The 5 Best Road Trips In the World!

The 5 Best Road Trips In the World!

There are few more freeing and more exploratory ways to travel than to do so in a  car and throughout the world there are many road trips which are simply breathtaking. Road trips give you the freedom to go where you want, when you want and in order rot see the very best of a country, doing so by car is arguably one of the finest ways to do it. We have traveled long and far to bring you the best road trips in the world and here are our top 5.

La Route Des Grandes Alpes, France

France’s rugged terrain and mountainous regions make for some pretty special road trips and they do not get much better than this incredible pass through the Alps. This road trip winds from the French Riviera, north as far as Lake Geneva and you will witness some of the most breathtaking mountain passes in the country, if not to the world. This 684 kilometer trek is best done in midsummer given its location and its propensity to be covered in snow in the winter.

Route 66, USA

Driving throughout the USA is incredible and there is no other country on Earth which offers the freedom that the US highways do. The most famous and iconic of these roadways is without question Route 66, the route from California to Chicago. The route itself doesn’t technically exist anymore but many of the sections still do and you can take on this 3800 kilometer trek to visit some of the charming small towns on the way.

Hidden Highway, UK

This 380 kilometer trek will take you from the Welsh border to the south of Chester and it is one of the best ways to see the stunning scenery of the United Kingdom. This trek was once known as the cider trail, taking fresh produce across to the Welsh lands, it is commonly known now as the black and white vintage trail. Throughout this trip you’ll see England in all of its green glory.

The Ring Road, Iceland 

This remote and icy trail takes you across the ring of Highway 1 in Iceland and it takes you through a dramatic and almost fantasy landscape of active volcanos, waterfalls, geo-thermal pools, glacial lagoons and glaciers themselves. Few highways in the world are like this one and if you are looking to be amazed as you tear up the highway, this route in Iceland is the best place to find just that.

Great Ocean Road

Australia is famous for many things but it is the ocean views and coastal trails which are the most impressive. The Great Ocean Road takes you from Geelong to Warrnambool, just west of Melbourne and for the duration of the trip you will be hugging the country’s coastline as you delight in the natural splendor of this beautiful corner of the world. Not only do you have the glorious and never-ending ocean on one side, but on the other you’ll see sheer cliffs and rainforests as you pass through the 275 kilometer route.

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