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- Posted:Thursday, June 3, 2010
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There's something about a road-trip on a sunny day with friends that everyone loves. Realistically it shouldn't be something you enjoy as you're stuck in a small space with the same people for a long period of time trying to get somewhere. But with the right company, a spacious car - with a convertible roof preferably - and an mp3 player fully charged and loaded with great driving songs, there really is no better way to travel! I've heard a lot of people say that they would love to spend a holiday doing exactly the above as their means of travel, and a lot of them have actually done it with great success. So, we've had a look at some of the most popular great driving roads around the world and here's just a small selection of what we think would make for an excellent driving holiday!
Pacific Coast Highway
Also known as California's Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway is a firm favourite when it comes to a driving route holiday. The Pacific Coast Highway has it all from spectacular views to bendy, life threatening turns along cliff edges. Start in the south and make your way up north passing over the Big Sur Coast Highway and through some of California's major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Great Ocean Road
One of Australia's top attractions and a must for any tourists in the area is the Great Ocean Road. Covering over 150 miles of the South Coast, this is not just a great driving road, it also has some amazing ocean and mountain scenery. One of the most popular views is of the '12 Apostles' rock formation in the sea at the Port Campbell National Park.
Ever wanted to walk on water? Well now you can... kind of! A drive across the Overseas Highway will make you feel like you're driving on water as this 107 mile stretch of highway 'floats' above the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Start your sea drive at Key Largo and end up in Key West, and take in some stunning views and interesting places along the way!
Have you ever driven one of these roads or ones better than these? Leave a comment below and tell Hostels.com all about your trip!