4. Col de Turini
The Tour de France and Monte Carlo Rally share this breathtaking mountain pass in the French Alps. Col de Turini has been featured in three tours and is a stage of the legendary classic car rally in the glamorous French Riviera. But don’t go there for the celebs and champagne; the Col de Turini has challenged everyone from Stig Blomqvist to Sébastien Loeb, leaving little room for rubbernecking.
3. Trollstigen, aka “Troll Ladder”
The land of the Vikings inspired sweeping arias from opera heavyweight Richard Wagner, and the Trollstigen (“Troll Ladder”) lives up to his larger-than-life scale. Climb its 9 percent gradient and navigate its 11 hairpin turns, and you’ll earn yourself an eyeful of the Stigfossen waterfall and a view of the valley below.