7 Revolutionary Road Trips You Should Take in Your Lifetime ...

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There are road trips and then there are revolutionary road trips.

These are the ones that are more than epic.

They take you through some of the world’s most incredible scenery and every mile leaves a lasting impression.

Ready to pack up the car and have the adventure of a lifetime?

Here’s some revolutionary road trips for your consideration.

1. The Alcan Highway, Canada to Alaska

The Alcan Highway, Canada to Alaska

At 2,167 kilometers long and taking approximately one day and seven hours nonstop, the Alcan Highway in Canada and Alaska is one of the world’s most incredible revolutionary road trips and the longest road to make my list.

This long haul through the striking North American wilderness in winter is not for the pampered city-slicker;

the route requires snow chains, a thick winter coat, and preferably some supplies in case you end up stuck in five feet of snow.

No such problem in summer, but whatever the season, the wildlife sightings, stunning lakes and hot springs, and the many hiking detours along the way make the Alcan Highway well worth the trip.

2. Amalfi Coast Road, Italy

Amalfi Coast Road, Italy

Though only 56 kilometers and lasting around 75 minutes, the Amalfi Coast Road is such a revolutionary road trip that the drive is now featured in a computer game, “Forza Motorsport 3.” This road takes you twisting and turning along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, bordered by clear turquoise water, and spotted with colorful cliff-hanging villages and stunning historical churches.

With such vibrant views, you might not notice the horrifying hairpin bends, which make the ride sometimes terrifying, but all the same, terrifically beautiful, particularly the length from Praiano to Positano.

Be sure to take a pitstop along the way at Grotta dello Smeraldo, the coast’s famed blue gem cave with its glowing underground pool.

3. Ticlio Pass, Peru

Ticlio Pass, Peru

Covering 132 kilometers and lasting nearly three non-stop hours, Ticlio Pass is one of the world’s highest paved roads.

This thrilling road trip flies you through the Andes, climbing nearly 4,900 meters above sea level.

With its heart-stopping bends, landsliding mountains, and wild lamas darting in and out of your path, a driver of Ticlio Pass is sure to white-knuckle it all the way.

However frightening, the scenery is well worth the risk, and you’ll also be able to visit Ticlio railroad, one of the world’s highest railway lines, built to serve a mining community high atop the Andes.

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