10 Most Beautiful Drives In The World

We previously had a list on the most unique roads in the world and we were asked to write about the most beautiful drives as well. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, of course, but we did comprise a list of 10 remarkable drives with unforgettable views. Some of them are coastline roads with view of the ocean, others are mountain passes with countless curves, but all of them offer a wonderful experience!

1. California State Route 1, California, United States - One of the most famous roads in the world, the coastline road between San Francisco and Los Angeles, also known as the Coast Highway is more than just a road – it’s a huge tourists attraction that stop every couple of miles to take photos of the ocean

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: California State Route 1

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: California State Route 1

 

2. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, United States – This famous bridge is located in the Florida Keys and was constructed between 1909 and 1912. Driving so close to the water for so long, and with nothing but the blue ocean all around you is a true experience

Most Beautiful Roads In The World:Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

Most Beautiful Roads In The World:Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

 

3. Queen Charlotte Drive, New Zealand - Queen Charlotte Drive is New Zealand’s most beautiful drive and one of the world’s most beautiful drives. The blue and green landscape is breathtaking. The route of the drive is between Picton and Nelson in the country’s South island

Most Beautiful Roads In The World:Queen Charlotte Drive, New Zealand

Most Beautiful Roads In The World:Queen Charlotte Drive, New Zealand

4. Great Ocean Road, Australia - The Great Ocean Road is a 243 km (151 mi) long road along the south-eastern coast of Australia, between the cities Torquay and Allansfor. The road was built between the years 1919 and 1932

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Great Ocean Road, Australia

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Great Ocean Road, Australia

 

5. Stelvio Pass, Italy – This mountain pass in northern Italy is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps at an altitude of 2,757 m (9,045 ft). The curved road and the scenery around will leave an impression on you long after you leave the road

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Stelvio Pass, Italy

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Stelvio Pass, Italy

 

6. Tianmen Mountain Road, China - Located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, in Hunan Province. This 11 km (6.8 mi) road takes you to the top of the Tianmen mountain and to Tianmen cave. Another way to reach the summit is by a cableway

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Tianmen Mountain Road, China

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Tianmen Mountain Road, China

 

7. Furka Pass, Switzerland – Another breathtaking mountain pass in the Alps, this time on the Swiss side. The pass is at an elevation of 2,429 meters (7,969 ft). The Furka Pass was one of the locations of the James Bond movie Goldfinger

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Furka Pass, Switzerland

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Furka Pass, Switzerland

 

8. Ruta 40, Argentina – Ruta 40 is a route in western Argentina that runs in parallel to the Andes mountains and stretches more than 5,000 km (3,107 mi) – making it one of the longest routes in the world. The southern part of the route is largely unpaved and has become a famous tourist attraction for the more adventurous tourists

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Ruta 40, Argentina

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Ruta 40, Argentina

 


9. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway – A 8.3 km (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 in Norway that runs through an archipelago. The short drive has become famous for it’s uniqueness and beauty

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: The Atlantic Ocean Road

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: The Atlantic Ocean Road

 

10. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa – Chapman’s Peak is a mountain some 15 km south of Cape Town. The spectacular road is located on the western side of the mountain, where the mountain falls sharply for several hundreds of meters into the ocean. The road was carved into the near vertical face of the mountain between the years 1915 and 1922

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa

Most Beautiful Roads In The World: Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa

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