Our Favourite European Road Trips

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This is a subjective topic, but based on the input we have received from travelers, in addition to our experience at street level across Europe, we came up with a list of the most exciting routes for your next European road trips.

Make sure you prepare both the car and yourself for a perfect journey. Visit your local garage to have all the checks done, make sure you have cover in place and plan your trip ahead to travel hassle-free. Get inspired with our finest selection of European routes:

Tour through Switzerland, France and Italy


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Starting point: Embark on a trip from Switzerland to France starting at the picturesque Lake Léman in Geneva.

Route 500 miles: Head south via the D902 passing through Chamonix and Thonon-Les-Bains. The dark yet sensational drive of 7 miles across the Mont Blanc tunnel would enhance even more your appreciation of the stunning Aosta valley in your way out through Italy. At Turin, keep it south until Alba, reaching the Med at Savona. Delight at the priceless views of the Levantine Riviera. Once at La Spezia, take the little roads climbing up the Apennines of Abatone, where you will turn to breathtaking Florence. We recommend returning through the charming routes of Bologna or Modena, then climb again the the Alps via Milan.

Highlights: Panoramic seaside and mountain views, all the classic charm of Italy’s small towns, the stylish drive through Florence and glamorous costal stops for food and drinks.

Discover Norway from Bergen to Oslo


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Starting point: Ferry port of Bergen, from where you can take the captivating small roads via Alvik, turning at Oslo road in Eidfjord.

Route 800 miles: Prepare for a non-stop joyfulness of 350 miles from Bergen to Oslo’s outskirts, appreciating some of the most impressive landscapes and architecture in Europe. Make your way back via Kristiansand and Stavanger. Then swap mountains for beautiful coastal towns, not-to-miss rocky islands and car ferry trips.

Highlights: Massive natural assets, from snow-topped mountains to sparkling fjords, untouched woods and fairy-tale wooden houses. Fancy some waterfront food and drinks at the upmarket of Arendal and Kristiansand? Why not. Seaside cottages that worth staying at Skudeneshavn near Haugesund, one of the prettiest villages in Norway. Discover exotic wildlife and just relax, after that, keep relaxing.

Fairy-tale castles at the Alpine Road, Germany


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Starting point: At Lake Constance, town of Lindau, where you can stroll around the historic heritage and old houses surrounded by tiny narrow streets.

Route 300 miles: This classic European drive has it all, lovely panoramic of the Bavarian Alps, historic and cultural heritage locked into mind-blowing castles, excellent road facilities and first-hand appreciation of smaller towns such as Oberstaufen, Ettal, Garmisch, Oberammergau, and Bad Tölz. Make sure you get a decent atlas and maps for your journey. For further details check: deutsche-alpenstrasse.de.

Highlights: Snowy maintains along the delightful Alpine meadows, ancient forests with fairy-tale lakes and castles. Discover Germany’s countryside heritage in your own way.

Stylish Pas de Calais, France


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Starting point: Eurotunnel terminal.

Route 160 miles: Take the tiny D940 via Boulogne to Le Touquet. Enjoy impressive waterside views while driving through D349 to Hesdin along the river Canche and get the best shoots of northern France. Complete your trip heading north on the D928 to St Omer, then north -west back to Calais via the N43.

Highlights: relaxing sandy beaches and classic rural French roads. Taste the true flavour of delicious French delicatessen and wines at little shops and restaurants in your way. Views to Dover, seafood restaurants at Etaples; Le Touquet’s fashionable boutiques and quirky architecture.

We hope you liked this entry, please give us your opinions o we can make it more comprehensive. Remember you can check get an explanatory leaflet of European driving regulations here.

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