Some amazing rides in Street View

A few days ago, Google Sightseeing posted a few of their “most breathtaking rides” in Street View and they certainly found some great areas.
As you know, Google Earth 6 greatly enhanced the way that Street View works inside of Google Earth, allowing you to “drive” the routes much better than you can in Google Maps.


Even better, Google Sightseeing has put all of the locations they highlighted (plus a few extra) in a KML file for you to download. The only problem is that each location is a simple placemark, and doesn’t fly you directly into the Street View imagery.
Fortunately in Google Earth 6 it’s a simple fix! Just drag “peg man” from the top right corner of your screen onto the road they’ve highlighted, and you’ll instantly be taken into Street View mode, as shown below:

Google Earth has an abundance of amazing sights to see, and this is another great example of that. Thanks to the Google Sightseeing guys for putting together the list of breathtaking rides!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. I’ve known about the Dalton highway for many years and am glad to finally see it this way. Some of the roads in rural northern Maine are great too.

  2. Google street view freezes and is slow even on a fast PC with a good accelerater card/drivers.
    Use Google maps.

  3. Stephen says:

    Street View in GE is now painful to use, dreadfully slow and less useful. If I wanted to know which end of a street a house number was, Street View used to tell me at glance. Not now. Can we have it back please?

  4. I agree with Stephen, 6 is a big step backwards. Very little use to me anymore

  5. I agree with Kyle, Stephen & Bob. Street View in GE6 is a classic example of ignoring a golden IT rule: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.

  6. paul zacharia says:

    this is just brilliant! thanks for capturing the world for all those who love the earth.

  7. paul zacharia says:

    this is just brilliant! thanks for capturing the world for all those who love the earth.

  8. OK, so what’s the deal? Do we pay to use GE and have unfettered access, or do we continue to be frustrated trying to use it for free. I’ve used 5 on an XP computer for several years, and 6 on a Windows 7 system flawlessly for several months, then all of a sudden it started freezing up after about 2 minutes and dragging the image into street view crashes the computer. That did not happen when the drag image first came into use. I’ve tried upgrading directx and reinstalled win 7, nothing has solved this problem.

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