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The best driving roads

Do you have a favourite driving road? We’ve compiled a series featuring Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads., take a look before.

All-New Focus ST- Mallorca's Mountain Road

It’s not just the road but the history that surrounds it that makes the MA10 on Mallorca so deeply intriguing.

The road itself is an absolute peach to drive on, going through tunnels, across lakes and over rocky bridges. Right in the middle of the MA10 sits a 13th century monastery called the Sanctuary de Lluc, and in a curious kind of way it’s the monastery that defines this amazing piece of road, even in 2016 and beyond.

Why? Because it was built all those years ago in a location that was deliberately hard to reach. The path to enlightenment, it seems, should never be easy to attain, not even when attempted in a Focus ST.

Discover more about the All-New Focus ST here.

Focus ST TDCI Estate - The Black Forest Highway

Drive across the rewarding stretch of the Black Forest, Germany.

The 40km or so of the B500 in the middle of the enchanting Black Forest are some of the most challenging kilometres you will drive anywhere in Germany – but well worth the effort.

All in love with every corner of the B500, one of Europe's Greatest Driving Roads.

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Ford Mustang convertible - The French Alps

Forming stage 19 of the Tour de France in 2015, the road has a reputation for being one of the most gruelling but also picturesque places the tour had ever visited; and what a road it turned out to be to drive on.

A personal favourite of Steve Sutcliffe, this winding and challenging drive (reaching a peak of 2000m at the famous Col de la Croix de Fer) behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang Convertible 2.3 is the stuff driving dreams are made of.

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Fiesta ST - Catalonia, Spain 

What an unbelievable driving road the C462 is, especially behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta ST.

Just over 100km long, it winds its way north through Catalonia and ending over 100km later at La Seu D’Urgell, just south of Andorra. At the very top of the C462, at over 2000m, you’re also rewarded by the most amazing view of the Pyrenees, which seem to be visible in their entirety. But the best part? For most of the time, it’s pretty much deserted which means that for us driving enthusiasts, it’s almost your own private playground.

But the best part? For most of the time, it’s pretty much deserted which means that for us driving enthusiasts, it’s almost your own private playground.

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Focus RS - Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire UK​

Go on a mission to tame the challenging Blakey Ridge.

At only 15 miles long it’s not the longest road in the Greatest Driving Roads series, but the way it winds itself across the moors, throwing blind crests and fast but ever tightening corners is completely fascinating.


BULLITT - Isle of Man

The Isle of Man TT Festival is among the most famous motorsport festivals in the world. Every year, over two weeks, 30 million fans tune in to see top motorcyclists test their talent on the incredible “Mountain Course”. But you don’t have to be on two wheels to get the best out of what is one of Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads.

The mountain is also said to be unique as the only place from which you can see all four countries that make up the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And regardless of the opportunity to drive fast, it does pay to slow down and enjoy the incredible scenery, as well as the local hospitality.

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Source: Ford Europe