Road trips are one of my favourite ways to travel: you have the convenience of your own car, you’re able to go where you want when you want, and you can decide exactly where you want to go. All you need is some good quality snacks, a great sound track and good company and you’re set to go. But where? Well, the truth is you’ll be spoiled for choices within Europe. In general the road quality is great, there’s lots of scenic routes you can take, and there’s so many hot spots you’ll struggle to choose where you want to go most. Yourparkingspace have done the hard research for us and found a great selection of the best and most scenic roads in Europe, they’ve even made a cool infographic that I’ll be sure to post at the end of the post, so don’t forget to check it out.
Without further ado, here are some of the best road trip routes in Europe:
1. Old Military Road A93 & A939, Scotland
Many say this is the best driving route in all of the UK, for a variety of reasons. First it’s a pretty short length of drive (around 2 hours) but is filled with a few national treasures such as Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle and Lecht Ski School. You’ll have an opportunity to hopefully see some of the wildlife in the Highlights, so keep your eyes on the road. You’re likely to see deer, snow rabbits and maybe even grouse.
2.Susten Pass, Switzerland
Often considered one of the most scenic roads in the entire world, here you’ll see roads curving through the valleys while you edge towards the summit which is an impressive 2,224 meters. This is another short drive, only taking around an hour, but it will probably you take much longer as there’s lots of scenic places to stop along the way for a great photo opportunity.
3. Route 500, the Black Forest Germany
This road is particularly popular with motorcyclists, probably in part because the roads are winding and provide interesting views along the way. You’ll pass through dense forest areas, find yourself with elevated views and space to park. At times this road can be quite busy, so traveling earlier int he day can be a good way to avoid congestion. This trip takes around 53 mins, covers 31.1 miles and passes by Hornisgrinde Mountain, Geroldsau Waterfalls and Lichtenthal Abbey.
For more inspiration, check out the cool infographic right below: