If you live riding around on two wheels – motorized or not – we have a treat in store for you. In this post, we run through some of the dreamiest travel destinations for those who prefer to sit on a saddle than a seat when they travel.
Scotland’s North Coast
Scotland is a wild place in general. But the northernmost tip of the country takes this to the next level. The headland that sticks out at the top of the British mainland is certainly a place you can go to get away from it all and escape the ups and downs of life.
The road trip starts at Inverness – the furthest northerly town in the country. It then heads west through the Scottish highlands before taking you on a long tour of the coast on the coastal road. You’ll go over the Pass of the Cattle and then onto Torridon around the peninsula. Just remember to wrap up warm, even if you decide to go here in the summer!
The Pyrenees Loop
If you’re looking for something even more epic in terms of scenery, then you’ll want to check out the Pyrenees Loop. This beautiful circuit takes you through some of the most sensational hairpins in Europe as you snake up and down majestic mountain sides.
You’ll start your journey in Bilbao and then head east along the main N260 highway. Eventually, you’ll meet the foothills of the Pyrenees, the mountain range that separates Spain and Portugal from the rest of Europe. Once you hit the small principality of Andorra, you’ll then descend into Spain before heading back to where you started via Col d’Aspin and Biarritz.
Route 66 To California
Route 66 is perhaps the most famous highway in the US, tracking through the Grand Canyon on its way to California. Along the route, you’ll encounter the Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, Mojave Desert and Death Valley Itself. Parts of the route can get extremely hot, so make sure you have shelter planned along the way and don’t travel during the middle of the day.
Fiordland In Norway
The Norwegians know a thing or two about building roads. And nowhere is that clearer than when you take a trip through Fiordland – one of the most stunning natural environments in the world.
Most trips begin from the coastal town of Bergen – a relatively remote place, perched on the North Sea. You then make your way north to Gudvangern where you can see some of the deepest fjords in the world, before heading to Stryn and Eidsdal.
Lastly, if you fancy something a little more city-based, then you’ll want your road trip to include Istanbul. The Turkish metropolis provides a wonderful culmination to a trip that takes you through the heart of the country, beginning in Anatolia. You’ll find Roman and Byzantine ruins peppering the landscape as you travel through the enigmatic Taurus mountains.