Causeway Coastal Route Named Most Underrated Road Trip In The World

Pic: Art Ward for Tourism Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal route has come in first place in the world’s most underrated road trips locations.

Even with a 98.1% positivity rate in Tripadvisor reviews, the coastal route had only been searched for 23,700 times in the previous 12 months.

Results of the research came as a shock due to the beauty associated with the route, and the popularity of sites such as the Glens of Antrim and Game of Thrones filming locations.

The research was carried out by, a financial services comparison platform. The aim of the study was to showcase what the roads less travelled around the world have to offer.

Alex Kindred, car insurance expert at said “Road trips have become a popular way to see the world, particularly post-Covid as more people feel uncomfortable travelling by public transport. However, as the popularity of road trips increases, so does traffic along the route. Therefore, choosing an underrated route is a great way to experience the fun of a road trip while avoiding the crowds.

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Top 10 Most Underrated Road Trips 

Rank Road Trip Country % of ‘Good’ Reviews Annual Search Volume Overall Score /10
1 Causeway Coastal Route United Kingdom 98.1% 23,700 9.19
2 Route des Crêtes France 98.5% 131,200 8.27
3 Foothills Parkway United States 97.5% 68,700 8.17
3 Lamar Valley United States 97.4% 68,000 8.17
5 Trail Ridge Road United States 98.6% 156,400 7.86
6 Beartooth Highway United States 98.2% 142,300 7.66
7 Route Napoléon France 100.0% 270,200 7.45
7 San Juan Skyway United States 95.7% 24,780 7.45
7 Needles Highway United States 97.9% 140,500 7.45
10 Great St Bernard Pass Italy 96.4% 82,800 7.25