The 10 best road trips in the world

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Sometimes it’s best to give a tour a miss and hit the road and with these trips. Forget crowded tour buses, allocated stop times and explore these destinations on your schedule.

Here are the best road trips in the world to give you some inspiration!

Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Take a walk on the wild side and uncover the beauty of the west coast of Ireland on this 2,500 km road trip. Taking in nine counties and three of the four provinces of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way will take you from the rugged coast of Donegal all the way down to the southern shores of County Cork.

This journey of a lifetime will encompass lively cities and villages where you can soak up the local culture and enjoy a pint in the pub.

Coastal roads that will take you to the very edge of Europe, where you will get to see the Atlantic Ocean crashing against the cliffs and of course the opportunity to explore Ireland’s famous Ring of Kerry.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning road trips in Italy. On this drive, you will encounter scenic medieval villages, picturesque sea views and a thrilling drive along the edge of the Salerno Gulf and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Expect breathtaking panoramic views, a nerve-wracking drive and plenty of opportunities to stop off along the way to take it all in.

Start your road trip in Naples, the gate to the Amalfi Coast. Italy’s third-largest city is often associated with crime, but this hidden gem is the birthplace of pizza!

Enjoy some of the finest you will ever encounter and make sure to stop off at Pompei to learn about the tragedy that unfolded. Make sure to include Sorrento on your list and Ischia for the relaxing hot springs and historic Aragonese Castle.

Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road spans 400km of South Australian coastline, starting from the town of Torquay to the east and Nelson to the west. On this route, you can expect to see epic surf, picturesque beaches and dramatic coastline. Top attractions on the Great Ocean Road include the scenery, quaint fishing villages and nature.

You’ll spend plenty of time stopping off along to see things such as the twelve apostles rock formations and Otway National Park where you can chase waterfalls, try your hand at ziplining through the rain forest or take in a tree canopy walk.

The Ring Road, Iceland

Iceland’s Ring Road will take you on an epic road trip around the country and to some of the island’s most deserted areas. Driving the 1,332km road you will see active volcanoes, breathtaking waterfalls, blue icebergs and maybe even catch a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights.

This road is not for the faint-hearted and will include some hair-raising terrain. It is important to always stay up to date with weather information and pay heed to any warnings, the last thing you want is…
 

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