If the journey is beautiful destination becomes more beautiful. Today we are presenting you the list of Top 9 Most Beautiful Drives in the World Right Now which have many scenic attractions and beautiful sights. The views on these roads are just mesmerising all along the way which will delight you when you travel on these nice and smooth roads.
9. Garden Route, South Africa
Garden Route is a 300 km road of the south-western coast of South Africa. The road extends from Mossel Bay to Storms River. There are numerous lagoons, lakes and vegetation all along the coast. The Garden Route has an oceanic climate of mild to cool in winters and mild to warm in summers. The temperature rarely falls below 10 °C in winters and rise beyond 28 °C in summers. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it has the second mildest climate in the world after Hawaii. The Garden Route road passes through the Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Little Brak River and Nature’s Valley. There are ten nature reserves along the route which are the home of dolphins, seals, coral reefs and other marine life. Bays along the Garden Route are the nurseries of the endangered Southern Right Whale. The route also offers eco-tourism activities and hiking trails.
8. Yukon Golden Circle, North America
Yukon Golden Circle route passes through the Yukon towns and Alpine passes to the Alaska Panhandle. You can find some of the wildest places and grandest views of North America on this route. Yukon Golden Circle route covers a wide range of coastal rainforest, boreal forest and immense ice fields. You can also visit the local museums and traditional fishing villages on the route. On the border of the road, there are some large and beautiful lakes. The road ends on the edge of the Kluane National Park and Reserve which has the rich variety of birds, animals and plants.
7. State Highway 94, New Zealand
State Highway 94 connects the Southland town of Gore to Milford Sound. Milford Sound is one of the most popular travel destinations in New Zealand. The road also passes through the famous Homer Tunnel, Fiordland and crosses the main Divide of Southern Alps. State Highway 94 is known as the most scenic road in New Zealand which has a peak elevation of 40 meters. It is also the third highest highway of the country which is considered as one of the most dangerous public roads in the New Zealand. You can see many iconic landmarks on the road such as Mirror Lake, Lake Gunn, Mount Talbot, Homer Tunnel, Mount Tutoko, Mitre peak.
6. State Route 12
State Route 12 is also known as Scenic Byway 12 or Highway 12. The highway was designed by All American Road, United States. State Route 12 is a 200 km highway which starts from south of Panguitch at the intersection of US-89. It goes through the Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Aquarius Plateau, Grover, etc. Initially, the road was built as a forest road, and then it became a popular tourist destination. There are so many popular tourist destinations available all through the route. It is one of the most scenic highways in America.
5. Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, United Arab Emirates
It is one the best driving roads in the world which is located on the outskirt of Al Ain in UAE. The road is extended for 11.3km up the mountain above the 4,000 ft. above the sea level. Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road is a two lane road where you can take around 60 bends fast or slow whichever you like. The road will lead you to Jebel Hafeet Mountain which is the second tallest mountain in the UAE. The best time to take a ride on the road is late afternoon so that you can enjoy an incredible sunset from the top of the mountain. The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road will take you to a private hotel and an exclusive hotel. The road is smooth and beautiful with the scenic beauty.
4. Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road is a 243 km Australian National Heritage listed road which is built along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. The Great Ocean Road was built by the returned soldiers of World War I, and it is dedicated to the soldiers who are killed in World War I. Great Ocean Road is the largest war memorial in the world. The road is a popular tourist destination in Australia which provides access to several famous landmarks such as Twelve Apostles limestone stack formation, beaches, rainforest.
3. North Coast 500, Scotland
North Coast 500 is an 830 km route around the north coast of Scotland which is famous for its scenic views. It starts and ends at Inverness Castle. The route was created to bring the best of the north Highlands of Scotland iconic touring route. North Coast 500 runs through the counties of Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness. The route brings the unified benefits to the businesses all across the route and has given the tourism industry a new height. The North Coast 500 was on the list of Top 5 Coastal Route in the World by Travel Magazine in 2015. It is one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the Scotland.
2. Overseas Highway, Florida
Overseas Highway is an 182-kilometre highway that carries US1 route through the Florida Keys. The Overseas Highway was completed in 1912; it was heavily damaged in 1935 by the Labor Day Hurricane. Florida East Coast Railway was unable to rebuild the damaged and destroyed portion because of the financial issue, so the roadbed and remaining bridges were sold to the state of Florida for $640,000. The Overseas Highway is extended to Key West from mainland Florida. Overseas Highway offers the travellers an exotic tropical savanna environment and access to the largest area of coral reefs. You can even see many exotic animals like Key Deer, American crocodile, etc. on the tropical islands.
1. Atlantic Ocean Road
Atlantic Ocean Road is an 8.3 km long section of County Road 64. The road is built on several small islands and skerries which are connected by several viaducts, causeways and eight bridges. The most prominent bridge is Storseisundet Bridge. In early 20th century, the route was proposed for railways, but it was not started. In 1973 the planning of the road was started and 1983 the construction began. The area was hit by 12 European Storms during construction. The cost of construction was 122 million Norwegian Krone, 25% of which was financed by tolls and rest was from public grants. The Atlantic Ocean Road was opened in 1989. The collection of toll was expected to run 15 years, but in 10 years the road was paid off, and the toll was removed in 1999. The route became favourite for the automotive commercials and declared as the best road trip in the world. There are eight bridges, four resting places and several tourist sites. On the islands, resorts, dining, fishing, scuba diving and other facilities have been developed.
These are the Top 9 Most Beautiful Drives in the World Right Now which are the dream drives for everyone, and everybody at least once wants to visits these roads to enjoy the natural beauty and beauty created by the human.