It would seem that cars have firmly entered the life of a modern person, and many no longer imagine places on the planet where they would not be used.
The car has long been the main means of transportation and not a sign of financial wealth.
Unfortunately, in addition to convenience, such transport creates many problems, for example, endless traffic jams or harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Some tourists, going on a trip, dream at least for a while to be in those parts where they move on foot or by bike.
In our article, you can find 10 stunning places on Earth where there are no cars.
10. Fire Island
Fire Island or Fire Island in the United States is one of the most visited places in the summer by New Yorkers. Here you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and admire the views of the desert and beaches untouched by human hands.
You can get to the island by ferry or other types of water transport. You will not find cars on it, here they walk or ride bicycles.
The territory of the Fire Island is about 9.6 km2. The resident population of its territories is approximately 290 people.
9. Fes el-Bali
The city on the territory of Morocco was built in the Middle Ages and today is the largest territory on the planet where there are no cars.
It belongs to the World Heritage Sites, has preserved the original architectural buildings, ancient monuments and narrow streets.
The city has more than 9400 steep narrow crossings-streets, where it is easy for a tourist to get lost without a guide. But it is precisely this architecture that does not allow the city to be flooded with cars. Here you can walk or ride a bike.
8. Lamu Island
The island is located in Kenya, you can get to it by water transport. The Lamu territory amazes with the originality of Arab culture, here they move on foot or on donkeys.
The island is filled with silence, as there is no noise from cars, which allows travelers to enjoy its natural beauty in peace.
The long white sandy beaches remain as wonderful today as they were in the 14th century when the Swahili people settled in these places.
7. La Cumbresita
A small town in Argentina was founded in 1934. Represents a piece of Germany in the heart of the Argentine Sierra.
It is worth visiting the village because it is famous for its alpine atmosphere, you can feel it by walking along the streets on foot, there are no cars here.
On the territory of the settlement, you must strictly adhere to the principles of eco-tourism, that is, enjoy hiking, clean air, neat German architecture, marvelous silence, wonderful pictures of the surrounding nature and camping.
A small village in the Swiss Alps is located at an altitude of 1620 meters. In order not to pollute the purest mountain air, the authorities of the settlement banned the use of cars here.
To get to Zermatt, travelers will have to take the Glacier Express; during the trip, you can admire the wonderful views of the mountain gorge, valleys and bridges.
You can get acquainted with local sights by walking along the streets of the village, the main of which is the Matterhorn Mountain. Also, this place will appeal to those who are fond of sports such as snowboarding or skiing.
5. Hydra Island
The island is located in Greece in the waters of the Aegean Sea. The absence of cars on it made it possible to preserve the pristine natural beauty and cleanest air of these lands.
Tourists can enjoy the sight of the island’s attractions by traveling by donkey, bicycle, horse, mule or on foot.
On its territory there are shops, cafes and restaurants that serve both tourists and the local population. The area of the island is approximately 49 km2.
4. Mackinaw Island
The ban on driving on Mackinac Island was issued in 1898. You can get to the city located in the USA, in Michigan, by water or air transport.
Here people move on horses or bicycles. Thanks to this, the city managed to preserve clean air and natural beauty in a natural state.
The area of the settlement is 14.5 km2. The permanent population of the city is about 500 people.
A small island in the southwest of the English Channel, under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. The population of its territory is about 600 people, the area is more than 5 km2.
You can get to the island by boat, and around its lands you can move on foot, by carriage or bicycle.
Until the 16th century, people did not live on the island, monastic communities were located here, and it was also a place for gatherings of pirates.
In the 17th century, by order of the British Queen, soldiers landed on the island to protect it from pirate raids, after which the monks left these lands.
The Dutch village has no roads for cars to drive on. Transport links are carried out along water channels, as in the Italian city of Venice.
The settlement was founded in 1230. Around it is the De Veriben-Wieden National Park, numerous trees grow, which makes the air in the village clean and healthy. The population is over 2500 people.
One of the oldest and most romantic cities in Italy, it is known not only for its sights, but also for being one of the largest areas in Europe, not crowded with road transport.
Various areas of the city are connected with each other by canals; the city has a developed water taxi system. Tourists are invited to see the sights of Venice, sailing along its canals on a gondola.
The total area of the settlement is more than 415 km2, and the number of people living on its territory is more than 260,000. The history of the founding of the island city dates back to the 9th century, its first inhabitants were Veneti.