5 Greatest Roads On Earth
Even Though We Can't Visit These Gems, We Can Still Dream!
Perhaps the most important part of driving, (aside from the car) is the road. Crafted to get you from A-B, these snaking lines of concrete are the lifeblood of a car enthusiast. And while the majority of roads are filled with potholes and broken down trucks, there are a select few that stand out from the crowd, and these are the greatest roads on Earth. Today, I'm looking at the 5 greatest roads on Earth, where they are, and why they are so great. I'll also link a website for each one.
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Note: I am not including the Nurburgring in this list. While it is technically a road, it mainly serves as a racetrack.
(In No Particular Order)
#5: The Stelvio Pass, Italy
The Stelvio Pass - Italy
This beautiful Italian road is nestled within the Alps, and covers 47km. Perfect for open top cruising, this little known gem will make any convertible feel like a Ferrari 250GT California, or Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider. Be aware, if you're afraid of heights, this road may not be for you. If you want to check out this wonderful road, feel free to use the link below, where you can rent a car for the journey!
#4: The Great Ocean Road, Australia
The Great Ocean Road - Australia
As an Australian, I feel obligated to add this incredible road to this list. With winding roads continuing on for nearly 250km, this 8th wonder of the world is incredibly deserving of it's title. This road is well known for turning any car into a fun car, regardless of size. Beware however, newcomers to Australia will want to watch out for the wildlife, and lots of it..
Travel the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. Witness the magical 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, waterfalls and more.
#3: The Touge Roads Of Mount Fuji, Japan
The Touge Roads Of Mount Fuji - Japan
Few roads have capture the imagination of car enthusiasts and artists, like the Touge Roads of Mount Fuji. Touge translates to pass, and this road is certainly filled with them. Japan is the home of JDM, and there is no better road for JDM to thrive on, than Mount Fuji's Touge roads. You can awaken the inner Sean Boswell within you!
#2: The Transfagarason Highway, Romania
How could I make a list of Best Driving roads without including the Transfagarson Highway? Perhaps best known for appearing on Top Gear, as the trio searched for the greatest driving road in the world. With winding curves that slither their way to the bottom of the range, you'll have the time of your life in any speed machine you can find. The brainchild of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, it cuts through the picturesque Fagaras Mountain range.
Romania's Scenic Drives. Beautiful, scenic Carpathian Mountains roads and routes to hike, bike and drive. TransBucegi (Trans-Bucegi), TransAlpina (Trans-Alpina), TransFagarasan (Trans-Fagarasan).
#1: The Autobahn, Germany
Whilst it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing road, it is the most appealing to a car enthusiast, as over 50% of the highway has no speed limit, allowing for automotive freedom. This is easily enough credibility for it's instillment on this list.
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Wasef, Basem. “The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World.” Popular Mechanics, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2017, www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g180/20-greatest-driving-roads-in-the-world/.