Driving might not seem so great when it’s on the commute to work, but that doesn’t mean that a road trip can’t be an amazing way to spend your time. This Friday Five I decided to focus on some spectacular roads that you certainly won’t mind getting stuck on!
Atlantic Road, Norway
This 4 mile road stretches out between the towns of Kristiansund and Molde and provides stunning views of the Atlantic. The road travels over the ocean with a backdrop of lush green mountains. On a calm day it’s also been known to spot seals and wildlife dotted across the ocean. If you need an excuse to travel there is a famous Jazz festival in Molde in July that’s worth driving for.
Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
It’s safe to say this is one of the most beautiful coastal road trips in Europe. The Amalfi Coast Road starts in the Sorrento Peninsula and works its way to the Bay of Naples. During the trip you’ll pass the quaint seaside towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. If you’re looking to explore the Italian coast then it’s the ideal way to do so, stopping off in each town as you drive.
Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
This is a pretty epic road trip which stretches over 150 miles from Torquay and Allansford in Victoria. The road will take you over iconic views, beaches, waterfalls and the famous limestone stacks, the Twelve Apostles. You can work your way from town to town, exploring rain forests, national parks and wildlife. If you travel between June and September there’s a chance you could spot the Southern Right Whales that migrate to the coast to give birth to their young.
Overseas Highway, Florida, USA
This beautiful piece of road connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys and has you can see it provides some jaw dropping views whilst you drive over the ocean. The road is 127 miles long and was completed in 1912. Driving on the Overseas Road will reward you with views of large coral reefs and potential sightings of American crocodile and key deer.
Valley of Fire Road, Nevada, USA
This 10 mile long road is within the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada and travels from the east to the west of the park. The name fire road unsurprisingly comes from the red limestone formations surrounding it. The view on the drive is incredibly dramatic and looks like something from another planet.
In case you didn’t know Travel Republic also offers car hire if you’re interested in taking on any of these trips.
Think driving is boring now?