What makes it so special? It’s a combination of factors. For one, the scenery is unbeatable. In the direction this route is mapped, you follow one gorgeous river up the hill, pick up another one on the way down, and then skirt the shoreline of a sizeable jewel-like lake. It’s a tough climb followed by a truly exhilarating descent. The traﬃc tends to be quite light, and the road surface is mostly glassy smooth. What’s not to like?
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