Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge #158: Along Back Country Roads

On holiday, I have always preferred the road less travelled, unless there is a pressing need to get somewhere more rapidly

Here are a few examples of back roads travelled in the past – click on any image to access the relevant gallery.

Wine routes in France and Austria were always popular, and there might be stunning scenery (as with the Dentelles de Montmirail in the Rhône valley) or castles as at Durnstein in Austria, or one of many in Alsace:

Nothing like getting off the beaten track, discovering your road has been closed, and taking a very rough detour because you were determined to reach your destination…my friend was driving and I suggested she take this very rough detour, and talked her through negotiating the ruts and potholes…in 1st gear and VERY slowly! That’s how we reached Craco Veccia, to explore the abandoned town.

And off the main roads, there’s nothing like a tree lined avenue

Alsace, France, 2009, September, autumn

Linked to Lens Artists photo challenge here



  1. Glorious scenery, Sue! Love those peaks in Dentelles and Craco Vecchia is always a winner.

  2. So awesome places and gorgeous nature 🌹👌🏼🙏😍

  3. Great collection of back roads Sue 🙂 🙂

  4. Ana

    Great trip postcards! thanks for participating.

  5. oh so do I, and you have found some marvellous ones here.

  6. That last one could have been taken here, close to Beetley. We have a lot of ‘roads less travelled’ nearby.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. Beautiful back roads Sue – you could have “double-dipped” as most all of these would also make lovely postcard!

  8. Thank you for joining the back country roads challenge with these lovely images!

  9. We even have books about back roads in New England. We love the out of the way. Fortunately in Connecticut it is hard to get lost.

  10. Lovely picture postcards here Sue.

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