Scenic Routes Around the World is a stunning collection of the world s most exotic and beautiful, roads, rivers, and trails, shot in breathtaking HD. Behold the splendors of ancient journeys that have connected both famous and forgotten places for centuries, and now connect you to those who traversed them throughout history. Spanning six continents, this series takes you to Europe, Alaska, Africa, the Amazon, and beyond. Meet the people who make these places distinctive and magical, as they share the ancient customs preserved for centuries. Capture the essence of travel and explore the commonalities that have always connected those who journey to far-off places.
Disc 1: The Pacific Travel the Alaska Highway from Vancouver to Alaska, taking in the dramatic and rugged coastline, and relishing the freedom of the great North. See abandoned ghost towns and visit the Chilkoot Pass, a place that embodies the American spirit of adventure like no other. Also includes: The Route of Two Oceans (Central America) & Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Disc 2: South America The Inca Trail is filled with clues connecting you to ancient civilizations. Begin in Lima and travel through amazing cities including Oroya and Cusco before finally arriving at the ultimate destination, the unparalleled mountain kingdom of Machu Picchu. Also includes: The Amazon & Patagonia
Disc 3: Europe From its origins in the Black Forest, to its passage through Vienna to its delta in the Black Sea, the Danube River flows for over 1,000 miles and crosses through six countries, each bearing witness to 25 centuries of European history, culture and civilization. From Hapsburg Austria to Budapest, the Danube makes a perfect traveling companion. Also includes: The Iron Curtain (Eastern Europe) & Trans Lapland (Scandinavia)
Disc 4: Asia Trek through India s Route of the Gods, a journey that transcends dreams and imagination. Start in Leh and end in Benares in the valley of the Ganges, crossing the Himalaya Mountains at over 16,000 feet, meeting epic characters along the way that define this remarkable country. Also includes: From Moscow to Irkoutsk & The Road of Sinbad (Middle East)
Disc 5: Far East The Path of Flowers crosses Japan from Kyushu to Hokkaido. This gorgeous route takes travelers past over 250 varieties of cherry trees, and provides a rich tapestry that shows why Japan is often considered the ultimate meeting of tradition and modernity. Also includes: The Road of Perfume (Vietnam) & The Route of the Sherpas (Nepal)
Disc 6: Africa Hitch a ride Across the Sahara on a camel caravan traveling the Salt Road. Amongst the few villages along this route you ll discover ancient cultures, nearly untouched by time. Finally, end up in Timbuktu, where merchants have plied their trade for centuries creating the city s legend. Also includes: Route of the Bushman (Kalahari) & The Route of the Kings (Egypt and the Middle East)