Now we have moved into 2015, many of you may be planning your holidays for the coming months. Should you be considering travelling to a European destination by car, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a great way to add a little extra enjoyment to your drive.
Rather than having to put up with looking at the empty fields that can often run alongside Europe’s main routes, with careful planning there’s a number of superb roads you can include in your journey. These can offer you both incredible scenery and a more exciting drive, here are some examples you might want to consider:
Route 500, Black Forest, Germany
Boasting some breath-taking views of the Rhine Valley, as well as the rolling tree-tops of the Black Forest, this road in southern Germany can bring something special to your trip. The roads twist and traverse their way across many miles of Germanic countryside and can provide a gateway into neighbouring Switzerland.
Stelvio Pass, Italy
With the Italian Alps as your backdrop, you can certainly count on there being a rather picturesque view. The road surface is so smooth it’s almost like somebody has carved a perfect ribbon of silk into the mountainside ready for you to drive on. What’s even better is with its 48 hairpin bends you’ll get plenty of chance to take in the scenery as you leisurely drive down this impressive route.
The Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
If you intend on driving up to Scandinavia, if you can add this particular road into your travels you’re in for a treat. This relatively short section of one of Norway’s cross county roads connects several small islands together over the Norwegian Sea. One of the most iconic features is the Storseisundet Bridge which majestically arcs over the water as you cross the isles.
Back Roads of Provence, France
While not strictly a set ‘route’, the beauty of these roads in the South of France is that you can stumble on something amazing by accident. With a number of relatively quiet options on offer, you could find yourself stopping by in a lovely little French village, or even paying a visit to one of the many fabulous vineyards of this region.
These are just a few of the many incredible roads Europe has to offer, so be sure to take the time to add them into your journey. Equally, the last thing you want is to let anything spoil such a trip, so be sure you have the proper breakdown cover for your vehicle before you set off.