9 Beautiful roads to drive your heart out in the world
Everyone has a dream of roaming around the world and visits every beautiful location that is shown in movies and TV shows. For people who love to drive, this dream of visiting such places has the extra incentive of exploring them at their own time and choice using cars. We have 9 such beautiful and scenic roads that every driving enthusiast should drive on once in their lifetime.
1 Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
Atlantic Ocean Road is a 5.2 mile long section of County Road 64 that passes by Hustadvika, a part of Norwegian Sea. The road was opened in 1989 and has become one of the most scenic routes to travel across the county. You might also see seals and whales enjoying in their natural habitat in the sea along with lush green mountains overlooking you.
2 Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa
This road gets its name from the iconic Chapman’s Peak Mountain, 15 kms south of Cape Town, South Africa. The road along the edge of the mountain is known as Chapman’s Peak Drive and it is a beautiful 5 mile long road which has 114 curves during its course. It is a beautiful route to drive along the edge of a mountain viewing all the beauty of nature.
3 Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is a 151 mile long road that is an Australian National heritage between the cities of Torquay and Allansford. It was built between 1919 and 1932 and is dedicated to the Australian soldiers killed in WWI, making it world’s largest war memorial. There are many national parks and picturesque limestone stacks known as Twelve Apostles along the side of the road.
4 Furka and Grimsel Road, Switzerland
You might have seen this road in James Bond’s Goldfinger movie and actually the road is known as Furka and Grimsel Road. It helps drivers make way through the steep mountainside. The region is filled with granite rocks, blue lakes and great flora and fauna.
5 Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA
Seven Mile Bridgeis a 6.7 mile long bridge in Florida, USA. It connects Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key in Monroe County in Florida. There is another older bridge along the same route, open to cyclists and pedestrians and this newer one is open to motorists. Seven Mile Bridge was opened in 1982 and cost $45 million to construct. Driving on this 7 mile bridge with nothing just water beneath it is something memorable that you will not forget anytime sooner.
6 Ruta 40, Argentina
Ruta 40 or National Route 40 is a road stretching from Punta Loyola near Rio Gallegos in Santa Cruz Province in Argentina. It is more than 3,107 miles long, making the longest road in Argentina and one of the longest in the world. If you have to pass through 20 national parks, 18 rivers and the Andes mountain ranges, you will have scenes and memories for a lifetime.
7 Tianmen Mountain Road, China
Tianmen Mountain Road is situated in the Tianmen Mountain range in central Hunan Province in China. This 11 mile road which zigzags alongside the Tianmen Mountain National park is the prime attraction for visitors as it provides a great view from the top of the mountain.
8 Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India
Rohtang Pass is a 3,978 mtr high road pass situated in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in Pir Panjal mountain range in Himalayas and joins the Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Kullu. The whole drive presents snow covered mountain ranges, clouded peaks and picturesque landscapes and glaciers all along the road nearby.
9 Scenic Byway 163, Arizona/Utah, USA
The Scenic Byway 163 is 45 mile road that goes across the Utah/Arizona desert in USA. The road passes through Navajo county and gives a great view of red mountains and desert along the whole road. This road is seen in most movies and TV shows whenever they show someone going on a road trip.