If you’re planning on taking a road trip, definitely consider driving along one of these routes. They’re the world’s greatest, most spectacular roads that take you through the best sites nature has to offer.
- Ring Road – Iceland
Ring Road is probably one of the most scenic and spectacular drives and will appeal to all nature lovers alike. You’ll encounter glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, beaches, coastlines and so much more. And don’t forget the inspiring culture of the Icelandic people. Immerse yourself into the untouched beauty of this country and discover every part of it using the Ring Road.
- Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland
This route along the coast of Ireland is the longest coastal route in the world. With a total length of over 1550 miles (2500 km), the Wild Atlantic Way is a true game changer for any road trip fanatic out there. The entire trip will take you everything from two to four weeks and includes stunning views of the colossal cliffs, beautiful beaches and unparalleled hospitality of the Irish. Drive South to North to have the ocean at your side at all times – If you remember to keep left.
- Pacific Coast Highway – USA
For many, America is by far the best road trip country. Endless highways and nature that seems to be unable to make up its mind – that’s what you’ll find while crossing the United States of America. However, if you were to pick just one, the Pacific Coast Highway is a great choice. This road leads from marine-heaven Monterey (just under San Francisco) to the sandy beaches of Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, you’re even able to continue your road trip along Interstate Highway 15 to Las Vegas for some live casino or the Grand Canyon for even more spectacular views. It’s your call!
- Bavaria – Germany
If you love Disney, you might take a trip through Bavaria into consideration. The castles along this route will take you back to your favourite Disney movies and make you feel like a true royal. The fairy-tale scenery and the bright colours of the houses and castles, alongside the spectacular seasonal changes, will make your trip unforgettable. Visit the picturesque towns along the route and make sure to taste the local specialties.
- Great Ocean Road – Australia
In case you doubted the variation in Australia’s nature, try the Great Ocean Route and drive along the beautiful pacific ocean with the many steep cliffs, the most amazing beaches and even dense jungles. The drive is more than 400 miles (600 km) and can be done in one day. But if you want to truly experience the coastline, reserve three days and plan stops along the way to take walks and enjoy the food.
- Garden Route – South Africa
Don’t be fooled by the name of this road; while driving along the Garden Road in South Africa, you’ll encounter much more than gardens only. Coastlines that require a stop after every turn because of the spectacular views, fantastic cuisine, wild animals and exotic places to visit during your trip. You drive from Durban to Cape Town, encountering all wonders of nature while you’re at it.
- Atlantic Road – Norway
If you love rigid nature and aren’t afraid of a little cold, the Atlantic Road in Norway is calling your name. The road itself is not very long, however, the trip towards it may well be called the true Nordic road trip. The Atlantic Road crosses several small islands and presents the illusion of land and sea merging. The views are spectacular and the tranquillity of nature will truly take your breath away. So if you seek a calming yet overwhelming encounter with nature, this is your road trip of choice.