With the Covid-19 pandemic having necessitated you to be indoors, spending some alone time in your small apartment can only be relaxing for some time. It isn’t long before you visit virtual museums or watch wildlife from your couch. While these are effective, they may not satisfy your longing for the outdoors, the thrill of wind rushing across your face, seeing snowy hills or embracing the sunny countryside. When that happens, pour yourself a cool drink and experience these amazing landscape views on virtual train rides.
The Flåm Railway, NorwayTravel along this highly relaxing 12-mile route past snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep ravines, and farms. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. The train journeys from the end of Aurlandsfjord (a tributary of the Sognefjord) up to the mountains at Myrdal station.
Bernina Railway, Switzerland to Italy
You will travel along picturesque villages, dizzying cliffs and sparkling blue waters on your journey from St. Moritz in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy. The train moves via the high-mountain Bernina Pass. This is the highest railway alpine crossing in Europe as well as the highest adhesion railway on the continent.
Belgrade–Bar Railway, Montenegro
Starting from the town of Bar, travel through the line’s longest tunnel and over the highest railway bridge in Europe, to the town of Bijelo Polje. You will pass through 102 tunnels and 96 bridges.
Ferrocarril Central Andino, PeruThe Ferrocarril Central Andino connects the Pacific port of Callao and the capital city of Lima with Huancayo and Cerro de Pasco. Travelers along this line will traverse the huge Puente Carrión bridge (part 1), climb from Matucana to San Mateo (part 2), pass through the Puente Infiernillo bridge (part 3),along a canyon (Wow!), and travel through one of the world’s highest railroad tunnels as you journey from Chosica to the Galera railway station in the Andes. That’s a lot of tunnels to pass through!
Sarajevo–Ploče Railway, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Explore the 195 km long Sarajevo-Ploče railway line which passes along the Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This 163 km long virtual ride, starts in Čapljina and briefly sojourns to Croatia before moving forward to the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, Sarajevo. There are 99 tunnels along this line with a total length of over 36 km. The Neretva River Canyon and the Bradina Pass are the mos scenic parts of the line.
South Western Railway, England
Starting from London Waterloo station and its skyline, travel on this virtual train to the Southampton Central station to enjoy a vibrant, green countryside.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado
Travel over high-alpine mountain pass on this heritage three-foot-wide narrow-gauge railroad between Durango and Silverton covering over 45 miles. From an exciting journey over a narrow ledge cut into a sheer cliff face far above the Animas River (part 1), to the scintillating views on itsclimb up into the Colorado mountains (part 2), and then ending its trip in a trip down the mountain pass into the Town of Silverton, this virtual train ride will hold everyone in awe over nature’s beauty.
Wengernalp Railway, SwitzerlandGet a taste of the beauty of Switzerland on this virtual train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg. The beauty of the pretty Swiss villages, snow-covered mountains, and deep valleys will surely having you planing your next trip to this beautiful country.