3 of the Most Exciting Road Journeys in the World

If you have ever felt a thrill of driving on a normal, unmentionable road, the chances are that you’ve always wanted to drive on some of the best, wildest and most breath taking roads in the world.

Route 66 – Queens of the Stone Age – Go With the Flow

Without a doubt there are quite a few of them,  we’ve not only compiled the five best roads to drive on, but also, the best songs to listen to while you’re doing it.

Quite possibly one of the most famous roads in the entire world, Route 66 is a 2,157 strip of tarmac, stretching from Chicago, Illinois all the way through to Santa Monica, California.

Immortalised by Bob Troup in his song ‘Route 66’, the road offers the ultimate road trip for anyone looking to spend their summer journeying through the Midwest.

Though ‘Route 66’ may be a song about the actual road itself, today it just doesn’t give the same adrenaline rush as it once did in 1946.

Instead, Go With the Flow by Queens of the Stone Age is a song about a road trip, from a concept album based on being on a road trip – perfect.

Davos to Stelvio – Matt Monro – On Days Like These

If you’re a fan of the Italian Job (original only), you’ll know exactly where we are heading with this selection.

Featuring some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the Italian and Swiss sections of the Alps offers a driving experience like no other. Though shorter than Route 66 at 122km, the road is famous for being the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, which as you can imagine, is nothing to be sniffed at.

Noted for being featured in the opening scene of The Italian Job, you really couldn’t glide through the twists and turns of the Alps without thinking of Matt Monro’s On Days Like These.

 

Dortmund to Kassel – Motorhead – Ace of Spades

Encompassing almost 165km of almost unrestricted autobahn, if you fancy losing your life in spectacular and ground breaking fashion, this is almost certainly the place to do it.

By taking the A44, you can find yourself ‘racing’ along one of the most high tech and efficient strips of road in the world.

Though the scenery is mostly farmland and woods, that doesn’t really matter as when you’re exceeding speed of 80+ mph, you should be watching the road anyway.

Choosing the right music for the autobahn is decidedly tricky, as there are many contenders, such as The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. The winner here however, is Ace of Spades, not because it’s about racing, but because it’s fast, muscle bound and totally masculine; exactly what you need when you’re hitting the tonne.

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