"Epic Drives of the World"Lonely Planet recently released a beautiful hardback book titled “Epic Drives of the World.” The book showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa.

The book is organized by continent so it’s easy to search and each route features a first-hand account with inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay, and what to eat. Drives range from Hawaii’s Hana Highway and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah’s National Park Circuit and Germany’s Black Forest High Road. See below for more info:

African and Middle East drives include:

  • The self-drive Safari (Zambia)
  • Crossing the Kalahari (Botswana)
  • Passing over the Panorama Route (South Africa)
  • Marrakesh to Taroudannt (Morocco)
  • Cruising Clarence Drive (South Africa)

The Americas drives include:

  • The Highway to Hana in Hawaii (USA)
  • The Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
  • The Pacific Coast Highway (USA)
  • Crossing the Carretera Austral (Chile)
  • Canada’s Icefields Parkway

Asia drives include:

  • On the trail of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
  • Crossing the Kathmandu Loop (Nepal)
  • Hightailing from Thimphu to Gangtey (Bhutan)
  • South Korea: From top to toe
  • The road from Srinagar to Manali (India)

Europe drives include:

  • Black Forest High Road (Germany)
  • The Wilds of Abruzzo (Italy)
  • Croatia’s Adriatic coast
  • Norway’s west coast
  • The Magic Circle (Iceland)

Oceania drives include:

  • Southern Alps explorer (New Zealand)
  • The Great Ocean Road (Australia)
  • Northland & the Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • Following the Captain Cook Highway (Australia)
  • Alice Springs to Darwin (Australia)

 

Johnny Jet
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2 Comments On "Travel Book of the Week: "Epic Drives of the World""
  1. Jamie|

    Will definitely be adding this to my “to read” list!

  2. Jane|

    Alice Springs to Darin would be my favourite road trip down here in Oceania. Though the Great Ocean Road is up there at the top too, more to see than just the famous Apostles! Wonderful hikes and waterfalls as well as wild koala spotting in the forests.

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