I have played up the theme of rigorous journey in this route I made. I also put up legs that are set in different terrains: snow, forest, high-altitude, bustling city, desert, and tropical.
Assuming 11 All-Star teams in a race of 12 legs.
NOTE: I have set the NELs at the early part of the race. Remember: these are All-Star teams (or former teams), and more screentime will redeem them from rotting.Leg 1 (USA -> Russia)
Teams will have to fly to Vladivostok, Russia. I chose Vladivostok because it's like a secret haven inside Russia. And it's also good to see the Eastern side of the Russian country.Elimination LegLeg 2 (Russia -> China)
Teams will have to ride the Trans-Siberian railway and then another train to a city in China. I would like to see a forested or nature-y place in China, not like the cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. I want to see like Guilin. China = Love.Non-Elimination LegLeg 3 (China)
Teams will have to ride another train, and a bus to the roof of the world: Lhasa, Tibet. A pitstop in the gorgeous Potala Palace would be a major plus. If the race can't go to Nepal, Tibet is the alternate and the altitude problems will definitely be a problem for our All-Star teams.
HD filming will capture the amazing sceneries here in Tibet.Elimination LegLeg 4 (China -> India)
Teams will have to fly to any part of India, but I'd love to see the Taj Mahal, so I'm taking the teams to Agra. Enough said, it's indeed Incredible India.Elimination LegLeg 5 (India -> Gabon)
Teams now fly to the Gabonese capital city: Libreville. African cities == Chaos to the teams.Non-Elimination LegLeg 6 (Gabon -> Sao Tome and Principe)
Teams must then ride a ferry to the island nation of Sao Tome and Principe. I enjoyed Seychelles in Season 16, so another island nation would be awesome! What also makes this nation magical is that it can be found lying by the equator!Elimination LegLeg 7 (Sao Tome and Principe -> Europe)
Time for a big city action. I don't know specifically where at this moment, but I want to see a bustling city in the European continent.Elimination LegLeg 8 (Europe)
The all-star teams will then have to drive hundreds of kilometers to another location. I am still awestrucked in the infamous Dieselgate episode, so another long drive will definitely test the best of the best. I'd love this leg to be the countryside-theme-inspired, a big contrast to the bustling city we had during the previous legNon-Elimination LegLeg 9 (Europe -> Africa)
The teams will have to make their way by any means to a city located at the edge of the Sahara Desert. I think seeing different locations set in different terrains will define how amazing a race route is. And when the sun shines bright, it may be hot enough to set angry minds and exhausted bodies.
NOTE: A desert location in South America too will rock. So it's between Africa or South America with this one.Elimination LegLeg 10 (South America -> Guatemala)
Teams will then fly to the Central American part of the world. A leg in the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala would be awesome.Elimination LegLeg 11 (Guatemala -> Mexico)
Teams will then take a torturing bus ride to Mexico. We have seen Mexico in past, but it's way too overdue! I know, Mexico is still under the travel ban of US, but Mexico is way to big. I would like to see dancing people with maracas as greeters.Elimination LegLeg 12 (Mexico -> USA)
Teams will have to fly to USA. You can send them in any part of USA, I don't care.