Top five best road trips around the world
A road trip can be a great way to relax and reconnect with yourself after months, perhaps years of back-breaking and mind-numbing toil at work. There are a few feelings as good as rolling along mesmerizing routes, with your favorite squad, and some upbeat music on the stereo. So if you're up for it, here are five best road trip routes around the world.
Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, UAE
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered as one of the greatest driving roads in the world. Stretching over 11km, the route boasts of 60 corners and a surface so smooth that it's as good as a high-end professional race track. Featuring many hairpin turns, this road is undoubtedly a top pick for driving enthusiasts.
Milford Road, New Zealand
A 120-kilometer stretch from New Zealand's Te Anau towards Milford Sound into Fiordland National Park, the Milford Road route is one of the most scenic ones on the planet. Along the way, it offers some of the most spectacular views of snow-covered mountains, wonderful waterfalls, and cliffs. Also, make way for stoppages at the serene Eglington Valley and the Mirror Lakes.
Route 66, USA
One of the most renowned road trip routes, Route 66 in USA spans over two thousand miles (3,500km), across eight states. Running all the way from Chicago to California, the route offers a delightful blend of spectacular landscapes, small towns, and interesting roadside attractions. Also, the route has plenty of quaint restaurants, where you can take a little break and unwind for a while.
NC 500, Scotland
The North Coast 500 route in Scotland, also popularly referred to as NC500, spans around 830 kilometers, and takes most travelers five-seven days to cover. Opened in 2015, the route has some unforgettable views of castles, lochs, glens, and highland cattle, to offer. On your way, take a stop at the Kishorn Seafood Bar for some lip-smacking seafood.
Guzhao Highway, China
Widely regarded as 'the most beautiful overwater highway', the 11km-long Guzhao Highway is an amazing route linking Gufu Town and Zhaojun Bridge in Xingshan County of China's Hubei province. Surrounded by mighty mountains all around, the country's first eco-friendly overwater highway, that opened to public recently in 2015, is truly a sight to behold. What are you waiting for? Hit the road, and enjoy!