This article is part 2 of the best driving roads in the world. What elevates a road beyond the simple tarmac is different in each case and here are the final five additions to our list (#6-10).
6. Iroha-zaka, Japan
Away from the metropolis of the main Japanese cities, you will find a beautiful tranquil countryside. And what better way to experience rural Japan than on the Iroha-zaka?
Connecting Nikko and Oku-Nikku, the road winds it’s way through the mountains and plains like a waterfall. With many challenging sharp turns and steep slopes, it’s a great route to experience.
7. Great Ocean Road, Australia
Running along the southern coast of Australia, this incredible road is famous the world over for its beauty. Spot the Twelve Apostles rock formations and marvel as you pass through eucalyptus forests with koala bears sitting in the trees.
The road was built by returning soldiers from the First World War and to this day remains the world’s largest war memorial. Rent a car at Adelaide airport and head east along this stunning road for an unforgettable experience.
8. Col de Turini, Italy
The World Rally Championship has been held on this road for the last 50 years which should give you some indication about its qualities. It’s narrow, curvy, and weaves around the mountainous terrain… a driver’s dream.
It also comes with some beautiful views of the Italian countryside so stop at a convenient point and enjoy the view. Once you’ve safely navigated down the slopes, take a quick look up and marvel at the beauty of the Italian Alps.
9. The Schwazwald, Germany
Ever dreamt about driving through the Black Forest? Well you can. The Schwazwald, located in South West Germany, is one of its finest roads featuring smooth sweeping turns all elevated above the forest.
The drive takes you on a picturesque stretch from Baden Baden to Freudenstadt, presenting truly stunning views of the forest. A head-start in the morning can be important as the road maybe busy at times.
10. Betws-y-Coed Triangle, Wales
This breathtaking mountain road is a little different to most others you’ll find in the UK. You’ve probably seen it on TV or in countless car commercials and magazines and with car rental in Wales you can travel along this iconic stretch and many others.
Whilst you’re in Wales, why not also enjoy a trip to the stunning Snowdon and Snowdonia mountains, or one of Wales’ many castles?
We hope you enjoyed our top 10 roads around the world.
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