Small trip trough Kiev

If you are going to visit Kiev, we will take you on a small trip through the Ukrainian capitol. The best way to explore this marvelous city is, of course, by car.

Kiev Old Town
View on Kiev’s Old Town

With a population of more than 4 million citizens, Kiev is a pretty big city. The Ukrainian capitol has a long history and is more than 1500 years old. Obviously it has many sights to see and we will take a closer look at some of them.

Get your kilts out: road trip to Scotland

Scotland, located in the northern part of Great Britain, seems to be made for road trips. The stunning landscapes, great roads and charming villages are waiting here to be explored. You have to be a bit lucky with the weather (it often rains here), but during summer you can discover the land of whiskey and the monster of Loch Ness at its best.

The Borders Scotland
The Borders, Scotland

China’s Guoliang tunnel road

Located in the Taihang Mountains of China, the small village of Guoliang is sitting on a mountaintop and was isolated from the rest of the world. The only way to reach it was to walk through a valley surrounded by steep cliffs, and then climb a series of cut out stone steps. Cut off from the rest of the world, the village was doomed to become a ghost town, unless a road could be constructed trough the cliffs.

Guoliang tunnel

This all changed in 1972. When the Chinese government decided it wasn’t worth to invest several millions into a road that would only be used by 300 people, the villagers decided to dig the tunnel road themselves. It was their only hope to get connected to the rest of the world.

Leh-Manali Highway, almost the highest road in the world

The Leh-Manali Highway is one of the highest roads in the world. Running between the Indian cities of Leh and Manali, it opens up an inhospitable part of the Himalaya Mountains. Be well prepared before you start, as you will cross several high mountain passes up to 5,325 m (17,470 ft). Many travelers suffer from mountain sickness due to the high altitudes and the low-oxygen air.

leh-manali highway
Leh-Manali Highway

Road information

The highway was built and maintained by the Indian Army and is capable of supporting the heaviest of their vehicles. The road is the only route to the Ladakh region and is vital to feed military supplies into that sector.

Mille Miglia, 1000 beautiful miles trough northern Italy

The Mille Miglia, or thousand miles, was an endurance race that was organized 24 times between 1927 and 1957. Participants raced with their Gran Turismo cars over the open roads of northern Italy from Brescia to Rome and back on an 8-shaped route. Due to frequent fatal crashes the race was banned in 1957, but since 1982 it was revived as a touring trip for old-timers. We went to Brescia and followed this legendary route trough the stunning landscapes of northern Italy.

Mille Miglia arrow

Experience the battle of the Bulge in the Belgian Ardennes

This historical road trip takes us back to largest and bloodiest battle the Americans fought in World War II. The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive toward the end of World War II. The operation with code name Wacht am Rhein was planned by Hitler himself and would slow the allied advance on the Western front severely if carried out successfully. The plan was to penetrate the weak American defenses in the Belgian Ardennes forest and to capture the bridges over the river Meuse. With the bridges secured, the German army would recapture the port of Antwerp and split the Allied front in two, crippling their supply routes.

The Antrim Coast Road, North-Ireland at it's best

A part of the A2 in Northern Ireland, called the Antrim Coast Road, is one of the most famous road trips in the world. A large section of the road is winding trough the countryside, following the scenic coastline. Some parts are even built between large 100m high cliffs and the sea.

Antrim Coast Road
The Antrim Coast Road

We start following the road in Belfast. From there, it will take us to all major attractions of North Ireland’s coast before it ends near the walled city center of Derry, at the border with the Republic of Ireland. The Antrim Coast Road is often praised as Ireland's most scenic drive. This part of the road is also relatively narrow and lightly used, which is great for a road trip.

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