The Road to Ronda, Spain
Starting on the Costa del Sol, it crosses the Serrania de Ronda, a soaring plateau in the mountains of Spain's Malaga province. Ride something light and nimble, such as a Ducati or a Japanese 600. I've ridden it often, most recently on a BMW K1200S. Riding between 40 and 100 mph, it's just one perfect turn after another. Open the throttle for two or three seconds on a big bike and the next bend is in your lap. It's challenging--a superbly engineered piece of pavement. If you can concentrate totally for 30 minutes, this is Spanish for Nirvana. What a road!