50 Most Epic Road Trips Fill Up Our Bucket List

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New book Epic Drives of the World highlights the best routes and even gives you a full itinerary for your trip.

A big part of the appeal of owning a Harley-Davidson is riding while also enjoying some beautiful scenery. That’s why you see seemingly endless groups of bikes cruising alongside mountain passes and beachfront boulevards.

However, if you’re like us here at H-D Forums, you’re always looking for new and exciting road trips. This is why we were so stoked to see Lonely Planet release its latest book, Epic Drives of the World.

The hardback tome is chock-full of 50 of the greatest road trips on earth. And this isn’t just some basic list of places to visit, mind you. The road trips are organized by continent, with plenty of pictures and maps to guide you.

You’ll also find lots of valuable information like advice on where to eat and stay along the way. These, of course, are things we’d normally spend a lot of time researching on our own. But now we can spend more time on the road since everything we need is packed in this comprehensive guidebook.

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The routes featured in the book range from roads you’ve probably heard of or ridden before to places we never knew existed. Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway are no-brainers, obviously. But there are plenty of hidden gems here, like Ruta 40 in Argentina and the Milford Sound in New Zealand.

It might sound a little crazy to think about cruising roads that far away. But New Zealand in particular has plenty of Harley rentals available. The same goes for Hawaii, which offers up miles and miles of beautiful roads to traverse. Including the 32-mile, 600 curve Hana Highway, which also made Lonely Planet’s list.

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If you’re looking to plan that next great road trip, Epic Drives of the World looks like a solid place to start. There’s no better way to see the world than on the back of a hog, after all.

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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