GREAT INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST : 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

GREAT INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BUCKET LIST

Just imagine this: you’re in a luxury car with your lover, surrounded by high mountains, blue rivers, coast lines, winding roads, beautiful landscapes, green forests, golden fields. What can be more romantic than this?

There are probably millions of the roads in the world which passes through incredible landscapes, but there are just some of them that are truly amazing and are incredibly constructed. Instead of simply being a part of the journey, these roads are so awe-inspiring that they have become destinations unto themselves.

Maybe you’re ready for a nice drive, but you don’t know where to go. This post is dedicated for all roads lovers and should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Let’s hit the road!

1. TRANSFAGARASAN HIGHWAY IN ROMANIA – ‘THE BEST ROAD IN THE WORLD’ TOP GEAR

It is a very special road going between the mountains and with an excellent scene view all the way to the top.
More than 150 kilometres in length the Transfagarasan Highway is Romania’s most spectacular and best known road. Fully open only from June to October, the road’s highest point is at 2042 metres: the tunnel which links the northern and southern sides at Lake Balea

Transfagarasan Highway in Romania - ‘The best road in the world' TOP GEAR | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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2. TRANSALPINA, THE KING’S ROAD – A HIDDEN GEM IN CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

Transalpina road (DN67C) is the highest road in Romania. With a total lenght of 146 km, it goes trough the Carpathian Mountains, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,145m above sea level in Step Urdele Parang Mountains. Located in the Parâng Mountains group, in the Southern Carpathians of Romania, it’s one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. The road links Novaci, south of Parang Mountains and Sebes in the north.

The road was built under King Carol II. That’s the reason why Romanian locals in the area call it The King’s Road.

The road has its highest point at the Urdele Pass, where the elevation is 2,145m above sea level.

Transalpina, The King's road - a hidden gem in Carpathian Mountains | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

3.GUOLIANG TUNNEL ROAD, CHINA(中国郭亮隧道)

Guoliang Tunnel is one of the most famous tunnels in the world. It’s 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) long, 5 metres (16 ft) tall and 4 metres (13 ft) wide, located high in the Taihang Mountains of the Henan Province, China.

The tunnel links the village of Guoliang to the outside through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Huixian, Xinxiang, Henan Province of China.

Before 1972, access to the nearby Guoliang village was limited to a very difficult path carved into the mountainside. The village was nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains. It was basically cut off from civilization. In 1972, a group of desperate villagers decided to take matters into their own hands – they would carve a road right into the side of the mountain by themselves.

It took five years to complete, and a few villagers died, in accidents, during the construction.

Guoliang Tunnel Road, China(中国郭亮隧道) | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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4. FAMOUS ATLANTIC ROAD, NORWAY (ATLANTERHAVSVEGEN)

Famous Atlantic road, Norway (Atlanterhavsvegen) | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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5. ROAD TO MOUNT FITZ ROY. LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK, PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

Road to Mount Fitz Roy. Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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6. TROLLSTIGEN – FAMOUS ROAD IN NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINS

Trollstigen - famous road in Norwegian mountains | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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7. THE ROAD TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK

The Road to the Canadian Rockies, Kootenay National Park | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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8. FITZ ROY STRAIGHT AHEAD !

The main highway leading to Los Glacieres National Park in Argentina; part of the Patagonia area encompassing both Chile and Argentina…the Andes in this region are spectacular.

Fitz Roy straight ahead ! | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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9. THE FAMOUS CHAPMAN’S PEAK NEAR HOUT BAY CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA.

The famous Chapman's peak near Hout bay Cape Town South Africa. | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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10. MOUNTAIN ROAD IN SWISS ALPS VALLEY, FURKA PASS, SWITZERLAND

Mountain road in Swiss Alps Valley, Furka Pass, Switzerland | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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11. CINEMATIC ROAD TO MOUNT COOK , NEW ZEALAND

Cinematic Road to Mount Cook , New Zealand | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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12. SCENIC VALLEY OF FIRE, NEVADA

Scenic Valley of Fire, Nevada | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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13. THE FAMOUS TIZI N’TICHKA PASS IN MOROCCO.

The famous Tizi n'Tichka pass in Morocco. | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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14. ICY WINTER ROAD, ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, BANFF AND JASPER NATIONAL PARKS ALBERTA CANADA

Icy winter road, Icefields Parkway, Banff and Jasper National Parks Alberta Canada | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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15. KARAKORUM HIGHWAY. AUTUMN SEASON IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN.

Karakorum highway. Autumn season in Northern Pakistan. | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime
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16. CINEMATIC ROAD PASSO DELLO STELVIO, ITALIA

Cinematic Road Passo Dello Stelvio, Italia | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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17. PASSO DELLO STELVIO ROAD IN ITALIAN ALPS

Passo Dello Stelvio Road in Italian Alps | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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18. SCENIC VIEW OF THE SWITCHBACKS OF THE GRIMSEL PASS, SWITZERLAND

Scenic View of the switchbacks of the Grimsel Pass, Switzerland | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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19. FAMOUS HIGHWAY INTO MONUMENT VALLEY, UTAH, USA.

Famous Highway into Monument Valley, Utah, USA. | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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20. SCENIC ROAD IN SOUTHERN MORAVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC

Scenic Road in Southern Moravia, Czech republic | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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21. COUNTRYSIDE ROAD IN TUSCANY, ITALY

Countryside road in Tuscany, Italy | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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22. MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN ROAD

Magnificent American Road | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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23. WINDING MAGNIFICENT ROAD IN MOUNTAINS OF GRAN CANARIA IN CANARY ISLANDS

Winding Magnificent Road in mountains of Gran Canaria in Canary Islands | 23 Roads you Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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