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The Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road is full of hillside roads, twisty turns, and epic bends. This road is just under 130 miles and whether you’re a seasoned rider or more of a rookie, there’s something for everyone. The majority of the ride is located along the coast and there are many Australian landmarks along the route such as Great Otway National Park. We also recommend checking out Twelve Apostles, a collection of eight limestone formations created by erosion over millions of years.

Los Caracoles Pass, Chile

Los Caracoles is considered to be one of the top 10 most dangerous roads in the world and includes switchbacks, 29 sharp hairpin turns, and steep inclines. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this ride is for you. There are no guard rails on the road and snow covers the route most months of the year. It might be dangerous, but Los Caracoles is considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world with magnificent views. Bring your passport, as this ride crosses the border into Argentina.

Trollstigen, Norway

This 66-mile route is found in the mountains of the western coast of Norway and is one of the most popular attractions in the country. The dangerous ride is known for its 11 hairpin turns and one-lane road full of narrow twists and turns throughout mountainous terrain. Trollstigen (“Troll’s Ladder”) is closed during late fall and winter, due to weather conditions, and is typically up and running between mid-May to October. Along the route, you’ll be surrounded by mountains and there are endless photo-ops. 

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, Abu Dhabi

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road is located 90 minutes from the heart of Abu Dhabi and is a 7.3-mile stretch of racetrack quality asphalt. The ride includes 60 sharp corners and a 4,000 ft. climb that offers riders an epic view of the city. This road is considered one of the best drives in the entire UAE and on your way, you’ll likely see a variety of wildlife. While on the ride, keep an eye out for fine sand as it accumulates on windy days.

Pacific Coast Highway, California

The terrain is unlike anything you’ve seen before with miles of coastline, tons of curves, and unreal views along the entire highway. If you ride the length of Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll see lighthouses, redwoods, mountains, lush valleys, and a variety of wildlife. The highway is a whopping 655-miles long, so whether you choose to ride for just a portion of the highway, or the entire length, there will be an ideal option for you. 

Amalfi Drive, Italy

The ride hugs Italy’s rugged coastline and there are plenty of twists and turns along the way. The roads in this area were built by the Romans so the road is quite literally carved into the rock face. There can be narrow areas of the route but the majority of the ride consists of two lanes. Enjoy the sea breezes along the way and make sure to stop for Cuppetiello di Pesce – a cone of fresh fried fish.

Hana Highway, Maui

This 60-mile stretch of road runs across the northern half of Maui and offers riders stunning views of the coastline and lush greenery for miles. Hana Highway has 600+ curves, dozens of single-lane bridges, and stunning scenic overlooks. Keep an eye out for drivers who are busy focused on the scenery – there are plenty of places to pull over if you want to take in the views. 

There’s no better way to see the world than on a motorcycle. Buy a ticket, rent or bring your bike, and enjoy the ride.


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Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the recreational brands RV Trader and Cycle Trader. Her mission is to provide thoughtful, practical content to those who are always on the hunt for their next adventure.

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6 Responses

  1. That’s Correct., Devils Highway is amazing., some places you hit 9000 feet in altitude, lots of wild life include the Mexican wolf around Hannagan Meadow. Best time of the year to ride this wonderful Hwy is at the end of spring and beginning of summer before monsoon season start and late September and the month of October before the high winds and winter because it gets really cold up there with a lot snow.

  2. My fellow riders have named some outstanding candidates for this list which are the most famous internationally, from the look of the locations. If I were living in Europe, which rides would I take my vacation to see? Considering my residence in the US, there are some rides on the list that I would spend my vacation doing so that I could say that I did them and everyone in the world would recognize where I'd been and relate to the experience

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