5 Roadtrips You Must Take In Europe

It’s no surprise that for many, traveling Europe is top spot on their bucket list, with such a vast array of scenery, architecture, and famous sites to see and cultures to experience. While there are things that may intimidate, such as driving on the other side of the road and road signs in different languages, there’s nothing quite like traveling Europe by car.

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Road tripping around Europe is definitely the way to go for a more personalised, intimate, and memorable experience. Here are five must-do roadtrips to get you thinking.

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The Grand Tour
Follow in the footsteps of many Renaissance poets with this road trip across Switzerland, France, and Italy. Beginning in Geneva, this route takes you through the seven-mile Mont-Blanc tunnel out into Italy with its many untouched country towns and onward to seaside Portofino and Le Cinque Terre, before ending up in the historic Renaissance city of Florence. This road trip is perfect for the car lover, with wonderful, twisting roads that are sure to delight your senses.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast
You can’t go wrong with Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Think what you see in the car commercials, but in real life. The Amalfi Coast road winds it way more than 500 metres above sea level, revealing absolutely stunning vistas at every turn. Along the way, you’ll pass towns such as Positano and Sorrento, ending up at the historic town of Ravello. The trip takes between two to four days, although with so many vineyards along the way, you could easily stretch it to a week, or two!

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The Romantic Road
The Romantic Road in the south of Germany offers a wonderful taste of German scenery and culture. Beginning at Würzburg at the foothills of the Alps, you will pass amazing views, centuries-old castles and cathedrals, and, did you guess it, more and more castles. The route then takes you pass towns such as Rothenburg ob der Tauber, with its medieval streets and thick city walls, Nördlingen, with its inspiring cathedral, and Hohenschwangau with the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle. You should arrive in Munich in about a week.

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The Scottish Highlands
Scotland’s Highlands are a real splendor that everyone should experience in their lifetime. Starting in Glasgow, this route passes through endless mountains and lochs, including famous sites Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of the British Isles, and Loch Shiel, renowned for its picturesque quality. The route also takes you to the Eileen Donan Castle, a famous Scottish castle dating back to the thirteenth century. The trip will take between five to seven days and if you extend it a little, you might even be able to explore Loch Ness!

The Transfagarasan
The Transfagarasan mountain road is renowned as one of the most spectacular roads in the world. At 90km long, the road twists and turns across Romania through Cartisoara’s grassland and the snowy Fagaras mountains for which it was named after. You’ll pass stunning lakes and waterfalls along the way, ending up at the legendary Peonari Citadel ruins of Vlad III the Impaler.

Jessica Hamper
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Jessica Hamper is a freelance writer who is interested in travel and exploring the world. She would love to road trip around her native Australia and knows where to turn to for car finance!