Dream Roads

September 2nd, 2015 by

Dream Roads for MINI Drivers.

Sitting behind the wheel of your MINI while sitting in traffic can make you daydream about exploring a new region. Whether that’s going on a weekend trip to Breckenridge or driving across the country to the coast, we could all use a fun trip out of the city.

Today, we’re showing you a few of our dream roads to drive a MINI on. After checking these places out, you’ll also want to add them to your bucket list.

From Alaska to China, and even Germany, here are three dream roads you’ll want to drive your MINI on.

Old Glenn Highway

We’re starting off your dream roads bucket list with the Old Glenn Highway, a scenic drive from Anchorage to Palmer, Alaska. Colorado might get plenty of snow and ice, but this place offers unique views, twists and turns that you’ll crave. This county road is about 19 miles in length and offers out-of-the-car activities including state parks and recreation areas, petting zoos, and hiking trails. Get a glimpse of the Chugach Mountains and Pioneer Peak. Don’t forget your camera to capture memories and sights that you’ll never want to forget.

Tianmen Mountain Road

The next stop on our bucket list journey is on the Tianmen Winding Mountain Road in Zhangjiajie, China. The formal name of this road is the Tianmen Shan Big Gate. It’s located within the Tianmen Mountain National Park in Zhangjiajie. From the bottom to the tip-top of the road, it’s about seven miles in length. Once you’re up at the top, you’re at 4,300 feet above sea level. If you’d rather walk to the top, there are about 1,000 stairs, called the called Tianan stairs. But we bet you’ll want to ride in your MINI from the bottom to the top.

Lake Sylvenstein

If you’re looking for a place with incredible 360-degree views and a bridge you can drive across to see the Lake from a different angle, head to the Sylvenstein Dam in Upper Bavaria, Germany, which is located in the Isar Valley. At about 2,500 feet above sea level, you’ll get a view of the Karwendel Alps and the Isar River. Go for a hike on nearby walking trails or take a dip in the Lake Sylvenstein waters.

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