Long drives are the inseparable part of life for all the people who are hardcore wanderlust; to all people who pay equal attention towards the journey as much as they pay to the destination. These souls are the ones who search for a haven in picturesque roads full of panoramic and exhilarating views. Further, If you also have a dream of driving a break free ride on a smooth and captivating road, then below is the list of some impressive routes which will give you a lot of butterflies in the stomach and will make you skip a heartbeat because of the unending beauty.
Highway 1, Big Sur, California (State Route 1)
It is one of the main state highways that run most of the pacific coastline of California. This is reputed as one of the most scenic roads running along the enticing coastlines in the USA. This route has many attractions along the coast. Hioghway1 enters the Big Sur region also crossing the San Carpoforo Creek. This road often leaves the coast for a few miles and then enters the redwood forest area of the Big Sur River Valley. However, this particular road passes through many historic bridges, including the most stunning Bixby Creek Bridge and was built between 1919 and 1937.
It is a high mountain pass which connects Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri. This is the most charismatic road and is also used as a location in Goldfinger which is a James Bond film. This road has an elevation of 2,429metres.This pass is located in the Swiss Alps.
The Atlantic Road, Norway
Drive on this road is one of the wonderful and scenic experiences one can ever have in their lifetime. Driving along on this road is like driving on the edge of the sea. This road has sharp curves and arches. This road’s roller coaster feel makes it more interesting among the car drivers and motorbike riders. The construction of the road was started in 1983 in august and took 6 years to be finished. The drive on this road is excellent and worth a drive. Apart from driving here you can get ample opportunities of getting good clicks as well.
Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys
This famous bridge is located in the Florida Keys in Monroe County area in Florida, United States. It is one of the picturesque bridges for long drive and provides one of the smoothest roads in the world. On this road one can have a break free drive.
Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town, South Africa
Chapman’s Peak Drive makes it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic coast in the south western tip of South Africa. This is a 9 km drive and is considered as one of the beautiful roads because of the scenic views which one can experience while travelling on this road. One can here stop and have the views of the exquisite scenery.
The Amalfi Coast, Italy
It is Italy’s most picturesque stretch of coastline which has cornice roads, Landscapes of towering buffs luxuriant gardens and pastel hued village terraced into hill side. It is also reputed by UNESCO an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape.
The Col de Turini
It is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Alpes-Maritimes in France. It is famous for being the stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and it has many hairpins turns. It is in France and is one of the scenic roads.