“Thus, the question of how and when to start vagabonding is not really a question at all. Vagabonding starts now. Even if the practical reality of travel is still months or years away, vagabonding begins the moment you stop making excuses, start saving money, and begin to look at maps with the narcotic tingle of possibility. From here, the reality of vagabonding comes into sharper focus as you adjust your worldview and begin to embrace the exhilarating uncertainty that true travel promises.”
Rolf Potts, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Now that you’ve read Rolf Potts wise words on when travelling truly begins, you may be feeling some excitement towards travelling. This is a good thing, but you must keep that inner fire burning with some effective planning and decision making. If you are a fan of driving and fantasize about a life-changing road trip, we may have the perfect suggestion for you. Here are some of the most beautifully located roads you can drive through:
1. Titisee to Bad Krozingen via L126– Germany
A great way to get to know part of Germany’s world famous Black Forest.
2. Stelvio Pass – Italy
Situated 9,000 feet above sea level, Stelvio Pass still remains as the highest paved road in the Eastern Alps.
3. Transfagarasan Road – Romania
Originally built as a strategic military route, the also known as DN7C is definitely a sight worth seeing.
4. EN 222 – Portugal
The EN 222 from Peso da Régua to Pinhão will take you right through the Douro Valley, where you can enjoy spectacular sights and a really fun driving experience.
5. Col de Turini – France
Located on the French side of the Alps, this road rises up to 5,300 feet (1615 m).
6. Atlantic Road – Norway
As part of County Road 64, the Atlantic Road is built on several islands connected by a total of eight bridges.
7. Tianmen Mountain Road – China
Situated in Hunan, this curvy route is situated within Tianmen Mountain National Park.
8. Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road – United Arab Emirates
On the outskirts of Al Ain you can test your skills in some the world’s most impressive twists and turns.
9. Chapman’s Peak Drive – South Africa
Completed in 1922 and situated in Cape Town, Chapman’s Peak Drive is still one of the best drives in all of Africa.
10. The Great Ocean Road – Australia
These 151 miles (243 Km) of road are the best way to get to know Australia’s southeastern coast.
11. National Route 40 – Argentina
Argentina’s National Route 40 neighbors the stunning Andes mountains.
12. Cabot Trail – Canada
Located on Canada’s beautiful Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail is an impressive 186 miles (300 Km) highway of unparalleled beauty.
13. Going-to-the-Sun Road – United States of America
Located in Montana, USA, this 50-mile drive takes drivers across the Rocky Mountains, to Glacier national Park.
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