Transfagarasan Highway: Romania Built in the 1970s, this dynamite-forged highway defies the mountains that surround it, linking Transylvania and Walachia through a series of tunnels, bridges and viaducts. Top Gear was poetic about this highway, but still the Romanian gem is relatively unperturbed by the motoring masses.
WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND Where: New Zealand From the land that provided the lush landscapes for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, you'll find exceptional visuals when traveling from Karamea to Haast, encountering untouched seaside vistas along the Tasman side, lush vegetation and glimpses of the towering New Zealand Alps.
The 20 greatest driving roads in the world-SAN JUAN SKYWAY Where: Colorado, USA This scenic 236-mile stretch traverses some of the most breathtaking mountain passes in North America. Connecting Durango to Ridgway, the San Juan Skyway negotiates crusty mining towns and dizzying drops, offering its most impressive views along the "Million Dollar Highway," which features spine-tingling hairpin turns and a daredevil's delight–no guardrails.
Great Ocean Road: Australia Arresting natural rock formations such as Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. It's a 151-mile coastal thruway not to be missed by relaxed road trippers who simply can't get enough clear skies–and exotic roadkill.