Tag Archives: Driving Tours

Driving Tour: Naarden To Nieuwkoop, Netherlands

The Gooi is an area around Hilversum, in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a slightly hilly area characterised by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. The Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous.

Places and Interesting points along the route ———- • 0:00 – Naarden, Netherlands • 11:53 – Bussum, Netherlands • 13:46 – Hilversumse Meent, Netherlands • 16:44 – ‘s-Graveland, Netherlands • 19:11 – Ankeveen, Netherlands • 29:25 – Kortenhoef, Netherlands • 32:37 – Oud-Loosdrecht, Netherlands • 40:02 – Loenen aan de Vecht, Netherlands • 42:38 – Nieuwersluis, Netherlands • 46:03 – Breukelen, Netherlands • 1:04:46 – Woerdense Verlaat, Netherlands • 1:08:01 – Noorden, Netherlands • 1:16:02 – Nieuwkoop, Netherlands

Route Info ———- ◎ Drive Date: May 2, 2022 ◎ Start: Naarden, Netherlands ◎ End: Nieuwkoop, Netherlands ◎ Drive Distance: 40 km / 25 mi ◎ Drive Time: 1 Hour 18 Minutes ◎ Route: https://goo.gl/maps/xrnUu2shHT6jkDPN6

Driving Tours: Passo di Zambla In Northern Italy

A drive across the 1,264 meters high Passo di Zambla in the Lombardei region of Northern Italy. The drive starts in Lovere and ends in San Pellegrino Terme after a drive time of 1 Hour 49 Minutes.

San Pellegrino Terme is a town in the province of Bergamo, Italy. Located in the Val Brembana, it is the location of the well known beverage company San Pellegrino, where its carbonated mineral water drinks are produced.

Passo di Zambla from Ponte Nossa is a climb in the region Lombardy. It is 13.9km long and bridges 814 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 592. The top of the ascent is located at 1264 meters above sea level.

Road Tour: Sella Carnizza Pass, Northern Italy (4K)

The Sella Carnizza is a pass in the far east of Italy, close to the Slovenian border. The area gave a deserted feeling, with the road in poor condition and broken trees everywhere from a landslide. However the area is full of great nature, mountains, and roads, so well worth the visit!

Scenic Drives: Chapman’s Peak In South Africa (4K)

Chapman’s Peak is a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in Cape Town, South Africa. The western flank of the mountain falls sharply for hundreds of metres into the Atlantic Ocean, and a road, known as Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugs the near-vertical face of the mountain, linking Hout Bay to Noordhoek.

Tourists and locals often stop at viewpoints along this road, which offer views of Hout Bay, The Sentinel Peak and surrounds, as well as over Noordhoek Beach. Chapman’s Peak Drive is part of the route of two of South Africa’s biggest mass-participation races, the Cape Argus Cycle Race and the Two Oceans Marathon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman…

Travel & Culture: Route 66 America’s Heartland Road

The historic ‘Mother Road’ of America is Route 66. It has connected Chicago and Los Angeles across eight states and four time zones since it was opened almost 80 years ago. It now provides a nostalgic and entertaining journey through a dramatic and exciting period of American history.

From Chicago in the east to Los Angeles in the west, there is only one direction in songs, novels, and for Route 66 lovers. This fabled route snakes its way through the gorges of the city at Lake Michigan before becoming a rural road for about 4000 kilometres across “Small-town America.” In many parts, Route 66 still looks like a museum from the 1930s and 1950s. This three-part series delves into the rich and historic route that has come to resemble a piece of American history, geography, and faded American ambitions from the past.

Road Trips: Glashütte To Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

Destination Culture: In this episode, Hannah Hummel’s road trip through Saxony takes her to Glashütte. Germans are known for being punctual, and Glashütte is known for watchmaking. Hannah also visits the Ore Mountains and heads underground. In Freiberg, she meets a student from Sri Lanka who has made the silver-mining town her temporary home.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:46 The city of Glashütte 01:08 German Watch Museum 04:14 NOMOS, largest manufacturer of mechancial watches in Germany 08:00 Schwarzwassertal or Black Water Valley in the Ore Mountains 11:14 The city of Altenberg 12:02 Altenberg Sinkhole 13:13 Visitor Mine Zinnwald 15:54 Mining Museum Altenberg 17:29 Arno-Lippmann-Schacht 18:01 The ‘Silver City’ Freiberg 18:29 Cathedral of St Mary 21:58 Student Jamana Amiruddeen from Sri Lanka 24:48 Bergmusikkorps Saxonia Freiberg

Autumn Drives: Dolomites In Northeastern Italy (4K)

Autumn in Dolomites II. Scenic drive around Piz Boe / Sella Group / Sellaronda in dolomite Alps in northeastern Italy via 4 high mountain passes – Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and Passo Gardena.

Video timeline: 00:00 Corvara in Badia, Campolongo Pass 12:00 Arabba, Pordoi Pass 35:30 Sella Pass 50:30 Gardena Pass, Calfosch, Corvara

Road Trips: Fribourg To Bern In Switzerland (4K)

Fribourg is the capital of the region of the same name in western Switzerland. In the medieval old city above the Sarine River, the Gothic Fribourg Cathedral has art nouveau stained glass and views from its bell tower. The nearby Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle displays the namesake 20th-century artists’ sculpture. Occupying a Renaissance palace, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire showcases medieval art.

Distance: 23 miles

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century. 

Driving Tours: Monte Cristallo, Dolomites, Italy

Late afternoon drive around Monte Cristallo from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Tre Cime and Lago di Misurina in Dolomites (Dolomite Alps in Italy).

Video timeline: 00:00 Cortina – Carbonin via Passo Cimabanche 18:20 Carbonin/Schluderbach – Misurina/Lago d’Antorno 28:40 Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen) 32:10 From Lake d’Antorno to Lake Misurina 37:00 From Misurina to Cortina via Passo Tre Croci

Scenic Drives: Canton Of Bern In Switzerland (4K)

A beautiful autumn day that we spent on a wonderful route in the Swiss Alps. A road where you meet the wonderful landscape of the Alps and at the end of which you are greeted by a beautiful restaurant called Pochtenfall. The route was: Spiez – Aeschi bei Spiez – Aeschiried – Pochtenfall.

The canton of Bern or Berne is one of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation. It is composed of ten districts and its capital city is Bern which is also the federal city of Switzerland. The bear is the heraldic symbol of the canton, displayed on a red-yellow background.