Road trips are my favourite holidays because you’re completely in control: where you stop, how long you stop, where you go, what route you take – everything is up to you! You have the comfort of your own car, which is perfect if you’re traveling with young kids, friends who always need to stop for toilet breaks or elder family members that may not cope so well with public transport options. Whatever your reason for choosing a road trip, there’s so many great options in Europe and I wanted to share some with you today to give you some inspiration for your next road trip holiday. YourParkingSpace.co.uk has made a great infographic about the best roads to help you get excited, so check out the infographic at the bottom of my post:
Switzerland: Susten Pass
This is regarded as one of the best driving roads in the entire world – making it a great pit stop for your European road trip. It’s around 28 miles in length, about an hour’s drive and is open during the warmer months. Bare in mind this is an extremely popular route when it’s open, so consider driving mid week to beat the crowds and minimise the traffic.
Wales: Black Mountain Pass
On this stunning road you’ll see Carreg Cennen Castle, the Brecon Beacon National park and the National Snowcaves centre, ensuring a few great places to stop along the way. This pass stretches some 19.9 miles and is an easy drive of 40 minutes, but the truth is you’ll want to plan a lot more time so you can stop off at the above mentioned attractions! Be mindful that you may come across livestock on the road, so adjust your driving so that you can safely brake if necessary.
Italy: Stelvio Pass
Top Gear voted this pass one of the best driving roads and that has helped make it a lot more popular. It’s quite a high and steep road, ensuring some striking views along your journey. The road is around 30.3 miles long, takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete. Stop off in Stelvio National Park or visit the Forte Venini di Oga, a WWI fort. Don’t forget your camera for this one, you’ll want to snap some pics along the way.
Want more inspiration? Check out this great infographic below: