Here are ten of the best roads to drive along around the world.


1. Millau Viaduct, Southern France

A stunning drive in all conditions, venture over the tallest bridge in the world at a massive 343-metres high.

This motorway (as seen in the picture above), with its iconic six peaks, carries the A75 in Southern France. It stretches over the rolling valley of the River Tarn with indescribable views across the lush nature.

When you’re driving in France make sure you’re well prepared with this RAC road trip planning guide, to ensure you have everything you need for a road trip in Europe.


2. Trollstigen, Norway

Trollstigen, Norway

Winding through the mountains by the western coast of Norway, the famous Troll Road twists and turns deep into the rugged valley.

Hold onto your stomach as the one-laned road bends through 11 adrenaline pumping hairpins while continuing down a steep gradient for a huge 55 km.


3. Stelvio Pass, Eastern Alps, Italy

Stelvio Pass, Alps, Italy

Arguably Europe’s most spectacular roads, this journey takes you through the picturesque alpine forest, past idyllic villages and into dramatic scenes of the snowy Alps.

Negotiate through 48 hairpin curves, down into the valley floor where the views up to the scaling mountains are even more impressive.

Even though the views are incredible, this place is remote so you wouldn’t want to get stranded here. Make sure you have European breakdown cover before you take this momentous trip.


4. Fort William, Scotland

Scotland mountains

108 miles of remarkable scenery, drive from Glasgow to Fort William through the rugged landscape of Loch Lomond. With rolling hills, glistening lakes, wild terrain and plenty of animals to see, the drive will be unforgettable.


5. Great Ocean Road, Australia

Twelve Apostles Great Ocean Road

With surfing spots, hives of rainforests and koala-filled canopies, the Great Ocean Road is a sizzling summer delight.

Drive the 243 km in search of isolated beaches, misty waterfalls and the natural wonders of the 12 limestone Apostles.

This is one of the most incredible road trips in Australia and the scenery will leave you spellbound.


6. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA

Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

One of the longest bridges in the world, the seven-mile highways connects Little Duck Key with Marathon. The strip of road floats on a blanket of aqua blue with the panoramic views across the Gulf of Mexico. It’s certainly a drive you need to take, especially in the sunshine. 


7. Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

Explore one of the most beautiful mountains in the world in an epic road trip down the Tianmen Mountains near Zhangjiajie City.

This off the beaten track destination is hard to get to, but is worth it.

The views are incredible, as you navigate slowly and carefully through its 99 bends, taking in the impressive cliffs and mesmerising views of the famous Heaven’s Door. Driving this route can be risky so you might want to book a China tour.


8. Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town

Skirting around a cliff’s edge, this road was etched into the face of a mountain near the western side of the Cape Peninsula.

Travel 15 km from Cape Town for the 9 km drive around the 114 curves that offer undisturbed views of the sparkling Atlantic.

You'll pass by some of the best tourism attractions in South Africa - the scenery is amazing.


9. Cheddar Gorge, UK

Cheddar Gorge

In the South West of the UK, the drive around Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, into the surrounding caves and cliffs is beautiful. With views of 27 striking limestone rock formations and wild nature in the Mendip Hills, this part of the country is worth exploring.


10. White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Navigating through the Canyonlands National Park is not for the faint-hearted and you certainly need a sturdy four-wheel drive.

If you’re up for an adventure, follow the rough terrain down the 100 miles of rocky paths to view the outstanding, otherworldly setting of craters and gorges.

Other options include booking a USA overland tours where you will get an experienced guide and driver to show you the highlights.


11. Transfagarasan

Transfagarasan, Romania

If you fancy venturing to eastern Europe for the ultimate road trip you need to drive on the Transfăgărășan, a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

The Transfagarasan Road is 94 miles / 151 kilometers long and takes around 3 to 4 hours to drive where you'll pass really spectacular scenery.


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