The Times Online has published a list of what it considers to be the world’s 20 greatest drives. The drives featured in the list are as follows:

  • The Antrim Coast, Ireland – Balleygalley to Bushmills (85km)
  • The Atlantic Highway, Cornwall, England – Fraddon to Bude (122km)
  • The Grand Corniche, France – Nice to Menton (32km)
  • Highway 1, Florida, USA – Miami to Key West (257km)
  • Kalahari Desert, Botswana – Jack’s Camp to Kubu Island (200km)
  • Lake Garda, Italy – The Verona Airport Loop (200km)
  • Alsace Wine Route, France – Marlenheim to Guebwiller (160km)
  • Baltic States – TallinnĀ  in Estonia to Vilnius in Lithuania (965km)
  • Autopista Nacional, Cuba – Havana to Pinar del Rio (177km)
  • The Road to the Isles, Scotland – Glasgow to Mallaig (255km)
  • New England in the Fall, USA – Litchfield to Lincoln (400km)
  • Down South Island, New Zealand – Karamea to Haast (534km)
  • Across Oman – Salalah to Muscat (900km)
  • Western Desert, Egypt – Cairo to Kharga (550km)
  • Rioja and Asturias, Spain – Bilbao to Laguardia (550km)
  • Savannah Way, Australia – Cairns to Broome (3,700km)
  • Carolina Crossing, USA – Charleston to Cherokee (1,600km)
  • South Africa – Cape Town to Mpumalanga (1,760km)
  • Southern India – Cochin to Kovalan and back (500km)
  • The Peloponnese, Greece – Athens to Olympus (600km)

The list doesn’t include some of the world’s most famous drives, such as Route 66 and California Highway 1 in the USA, the Great Ocean Road in Australia or the Amalfi Coast road in Italy.

Do you agree with the Times Online’s list? What’s the best car hire holiday that you’ve been on? Which is your favourite scenic driving route and why?