There is perhaps no better way to enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of all that Europe has to offer than through a road trip. Whether you decide to head out with your family or a close group of friends, the plethora of choices is only surpassed by the memories that await. Let’s take a look at three amazing excursions which you should seriously consider. After all, the open road awaits!
The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (Austria)
This lengthy phrase literally translates to “High Alpine Road”; indeed a very appropriate title. The route itself is found within the majestic Hohe Tauern National Park and you will have the opportunity to view no fewer than 37 massive mountain peaks on a clear day. This is partially due to the fact that you are driving at an altitude of 2.5 kilometres. There are plenty of challenging turns for driving enthusiasts while the family will love the countless picnic spots that are interspersed throughout the route. As you might imagine, this 30-mile adventure is best undertaken during the warmer months of the year.
The Verdon George Circuit (France)
Many travellers feel that the region of Provence is the most alluring in the entire country and this route will enable you to absorb all that it has to offer. One interesting feature of the Verdon George Circuit is that a length of 115 miles is just as ideal for a day trip as it is for those who are looking to spend an entire week within such a tranquil environment.
This route is also known for the variety of landscapes that it has to offer. Although the beginning of the journey is punctuated by deceptively gentle inclines, you will soon find that the gradients are increasing to a final height of over 2,000 metres. In fact, some have called the Verdon George Circuit the “Grand Canyon” of Europe. A number of quaint villages can be visited along the way; many being able to trace their roots back to at least the Middle Ages. Once again, it is best to arrive here during the spring or the summer.
The AP-7, Spain
Also known as the Autopista del Mediterráneo, the AP-7 is arguably one of the most stunning routes within northern Spain. You will be able to view spectacular views of inland Catalonia and sights such as Montserrat should never be missed. Rolling green hills fade to vast plains as the AP-7 reaches the central Catalan basin before rising up once again as it flirts with the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains. This motorway also passes through cities such as Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona; ideal if you are looking to experience local Catalan culture during your holiday.
These are only three of the numerous #RoadTripsofEurope at your disposal. Before heading out, be sure that your vehicle is up to date with a professional MOT inspection offered by Kwik Fit. The allure of the open road continues to attract millions, so what are you waiting for?