Going on a road trip can be one of the most rewarding holiday experiences of all. You get to see a country or area in its entirety- not just the manicured tourist hotspots. And you get to see how the other half actually lives – not something that’s easy when you stay in an all-inclusive resort.
In this post, we run through some of the most unforgettable road trips from around the world you need to experience in your lifetime. Check them all out below and choose your favourites.
NC500 in Scotland
For a long time, most of Scotland’s northeast coast was only accessible via tracks and public rights of way. But then in 2015, the government constructed a brand new road through the wildness to allow more people to see the stunning grandeur of the natural environment.
The Scottish landscape is among the most impressive in the world, especially on crisp, clear winter days when the peaks have snow on them.
Prince Charles opened NC500 with the hope that it would help more native Brits see the benefits of travelling to the north of the island to discover its rugged and wild landscape.
If you go to this area, be sure to read The Ultimate Motorhome Maintenance Checklist Before You Hit the Road before you travel. You need to ensure that you’ve adequately prepared first.
The Ticlio Pass In Peru
This road trip is another place where you can experience the grandeur of mountains and feel as though you’ve travelled to the ends of the Earth. Some parts of the route go higher than 4,877 meters above sea level, making it among the highest paved roads on the whole of the South American continent.
If you travel near the Ticlio railroad, be sure to give it a visit. In the past, the Peruvians used it to send rich minerals, such as lead and zinc, down the mountain for processing at the bottom.
There are plenty of roadside cafes along the route, so stopping off for food is a breeze. Expect plenty of guinea pig and ceviche at higher altitudes.
The Atlantic Road, Norway
Norway is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. And the quality of its roads is a testament to this fact. And one of those is the Atlantic Way – a ribbon of asphalt and concrete and meanders its way along the insanely inhospitable Norwegian coastline.
The landscape is unforgiving, so prepare yourself for some technical driving. Along the route, you’ll find a range of small towns, plus some of the best scenery that western Europe has to offer.
If you find yourself Bremsnes Cave near the Bremsneshatten mountain, be sure to visit it. Also, be sure to enjoy a spot of winter scuba diving if you’re in the Stromsholmen area. At some times of the year, the underwater visibility is as high as 60 meters – that’s Caribbean levels of clarity! You can see a wide variety of cold-water fish.
So, where will you go on your next road trip?