NATURAL BEAUTIES

Join us on an inspiring journey as we discover some of the world’s most spectacular open-top road trips.

AUSTRA­­LIA

For a distance of just over 240 kilometers, the Great Ocean Road leads from big-city Melbourne to the resort of Torquay, passing lush rainforests, cool surf spots, and picturesque seaside locations.

From the tumbling waterfalls and chilled-out surfers’ hangouts to the stunning limestone formations of the Twelve Apostles: This drive is a journey into a series of different worlds.

ROMANIA

Reaching an altitude of 2,042 meters, the Transfăgărășan is one of the highest paved mountain pass routes in the whole Carpathian range.

On a road trip along its almost 100 kilometers of serpentine binds, drivers are treated to views of the glacier-fed Bâlea Lake and the nearby Bâlea Waterfall.

NORWAY

In 2007 the British “The Independent” newspaper named the eight kilometer-long Atlantic Road as one of the most beautiful automobile routes in the world.

A particular highlight is the Storseisundet Bridge. Norway’s “construction project of the century” traces a slalom-like route across coastal skerries and heathlands to bare hilltops.

ABU DHABI

The wolf in sheep's clothing: Despite a perfect asphalt and whitewashed concrete blocks at the edges, the way to the summit of the 1,350-meter-high mountain Jebel Hafeet is a driving challenge.

The route covers just under twelve kilometers in a series of 60 bends. Drivers who complete it are rewarded with a magnificent view.

NEW ZEALAND

Sweeping valleys, towering peaks, jagged crags, and lushly verdant rainforests:

Every stage of the almost 120-kilometre Milford Road from Te Anau to Milford Sound has a touch of adventure.

USA

The 205 kilometer-long Overseas Highway links the 40 islands of the Florida Keys with one another.

The idyllic route leads to the cosmopolitan resort of Key West, where such world-renowned literary figures as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway lived and worked.

ITALY

At an altitude of 2,757 meters, the Stelvio Pass is one of the highest paved roads across the Alps. The high mountain pass connects Bormio in Lombardy with the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige.

On the winding northeastern approach from the village of Prato, the 25 kilometers long steep and narrow road and its 48 numbered bends make it a challenge for cars and drivers alike.

SOUTH AFRICA

The ten kilometers long Chapmans Peak Drive west of Cape Town – cut into the massive rock – connects the towns of Hout Bay and Noordhoek as part of the Table Mountain National Park.

The road shouldn’t really exist at all. Because the construction of the route once seemed impossible. It was only thanks to workers enduring perilous conditions that the road came to be built.