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Longest Roads in the World

List of the Longest Roads in the World

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Longest roads in the world Length (miles) Length (km) Type Directions, origin and objectives – holiday roads, trade routes and pilgrimage routes
Pan-American Highway 16,000 25750 highway Leads from Alaska via USA, Mexico and Peru to Tierra del Fuego. Construction was decided upon in 1936.
Silk Road 3977 6400 trade route Existed before Christ but heyday wasn’t until 5th-9th century AD (during the Tang Dynasty). The Silk Road led from China to India, Kashmir and Iran as far as the Mediterranean islands.
Ruta 40 3246 5224 highway This dream road runs along the Andes from north to southern Argentina.
Via Regia 2796 4500 military road The ancient Romans built the Via Regia as a transport route for war and trade goods across Europe from Wroclaw (with offshoots to Krakow and Riga) via Leipzig, Frankfurt to Paris (with branches leading to Spain).
Route 66 2448 3940 dream road trip Established in 1926, The Mother Road leads from Chicago to Santa Monica near Los Angeles, USA.
incense Road 2113 3400 trade route Considered one of the oldest trade routes of the world. The incense road leads from South Arabia (Dhofar in Oman) to the Mediterranean Sea (Gaza).
Stuart Highway 1761 2834 highway One of the most important north-south connections in Australia. Leads from Darwin to Port Augusta.
Transromanica 746+ 1200+ Culture route The European Cultural Route runs through seven countries passing cultural sites in Saxony, Austria, Slovenia and Italy to the Mediterranean.
Romanesque Road 743 1195 Holiday road Part of the Transromanica. The circuit in the form of a figure eight passes through 65 places in Saxony-Anhalt. On the route are over 80 Romanesque castles, palaces, monasteries and monuments.
Highway No. 1 656 1055 dream road trip The panoramic road built in 1934 extends along the Pacific Ocean US coast and connects Garberville (320 km north of San Francisco) with Santa Cruz in the south. It also crosses the Golden Gate Bridge.
Via Publica 621 1000 post road This medieval trade route led originally from Brussels to Prague via Germany along the B8 (from Emmerich on the Rhine to Passau).
Amber Road 559 900 trade route Runs from the North and Baltic Sea over the Alps to the Mediterranean (northern Adriatic Sea). The origins date back to the 2nd century BC when the Celts traded with amber.
Way of St. James (Camino Francés) 497 800 pilgrimage Probably the most famous pilgrimage route, led initially across Europe to Santiago de Compostela on the north – west coast of Spain. The Camino Francés begins in France (Saint-Jean-de-Pied-de-Port).
Garden Route 186 300 dream road trip The Garden Route runs along the N2 National Road and extends along the south coast of South Africa from Hermanus (near Cape Town) to Port Elizabeth, passing Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Fairy Tale Road 373 600 Holiday route The Fairy Tale Road has connected the towns of Hanau (Brothers Grimm Town), Kassel and Bremen (home of the tale Town Musicians of Bremen) since 1975.
Old Salt Road 155 250 trade route Leads from Prague to Halle an der Saale. In the Middle Ages there were several salt roads, including the so-called high salt road along which dealers brought their products from Merseburg to Frankfurt on the Main.

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