12 of the Most Thrilling Drives in the World to Wake up the Traveller in You

1. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

Blissful and serene, this road overlooks the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean that has seals and whales enjoying their natural habitat and rocky horizon with lush green mountains waving at you.

2. Chapman's Peak Drive, South Africa

What feels like driving on the mountain edge with the sea dancing to its own tune below, this five-mile-long route has 114 curves that seem to be a little challenging but with a view like that, I wouldn't mind giving it a try.

3. Stelvio Pass, Italy

Situated in the Eastern Alps at an altitude of 9,045 feet, this mountain pass enjoys sitting in the lap of a beautiful landscape, the views of which can be enjoyed from various spots along the curvy road. You will not want to go home once you set foot on this gorgeous route.

4. Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Counted among the most scenic drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road hosts some amazing national parks, rainforests, and distinctive limestone stacks "Twelve Apostles". Besides these attractions, the road offers some gorgeous views of the ocean that are sure to lend a quaint background to your photographs.

5. Furka and Grimsel Pass, Switzerland

Snow-capped mountain tops and lush green landscape define this beautiful mountain pass adorning the Swiss Alps. James Bond movie 'Goldfinger' was shot here and you will sincerely applaud the filmmakers for their choice of location if you happen to drive that way.

6. Milford Road, New Zealand

In the middle of Southern Alps lies this spectacular road that is popular for the eclectic scenic beauty it encompasses, which lured the film-makers to this city. 'Lord of the Rings' fans, ring a bell?

7. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA

Also known as the Overseas Highway, a drive on this bridge connecting mainland Florida to the vacation hotspot the Florida Keys, is a truly celestial experience. Seven miles of driving with nothing but the blue ocean for the company is a memorable time that is sure to stay with you for aeons to come.

8. State Route 1, Big Sur, California

Just look at that pic and tell me you don't want to hit the road right away! This long stretch of the Pacific coast leaves very little to the imagination as the mesmerizing landscape, and crisp ocean view present themselves in the most natural way while you cannot resist gaping at the surreal surrounding.

9. Ruta 40, Argentina

Divine is the word for this beautiful road that offers a variety of views while you handle the steering wheel with caution. Frequented by the adventure seekers and somber drivers alike, this 3000-mile stretch gives you a peek into 20 national parks and 18 rivers along the way.

10. Tianmen Mountain Road, China

This winding 11 km long road in the Tianmen Mountain National Park attracts visitors to capture some of the most surreal views from the mountain top. While the drive is a little challenging, the awe-inspiring sight from the top will kill all the fatigue and leave you feeling revitalized in a jiffy.

11. Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India

Let me caution you beforehand that landslides are a regular at this scenic drive but you will not want to miss out on the stunning views it offers while driving between the Himalayas. The snow capped, clouded peaks and captivating landscape, glaciers and rivers all in abundance along the way, you will be almost in a state of tranquillity.

12. Scenic Byway 163, Arizona/Utah, USA

You will get lost in the red rocks and massive stretch of the desert while moving along this 45-mile road. The rocky mountains that look more like a work of art are simply enchanting with not many places fortunate enough to host them.If you haven't accelerated on these roads yet, it is time you get your wheels ready and enjoy the stunning and incredibly amazing drives of the world.

12 of the Most Thrilling Drives in the World to Wake up the Traveller in You 12 of the Most Thrilling Drives in the World to Wake up the Traveller in You Reviewed by Sunil kumar mahla on 20:47 Rating: 5

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