21 Roads That Will Definitely Tempt You To Take A Road Trip

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5:53 pm 16 Feb, 2016

These are some wonderful roads all over the world that you surely would love to drive on if you love traveling!


1. Trollstigen, Norway

This road remains closed  from late autumn till winter as it takes a serpentine route that is full of sharp turns and tight bends in between mountains. It took eight long years to reconstruct this road that was originally opened by King Haakon VII back in 1936.

1_Trollstigen, Norway


2. Icefields Parkway, Canadian Rockies

At its northernmost extreme, high up in the Canadian Rockies, Highway 93 passes through some of the most famous vacation areas in North America. Also known as the Icefields Parkway, it is an amazing drive with endless panoramas of glaciers and towering peaks, and dozens of turnouts and trailheads to tempt you out from behind the wheel

2_The Road Leading To The Canadian Rockies


3. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa

There is a mountain located on the western side of Cape Peninsula known as Chapman’s Peak and this incredible road stretches along the peak’s side.

3_Chapman’s Peak, South Africa


4. Atlantic Road, Norway

It was constructed in 1989 and is a 5 mile road. It serves as a scenic bridge dotted with fishing spots and outrageous viewing points, all on the way to the Norwegian islands.



5. Karakoram Highway (KKH), Pakistan

One of the highest paved international roads in the world connects the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China to Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan, across the Karakoram Mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass.

5_Karakoram Highway (kkh), Pakistan


6. The Leh–Manali Highway, India

This road connects Leh in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir to Manali In Himachal Pradesh. It was built by the Border Roads Organisation of the Indian army and can bear the heaviest army vehicles. It requires great skill to drive on this road, particularly to get past fast-flowing streams. This road is only open for a few months each year as the area sees heavy snowfall.

7_Road Running Through Indian Himalayas, Ladakh, India


7. Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy

This mountain pass is the highest paved road in the eastern Alps as it is located 9,045 feet above sea level, and it is the second highest road throughout the Alps. Its 75 hairpin bends are very challenging for motorists. When the road is open from June to September, it is very popular with sports enthusiasts.

8_Passo Dello Stelvio, Italia


8. Road 163, USA

This highway runs through the American states of Arizona and Utah and cuts through the heart of Monument Valley. It has been featured in numerous movies and commercials.



9. Furka and Grimsel Pass, Switzerland

You surely will enjoy traveling on this road as it has so many sight-seeing options, including surreal lookout points, and over 20 bridges and 20 tunnels.

10_Furka and Grimsel Pass, Switzerland


10. Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway, Taiwan

This road was completed in 2006. Earlier it was known as the Beiyi Highway but became Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway after its completion. You can travel to 3 major cities through this road Taipei City, New Taipei City, and Yilan City.

11_Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway


11. Antrim Coast Road, Northern Ireland

This road was developed in the early 19th Century. As it include historical elements, such as the White Arch bridge built in 1873 as a part of the first 3-foot gauge railway in Ireland, it is also known as the world’s greatest tourist road.

12_Antrim Coast Road, Northern Ireland


12. Route 1, Iceland

This road connects most of the inhabited regions of Iceland and runs over 1,332 kilometers. Popular tourist destinations of Iceland, like the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, fall en route this ring road.

13_Route 1, Iceland


13. Road to Monte Fitz Roy, Argentina

You will have an amazing driving experience on this road surrounded by clouds and wonderful scenery.

14_The Road Leading To The Mountain Of Fitz Roy


14. Abano Pass, Georgia

The road, built in 1978, is the highest drivable mountain pass in the Caucasus. It covers ravines and two river valleys. The road is supposed to be open from May to October but can be shut anytime as snowfall blocks sections of the road any time of the year.

15_Road to Omalo, Tusheti, Caucasus Mountains, Georgia


15. Transfăgărășan, Romania

It is also known as Ceaușescu’s Folly. It is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It has national-road ranking and is the second-highest paved road in the country after the Transalpina.

16_Transfagarasan Romania


16. Road to El Chalten, Argentina

Fields running along the sides of the road and the mountain view will give you a pleasure-filled road trip.

17_Road to El Chalten, Argentina


17. Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road, Canada

Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road is an ice road on the frozen Mackenzie River delta channels and the frozen Arctic Ocean between the Northwest Territories communities of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada.

18_Ice Road Connecting Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories, Canada


18. Road Cap de Formentor, Spain

Cap de Formentor is a magnificent northernmost point of the Balaeric Island Majorca, Spain. The Italian engineer Antonio Parietti designed the road that leads to this beautiful place. Parietti is credited with having worked in tandem with the locale. He paid attention to Tramuntana winds and shifted waste from one place to where it was needed.

19_Cap Formentor, Mallorca, Spain


19. Kelok Sembilan Bridge, Indonesia

Kelok 9 is a very vital state road linking West Sumatra and neighboring Riau province. The road, built by the Dutch between 1908-1914 and started operation in 1930, has become part of West Sumatra’s history.

21_Kelok Sembilan, West Sumatra, Indonesia


20. E10, Norway

The road, which runs through the picturesque town of Lofoten, goes through lush green hills and mountains. The E10 connects the larger islands of Lofoten with bridges and undersea tunnels.

22_Picturesque Road Through Lofoten, Norway


21. Naithon Beach Road, Thailand

The narrow road leads through some of Phuket’s last remaining virgin jungle, and winds along a coastline that rivals the Cote d’Azur in its brilliant beauty. If driving to Nai Thon from the north, the road takes you through a village then into a lush green valley before reaching the beach.

23_Naithon Beach Road, Phuket, Thailand


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