The Top Road Trips Around The World

October 17, 2017

If you love to travel, there are few things better than a road trip, which allows you to travel completely at your own pace and discover little-known destinations along the way.

We’ve worked hard to bring you #WheelsOfTheWorld, so you can begin planning your next international road trip, based on some of the best and most picturesque drives around.

One of the best things about taking a road trip? You can leave your car at the airport with services like Purple Parking, pick up a new car at your destination, and completely avoid taxis and public transport.

Here are the top road trips around the world:

Route 62 in South Africa

If you like wine, this is the road trip for you. Along the way, you can stop at more than 65 different wineries, meaning you may want to convince a friend or family member to take the wheel instead.

You’ll also stop at plenty of non-boozy places and attractions along the way, including plains, valleys, rivers, fauna, and cliffs. Sore muscles from driving? Stop at the Warmwaterberg Spa and enjoy the private Roman baths and hot mineral springs along the way.

NC500 in Scotland

You’ll need between three days and a week for this 830km drive. This route was opened in 2015, and was part of Price Charles’ initiative to draw attention to the grandeur of Scotland’s coasts (both west and east).

Some of the stars of this road trip include glens, lochs, and castles, but be sure to stop in for something to eat at the Kishorn Seafood Bar for one of the best seafood platters around.

Ticlio Pass in Peru

This three-hour road trip is the best choice for you if you’re a bit of an adrenaline junky. The drive is more than a little hairy, with mountains prone to landslides, the occasional suicidal llama, and finger-crossing bends.

Don’t miss the Ticlio railroad, which is one of the highest in the world. There are also plenty of roadside cafes along the way, serving everything from fried guinea pig to ceviche.

The Atlantic Road in Norway

Norway has long been known for its incredible scenery. But if you’re looking for a high-octane trip, this road trip will take you along the Norwegian coastline. This is the place to go if you love wildlife, and you’ll be able to spot whales and white seals swimming off the coastline and do some bird watching whenever you take a break.

Don’t forget to stop by the Bremsnes Cave, and if you get a chance to go scuba diving during winter, you’ll see abundant marine life and enjoy a visibility of up to 60 meters.

These are just a few of the top road trips around the world. If you’re planning a vacation with a difference, why not ditch the public transport and city hotels and instead spend some time exploring the road less traveled?