21 Spectacular Highways To Travel Once In Lifetime (Photo Gallery)

Do you like driving in summers in an elegant convertible, to enjoy beauty of summers, on the most beautiful roads of the world? Well, the following images of the 21 most beautiful roads of the world will surely make you dreaming and you will have desire to travel on them at least once in your lifetime.  

1. Highway 1, Big Sur, California

Highway 1, Big Sur, California
Source:  Daniel Peckham / Tracing Light Photography

The highway is famous for its voyage along the most beautiful coasts of the United States. It stretches 140 km along the Carmel River. A truly idyllic scenary.


2. Furka Pass, Switzerland

Furka Pass, Switzerland
Source:   Cooper.ch

If you are fans of the James Bond film series, you may recognize it as “James Bond: Goldfinger” was filmed there.


3. The Atlantic Road, Norway

 The Atlantic Road, Norway
Source:  KULfoto.com
 The Atlantic Road, Norway
Source:  Giorgio Ghezzi

Honored as the building of the century in 2005, it was built on several islands and reefs spread over 8.3 km between the cities of Kristiansund and Molde.


4. White Rim Road, cannyolands National Park, Utah

White Rim Road, cannyolands National Park, Utah
Source:  Dave W@dwarn.blogspot.com

The road passes through the land of  sometimes extremely bad weather. It will take 2-3 days to pass through this 160 km of road.


5. Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China
Source:  About Tiger on Flickr
Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China
Source:  Peter Cheung

The highest slope is 37 degrees. You’ll face 11 km road and 99 turns before reaching the top, which will lead you to the cave of Tianmen, a natural hole of 131.5 meters.


6. Seven Mile Bridge, Florida

Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
Source:  just take me there (justtakemethere.tumblr.com)

The Seven Mile was part of the longest bridges in the world when it was built in 1982. Nice to drive in straight line on your car.


7. Chapman’s Peak Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Source:  Ismail Omar

This road runs along the rocky shores between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Its 9 km turns offer a magnificent 180 degree view.


8. Stelvio Pass, Central Eastern Alps, Italy

Stelvio Pass, Central Eastern Alps, Italy
Photograph by  Damian Morys Photography

The 2757 meters high pass is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in the Alps. It was elected as the best route in the world in the first 10 seasons of the show of program “Top Gear” The place fulfills all your driving fantasies.


9. Col de Turini, France

Col de Turini, France
Source:  it’s iceberg, baby! on Flickr

This pass you will have adrenaline pumping in your blood with its its narrow roads and sharp turns.


10. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
Source:  Blog-O-Rama

The Guoliang Tunnel is carved in the mountains of Thaihang in Henan province. If you want to travel in the tunnel, you will have to begin your journey in the city of Xinxiang.


11. Denali highway, Route 8, Alaska

Denali highway, Route 8, Alaska
Source:  Tom Roche

Opened in 1957, it was at the time of the first road leading to Denali National Park. This road is 217 km longl.


12. Karakorum Highway border Chinese / Pakistani

Karakorum Highway border Chinese / Pakistani
Source:  bjapuri (Ed Sentner)

This international road lies 4693 m above sea level. Owing to the difficult conditions in which it was built, it has been named as the name of “the eighth wonder of the world.”


13. Great ocean road, Australia

Great ocean road, Australia
Source:  DAVID ILIFF, License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

The 243 km road is listed in the National Heritage list and is situated along the southeast coast of Australia. Built by returned soldiers of great war between 1919 and 1932, it is the largest memorial dedicated to those injured in World War I.


14. Sani Pass, KawaZulu Natal, South Africa

 Sani Pass, KawaZulu Natal, South Africa
Source:  Wikimedia Commons is Amada44

The road of Sani Pass is 9 kilometer long starting from west end of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This crossing is notoriously dangerous and requires a high level of skill in driving and the use of a 4 × 4. Amateurs should abstain.


15. Route 40, Argentina

Route 40, Argentina
Source:  m • o • m • o on Flickr

Route 40 is located in the west of Argentina. It starts from Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz province, south of La Quiaca, in the province of Jujuy in the north, parallel to the Andes. It is the longest road in Argentina and one of the largest in the world.


16. Going to the sunset road, Glacier National Park, Montana

Going to the sunset road, Glacier National Park, Montana
Source:  at38000feet on Flickr

Completed in 1932, “Going to the sunset road” is a two-lane highway about 80 km that crosses Glacier National Park in the East and West direction. It extends across the full length of the park to offer a fabulous view.


17. Dades Gorge, High Atlas, Morocco

Dades Gorge, High Atlas, Morocco
Source:  Rosino

It has become a very popular destination for travelers in Morocco, you can follow the loop mountain, following the Dades gorges to Agoudal, head of Todra.


18. Route 550 “The million dollar highway” Colorado

Route 550 "The million dollar highway" Colorado
Photograph by  flamouroux on Flickr

The Million Dollar Highway stretches about 40 miles west of Colorado and follows the route between Silverton and Ouray. You need fearless to cross it. It is considered difficult and potentially dangerous, especially because of the steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and the lack of safeguards.


19. Trollstigen, Rauma, Norway

Trollstigen, Rauma, Norway
Source:  Stefan Krause, Germany on Wikimedia Commons

The Trolls road has become a tourist attraction of the country, because of its slope of 9 degree and eleven sharp bends. Ready to adventure?


20. Amalfi Coast, Italy

 Amalfi Coast, Italy
Source:  Wade 48 on Flickr

The Amalfi Coast is widely regarded as the most picturesque stretch of the Italian coast. It offers a landscape of towering cliffs, pastel-colored villages, roads, lush gardens and stunning views of the turquoise waters and green mountains. A corner of paradise in fact.


21. Road Transfagaras, Romania

Wide view over the northern Transfagarasan
Source:  Horia Varlan

The Transfăgărăşan was built as a strategic military route. 90 km road connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, and the cities of Sibiu and Pitesti.