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20 Strikingly Gorgeous Less Travelled Roads Surely To Be Taken Once In Your Life Time

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Foster.

The roads less travelled by, hold many treasures yet to be discovered. Sometimes you need to get out, get some fresh air and remind yourself who you really are. There are thousands of kilometres of roads built all along the globe and some of them offer stunning sceneries and breath-taking landscapes. Kudos to the craftsmen who have carved these paths out of nowhere. So go out today and behold the beauty of these splendid sights.

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A82 Road, Scotland

The long, remote A82 Road in Glencoe, Scotland, brings you breathtaking scenic spaces and wonderful sights like the Rannoch Moor Bridge.

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Atlantic Road, Norway

It offers a beautiful view of Atlantic Ocean passing across seven bridges.

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Blue Ridge Parkway, USA

Running through North Carolina to Virginia the Blue Ridge Parkway is known for its stunning views.

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Cabot Trail, Canada

Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, twisting through Cape Breton Island offers spectacular views of mountains, forestry and the ocean.

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Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa

Chapman’s Peak Drive in South Africa is about five miles long with 114 curves and offers stunning 180-degree views of both mountain and sea.

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Col de l’Iseran, France

It’s the highest paved road in the Alps which is only open in summers and has been used several times for Tour de France.

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Great Ocean Road, Australia

Soothe your eyes with gorgeous sights of The Twelve Apostles (famous limestone stacks), whale lookouts, rain forests, and beautiful national parks.

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Hana Highway, Hawaii, USA

This road takes 620 sharp turns crossing an ocean on one side, rain forests and water falls on the other.

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Interstate 70, USA

The Interstate 70, which runs through Utah, is most beautiful in winter, especially when it winds its way through the snow-covered Spotted Wolf Canyon.

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Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road, UAE

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in Abu Dhabi leads to Jebel Hafeet Mountain, the second-tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. The road winds through the craggy limestone making up the mountain until it reaches the summit.

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Karakoram Highway, Pakistan

The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world connecting China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range. It is located at an elevation of 4,693 meters.

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Milford Road, New Zealand

The Milford Road in New Zealand winds for 144 miles through Fiordland National Park, in the heart of the Southern Alps. It also connects to Milford Sound, one of the filming locations for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

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North Yungas Road, Bolivia

Known as the world’s most dangerous road because of its single lanes, tight turns, and steep drop-offs.

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Oberalp Pass, Switzerland

This mountain road is located at an elevation 6,706 feet above sea level with breath taking views.

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Overseas Highway, USA

The Overseas Highway in Florida connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys and consists of 42 overseas bridges across 113 miles.

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Rohtang Pass, India

Rohtang Pass famous for its massive landslides offers scenic views of rivers, mountains and glaciers.

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Ruta 40, Argentina

Stretching from Argentina’s northern border to its southern end for over 3000 miles, Ruta 40 passes 18 rivers and 20 national parks.

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Scenic Byway 163, USA

Crisscrossing through beautiful red rocks and desert, Scenic Byway 163 offers a 45 miles drive from the Arizona border through Monument Valley in Utah.

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Trollstigen road, Norway

 Trollstigen is a narrow and steep road that twists and turns along a mountain.

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Valley of Fire Road, USA

The Valley of Fire Road in Nevada passes through beautiful red sandstone formations that look like they are on fire when reflecting the sun.

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