With its 9% gradient and 11 hairpin bends, Norway’s County Road 63 is one of the most popular moto-tourism locations in an area known for having plenty of them. Given the choice, we couldn’t decide which Norwegian switchback pass we wanted to ride. So we chose the one with the coolest name.
“The Troll Ladder” is a steep winding mountain road located in the Rauma region of Norway. Usually wet from either the rain or the mists off the Stigfossen, the road is crisscrossed by waterfalls on its way to the top (or bottom, depending on your perspective), riders who conquer the challenging road are rewarded with a viewing balcony at the top of Trollveggen (Troll Mountain), offering spectacular views of the winding turns and the valley below.
One of the more popular rides in Norway, YouTube is full of videos of the Troll Ladder being ridden; here’s a sampler.
PHOTO: Foundwalls.com; MAP, Stoffs.se