By Anna Kocharian

Published on July 15, 2015

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Big Sur, California

This world renowned passageway spanning from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, boasts plenty of panoramic views and a number of side roads with the most spectacular natural attractions. The star of the route? The famed Bixby Bridge, 13 miles south of Carmel.

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Great Ocean Road 

Victoria, Australia

Stretching along the southeast coast of Australia, this scenic road features miles of stunning beaches, cliffs, and waterfalls. Take a stroll through the Great Ocean Walk, and make a pit stop at the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles. 

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Hana Highway

Maui, Hawaii

Sprawling beaches, tropical jungles, picture-perfect waterfalls. With over 52 miles of stunning views of the infamously lush Hawaiian landscape, the alluring "Road to Hana" is paved with twists and a promise of escape from the realities of today.

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Chapman’s Peak Drive

Cape Town, South Africa

Dubbed a photographer's dream, the long winding roadways of Chapman's Peak Drive are known to offer extraordinary views of Cape Town, as well as plenty of endless twists and turns. Located on the southwestern tip of South Africa, this captivating route features no shortage of towering cliffs and dramatic drops into the deep ocean blue.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road

Glacier National Park, Montana

True to its name, this iconic route (equipped with a repertoire of silver-screen cameos) is truly a sight worth witnessing. 

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Amalfi Drive

Amalfi, Italy

Bright blue waters, clear skies, and a cliffside setting that borders on the surreal. With no shortage of breathtaking views, this winding roadway is dubbed as one of the greatest wonders of Italy. 

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The Atlantic Road

Fjord, Norway

This infamous roadway boasts a ride deemed a road-tripper's dream. Captivating twists and turns complement the powerful force of the underlying waters of the Atlantic, best experienced during a dramatic storm. 

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Ring of Kerry


Kerry, Ireland

The legendary Ring of Kerry of the Wild Atlantic Way is comprised of miles of bold greens, unspoiled beaches, and ancient heritage sites dating back to the last Ice Age. 

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Park Loop Road

Acadia National Park, Maine

A 27-mile-long road with no shortage of rocky coastlines, fresh mountain lakes, and an abundance of forest greens. Catch the sunset at Cadillac Mountain and take in the picturesque views of the stunning scenery near Otter Cliff. 

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North Shore Drive

Duluth, Minnesota

Breathtaking cliffs and acre upon acre of lush greens complete this 142-mile stretch of what promises to be a sweeping ride through the unspoiled terrains of Lake Superior. 

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Causeway Coastal Route

Belfast to Londonderry, Ireland

Located on the Northern coast of Ireland, the sweeping views on this majestic roadway feature a diverse region of steep cliffs and open waters. Plan for plenty of pit stops along the way, and take in the beauty of the elusive Irish landscape. 

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Promenade des Anglais

Nice, France

This scenic roadway has seen its fair share of Hollywood glamour. Nestled within the idyllic terrain of the French Riviera, the 7 km road beholds the best and the brightest sites of the Mediterranean.