Following a mapping study done of roads around the world, the YouTube channel Half as Interesting has discovered what could be the longest possible road trip, and it goes through Europe!
Fancy yourself an adventurer? Looking to get out of the house and see a little bit more of the world? Well, we've got the perfect holiday plans for you, granted you're able to take a bit of time off of work. Enter the world's longest road trip.
Don't have a car? No problem: if you were to take off for this road trip at an average of 6mph (a jogging pace) at a rate of 12 hours per day (which is already an extreme marathoner’s performance), you would need just over 117 days to complete it. Easy right?
The distance which separates the cities of Sagres in Portugal and the city of Khassan on the border of North Korea, passing through Europe and Asia, is 8744 miles. This huge distance is more than a third of the circumference of the planet!
Unfortunately, it's impossible to pass from the Middle East to Africa without going across an expanse of water (the Suez Canal), so there's a chunk of the planet you're going to miss out on.
The runner up for the title is found in North America, starting in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and ending in Yaviza, Panama. It is 7500 miles long, 1244 miles shorter than the Eurasian one. You may want to start with this one so you can determine if you're up for the challenge of the former.