“It’s the journey, not the destination” is exactly true for all types of road trips. No one ever want to travel on a lonely boring road even to reach the most beautiful destination because it will just reduce the long drive excitement.
Hence, today we have come up with the world’s most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes it is required to have a beautiful journey to appreciate the destination.
1. A82 Road, Glencoe, Scotland
This long and remote road has breathtaking scenic spaces and wonderful sights like the Rannoch Moor Bridge.
2. The Blue Ridge Parkway
This road runs from North Carolina to Virginia giving spectacular view of rugged mountains and the Appalachian Highlands along its side.
3. Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada
The most scenic drives winds around the Cape Breton Island and offer views of both the woods and the ocean.
4. The Great Ocean Road, Australia
You can find the famous limestone stacks called the Twelve Apostles, whale lookouts, rain forests, and beautiful national parks on this road alongside the great ocean.
5. Hana Highway, Hawaii
This road has a variety of views including waterfalls, rain forests and the ocean. It travels along Maui’s coastline and consists of 620 sharp turns and 59 bridges.
6. Col de l’Iseran, France
This is the highest paved road in the Alps, opens only in the summer and has been used several times in the Tour de France.
7. Rohtang Pass, India
Though this road has massive landslides but still it offers a spectacular view of glaciers, peaks and rivers.
8. The Karakorum Highway, Pakistan
This highway was constructed in the 1960s and ’70s to connect Pakistan and China as a sign of their strong friendship.
9. The Milford Road, New Zealand
The wind blows at a speed of 144 miles through Fiordland National Park, in the heart of the Southern Alps. This road connects to Milford Sound which was one of the filming locations for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
10. The North Yungas Road, Bolivia
This is the world’s most dangerous and beautiful road because of its single lanes, tight turns, and steep drop-offs.
11. The Oberalp Pass, Switzerland
This is a mountain road in the Swiss Alps about 6,706 feet above sea level. The road is only open during the summer, however, during the winter you can take a train ride across the pass.
12. The Overseas Highway, Florida
This highway will make you feel driving on the surface of the ocean and catching a sunset or sunrise is absolutely mesmerizing. It connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys and consists of 42 overseas bridges across 113 miles.
13. Scenic Byway 163, Arizona Border, Utah
Most of you may know this road from the “Road Runner” cartoon series. It stretches from the Arizona border through Monument Valley in Utah. You’ll be able to admire the beautiful red rocks and desert during the 45-mile drive.
14. The Atlantic Road In Norway
This road gives you a beautiful view of Atlantic Ocean with whales and seals on calmer weather. It stretches across seven bridges.
15. The Trollstigen Road, Norway
Trollstigen means “troll ladder,” and just like its meaning, it has extremely narrow and steep winding road. When you make it to the top, you will be struck with the beauty of the Stigfossen waterfall – a 1,050 – foot waterfall that tumbles over the mountains.
16. The Valley Of Fire Road In Nevada
The reflection of sun on these beautiful red sandstone formations along the road give an illusion as if they are on fire, hence the name fire road.
17. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa
This peak drive is about five miles long with 114 curves and offers stunning 180-degree views of both mountain and sea.