British holidaymakers are being encouraged to use the upcoming summer months as the perfect opportunity to discover some of the most famous and picturesque roads from around the world.
Motoring experts from car leasing giant LeaseVan.co.uk have researched 12 of the most renowned routes across the world – including highways in the USA, UK, France, Italy and China – to inspire the nation’s drivers to explore more of the world this summer.
5. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Henan Province of China, and its become quite the tourist attraction. Stretching 1.2 kilometres long, it took five years to build by just 13 villagers, to connect the small village of Guoliang to the rest of the world.
Punctuated by picturesque coastal towns including Positano and Ravello, the Amalfi Coast is home to SS163, a snaking two-lane road that hugs the jagged hills that meet the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Once you've had your fill of fearless local drivers and googly eyed tourists, you'll find solace in the seaside trattorias and gelato stands.
Tianmen is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in north-western Hunan Province, China. An 11km road with 99 bends reaches the top of the mountain, taking visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural hole in the mountain 131.5 metres up.