list?!:rofl
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  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Now I'm sort of depressed.

    I haven't ridden any of those roads. I will be able to cross two of them off the list in a month (White Rim, and 550), and will probably hit a couple more in the States within a year or two, like Highway 1 up the California coast. Although the Florida Keys bridge and the road in Alaska are probably-nots, also.

    But, alas, the foreign roads are beyond my means to get there.:cry
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  6. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I have only done one, but it was listed number 1! :clap

    As luck would have it, I live 1/2 day's drive away. I've done some of the European passes, but not on a bike.

    Looking at some of those forest roads, I'd be willing to bet many of us live near roads equivalent to some of those listed, but not as well known. The lack of global recognition doesn't make them any less spectacular. Ride your own....road.
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  7. worldrider

    worldrider Adventure & Discovery

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    Interesting that there are non listed in South America, but I'd have to say the drive from Nasca to Cuzco (Peru) should be on that list.

    Sadly, I could never take the Sani Pass road through the Drakensburg as it was pouring rain and flooded and mud ridden.

    In Costa Rica, if you can ride it early or late when there is no traffic, the road from Cartagofrom sea level to over 10,000 feet by Cerro de la Muerte, Mountain of Death, to San Isidro de El General, a small farming community nestled in the Talamanca mountain range and onward toward Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, is an incredible ride and another of my favorite —*about the only road in Costa Rica that isn't riddled with potholes.

    Good list and I've bookmarked this as I'd like to try some, though too many places still not in Western Europe I need to ride first!

    Thanks for sharing!
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  8. RTLover

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    Number 15 is in Argentina.
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  9. Edder B

    Edder B Meister Poser

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    I've done eight of these on a motorcycle: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 16, 18 and 20. I agree that the 7 mile bridge isn't much of a motorcycle road and that the Cabot Trail and Cherohala should be on there.
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  10. speiche

    speiche Adventurer

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    ....don´t forget next time in Europe


    Chaberton (F - fifty/fifty legal, offroad, King of Enduro)
    Tende pass (south ramp, Italy, GS-approved )
    Theodulhuette (CH-Matterhorn , challange, sport enduro )
    Jafferau (I -GS-approved)

    .......
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  11. Big_John

    Big_John Colorado Rider

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    White Rim isn't for the riders that do "Adventure Street Riding". It is 90% dirt, with some challenges for a 600lb Adventure Bike. I rode it on my Honda XR650R last year. The ride and the views are amazing!!!

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