Pacific Coast Highway
|Pacific Coast Highway by Floyd's Noise, Creative Common Licence|
This amazing road runs from Capistrano Beach, the whole way to the North West of America, to Seattle. The road itself offers astounding views of the West side of America and though there are technically better roads, it does offer some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. It’s also one of the spiritual road trips that has stood the test of time. It takes around five days to complete and for a driver is astounding.
Col De Turini
|Col De Turini by Gerald Davison, Creative Common Licence|
The Alps are among the most beautiful places in Europe, if not the world and so a road trip fitting of this amazing sight is a necessity. The Col De Turini begins in the playboys haven of Monaco and then glides through the alps heading through Switzerland, Italy and Austria. There’s even a WRC route along the way, allowing you to see the rally credentials of those that can speed along such treacherous paths. In addition, expect 6000 feet alpine rises, smooth beautiful tunnels through mountains and some of the most beautiful sights you are ever likely to see.
|Nurburgring by Meti_, Creative Common Licence|
Race car lovers will know this German road off by heart. The Nurburgring is technically a racing track, though also offers you the chance to experience a much lauded road. Though the area only spans 13 miles, it’s worth it to drive through the thick forest and take the turns of all the driving greats.
Cape to Cape
|Cape to Cape by Tamsin Slater, Creative Common Licence|
Australia offers some of the most amazing sights and roads on the planet and a trip from Cape Nauuraliste to Cape Leeuwin beings the best of the country together. Though only 200km or so, the road swoops through farm land, forests, wineries and some of the most beautiful surf that can be seen in the world. The whole trip ends where the Pacific and the Indian Ocean’s meet and also provides some of the best whale watching points in the world. Why not take a trip with an American Express travel booking to get the best travel treatment.
|Death Valley by Frank Kehren, Creative Common Licence|
We’re going to head State side again for the final road. Death Valley is one of those roads with a treacherous name that lives up to its billing – what’s not to like? Take a convertible and leave early in the morning when it’s cooler. Begin in deserted Death Valley National Park and then take your auto through Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite and finish up in Las Vegas in time for some evening fun. It’s a wonderful trip and among the best drives in the world.
These are just five of the most amazing car trips that you can take and will remember for all your life.
About author: Martin Reilly is a lover of cars and travel and has written for a variety of websites in both veins.
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