World’s Best Driving Roads On Your Doorstep    

Drivers don’t need to travel the globe to find the best driving roads according to the latest research from Alfa Romeo. It has identified the 10 best driving roads in the world and, working with the experts at Getty Images, unearthed their UK equivalents.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, Alfa Romeo consulted with members of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club to understand which roads drivers most want to experience. The Stelvio Pass in Italy, famed for its dramatic scenery and hairpin bends was voted the road most motorists would like to drive, followed by the Amalfi Coast Road in Italy and the Great Ocean Road in Australia.

Working with Getty Images to identify the key characteristics of each road in the top 10, Alfa Romeo was able to pinpoint the closest substitutes in the UK. The research took into account surrounding scenery, the length of road and each route’s distinguishing features to prove that the motorists can enjoy epic drives without leaving the UK.

Damien Dally, Managing Director of Alfa Romeo UK said: “International travel is possible again after years of disruption but, judging by our findings, UK motorists don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to experience an iconic drive.”

For instance, The Applecross Pass in Strathcarron, Scotland is rated as the UK’s closest equivalent to the Stelvio Pass. The narrow and twisty road features tight hairpin bends and climbs more than 600m, giving drivers the chance to experience the sights and sensations of the iconic Italian road in the UK.

That list in full to keep you driving with delight while staying in the UK:

1. Stelvio Pass, Italy
UK equivalent: Applecross Pass, Strathcarron

2. Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
UK equivalent: St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula, Cornish Coast

3. Great Ocean Road, Australia
UK equivalent: Military Road, Isle of Wight

4. Transfăgărășan Pass, Romania
UK equivalent: Black Mountain Pass, Wales

5. Trollstigen, Norway
UK equivalent: Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye

6. San Bernardino Pass, Switzerland
UK equivalent: Snake Pass, Peak District

7. Julier Pass, Switzerland
UK equivalent: Mam Tor, Peak District

8. Route 66, USA
UK equivalent: A82 through Rannoch Moor, Glencoe

9. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
UK equivalent: Isle of Mull, Scotland

10. Sylvensteinspeicher, Isar Valley, Germany
UK equivalent: North Coast 500