10 Epic Trips Every Offroader Needs to Take
21 May 2015 - Carbuzz
There's almost no place you can't go. When you think of off-roading, what car company comes to mind? Chances are it’s Land Rover, one of Britain’s most iconic automakers and the king of 4x4 SUVs.
Imagine for a moment that you could buy any Land Rover you wanted and that you could drive it off-road anywhere in the world. What would you drive and where would you go? To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 off-road trips every Land Rover owner should take, featuring both rugged and scenic routes.
Mongolia's Gobi Desert is known for being cold, with snow occasionally falling on its dunes. It covers an area of 500,000 square miles so there’s plenty of room to roam.
Alaska’s Dalton Highway stretches for 414 miles (667 km), yet only 109 (175km) of those are paved and drivers are encouraged to pack survival supplies. This is the perfect drive for those who crave adventure.
Jeremy Clarkson demonstrated the versatility of Land Rover when he navigated Bolivia's treacherous Yungas Road behind the wheel of a Range Rover Classic during the “Top Gear: Bolivia Special.” (See below for the video).
Ouray, Colorado, is called “The Switzerland of America” and with good reason. It offers breathtaking alpine scenery and tons of off-road trails to try.
Get in touch with your inner Mad Max and hit the Australian Outback. It’s massive, so you should have no trouble planning an off-road drive of any length.
Botswana is a great choice for those who want variety and adventure. There’s desert, salt flats and tons of wildlife.
Moab, Utah, USA is legendary when it comes to off-road adventures and shouldn’t be missed. Here you can put your off-roading skills to the test.
India’s Zoji Pass gives you the chance to drive along the western side of the Himalayan mountain range. The altitude is 11,575 feet and the terrain can be very tough.
Europe isn’t exactly known as a hot-bed for 4x4s, but the French Alps feature some hidden off-road gems.
South Africa's Marakele National Park features an eco-friendly road built specifically for 4x4s that takes three days to navigate.