Best For– These roads are not only challenging but also come with scenic landscapes & memories for life long-Plan now
There are millions of roads running across the world, some of them have been built along dramatic coastlines or beaches, few crisscross through craggy mountain passes or deserts, gorgeous landscapes or simply high above the sea level. In case, you are wondering about your next destination for scenic drives, have a look at some of the most interesting roads here.
Here is a compilation of the most scenic drives in the world and each drive features fascinating scenery of the most visually beautiful regions. So, don’t forget to bring your cameras and get ready to hit the most interesting and off-beat roads in the world to travel on. Following is the list of most interesting roads in the world recommended by HolidayMe (EN|AR).
- Atlantic Road, Norway
Experience a unique journey close to the Atlantic Ocean; this beautiful road trip on the Atlantic Road is also one the most adventurous road trips in the world. A unique stretch of road spanning 8 kilometers between Molde and Kristiansund, besides some rocky islands, which will take you right out to the ocean’s edge. Thanks to its great combination of spectacular natural surroundings with modern engineering, the road was chosen as the ‘Best Norwegian Construction of the Century’.
- Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, United States
Buckle up for a scenic drive of highways with extreme weather and narrow lanes at dizzying heights. Seven Mile Bridge is a perfect road trip through Florida Keys and it is definitely one of its kind. Surrounded by Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, stretching as far as your eyes can see, the highway traverses through vistas of natural beauty, splendid views of sunsets, sunrises and moonlight with sparkling stars. A road trip during the evening (when the sun is setting) is highly recommended.
- Tianmen Mountain Road, China
Experience the twist and turns while driving down the Tianmen Mountain road in China, which brings an entirely new meaning to the term ‘road trips’. More than 7 miles in length, rising 3,600 feet above the sea level with over 99 hairpin turns, these winding roads around the Tianmen Mountain are sometimes referred to as ‘Heaven Linking Avenue’. From far, the road appears almost fake or something of an artist’s impression.
- Route 66
Running over 2,000 miles all the way between Chicago and Los Angeles, this historic and legendary road takes a diagonal trip passing through the heart of the United States and showcases some of the country’s most beautiful road scenes. No other road in the US captures the essence of the American spirit like Route 66. If you’re looking for an extra-ordinary display of neon signs, then get your kicks onto Route 66.
- Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The road that does not tolerate any mistakes – Guoliang Tunnel Road in China is one of the most dangerous yet among the most beautiful tunnel routes in the world. The hidden treasure of China, the Guoliang Tunnel Road has been carved into mountain by the local villagers. The tunnel offers a short stunning span around 3/4 mile, carved through the edge of the Taihang Mountains.
- State Route 1, Big Sur, California
Get an exhilarating driving experience on the Pacific Coast Highway through lush green landscapes with crisp-clear ocean views. Well known for its most scenic drives in the world, it starts from California stretching all the way to San Diego, and you can admire the seaside villages, stunning coastal views, untouched forests and the wildest islands of California.
- Valley of Fire Road, Nevada
If you are in Las Vegas and want to escape the crowded and suffocating strips, then hit the Valley of Fire Road, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. If you are fond of the red color, this may be your favorite road in the world. Drive 45 minutes from Las Vegas and you will find yourself in the serenity of the Mead Lake. The pristine beauty of red sand stones and amazing rock formations, rich history and the vivid colors of the Valley of Fire Road in the Nevada Desert is a delight to the sore eyes.
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