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Old 05-04-2010, 08:48 AM   #31
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Western Cape, South Africa.
The road into Gamkaskloof also known as Die Hell ( The Hell ) its about 48km on gravel through the mountains into a valley. Its the only way in and out with a vehicle. The only other route that there is can only be done on foot.
Hairpin bends with sand and rocks and steep dropoffs.
I did it recently from Cape Town and back in 2 days doing as much gravel as possible riding just over 1000km for the weekend.
There is a campsite in the valley.
Its also a World Heritage Site.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #32
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Chandur Pass

Chandur pass (3600 m), Chitral to Gilgit in North Pakistan.
The most difficult road we ever did on out trips. 400 km in 4 days, only in 1st and 2nd ear. Very steep climbs/descents with narrow hairpins.
But the views are amazing...

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:52 AM   #33
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chandour pass

part of the Chitral-Gilgit track
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:16 AM   #34
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While this is not exactly an "adventure" road it is a great ride on any kind of bike.

NAME: Great Ocean Road
Start: Geelong, Victoria
Finish: Portland, South Australia
Country: Australia
Approx distance: 3 Days of moderate riding, doable in 2 but you will see more with 3.
Summary: Spectacular scenery, twisty roads in good condition.
(see the below cut and paste from wikitravel)
  • Angahook-Lorne State Park, [4]. The park has many walking trails particularly in the Aireys Inlet and Lorne areas.
  • Teddy’s Lookout, Lorne.
  • Otway National Park, [5]. At Mait's Rest there is a 30 minute loop walk through lovely rainforest. The historic Cape Otway lighthouse provides views where Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean..
  • Melba Gully State Park. There are picnic facilities and toilets below the carpark and a 30 minute walk through the bush. The boardwalk provides a unique opportunity to walk among the tree ferns.
  • Port Campbell National Park near Port Campbell, including the 12 apostles rock formation.
The 12 apostles are absolutely incredible.





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Old 05-04-2010, 10:26 AM   #35
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NAME: White Rim Trail
Start/Finish: Moab, Utah
Country: USA
Approx distance: 160 mile to a gas station, 1 day
Summary: A remote 120 mile dirt road loop around Cayonland National Park. Moab is a dessert with many unique rock formations. The trail gets it's name from the sun-bleached sandstone rim at the top of the canyon cliffs. There are no shortcuts, no water, and no civilization other than a few primative camp sites. Scenery includes rock arches, spires and plenty of cliffs to accidentally ride off of.









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Old 05-04-2010, 11:49 AM   #36
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This is becoming an epic thread.

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Old 05-04-2010, 11:54 AM   #37
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This one's obvious, so before somebody beats me to it...

Baja!

Start: Puerticos
Finish Villa Insurgentes
Country: Mexico
Approx distance: two-days for off-road portion or appx one week for entire Baja Peninsula
Summary: Wild and rough - just enough real danger to be exciting
Site of the Baja 1000 - Ride the track or the rough road that runs parallel




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Old 05-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #38
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Trans-Labrador Highway (or more specifically, Trans-Quebec-Labrador Highway)
Start: Baie-Comeau, Quebec
Finish: Blanc-Sablon, Quebec (via Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador)
Country: Canada
Approx distance (days or miles): around 1000 miles, about 700 unpaved
Summary: Remote, with wildly variable conditions and incredible scenery. Do this one before they pave it too!

















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Old 05-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #39
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I don't have the experience on them but in the US

Transamerica Trail
Continental Divide trail

the ride from the lower 48 to alaska

all of them are heavily reported on here and may not be up to some of the rest of the world, but I think the belong on the list
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #40
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Albania

Well here is anotherone in Balkans, someone mentioned Albania, here are some pics from Prokletije mount, from the national park called Teth. The road goes from town of Shkoder, which is the old Serbian town on river Bojana, and goes around the hightess tops of Prokletije (in Serbian: proklet = damned). It is about 150kms of macadam and steep rocks. Lots of cristal clean water. One whole day is needed to pass it.



The village is called Godo, but when you exclude "o" with a shotgun, you see the result . By the way, you see why it is adventure for me as a Serb to go wisiting rural parts of Albania














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Old 05-04-2010, 05:30 PM   #41
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Looking at some of theses just brings Doc Brown to mind "Roads, where we're going we don't need roads."
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #42
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North Yungas Road, Bolivia

From a buddy's recommendation who rode it:

The North Yungas Road
Start: La Paz
Finish: Coroico
Country: Bolivia
Approx distance (days or miles): 61km
Summary: Road of Death. It is legendary for its extreme danger.


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Old 05-04-2010, 11:09 PM   #43
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How about the BAM Road in Siberia as post by Colebatch?

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Old 05-05-2010, 12:13 AM   #44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadly99

Only the French would put up a sign in their own language and a made-up language and not English.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:52 AM   #45
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Guys, this is brilliant!

I'm stirred to my core by these images and suggestions and your willingness to help. Once again, pics are fantastic but if you have a recommendation with no pics, don't worry! THe more the better. You guys rock.
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