Ever since the Romans paved those early pathways, the call of the road has beckoned many a traveler’s soul. Its a metaphor for life, with its many twists and turns, bumps and bottlenecks, detours and lane changes. The best scenic road trips are not so much about the destination but the journey en route. Check out these incredible mountain, desert, salt and sand roads, where the road itself is as cool as the scenery around it. Here are 15 of the most stunning, daunting or unusual road trips around the world, plus some inspiring road quotes to fuel your wanderlust. Where will the road take you this year?
1. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa
Chapman’s Peak Drive near Cape Town is a 9km route that winds down from Hout Bay and meanders to Noordhoek. This cliff-hugging road is considered one of the most breathtaking drives in South Africa, if not the world.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.