I have since come to terms with the fact that sometimes, the best adventures of the world are had by taking a car and driving away into new or foreign land. The anticipation that builds up to know what lies beyond during these drives cannot be satiated by looking through some tinted tour bus. Even if we have to fly to some of these cities to access these drives, DriveNow car hire always got our backs. Here are some of the drives I would readily recommend to have the best scenic views to take a car and drive to unwind.
The Californian pacific coast stretches to a length of 169 miles from Monterey to Morro Bay. This was voted to be among the top ten best drives in America by members of the USAA insurance. The drive along this coastal scenery serves a lot of adventure from the redwood trees, rolling hills, amazing waterfalls, lush valleys, majestic mountains and rock outcroppings. In addition to that, the sea provides a variety of wildlife types such as the whales, sea sharks, brown pelicans and other species that are nothing but breathtaking. There are also many activities to pull over and indulge in during the long drive.
The silk road in China
It is also commonly known as the national highway 315 and it stretches over 1,700 miles. Despite the long distances, the road is totally worth the trouble. The road is hustle and bustle free and provides you with national vegetation scenes and a carpet of hills. It also provides a perfect link between the west and the east. A stay in Urumqi crowns the drive on the national highway 315.
The overseas highways, Florida Keys
This highway was built in 1938 from the course of the hurricane destroyed railroad. It comprises of forty two bridges that join islands to islands. The road is majorly over the ocean and driving through it gives the breathtaking ocean view. Viewing the sunsets and the sunrises from this drive is just priceless.
Iroha-zaka in Japan
This is a winding road that connects the central Nikko to the Oku-Nikko. It is constructed to have 48 curves each of which stands an ancient alphabet by the Japanese. The alphabet that starts in the order of I-ro-ha explains where the road gets its name the iroha-zaka. The road is a dual carriage, one climbing up and the other down. The ancient Japanese alphabet had 48 letters hence the 48 corners in the road.
The col de Turini in France
In the southern parts of France at 1 mile above sea level on the Alps lays the Col de Turini pass. Yearly, the Monte Carlo rally in the world rally championship takes 20 miles of this road combined with hairpins so that the cars can go to speeds of up to 110mph. The scenery is worth driving through again and again.
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in the United Arab Emirates
Stretching to 7.3 miles with a total of 60 turns towards the mountain top of 1,219 in height. Driving through this roads ends at the top of the mountain which displays the desert view beneath so beautifully. Driving through the desert has never been more adventurous.
All in all, for the best getaway and unwinding, one that will never escape your mind for the rest of your life, I dare you to take a drive through any of these roads. I promise you will keep coming for more.