At times, it is all about the journey and not only about the destination. Few things can be more refreshing than driving on a new road and discovering a wonderful landscape waiting for you. While there are amazing roads you can drive on, there are quite a few beautiful drives which are awesome in terms of navigation, experience and beauty. These elevate drivers to a state of ecstasy while they drive on them alone or with friends and loved ones along with them.
Take a look at the top 10 most beautiful drives in the world in 2017, which are known around the globe for their smoothness and beauty. You will love to jump into your vehicle, roll the windows down and drive along these highways.
List of the world’s top 10 most beautiful drives in 2017
10. Ruta 40, Argentina
The road stretches to Cabo Virgins from Puna, and is located in western Argentina. It is 3,045 miles in length and runs along the Andes. It is 16 thousand feet above the sea level and you can pass 20 national parks and forest reserves, 13 big lakes, 18 big rivers and 235 bridges in total. All through the trip, you can cross some amazing remote regions and unpaved roads. Those who want variety in their road trips need to embark on a journey along this route.
9. Col de Turini, France
It reaches up to a height of 5,200 feet and winds in the southern region of France through the Alpes-Maritimes. The coiling road ends in Sospel and is used frequently for the famous Monte Carlo Rally car race. It also serves as the driveway for the Tour de France, another famous road race. There are fantastic scenes of the mountains that you can enjoy on this route.
8. Cabot Trail, Canada
It is 185 miles in length and coils in Nova Scotia about the northern peak of Cape Breton. Along the way, you can enjoy the sight of lush green forests with the leaves changing colors from red to orange to yellow with passing seasons. Drivers can witness many snowmobiling and hiking routes, galleries, museums and restaurants.
7. The Atlantic Roadway, Norway
This route opened up for the first time in 1989, and comes with 4 rest and view areas for many tourists who love to visit the amazing route. It is regarded as a National Tourist Route, and a must-see region. The route spreads for 5 miles and is included in the Norwegian National Road 64. In Midwestern Norway, it connects the towns Molde and Kristiansund.
6. Stelvio Pass, Italy
It is situated close to the Swiss border, in northern Italy. It was developed sometime during the 1820’s, which makes it one of the most ancient driveways. In the Eastern Alps, the pass is now located at a great height of more than 9,000 feet above the sea level. There are as many as 60 hairpin bends, which makes it one of the most dangerous routes on the globe. However, it is very popular for motorcycle rallies and bicycle races.
5. Overseas Highway, Florida
It was created in the 1930’s, and goes along a railroad track which is obsolete at present. At present, it moves to Key West from mainland Florida while it crossed over the famous Florida Keys at one time. You can get a terrific view of turquoise waters while going along this route.
4. Great Ocean Road, Australia
The route moves to Warrnambool from Torquay, and lets you enjoy amazing views of the coast. There are many surf spots, whale spotting areas, beaches, museums and restaurants along this road. You can pass by the Great Otway National Park, Shipwreck Coast, Apollo Bay and the limestone stack known as the Twelve Apostles.
3. Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, United Arab Emirates
It winds to the top of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain, the second highest peak of UAE. It is only over 7 miles in length and allows visitors fantastic views of Al Ain, a famous town. The road winds through a limestone mountain, and it ends at its peak. There is a restaurant and a hotel which can be accessed by visitors.
2. Scenic Highway 12, Utah
It coils through the rugged southwestern Utah landscape for 124 miles, and its elevation ranges between 5,000 and more than 9,000 feet. It spans the region between Capitol Reef National Parks and Bryce Canyon. There are famous tourist destinations all through the route, which include the Anasazi State Park Museum, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the Kodachrome Basin State Park and the Dixie National Forest. The highway can be accessed from either Highway 12 or US 89.
1. Milford Road, New Zealand
The route winds through the Fiordland National Park, which is located in the middle of the Southern Alps. It stretches for a total distance of 144 miles, and is part of the State Highway 94. It joins Te Anau, the famous town, with Milford Sound – the place which is popular for being one of the locations where the Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed. Travelers can get to see the Fiordland National Park, lush rainforests, waterfalls and crystal clear lakes along the road, which offers many scenic attractions.
These are the top 10 most beautiful drives in the world in 2016-2017, which are highly reputed for the many scenic attractions and beautiful sights that they have on offer. The views are really mesmerizing along the way, and you will love these smooth roads which can be a delight for any biker or car driver who loves traveling long distances.