The road is part of each trip. Enjoying the landscapes through the window of the car is an experience that is not erased from our minds. For this reason, I elaborate a list of the ten most beautiful road trips.
When we travel, one of the moments that we enjoy the most is when we go in the car looking out the window. The beautiful views that give us the roads are priceless, so we made a list of the most beautiful car trips in the world.
- Guoliang Tunnel, China
The history of this tunnel is as incredible as himself. The village of Guoliang was located high in the mountains of Henan province, and the only access they had to civilization was a narrow – and very dangerous – staircase embedded in the side of a mountain. After a large number of requests to the government for a way that connected them to the city that was ignored, the villagers decided to take action on the matter and build a tunnel through their means that would connect them with the outside world.
After five years of work, in 1977, the villagers of Guoliang managed to build a tunnel 4.8 meters high and 4.2 meters long. Today, this feat has become a great attraction for thousands of tourists for its majesty.
- Route 40, Argentina
Route 40 is an emblem in Argentina and crosses a total of 11 provinces. The route goes from Cabo Vírgenes in Santa Cruz to La Quiaca in Jujuy, measures a total of 5,200 km and links three regions: Patagonia, Cuyo, and Northern Argentina.
Touring Route 40 is an excellent way to get to know some of the most important tourist destinations in Argentina since it provides easy access to them. Besides, access to 14 national parks, 26 reserves, and provincial parks, it communicates with 41 international passes, 13 ski centers, crosses 18 major rivers and five places declared a World Heritage Site. In short, Route 40 is an excellent way to do tourism in a country as beautiful as Argentina is.
- Florida Keys, United States
Can you imagine a road that goes deeper than 200 kilometres in a sea of beautiful turquoise tones and that jumps from island to island? It may seem like a dream, but in the United States, specifically in the state of Florida, you can make a beautiful journey over the sea through undulating bridges, which has become one of the most spectacular road trips in the world.
The beautiful route covers all the islands that make up the Florida Keys. Through this road, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean from the comfort of your car while moving between blue-green waters. If you want to make this trip, we recommend that you book four days to one week of your vacation so you can fully enjoy the islands.
- Tateyama Kurobe, Japan
Tateyama Kurobe is a highway that runs through the Japanese Alps in the north. This unusual road makes its way through dense snow that covers the Chubu Sangaku National Park, which is removed between April and May, which gives way to huge and imposing ice walls on the side of the road.
The place is so beautiful that they have become one of the main tourist attractions in Japan. However, you should know that you can only access this road through a bus since the passage of private vehicles is prohibited.
- Garden Route, South Africa
The Garden Route links Cape Town with Port Elizabeth. The route is just spectacular, full of stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and tourist attractions. If you start from Cape Town, you have the option of going southeast towards Hermanus, the national capital of the whales; or travel the interior in a complementary route. In this other direction, you will know the wine route, and you will be able to walk near dozens of ostrich farms.
- Tian Men Shan, China
The Tian Men Shan road is an impressive succession of very sharp curves. It measures only 10 kilometres but rises from 200 to 1,300 meters above sea level. This work owes its name to a cave that is on top of the mountain, better known as the Door to Heaven.
The route is simply beautiful, and you will go through a total of 99 curves in 10 kilometres until you finally reach the top. If you are encouraged to visit the Gate to Heaven, you must climb a staircase that has exactly 999 steps. Would you cheer up?
- Route 66, United States
The historic Route 66 is one of the most typical icons of the United States. It has a length of 3,945 km and crosses a total of 8 states, from the point of departure in Chicago to Los Angeles. On this trip, you will pass through Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. In a few words: an unforgettable trip.
- Viaduc de Millau, road from Paris to Barcelona
If Barcelona and Paris are simply magical cities, moving from one to the other could not help but be just as beautiful. When you are travelling by car between these two cities, you will come across the Millau Viaduct, the highest bridge in the world. It measures 343 meters high and 2.5 kilometres long and is situated on the A-75.
Touring this bridge is not only a sensational experience for the beautiful and imposing landscape that surrounds it but for being a great wonder of architecture.
- Atlantic Road, Norway
The Atlantic Road is a stretch that measures 8 kilometres between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde. This road zigzags over low bridges that protrude above the sea. In 2005 it was chosen as the construction of the century and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in this country.
When there is good weather in the area, you can see whales and seals. If you visit this place, you can take fishing trips, see spectacular sunsets and eat Mediterranean food.
- Stelvio Pass, Italy
The Stelvio Pass is in Italy at 2,757 meters above sea level. This route is the highest mountain paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps. Famous among cyclists from all over the world for his presence in the Giro d’Italia for 60 years. Also, ski lovers also know this beautiful route, since a nearby glacier allows you to practice this sport even during the summer.
If you want to make this trip on the road, you must visit it from June to November, since in the rest of the year the high mountain conditions make it impossible for vehicles to pass through the large amount of snow that accumulates.