3 riding destinations of 2017
Are you on the hunt for some new roads to ride? Here are three you might want to rev up your Ducati Multistrada and ride through.
1. Transfargarasan, Romania
Built between 1970 and 1974, the Transfargarasan runs for 56 miles between the small village of Bascov and Sibiu. Built as a military road in the event of a Soviet invasion, 40 soldiers died during the construction of the road which today is a popular destination for petrol heads thanks to its inclusion in an episode of Top Gear in 2009. The road is usually closed from October to June because of snow and the average speed is 25mph due to the countless twists and turns.
2. Khardung La Pass, India
The highest rideable road in the world starts in Northern India and clings precariously to the many treacherous peaks of the Himalayas. Riding on loose gravel, through rivers and round land slides, you'll spend many miles just feet away from the edge of a cliff, with a blind corner up ahead. Not one for the faint hearted, but you'll be rewarded with a proper sense of achievement and breath-taking scenery.
3. Icefields Parkway, Canada
Home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world, the west side of Canada also feels like a proper adventure thanks to its tiny population. Icefields Parkway cuts through Banff National Park - Canada's oldest park and Jasper National Park - the largest park in the Rockies. The parks provide you with gargantuan mountains, endless forests, beautiful lakes and bears.