Breathtaking views and great travel experiences: here are 26 destinations to get excited on the road.
Road E10, also called “the King Olaf V road“, is the nordest road of Europe. 850 km long, spectacular bridges connect almost all the Lofoten Islands, Norway arriving in Sweden.
Mountains, waterfalls, fjords, curves and hairpin turns along the Trollstingen in Norway one of the most scenic roads in Europe, which stretches for 106 kilometers between the lake Langvatnet and the Sogge bridge in Romsdal.
The Atlanterhavsveien, or Atlantic Ocean Road, connecting the towns of Molde and Kristiansund in Norway. Eight kilometers of bridges, viaducts and causeways in the fjords with spectacular vantage points overlooking the sea (The Hustadvika is famous, particularly spectacular, ocean tract during storms, from which you can spot whales and seals when the sky is clear) allow connecting islets and free cross a stretch of the North sea
Dubbed “The Madness of Ceauşescu”, Transfagarasan is the steepest street in Romania reaching the maximum altitude of 2145 meters on Passo Urdele in Parang Mountains and is 90 kilometers long. Built between 1970 and 1974 for military purposes, it connect the cities of Pitesti and Arpasu de Jos twisting and turning on elevation changes.
St. Gotthard Pass is one of the most important Alpine passes. Located at 2,108 meters in the central part of the Alps, linking north to south the valley of the River Reuss and Leventina valley in Switzerland.
The Furka Pass in Switzerland connects the valley of Vrsar in high Valais to the Goms valley. It’s a kind of watershed that divides the basin of the Rhine from the Rhone in the Valais and separates the Lepontine Alps from the Bernese ones.
The Col du Turini is a mountain road in the Alps in the south of France. It rises up to 1,607 meters of altitude with many bends that over the years have been covered by all the major drivers of the Rally during the Rally of Monte Carlo or by cyclists in one of the most famous stages of the Tour de France
Stelvio Pass in Italy: 50 hairpin bends for the highest automobile pass in Italy, connects Trafoi with Bormio and is one of the most scenic streets of Italy, also used for many car racing.
Overview of the Crete Senesi: driving off-road you will find yourself immersed in the spectacular world of the Crete Senesi, in the heart of Tuscany, along the route from Torre a Castello leads to the cemetery of Asciano.
Amalfi Coastline: the sea on one side and rocky ridge on the other hand, for a road all overlooking the sea that along 50 km from the town of Meta comes to Vietri sul Mare in Italy. In some places you can stop and admire the view of the indented coastline famous for its gigantic lemons and limoncello liqueur.
Road of Jebel Hafeet, United Arab Emirates : the road alternates very fast straights and sweeping curves giving life to this exciting journey in the desert. The road ends in a parking lot where you can find a hotel and a palace belonging to the rulers of the country.
Iroha-Zaka, Japan is a winding path that connects the towns of Nikko and Oku-Nikko. The road has 48 curves and at each corner is placed a letter of the ancient Japanese alphabet.
Tianmen Mountain Road, China .This road is a prodigious succession of well 99 turns that for 11km climbs on Tianmen Mountain, in northwestern Hunan.
The Guoliang Tunnel Road in China. It is dug along the walls of the Taihang Mountains in Henan Province, China. The road was built by 13 local villagers in just 5 years. This path has been dubbed “the road that does not tolerate mistakes,” and is a key destination on the Chinese tourism map.
Taroko Gorge – Taiwan Taroko that in a Taiwanese dialect means magnificent and beautiful is a road that winds through dozens of kilometers of rock in a canyon along nearly 20 kilometers inside the Taroko National Park in Taichung City, Nantou County in the north of the Island .
The Great Ocean Road, Australia is one of the most iconic streets of Australia: running fast with breathtaking views along the southeast coast of Australia joining the towns of Torquay and Allansford. Along its route of about 240 km you will see national parks, rainforests, beaches, just above one of the most beautiful reefs in the world: the 12 apostles.
Overseas Highway, Florida Dubbed the Keys Scenic Highway, this road on the water was before an elevated railway line that now connects Miami and Key West. The Seven Mile Bridge is a bridge 10,931 meters long, about seven miles starred in some movies like Mission Impossible 3, 2 Fast 2 Furious and traverse a long stretch of sea in a few minutes.
US Route 163, Utah & Arizona Having travelled it, is a title of respect in the curriculum of every traveler. We talk about the road that goes through the Monument Valley, made celebrated by countless photographs and since 1939 by the cult scene of John Ford’s Stagecoach.
White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah The spectacular White Him Road runs between rocky expanses of Utah National Park along canyons and lunar landscapes: a long dirt road about 70 miles that winds through the Canyonlands National Park in Utah.
The Pikes Peak is a famous street in the world because of Hill Climb a race that every year brings together hundreds of pilots in Colorado, America. Less than 20 kilometers long is characterized by the presence of 156 curves uphill to the summit of 4,301 meters.
Highway 1, California This stretch of Highway 1 runs along dangerous cliffs and overhangs the sea in the central coast of California along Big Sur, from San Simeon to Carmel.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a road that runs along the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian mountains for over 700 km along Virginia and North Carolina. The route is particularly scenic during fall foliage when the trees around are colored with a thousand red, yellow and orange.
Denali Highway in Alaska. Only partially paved is closed to traffic from October until mid-May, and colleague Paxson to Cantwell through the Denali National Park. Along the way to go at the recommended speed of 30 mph you are immersed in unspoiled nature made of trees of a lush greenery, lakes and mountains in the distance.
The “Camino de la Muerte” stretches for 43 km of pure adrenaline between La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia, a single lane with cliffs up to 600 meters on the left side, no guard rail on the right and a vertical wall of rock. And it is considered by far the most dangerous road in the world, but that does not seem to diminish its charm since every year more than 25,000 bikers embark on this descent as spectacular as extreme.
Dades Gorge, Morocco is the road that reaches the homonymous valley, in a spectacular gorge carved along the Atlas Mountains about 200 kilometers east of Marrakech.
Chapman’s Peak Road, Cape Town, South Africa: It ‘a winding road overlooking the sea which is only 24 km from Cape Town, South Africa. Connecting Noordhoek to Hout Bay, the total length of the route is about 9 km, during which we come across a total of 114 curves that in some places even reach 593 meters above sea level.
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