Ruta 40, Argentina - Nat'l Rt. 40 (often called Ruta 40), is a route in western Argentina, stretching from Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz Province in the south to La Quiaca in Jujuy Province in the north. Route 40 is the longest route in Argentina & one of the largest in the world (along with the U.S. Route 66 & the Stuart Highway in Australia). It is more than 3,107 mi. long, crosses 20 nat'l parks, 18 major rivers and up to 16,404 ft above sea level in Abra del Acay in Salta.
Trollstigen (English: Trolls’ Ladder) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side. Trollstigen was opened on July 31, 1936, by King Haakon VII after 8 years of construction. During the top tourist season about 2,500 vehicles pass daily.
Le Col de Turini en France, emprunté presque systématiquement par le rallye de Monte-Carlo. Situé dans le sud des Alpes françaises, il relie Lantosque, dans la vallée de la Vésubie, à Sospel, dans la vallée de la Bévéra. Comme beaucoup de route de montagne, ce col propose des routes étroites et ses virages en épingle avec des beaux panoramiques sur la mer Méditerranée.
WYOMING There's a relatively low population in Wyoming but no shortage of gorgeous drives. In the northwestern part of the state, the Beartooth National Scenic Byway crests at nearly 11,000 feet, making it the state's highest paved road, on a path famous for panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, including one turnout for the Clay Butte Lookout. - Edward Fielding/shutterstock