10 BEST ROADS IN THE WORLD

The most beautiful roads around the world are engineering tricks that take you to some of the most beautiful landscapes on our planet. We have chosen 10 of the best roads in the world which are amazing destinations in themselves and offer breathtaking views. Whether you are a sports car or  SUV, all of these routes offer unique experiences, some more challenging than others.

10. LIESEWAGEN ROAD, NORWAY

With an intense vibe with gorgeous fjord views and 27 hairpin curves, Lydfjord to Lyffjord to Sirdal Road  Norway tops our bucket list. At an altitude of more than 3,100 feet (950 m) above sea level, you will be driving through the clouds as you descend into the village of Lizbotan which is situated at the bottom of the valley. On the way, you will pass the mountain lake Sulsuckervagan with several viewpoints where you can drag and take in the scenery. It should come as no surprise that the entire area is great for hiking and that you can take a spectacular cruise from Legboten to Fejord.

Lycefjord
Lysefjord is one of the sights to see on Norway's Lysevegan Road

9. LEH-MANALI HIGHWAY, INDIA

The infamous Leh-Manali highway passes through the majestic Himalayan mountain range. It is known that this route is 298 miles long and passes through mountain passes which are so high, that you can get a disease of high altitude! Tourists come here in summer when the weather is more forgiving. And if you are planning a trip, you will be happy to know that the road conditions have improved in recent years. However, it is still one of the most challenging routes on our list!

Leh-Manali Highway
A mountain pass near Sarchu in the Himalayas

8. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, USA

It is one of those great All-American roads that pass through 128 miles of bumpy winds. The  California  coastline takes you across the beaches and into the redwood forests with stunning views across the Pacific Ocean. On the way, you will pass through two major state parks: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Garrapata State Park, passing through historic cities such as Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Nature reserves such as Point Lobos State Reserve are home to an extraordinary array of flora and fauna, and from December to April, you can also see some migrating gray whales as you navigate the route.

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Bada Sur is a stop along the Pacific Coast Highway

7. AMALFI DRIVE, ITALY

A drive across the Amalfi Coast Will transport you through a fascinating mix of glamorous coastal cities, expansive views over the turquoise sea, cliffs and pastel-colored mountain villages. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding Mediterranean scenery and a coastal road trip is one of the best ways to experience it. The road is famously narrow and winding, hugs Cliffside and gives you a dramatic panorama. The best stretch is between Salerno and Positano. This route allows you to take yourself to the city of Amalfi and has some of the best opportunities for hiking in the surrounding hills.

Positano, Italy
A part of the Amalfi Coast Road in Positano

6. TRANSFAGERSON HIGHWAY, ROMANIA

This highway takes you to Mount Fagrass, some of the highest points at more than 6,500 feet (2,000 m) The road is 56 miles steep and the hairpin bends; This is a good route for a day trip, stopping to see the spectacular scenery and trying hiking routes along the way. Make sure you make a halt in the snow-capped Balaya Lake and be prepared to face the flocks of sheep on the way.

Balai Lake
The highway passing through the Fagaras Mountains of Romania is not for the faint of heart

5. ROUTE 1, ICELAND

This unique natural road takes you around it in a circular path. Most of the island's most iconic natural sites are passing through. At 824 miles, it is not a short day trip, but there are a lot more extravagant experiences on the way to the crowds! We highly recommend stopping at Seljalandfloss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. Although you will cross several waterfalls along the route, these are the most impressive. You can enjoy different types of hot springs and rivers. Other unrivaled sites include the rocks at Deerholy, the black sand beaches at Vic, the Jolkleson glacial lagoon and the icy Diamond Beach.

Route 1 Iceland
Seljalandsfloss waterfall is one of the many destinations on Route 1 of Iceland

4. ROUTE 40, ARGENTINA

Argentina's Route 40 is one of the longest and most impressive scenic drives in the world, taking you 3,000 miles along the Andes Mountains. With the highest point over 16,600 feet (5,061 m), it breaks the world record for highest national road. The route goes from the southernmost tip to the  Bolivian border and so the terrain is very diverse, extending from the winding mountain pass to the open spaces.

Route 40 Argentina
A part of Argentina's Ruta 40

3. KARAKORAM HIGHWAY, PAKISTAN

The route crosses the Kunzeb Pass at an altitude of 15,748 ft (4,800 m) above sea level connecting Pakistan to China. A famous part of the Silk Road, the highway was once erratic for commuters but has now been modernized with a new roadway. The route is 810 miles long and gives visitors access to the best peaks of Kashmir and Xinjiang, as well as taking in incredible glaciers, mountain lakes and rivers. Due to the stretch spanning Pakistan, we highly recommend stopping in the Naltar Valley for dramatic scenes.

Karakoram Highway Pakistan
Ganesh Bridge on Karakoram Highway in Pakistan

2. MILFORD ROAD, NEW ZEALAND

State Highway 94 is part of Milford Road and  transports you to one of the most loved areas of the nation's natural beauty: Milford Sound. The Milford Road route, about 80 miles, is an easy drive that takes you through Fiordland and National Park of the same name, crossing the alpine peaks and valleys from Te Anau and culminating in the Vista on Milford Sound. The ancestors of the Fierland region are one of the most revered tourist destinations in the world, with author Rudyard Kipling calling it "the eighth wonder of the world".

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Milford Road within the Fiordland region of New Zealand

1. CHAPMAN'S PEAK DRIVE, SOUTH AFRICA

This extraordinary journey takes you on a circular route around the breathtaking southern peninsula of South Africa. Start south of South Bay, climb Chapman's Peak and end at Nurdoch. Chapman's Peak Drive is only 7 miles long and winds up tightly along the rugged coastline, giving you stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Pack a picnic as the route has some great spots to park and views.

Chapman's Peak Drive
Chapman's Peak Drive outside Cape Town, South Africa