6 Amazing Roads you have to Drive through before you Die
November 20, 2014
If there is one other thing you have to love other than your pampered ride and driving itself, it has to be the road. After all, where will you drive if not through it? Plus, it’s easy to love the road, especially since our world has an abundance of such a beauty to grab and hold onto your heart.
Go out and see them! Get your car ready for an awesome road trip by checking all its vital parts including the tires, engine, and exhaust system. Nothing’s stopping you, so go! But before you do, there’s one thing you cannot forget: your itinerary. Here are six of the world’s amazing roads you have to see:
Karakoram Highway, China/Pakistan
Thinking of discovering new heights in the most literal of ways? Take your ride to the Karakoram Highway, the road which connects China and Pakistan. Here, you’re not only enjoying a scenic view of the mountains, you’re also riding through them. You see, the Karakoram Highway is the world’s highest paved international road, floating at an elevation of 15,397 ft. or 4,693 m. Some regard it as a ‘Wonder of the World’, especially since it was completed despite harsh conditions back then.
Great Ocean Road, Australia
It is through the Great Ocean Road of Australia where the mountain meets the sea. The known largest war memorial is a special place to see, not only for its historical significance, but also for its varying terrain. We know what you’re thinking: “Fast and Furious!” And to that we say: “Why not?” Once you get there, you’ll be tempted to experience the entire road on one sitting. Our advice? Take a few stops here and there; you don’t want to miss out on the sea.
Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
Intrigued yet? You must be. This road, found in the Taihang Mountains of China, is carved right through the highland. Driving through it may sure be beautiful, but it is highly difficult. Why? Because the road is so narrow and convoluted at parts that you’d eventually wonder if it was simply formed when Superman gave the mountain a High Five. But, of course, that wasn’t the case. It was all the Chinese—who also made the Great Wall. So yeah, be very amazed.
Denali Highway, Alaska
If you have even the slightest hint about Alaska, you’d know that it’s had lands that are barely touched, still full of greens and gravel. Cruising through the Denali Highway reminds you of exactly this. The drive through the long gravel path, in the midst of lively pines and atop lushly capped hills, is sure to be worthwhile. You can even take a nap by the roadside to enjoy the fresh breeze.
The Atlantic Road, Norway
Now here is a road that will give you that unique driving experience. The Atlantic Road in Norway is only a part of Country Road 64, but it may very well be a world in itself. The National Tourist Route connects the highly populated towns of Kristiansund and Molde, which means it receives a great amount of love every single day. And who wouldn’t appreciate its beauty? It’s a road paved on islands and is made of several viaducts, causeways, and bridges—amazing!
Highway 1, Big Sur, California
The beach, the babes, and the stars—that’s what you know of California. That’s because you haven’t seen or heard of the final entry to this list. Highway 1, which stretches mostly on the Big Sur coast, will treat you to every other scenery that cable TV hasn’t already shown you. Be ready to see the ocean, to hang off cliffs, to pass through coastal parks, and to drive through a redwood forest. On top of that, you’ll be passing through historical bridges, too, such as the Bixby Creek Bridge, where you can greet the clear vast blue over your side.
You can see the world one amazing road at a time. What’s stopping you?