Last week we looked at a couple of the world’s most dangerous roads, and while those precipitous lanes would indeed be scary to drive, they also offer some amazing views from their cliff side heights. (And no barriers to obstruct the view!) This week, we’ll take a look at some more scenic roads, albeit ones slightly less likely of killing the commuters and LTL truck drivers enjoying the sights.
Overseas Highway: If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to drive across the Atlantic ocean, try taking a Sunday drive on this feat of modern engineering, which connects islands in the Florida Keys with 42 super long bridges. The over 100 mile long highway will allow you to drive all the way from Key Largo to Key West, taking in the gorgeous blue waters and green islands of the Keys as you do it.
Stelvio Pass: If you need to drive through the Eastern Alps in northern Italy, you’ll need to take this road, the second highest paved road in the Alps at an altitude of about 1.7 miles above sea level. The Stelvio Pass features 48 hairpin bends as it snakes up the mountainside, many of them continuous, and includes amazing views of the mountains and adjoining valleys as a nice bonus. Car enthusiasts are particularly fond of the Stelvio Pass–it’s considered one of the most challenging roads to drive in the world.