15. Stelvio Pass
At 9045 feet this mountain pass in Northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps. How’s that for height? Just looking at this mountain pass will make your stomach turn. The roads looked like it was doodled by a toddler.
The road climbs almost two kilometers and, with just a low concrete barrier between you and the steep mountain drop, it’s best not to look down. A bit too much speed on one of the road’s 60 180-degree corners could spell disaster. We’ll take the freeway anytime than this.