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.
9. Lombard Street, San Francisco, USA
Although it stretches just one block, this small section of road contains eight hair pins down a steep hill, earning its title The Worlds Most Crooked Lane.
The Stelvio Pass, located in Italy, is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, which Top Gear once named the greatest driving road in the world. The main road is closed in the winter months from November to May, so the summer holidays provide the ideal opportunity to enjoy it. Try driving this pass either early morning or late evening to catch the sunrise or sunset for the added wow factor.