List of the Most Scenic Roads of Europe

This is a list of the most scenic roads of Europe, part of the top-100 list of scenic roads in the world.

EUROPE


IRELAND

Wild Atlantic Way (Completed)

The Wild Atlantic Way runs the entire west coast of Ireland, over 1500 miles. This stunning stretch of road is broken up into six different and distinct regions. I spent ten days road tripping from the northern headlands of Donegal to the southern peninsulas of Killarney, to the west Cork Beara Peninsula and only explored a fraction of this awe-inspiring land. The angelic tapestry that forms Ireland’s landscape has taken thousands of years to weft and warp into a masterpiece that only nature could weave. The grass is so long in places that it braids together, eventually leaning to one side and crushing the grass beneath, forming a quilted layer of landscape that yields only for the flow of a small stream or livestock. The rural farmlands have sheep wandering aimlessly with cattle making their home in actual old homes.

Wild Atlantic Way is one of the most scenic roads in the world. Photo by: MikesRoadTrip.com


ROMANIA

  • Transalpina
  • and Transfagarasan– Two of the most extraordinary roads in the world.

FRANCE

La Route des Grandes Alpes – The La Route des Grandes Alpes, France, or Great Alpine Road is a 684km-long road that traverses the French Alps, starting from Lake Geneva and ending on the Mediterranean coast, with some of the most jaw-dropping mountains passes Europe has to offer along the way. This beautiful road takes you through rich mountain country, with authentic French cuisines and culture and picturesque villages that take you back in time. It’s a road trip you will never forget.


ITALY

  • Cortina d’Ampezzo to Huez
  • Bari to Ecomuseo Di Valle D’itria
  • Strada Statale 163, Amalfi Coast  – Italy is one of the most scenic road trips in the world. Hanging precariously between the sky and the sea, Amalfi is regarded as one of the most romantic places on the planet, and the Strada Statale 163 will take you through the enchanting city. The road offers spectacular views of the shoreline as it takes you through the many picturesque little towns along the way. It’s hard to imagine this beautiful road was built as far back as 1850!


ICELAND

Route 1

Iceland’s Route 1 is the country’s main ring road spanning 828 miles. The road takes you through the dramatic Icelandic landscape of fire and ice, with stunning highlands, breathtaking geological formations, and the spectacular Snæfellsnes peninsula. The ring road takes you in a circle around Iceland from south to north, with views of the Icelandic flora and fauna, rivers, settlements, and a view of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in all of Europe. Make sure to go in summer, spring or autumn as parts of the road is closed in winter.


NORWAY

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

The 5.2-mile-long Atlantic Road offers a breathtaking view of an untamed ocean as it crisscrosses the municipalities of Averoy and Eide, taking you through picturesque countryside and a foaming Norway sea. The road has eight bridges, and there’s an abundance of fishing bridges where you can soak in the beautiful environment while catching some fish. The Fræna peninsula offers a spectacular birdwatching experience and marine life.

 

Mike Shubic

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Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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