Stunning Route 66 in the United States.
Italian luxury car manufacturer Alfa Romeo recently identified the 10 best roads in the world.
With the summer holidays in full swing, Alfa Romeo and members of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club have lined up 10 main roads that most drivers want to experience. Italy’s Stelvio Pass, famous for its dramatic scenery and hairpin bends, was voted the route most motorists would like to take, followed by the Amalfi Coast route in Italy and the Great Ocean Road in Australia.
Atrani, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Sorrento, Italy. View of the city and the seaside in a summer afternoon.
1. Stelvio Pass in ItalyThe Stelvio Pass in the Tyrolean Alps combines stunning mountain scenery at an elevation of 9,045 feet above sea level, making it one of Italy’s highest routes. Europe. The road itself is an engineering marvel; the exhilarating twisty sections beg to be ridden by experienced riders with its series of tight switchbacks as you ascend the mountain.
2. Amalfi Coast Route in Italy
The Amalfi Coastal Road, or SS163, is a spectacular stretch of 50 kilometers of tarmac, skirting the cliffs and coves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This gravity-defying road stretches from the Sorrentine Peninsula to Salerno, winding and winding through pastel-colored villages offering the most incredible views. It is said to be one of the best driving roads in Europe.
3. Great Ocean Road in AustraliaThe Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometer long highway, stretching from Torquay to Allansford, officially starting about 100 kilometers from Melbourne. It is the longest war memorial in the world as World War I veterans built the road from 1919 to 1932. The most popular attractions along the way are Bells Beach, Memorial Arch, Great Ocean 100km walk, Great Otway National Park, 12 Apostles Rock Formation, Loch Ard Gorge, London Arch and Tower Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.
4. Transfagarasan Pass in RomaniaThe Transfagarasan (also known as DN7C) is an asphalt mountain road crossing the southern part of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. It starts from the village of Bascov and extends for 90 kilometers, between the highest mountain peaks of Moldoveanu and Negoiu. The road, which was built in the early 1970s as a strategic military road, connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia.
5. Trollstigen in NorwayOpen only in late spring, summer, and early fall, the Trollstigen, or troll path, features bends and straights before narrowing into a series of hairpins then as the road climbs higher into the mountains of the Norwegian fjords.
6. San Bernardino Pass in SwitzerlandThe San Bernardino Pass can be completed with the old mountain road or a new tunnel. Those who opt for the winding route are greeted by a beautiful alpine lake that leads to long straights and very tight hairpin turns.
7. Julier Pass in SwitzerlandThe 34 kilometer long Julier Pass overlooks the Swiss municipality of Silvaplana. The pass has been used since Roman times and remains of a Roman temple have been discovered. The current road – which has since been improved since its original construction in 1820 – connects the Engadine and is open in all but extreme weather conditions in winter. The pass also marks the separation between the waters flowing to the Rhine (towards the North Sea) and the Danube (towards the Black Sea).
8. Route 66 in the United States Is there a road more iconic than Route 66 which connects Arizona to Missouri? Also called the “Mother Road”, Route 66 spans 3,862 kilometers, crosses eight states and three time zones, and requires driver and passengers to drive for at least three weeks. The quintessential American driving vacation, Route 66 takes you east to west, from Chicago to Santa Monica to Los Angeles, tracing the development of the pioneer country. The original route no longer exists without interruption and will take you through small American towns and past some of the country’s more obscure attractions.
9. Atlantic Ocean Route in NorwayThe 8.8 kilometer Atlantic Ocean Route winds through the Norwegian archipelago, with a series of bridges connecting the small islands that lie between its start and end points . There are plenty of places to stop for photos, and even a little cafe down the road to take in the view of the Atlantic Ocean.
10. Sylvensteinspeicher, Isar Valley GermanyWhile the Black Forest is often the go-to road in Germany, the Sylvensteinspeicher in the Isar Valley is also worth a visit. Near the Austrian border, it features similar long stretches of open roads, surrounded by woods and forests as well as beautiful alpine mountains.