Photo Album: The Beauty of the World’s Greatest Driving Roads

The greatest driving roads in the world offer more than just life-long, memorable snippets of motoring nirvana. Their challenging, curvaceous beauty mixing with engineering masterpieces that deliver shockingly awe-inspiring results – from ground-zero and from above. They are, in essense, works of art. Draping themselves upon, throughout and overtop stunning pieces of land akin to a falling piece of thread. Constructed with care – often with visual (and driving) results that border on the gorgeously sublime.

Here we present you with a (rather large) photo album selection focusing on the eloquent beauty of them…

Col de Turini – France

Los Caracoles Pass – The Andes – between Chile and Argentina

Garganta del Dades – Morocco 

Oberalp Pass via Gotthard Pass – Switzerland

Road to Juifen – Taiwan

Cabot Trail – Cape Breton – Nova Scotia 

Iroha Zaka – Japan 

Klausen Pass – Switzerland

 Tian Men Shan Road – Hunan province – China

Taroko Gorge Road – Taiwan

The A82 – Scotland 

Elan Valley – Wales UK 

Grimsel Pass – Switzerland

Estrada de Los Caracoles – Chilean Andes

Colle delle Fenestre – Italy

Transfagarasan Highway – Romania 

Blue Ridge Parkway – North Carolina 

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road – United Arab Emirates

Pikes Peak – Colorado 

Decker Canyon Road – California 

Grobglockner Road – Austria

Stelvio Pass – Switzerland 

Hawk’s Nest Road – New York 

Pacific Coast Highway – Oregon 

Trollstigen (Troll’s Path) Road – Norway 

Tichka Pass – Morocco 

Old Columbia River Highway – Oregon 

St. Gotthard Pass – Switzerland 

Atlanterhavsveien Atlantic Ocean Road – Norway

(and just because it looks cool…) Bridge between China and Hong Kong (left-hand drive to right-hand drive swap)

-Blake J.


One Response to Photo Album: The Beauty of the World’s Greatest Driving Roads

  1. Julianne says:

    The Pacific Coast Highway shot looks like it is actually one of several bridges in Big Sur, California…not Oregon.

    Have you ever driven “The Road to the Sun” in Montana? Phenomenal.

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