A friend of mine recommended this route, says its really fantastic and a beautiful part of the World. Hoping to try it soon.
Another great road in the area, there are so many. This one runs from a road high above the shores of Lac de Serre Poncon (a bright blue lake) down to Digne which is half way up the Route Napoleon. This road has a lot of corners and you can really enjoy it without having to do silly speeds, its a real mix with open corners you can see round, blind right handers around rock faces, the lot. Near the top it climbs up over the hills then plunges down in to a valley with some superb bends. With virtually no traffic its a great road but be warned, one of our gang brought his bike and himself to a very abrupt halt against a craggy rock face. Three ribs and a scapula broken but hte bike was repairable with gaffer tape.Two days later he was on his ZX12 and rode the 800 miles home, respect or what.
Fanatastic road that is a joy to ride on any bike. This road has everything: hairpins, sweepers, straights, coutryside, cafes and great views. Its a bit bumpy in places but if you keep an eye out for the cracks in the road these can be easily spotted.
I discovered this road this summer nearly by accident. We were attempting to keep some altitude and stay out of the heat of the upper San Joaquin Valley and spotted this obscure road on Google maps. What a pleasant surprise! This might better be described as one of Americans \"lost highway\" but it's not really a highway. Leaving Macleod you are treated to some distant views of Mt Shasta. Most of this road traverses US Forest land with some open grazing so be on the look out for cows on or just off the road in some areas. Continuing on you are soon in the pines and the temp drops nicely until it connects to Hwy 89. Maybe the best part is if you see another car/truck or motorcyclist that will be one more than we saw. A real treat of a road in the heat of summer and it's all yours.
This is not an alpine mountain road, the kind I typically reserve for a \"very good\" rating but I'm giving it 4 stars to get your attention. If your headed to the coast anywhere near Corvalis you need to forget about Hwy 20 and take Hwy 34, the Alsea Highway road. Hwy 20 is the route preferred by tourists, RVs and trucks. Forget about it. Take the Alsea Hwy and you will be raving too. The road surface is excellent as it undulates while taking numerous turns through thickly forested terrain. Several times you'll find yourself in a tunnel of trees. There's nobody out there ... because they are all on 20! And when you get to the coast stop in for some chowder or fresh Dungeness crab! Enjoy!