21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

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There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world.

While hardly exhaustive, this list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Please feel free to share any additional roads in the comments and perhaps a pt II will be compiled 🙂

1. Highway 1, Big Sur, California

bixby-bridge-highway-1-big-sur-californiaPhotograph by Daniel Peckham/Tracing Light Photography | Prints available

 

2. Furka Pass, Switzerland

Furkapassroute-in-Switzerland-as-seen-from-GrimselpassroutePhotograph by Cooper.ch

 

3. The Atlantic Road, Norway

Photograph via KULfoto.com

 

The drunk bridge / Il ponte ubriacoPhotograph by Giorgio Ghezzi

 

4. White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

white-rim-road-canyonlands-national-park-utahPhotograph by Dave W @ dwarn.blogspot.com

 

5. Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

Tianmen Mountain National Geopark winding mountain road_3Photograph by About Tiger on Flickr

 

Road to Tianmen mountainPhotograph by Peter Cheung

 

6. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida Keys

seven-mile-bridge-florida-united-statesPhotograph by just take me there (justtakemethere.tumblr.com)

 

7. Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive Photograph by Ismail Omar

 

8. Stelvio Pass, Eastern Alps, Italy

stelvio-pass-eastern-alps-italyPhotograph by Damian Morys Photography

 

9. Col de Turini, France

UntitledPhotograph by it’s iceberg, baby! on Flickr

 

10. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

guoliang-tunnel-chinaPhotograph via Blog-O-Rama

 

11. Denali Highway, Alaska

Denali HighwayPhotograph by Tom Roche

 

12. Karakoram Highway, China/Pakistan

flight to Gilgit 22Photograph by bjapuri (Ed Sentner)

 

13. Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great_Ocean_Road_Lorne_AustraliaPhotograph by DAVID ILIFF, License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

 

14. Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

sani pass kwazulu-natal province south africaPhotograph by Amada44 on Wikimedia Commons

 

15. Ruta 40, Argentina

Ruta 40Photograph by m•o•m•o on Flickr

 

16. Going-to-the-Sun-Road, Glacier National Park, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun RoadPhotograph by at38000feet on Flickr

 

17. Dadès Gorges, High Atlas, Morocco

Dades_Gorge_high-Atlas-MoroccoPhotograph by Rosino

 

18. U.S. Route 550 ‘The Million Dollar Highway, Colorado

million-dollar-highway-us-route-550-coloradoPhotograph by flamouroux on Flickr

 

19. Trollstigen, Rauma, Norway

Trollstigen_NorwayPhotograph by Stefan Krause, Germany on Wikimedia Commons

 

20. The Amalfi Coast, Italy

amalfi-coast-italy-road-to-sorrentoPhotograph by Wade 48 on Flickr

 

21. Transfăgărășan, Romania

Transfagarasan road romaniaPhotograph by Horia Varlan

 

via a great job by twistedsifter

Bonus:

17-Mile Drive CA USA

Serra do Rio do Rastro SC Brasil

 

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