1. Snow Canyon Toyama Japan, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
The Snow Canyon on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route is almost like travelling through pristine white snow heaven. The mountain sightseeing route between Tateyama, Toyama and Omachi, Nagano Japan was inaugurated in 1971 and is only 37 km long. But the vertical height can be as large as 1975 m. The route has been so carefully constructed so as not to damage the surrounding environment.
2. Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Road South Korea
The Gyenongju Blossom road in South Korea is a visual delight. Stretching 10 km from Gyenongju to Borrum Lake which is equally filled with pink cherry blossoms. April is the best time to visit the area and there is nothing more exhilarating than a bike ride along the road.
3. Metasequoia lined road in Shiga Japan
This 2.4 km road in Shiga Japan connects Makino to Makina Highland in Shiga Japan. It is one of the most beautiful roads in the world and lined with 500 dawn redwoods. Every season is a riot of different color. The road is also one of the 100 New Japan Roadside Tree Views.
4. San Boldo Pass Italy
Among the most beautiful roads in the world, the San Boldo Pass in Italy is a small mountain pass in Veneto that runs between Trichiana and Tovena in the Cison di Valmarino region. The road is 17 km long and ruins at an elevation of 892 ft. The pass itself connecting Val Belluna with the Val Mareno on the southern edge of the Alps is 2316 ft high and is full of loops and hairpin bends.
5. Heavens Gate China
Heaven’s Gate Mountain or Tianmen Shan is a natural arched cave eroded through a Karst syncline. Situated in Northern Hunan Province, China, it is accessed from Zhangjiaje by the world’s longest skytram. This leads to a bus ride on a winding road followed by a set of 999 steps.
6. Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
The Amalfi coast road is one of the most popular biking roads in the world. It follows the shoreline south to Salerno in Italy. As one of the best coastal roads in the world, Amalfi Coast Road stretches 50 km between Sorrento city and Amalfi Village and is best visited in mid-September to October and again in May when it is less crowded.
7. Flinders Chase National Park
Flinders Chase National Park is located in South Australia west of Kangaroo Island. It is 110 km west of Kingscote and is a sanctuary for endangered species and geological phenomena. It is the second national park to be declared in South Australia which provides some stunning scenery as you drive on the roads across the park.
8. Atlantic Road, Norway
This 5 mile road is almost magical and serves as a scenic bridge with several fishing spots and spectacular viewing points. It was constructed in 1989 and stretches five miles to the Norwegian Islands.
9. Darjeeling to Gangtok, Northeast India
The road from Darjeeling in North Bengal to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, India is one of the most picturesque drives in the world. With quaint villages along the way enshrouded in romantic mist and immaculate greenery, the sight is pure heaven. The 108 km journey takes about 3 to 4 hours drive by car.
10. Transfagarasan Romania
One of the most picturesque and beautiful roads in the world, the Transfagarasan Romania is a 55 mile road constructed in 1974 and is one of the highest paved roads in Romania. It starts from the village of Bascov and winds all the way to DN1 and Sibiu.