Imagine yourself cruising with the top down along the beautiful French Riviera…. or hugging the tight curves of back Rocky Mountain roads…. sounds thrilling, right? The earth is a beautiful place. There is so much exploring to be done! In celebration of Earth Day, which is this Sunday, we’ve come up with a few dream destinations where we’d love to go for a leisurely drive. From ocean views to snowy mountain tops, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Take a peek at our top picks:
1- French Riviera
Can you feel the sun now? You have the top down and a light breeze blowing as you cruise along the Mediterranean coast with views of quaint harbor fishing villages full of pleasure yachts and crowded summertime beaches. You can’t help but think, “Thank you mother nature!”
2- Canadian Rockies
Even on the coldest of days, this destination is beautiful. Pristine, pure and white — there aren’t many places like this left. It may be chilly outside, but you’re nice and toasty thanks to your luxurious heated seats. The only thing that could make this better is a to-go cup of hot cocoa complete with mini marshmallows… or a moose sighting!
3- Hawaiian Islands
Paradise. Close your eyes and feel the soft tropical breeze as you glide down the island twisties… try hard enough and you might even get a whiff of coconut!
4- Costa Rica
Ah, the “Rich Coast” — so exotic and lovely (and with a track record of promoting ecology and peace!) After a late afternoon drive along the winding coastline we might suggest you pull over to catch the vibrant sky as the sun goes down in this tropical delight.
5. Transylvania, Romania
If the world-famous Transfagarasan Rd. (also known as Ceaucesu’s Folly) isn’t the ultimate drive, we don’t know what is! With its dramatic scenery and winding roads that pass through the beautiful Fagaras Mountains, it’s no wonder this Transylvania destination was voted “favorite Earth Day drive” by our Facebook community. Our Facebook/Twitter buddy, @DavidKoorn, who submitted this entry, must really know his way around the globe!
The last frontier! Pack up the fishing rods, parkas and camping supplies, you’re going on an adventure of a lifetime! It’s rugged terrain, but what well-equipped driver wouldn’t like the challenge? And watch out for those polar bears!
Shaped by the forces of nature, our last stop is a dynamic landscape of active volcanoes, black sand beaches, green valleys, and powerful rapids. Only in Iceland can you drive through craters of volcanic rock one minute and cruise past gushing geysers the next!
All this talk of adventure has given us the travel itch. Our planet is an incredible place — no wonder we love to take the scenic route! What’s your dreamy Earth Day drive? Tell us on Facebook!
And if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in any of these (or other) dreamy places, pick up the FREE BMW Ultimate Drive app! With this app, you’ll have access a collection of the best pleasure driving roads around the world, all submitted by locals.
Have a wonderful Earth Day!