Ticlio Pass, Peru
This 132 km journey is not for the faint
hearted, with a number of hairy sections winding through the beautiful Andes
landscape. At almost 5,000 metres above sea level, this three hour mountain
pass has views to die for - sometimes quite literally. Rocky landslides and
shear mountain drops have taken more than a few weary travellers, so be careful
and enjoy the view from the right side of the ledge.
The Atlantic Road, Norway
This jaw-dropping road section might be
just 8 km long, but what it lacks in distance it makes up for in amazing scenery.
While not quite as dangerous as the Ticlio Pass, this road is technical and
definitely tricky, especially during a storm. The overpass section can be
experienced between Kristiansund and Molde, with the dark 80-meter long
Bremsnes Cave at Bremsneshatten Mountain a definite highlight.
Route 66, The United States
Perhaps the most famous road trip in the
world, this journey has inspired countless movies, books, and questionable
music recordings. In its prime, this road ran from Chicago through Missouri,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica,
California. While this road was officially removed from the United States
Highway System in 1985, it is still a prominent part of modern day Americana.
Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
A road trip down the Amalfi Coast manages
to merge the culture of picaresque Italian villages with the natural beauty of
the pristine coastline. While the dramatic cliffs and hairpin bends will get
your heart racing, the timeless beauty of the bays and villages below will take
you back to a time long ago. This journey is only 75 minutes long, so make sure
you appreciate every second.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
Sometimes you don't realise what you've got
on your very own doorstep. The Great Ocean Road is a spectacular four hour
drive between Torquay and Allansford, with the 244 km journey featuring
mountains, oceans, rainforests, and more than its fair share of dramatic
cliffs. Highlights include Bells Beach, the Great Otway National Park, and the
breathtaking Twelve Apostles, an incredible collection of natural limestone
rocks that tower 65 meters above the water.
Milford Road, New Zealand
While Milford Sound is famous across the
world, Milford Road doesn't always get the attention it deserves. This 90
minute, 120 km journey is jam-packed full of spectacular scenery, including
snow-capped mountain ranges, majestic lakes, and beautiful waterfalls. The
Avenue of the Disappearing Mountain is a particular delight, as is Eglington
Valley and the Mirror Lakes.
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