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Top 10 Scenic Rides

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1. Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland - Top 10 Scenic Rides

Already planning your summer vacation, all you travelers? It is always fun to explore the unfamiliar destinations. But the trip is not about staying at one place. It is about the process. And the more you get to see, the more blissful memories you bring back home. These scenic rides not only take you from one place to another, but provide with the breathtaking views as well. Actually, they are worth driving for themselves alone!

1. Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland
Protected by UNESCO and included in the list of the World Heritage Sites, the train route goes through a breathtaking alpine landscape. The train passes high bridges, tunnels and picturesque sites. It offers stunning views all year round.

How to get there? : Albula links Thusis on the Hinterrhein with St. Moritz spa resort in Engadine. From here Bernina Express takes off to Davos or Tirano in Italy.
1. Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Jan Geerk

1. Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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1. Rhaetian Railway, Switzerland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Andrea Badrutt

2. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
The impressive 8.3 km (5.2 mi) long road stretches across the picturesque archipelago in the Norwegian Sea. Today it is classified as the National Tourist Route and is free to ride. Adventurers come here in autumn to experience the stormy waves, crashing on the road.

How to get there?: The road connects Averøy island with the mainland at Eide municipality. Rent a car and hit the road
2. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Asbjørn Floden

2. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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2. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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2. The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Svein Volle

3. The Jacobite, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The iconic stream train takes off from Fort William and heads to Mallaig. It passes picturesque Scottish Highlands, Glenfinnan viaduct, historic villages and mountainous landscape. Moreover, in Mallaig visitors go to the local restaurants to relish fresh seafood.

When to go there? : The train runs from 12th May until 24th October 2014.
3. The Jacobite, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Daniel Korzhonov

3. The Jacobite, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Graham Brown

3. The Jacobite, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Thomas Mader

4. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, USA
Stretching along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, 25 km (16 mi) long Lake Shore Drive offers indeed some unforgettable sites. It combines the amazing urban cityscape of one of the biggest American cities with the views of the one of the biggest American lakes.

Why to go there? : Great views to the city and lake.

How to get there? : The drive is part of U.S. Highway 41. There are many junctions and bridges that connect with the city.
4. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: John Harrison

4. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Bob Segal

4. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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4. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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5. The Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA
A 10.9 km (6.8 mi) long bridge stretches above the blue coral archipelago. The section connects Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key and offers a wonderful ride. Every April, on Saturday the road is being closed for 2,5 hours and a marathon takes place.

When to go there? : All year round.
5. The Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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5. The Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Unknown

5. The Seven Mile Bridge, Florida, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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6. Serra Verde Express, Paraná, Brazil
The train connects Paranaguá and Curitiba and transports over 150 000 travelers a year. The 3 hour journey takes the passengers through the mountainous landscape and provides with the breathtaking views. Just look at that abyss expanding beneath the rails!

When to go there? : All year round, seven days a week.
6. Serra Verde Express, Paraná, Brazil - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Unknown

6. Serra Verde Express, Paraná, Brazil - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Unknown

6. Serra Verde Express, Paraná, Brazil - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Unknown

6. Serra Verde Express, Paraná, Brazil - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Jeferson Luiz de Luz

7. Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, USA
Opened in 1932 the arch bridge itself is a beautiful creation. However, the sites that open from it are priceless. A 98 m (320 ft) deep abyss opens under the bridge, while a great view to the Ocean sprawls in front of it.

How to get there? : The bridge is 190 km (120 mi) south of San Francisco, 21 km (13 mi) south of Carmel. Get there by car.
7. Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Andrew Cirrincione

7. Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Daniel Peckham

7. Bixby Bridge, Big Sur, California, USA - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Marvin Chao

8. Maeklong Railway, Samutsongkram, Thailand
A 67 km (42 mi) long route takes off from Bangkok and heads towards Maeklong. It has recently become popular among the tourists. The reason is a Maeklong Market: 8 times a day the train runs through its narrow section, as the sellers and customers make way to the coming vehicle.

When to go there? : Anytime – the train goes here all year round, 8 times a day.
8. Maeklong Railway, Samutsongkram, Thailand - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Paul Sarawak

8. Maeklong Railway, Samutsongkram, Thailand - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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8. Maeklong Railway, Samutsongkram, Thailand - Top 10 Scenic Rides
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9. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The trees were planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, who wanted to create the unforgettable ride that led to their Gracehill House. Today the trees form this eerie tunnel. The ride under the merging branches looks like from a fairy tale.

How to get there? : Drive about 50 miles northwest from Belfast. The Dark Hedges stretches along the Bregagh Road.
9. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Przemysław Zdrojewski

9. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Maurizio Rellini

9. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Pawel Klarecki

10. Sylvenstein Bridge, Upper Bavaria, Germany
The bridge runs across the Sylvenstein lake, which is situated 750 meters in the Karwendel Alps. The ride provides picturesque views of the Isar valley. Tourists come here to admire the views, hike, cycle and bathe in the lake.

When to go there? : Anytime: the place offers all year round activities and great sites.

How to get there? : Best way to get there is by car. Use the German Alpine, Mittenwald Germany or Wallgau roads.
10. Sylvenstein Bridge, Upper Bavaria, Germany - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Gavin Hellier

10. Sylvenstein Bridge, Upper Bavaria, Germany - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Max Fellermann

10. Sylvenstein Bridge, Upper Bavaria, Germany - Top 10 Scenic Rides
Photo: Peter Schlechte

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