Europe is home to some of the world’s most amazing road trips. From the beautiful region of the Amalfi Coast in Italy, to the open roads of picturesque Iceland, the options are endless. Going on a road trip isn’t everyone’s preferred choice of a holiday, but through extensive research and planning, the trip is sure to provide you with lasting memories. Whether you’re looking for an action packed trip, or a more family friendly break, the continent is home to many different routes which cater for everyone’s plans.
Before you begin…
Before you set off on your road trip it’s important to make sure your vehicle is in the best working condition possible. The obvious checks are the condition of the tyres and making sure the vehicle’s service and MOT are up to date. Checking the condition of the tyres is especially important, as they will take the brunt of the long distance driving. If you’re unsure about the health of the tyres or if they need replacing, places like Kwik Fit can advise you on what tyres may be best for your trip.
If the idea of a road trip sounds appealing to you, hopefully the options below might help you decide on a route to explore.
Route One, Iceland
Iceland is vastly becoming a popular hotspot for tourists from all over the world, due to its breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty. Route One span’s for 800 miles and takes you on a journey through this magical country. En route you’ll take in some of the majestic waterfalls, glaciers and lava fields, which make this country so special. As well as all of this, you can also enjoy some of the relaxing activities on offer, such as the Blue Lagoon spa.
North Coast 500, Scotland
If you’re after a more relaxed road trip, then the North Coast 500 may be for you. The beautiful Scottish highlands are the focus of this route, as well as a host of other spectacular views that you’ll discover along the 500 mile stretch. During the trip you can expect castle ruins, emerald lochs and smugglers caves, perfect for the little ones, as well as providing you with plenty of places to explore.
For any adrenaline junkies looking for the perfect road trip, the Trollstigen in Norway really is one to consider. This route doesn’t provide a great deal of things to see, but the mountain views surrounding you, are sure to make up for it. With steep inclines, tight hairpin bends and cascading waterfalls, this really isn’t a route for the faint hearted. If you are planning on driving this incredible route, it’s important to know that the road is closed late autumn through to winter.
Above are just three of the many European road trips on offer. It’s best to research where you want to go, so you know everything about the trip, including travel times, local hotels and what’s on offer.