Where to go for a drive in Europe this summer.
The illustrious call of the road trip is something that all travel enthusiasts have heard at some point in their lives. What better way to truly experience a brand-new country and brand-new culture than taking to the open road and seeing where you end up. Discover hidden gems and enjoy some of the most scenic views imaginable with the people closest to you on what can be the most rewarding holidays you’ll ever go on. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that?
It was already common for people to take these trips, but even more so now, as borders and residencies begin to open up and the vaccine continues to be rolled out, travelers from all over the world are pining to sell their hatchback and buy something fitter for a road trip. If you fall into this category, then there is an incredibly helpful article on Bramhall Classic Autos on how you can make sure your vehicle is ready to sell.
So, you have the desire, you have the car, but you still need to know where you’re going. To give you an idea, here is a list of some of the greatest road trips that Europe has to offer.
Dubrovnik to Pula
As far as starting points are concerned, it would be hard to find somewhere better than Dubrovnik. This medieval city has acted as the inspiration for a plethora of filmmakers, and as such, many celebrities choose to holiday here.
As far as road trips are concerned, this is one of the shorter ones, averaging out at around 8 hours. On your way to Pula, be sure to stop off at the beach in Merkarska Bol (which was recently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe) as well as Trogir, Sibenik, and Split.
Germany’s Romantic Road
From Fussen all the way down to Wurtzburg, you will travel through some of the most romantic landscapes that Europe has to offer. Thanks to villages such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Augsburg, Nordlingen, and Landsberg, you will have your breath taken away with every turn of the steering wheel.
As one of the most beautiful regions in the country, Tuscany attracts travelers from far and wide every year. Start this road trip in Florence before heading down to Pisa, Lucca, and San Gimignano. Then, if you’d like to experience what was recently voted one of the greatest hidden gems in all of Europe, take yourself down to Bagnoregio.
The Mythical Atlantic Road
By driving north on Bergen, you will be met with the breath-taking mythical landscapes of the Atlantic Road. Only 8km long, it crosses a multitude of small islands that would be separate from one another if not for the bridges connecting them. As a bonus, the road is totally free of charge to use, just as well, as the views you’ll see whilst driving on it are priceless.
This region is encompassed by shrubbery, nature, and monasteries, which make it one of the greatest road trips Europe has to offer. You will discover places such as Arta, Preveza, Thesprotia, Ioaninna, and the breathtaking mountains of Zagori.