Yesterday, we shared the 5 best road trips to take in the US, today we have the 5 best road trips to take around the globe. From beaches to castles to salt-flats, these drives are not to be missed.
Adventure South of the Border: Creel to Batopilas, Mexico
This adventurous road trip takes you from the town of Creel to Batopilas. Through a series of 20 canyons, this white-knuckle, eye popping drive takes you to the base of Mexico’s Copper Canyon. This drive will take you through dirt roads, old mining towns, cattle, donkeys and goats. Skip the touristy beaches of Mexico and see the breathtaking views by car.
The European Tour: France to Italy to Switzerland
This drive takes you through Europe’s charming lakeside towns. Starting at the banks of Lake Annecy, under the French Alps’ Mount Blanc, you will cross picturesque canal bridges as you head into Italy. After seeing the countless hilltop castles and making a stop for an Italian fondue lunch, make your way back north towards Switzerland’s tiny villages. Continue your drive to the amazingly beautiful Belle Époque city of Montreux, Switzerland. This drive can be done in as little as 4 hours but it is suggested that you take your time giving yourself up to a week.
Seaside Foodventure: Puglia, Italy
This is the perfect road trip for the foodie in you. Off the beaten path and full of unforgettable food stops, this 250 mile drive takes you through ancient olive groves, fishing villages and gorgeous coastline. Make sure to avoid cattle and the steep rocky drops, but be sure to stop at the cliff-side wonders such as Vieste’s fortified whitewashed castle and Bari’s Grotta Palazzese , one of the many restaurants tucked inside the ancient caves perched above the blue-green Adriatic Sea.
Castles, Caves and Cheese: Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England
It all start at a castle, high atop the rugged coast of Cornwall and continuing the scenic route to Bath, past the fishing village of Boscastle, which dates back to the 1500s. The gorge is one of England’s most interesting areas, a land of witches, caves and waterfalls.
Off-Road Adventure: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
In the world’s largest salt flats, this drive offers some of the most gorgeous otherworldly off-road landscapes. With extraordinary visuals and some of the smoothest “roads” who’ll ever drive on, this is a road trip not to be missed.
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