If you’re looking to do something a bit different with your next holiday, then why not pack up the car and head out on a fantastic road trip around Europe. Road trips might be an American institution, but there are still plenty of fantastic sites to see and routes to experience across the continent.
Whether you enjoy cars or not, these are perfect trips to try out. Road trips give drivers the opportunity to enjoy the thrills and exhilaration as they race across the country. Just for one day or even a few hours, these road trips allow you to pretend you’re a professional driver in the race of your life.
The Ring of Kerry
This is a 200km route through the stunning Irish countryside. It has to be one of the most picturesque road trips you can do in Europe, and certainly not one you want to rush around. This route gives you a glimpse of everything that Ireland has to offer, taking you through mountains and past lakes, rivers and beaches.
This mountain pass route is one of Europe’s most scenic road trips. The road zigzags its way through the mountainous region of Norway, taking you from Andalsnes to Valldalen. On your way, you’ll pass through waterfalls and mountain villages, allowing you to enjoy some of the most remote areas of this country.
La Route des Grandes Alpes
The design of this route through the High Alps of France was created purely for those tourists who want to experience a scenic journey. It allows you to take in one of the most beautiful parts of the continent and get a glimpse of the country from high up. On the trip, you’ll drive through 16 mountain passes and four national parks, as well as have the opportunity to stop at the glorious Lake Geneva.
For drivers who really want to test their skills and nerves, this pass in the Swiss Alps is perfect for daredevils. It contains a series of hairpin bends, making it both dangerous and beautiful at the same time. This really is a trip that has to be experienced first hand, but if you’re a novice, it’s best to avoid the area after dark or in wet and slippery conditions.
Col de Turini
This road is another one for those drivers who’ve dreamt of being in a world famous car race. The French road is used as part of the Monte Carlo Rally and the Tour de France, but any drivers can experience the curvy roads and hairpin turns as they wind their way up or down the mountain.
How about a track day?
Europe is home to many of the motorsport world’s most beloved and historic circuits, and many of these offer track day driving experiences to give you a taste of the high octane world of racing. If you can only choose to visit one European track, it has to be Monza. The Italian track is an icon of racing, and many of motorsport’s most famous drivers have made their names there, from legendary champions to officials such as Max Mosley (FIA President 1993 – 2009). Mosley finished eighth in a non-championship race during his track career in the 1960s.
These road trips are some of the best in Europe and enable you to experience the beautiful scenery that is on offer, as well as having some of the most perfect road conditions around. So what are you waiting for, pack your bags, jump in the car and head off on your dream holiday.