Highway 1, USA
Curves, wide, coastal view
One of the most iconic and celebrated roads on the planet, heading all the way from sunny Orange County through California, Oregon and Washington State. This All-American Highway runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and crosses highlights like whale-walhalla Monterey, buzzing Seattle, the iconic Golden Gate bridge, the wineries of Napa Valley, Big Sur and many, many more. It’s just one of those rides you have to make once in a lifetime; the ultimate bucket list ride. The scenery changes constantly; beautiful beaches, mountains, larger than life trees.. The route and views along the way are breathtakingly beautiful and enormously impressive. Great with a car, unforgettable on two wheels! And almost no preps are needed; this road is fully equipped on long, intensive motorcycle trips.
Havana Loop, Cuba
Empty roads, bad road condition, freedom guaranteed
It may not be the first country you think of when you want to make a road trip, but Cuba offers a truly fascinating travel experience. Starting in iconic Havana, follow the famous Malecón and take a trip along beautiful landscapes, colonial towns and tropical beaches. Places that you can not miss are the valley of Viñales, where you can try the finest cigars in the world. Beautiful Trinidad, one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world. And local secret El Nicho, a series of waterfalls and natural shaped pools and a great place to spot a Hummingbird. Cuba is truly beautiful, but unfortunately the roads are not in such a good condition. Especially on the highways, watch out for holes in the asphalt and crossing people, cows and horses that can appear out of nowhere. But what can we say, it only makes the adventure bigger. Plus: there is very little traffic, so you can truly feel like the king of the road..
Cape Town Loop, South Africa
Varied, perfect roads, wildlife
Cape Town has it all: beaches, mountains, harbors, gardens and of course beautiful roads. In fact, with Chapman's Peak, Cape Town has a road that has been used countless times in car and motorcycle advertisements. And when you drive there, you immediately know why. It’s also a the starting point for the legendary Cape Town Loop, where you cross places like Boulders beach with their famous penguin inhabitants, surfer’s heaven Muizenberg, impressive Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope where you can spot wild ostriches and Kirstenboch Gardens, where abundant exotic plants and flowers will transport you to a tranquil world. And if you want to drive a little bit further, closeby the vineyards of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek make a great escape from the city too. For the wine lovers among us: don’t forget to book an overnight stay. Overall the Cape Provence offers a very varied environment with perfect roads, challenging turns, great views and cool spots.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Winding, narrow, challenging
The Amalfi coast in Southern Italy offers a ride that is unarguably amongst the world’s most beautiful roads. A road that tears along the coast, curving through the high limestone cliffs from Sorrento to Salerno past the smaller towns of Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano. But pay attention, it’s a huge tourist location, so avoid the hot summer months when the road is packed with campers, buses and trucks. Especially this time of year the winding and narrow roads make the ride more difficult and sometimes dangerous. If you ever plan to do this trip, take good quality motorcycle goggles and comfortable motorcycle boots and jackets along as you never know what kind of weather you will encounter along the coast. Oh and don’t forget your camera; no filters needed around these parts.
Climbs and descents, views, challenging
It’s popular, no doubt, but the breathtaking views of the twisting route unfolding before your eyes are what draw thrill-seeking motorcycle riders from all over the world. Waterfalls, hairpin bends, huge mountains, steep drop offs; it’s truly a magical experience. And the roads are perfect maintained. No need to elaborate any more. Pack your bags and go north!