3. Amalfi Coast, ItalyItaly is one of the best holiday spots in southern Europe and cruising along the Amalfi Coast will transport you back in time to a more classical, romantic era. Take in the stunning architecture of tiny Italian coastal towns as you zip through narrow winding streets through this UNESCO protected landscape in Salerno, southern Italy. 10. Trollstigen, NorwayThis one’s for LOTR fans – this beautiful mountain pass is known as the Troll Route. While you may not see any hulking hairy monsters, what is guaranteed is quite possibly the most scenic drive in Norway, if not Europe. From mountains to waterfalls, the beauty of Norway will flash by right outside your car window on this route from Åndalsnes and Valldalen. 7. La Route des Grandes Alpes, FranceThe route of the High Alps, this drive takes you staright through the mountains of France and was built with you in mind, designed solely for tourists wanting to take a scenic route through the region. La Route des Grandes Alpes takes drivers through four national parks and 16 mountain passes. Make sure to enjoy the incredibly beautiful Geneva Lake and stop for a picnic on this scenic drive. 4. Bundesstraße 500, GermanyThis beautiful drive cuts through the heart of the Black Forest (of gateau fame) and offers drivers incredible views along with a smooth journey through the mountains. One thing to remember is that this federal highway can get busy, as it is a major road for the region, so plan to set off on your journey nice and early, just don’t forget the sarnies and flask of tea. 14. Great Dolomite Road, ItalyHead off along the Great Dolomite Road in northern Italy and escape the tourist traps to find out for yourself that this stylish country has plenty of substance to offer too. Many of the rural villages along the way specialise in incredible food, so be sure to make a stop and enjoy the culinary delights! Here are some of the delicious dishes that you might pick up along your journey – you”ll never look at Little Chef’s Olympic Breakfast in the same way again! 6. Les Corniches, FranceThree different routes at three different altitudes with three different scenic tours of the region: Les Corniches offers plenty of options to see all that the beautiful French countryside has to offer. All roads lead to Monaco, so be sure to spend some time in this pretty playground for the rich and famous – you might want to park the Ford Focus round the back, away from all the millionaire Lamborghinis. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 8. Klausen Pass, SwitzerlandAnother Alpine drive, this time sweeping through the infamous Swiss mountains, Klausen Pass is a long and winding road through some seriously beautiful scenery. Every few years the Klausenrennen race takes place, a thrilling competition along Klausen Pass completed by some of the world’s most skilled drivers – definitely not one for the faint-hearted! 17. Stelvio Pass, ItalyLocated high in the Eastern Alps (2,757m above sea level) this beautiful and dangerous drive is routinely on the top lists of great driving roads in Europe. Featuring amazing mountain vistas and tight curves that will test any driver’s skill, it’s a must-drive for any serious petrolheads. Liked this? 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You must make a pit stop at the National Palace in Sintra: built during the period when Portugal was ruled by Muslim Moors, it’s a dazzling monument and evidence of the rich and varied history of the region. 16. Atlantic Road, NorwayRunning a little over five miles, this section of Country Road 64 is an architectural marvel and may be the most incredible road in all of Europe. Passing over water, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and the Romsdalshalvøya, the Atlantic Road is unique and amazing. 13. A1, EnglandThis motorway, the longest in the country at 410 miles, takes drivers through the gorgeous English countryside, connecting London to Edinburgh. Ride along this lovely route and you’ll be treated to a glimpse of the giant sculpture ‘The Angel of the North’ created by Antony Gormley, in Gateshead. Stray off the A1 for a peek at some of the UK’s most magical spots, or perhaps you’d prefer a day trip to one of Britain’s best beaches which you can read about here. 18. Col de Turini, FranceA famous stage in the Tour de France as well as the Monte Carlo Rally, this road is full of incredible hairpin turns and curvy roadways that, once you’ve maneuvered around, will make you feel like the next Jenson Button. This is another road that is incredibly dangerous come nightfall – be sure to be on the road while the sun is still shining, rooftop down of course! 19. DN7C, RomaniaThis meandering road, also known as the Transfăgărășan, travels through the Carpathians, starting near the vvillage of Bascov and ending at a crossroads between DN1 and Sibiu. Routinely ranked as one of the world’s best drives, it was originally built as a 90km military road in 1974. From Transylvania to Wallachia, the route is lined with unique and interesting buildings from days gone by, including the Poienari fortress which was once home to Vlad the Impaler, Bram Stoker’s inspiration for his most famous character, Dracula. 15. Furka Pass, SwitzerlandFancy yourself the new 007? This winding pass through the Alps featured in the James Bond film Goldfinger is world famous. Drivers, test your nerves (and your breaks) as one hairpin bend leads to another, to another, and another. Take extra care when passing along this dangerous beauty rain or snow and at night. Route 66, the Great Ocean Road – there are many awesome road tripping routes around the world. But if you’re looking for an adventure behind the wheel but you don’t want or can’t afford to travel half way around the globe, Europe’s got some cracking drives for an epic road trip.From Germany to France and beyond: here are several incredible options for those looking for a great driving holiday in Europe. 1. Ring of Kerry, IrelandThe Irish countryside is famed as one of the most beautiful in the whole of Europe, and hitting the Ring of Kerry is the best way to see and experience all that this enchanting landscape has to offer. The 124 mile loop takes you through mountains, to the beaches, lakes, and rivers of this small south-western corner of Ireland. Travelling east along the N71 you’ll pass through Killarney, around the Iveragh Peninsula and on to Killorglin, which sits on the banks of the river Laune and is home to Puck Fair – held every August, it’s Ireland’s oldest traditional fair. 12. Romance Road, GermanyRomance Road cuts through the heart of Germany, and it’s spectacular views will leave a special place in yours. The route is lined with medieval buildings and exquisite examples of romantic Gothic architecture and art dating back centuries. Set off with your special someone on a romantic roadtrip – try and get over for the annual Oktoberfest celebrations, just remember to drink responsibly and leave your ride behind. 11. Route Napoleon, FranceFollowing the route taken by Napoleon Bonaparte when he travelled from Elba to Grenoble in 1815, Route Napoleon runs through the French Alps, with the town of Golfe-Juan at one end and Grenoble at the other. Awe-inspiring views aren’t in short supply and this famed road allows drivers to imagine themselves in Napolean’s shoes, as much of the landscape remains unchanged since his famous journey. We reckon you can beat his journey time though – it took him and his men a week on horseback to reach Grenoble where he hoped to overthrow King Louis XVIII. 5. Autobahn, GermanyThe Autobahn is Germany’s famed highway system where there are no speed limits in non-urban regions. This doesn’t mean you can give Speedy Gonzales a run for his money, but it does give you the chance to really open up that racy soft-top you managed to hire for next to nothing, using Skyscanner’s car hire search of course. Just don’t forget to look outside the window and take in the breathtaking views. 2. A3055, EnglandLocated on the beautiful Isle of Wight, the A3055 runs from Chale to Freshwater Bay. Also known as the Military Road, it was a private road for some 70 years before Sir Charles Seely donated it to the council for public use in 1930. The drive captures the incredible coastline in its entire splendor – watch out for signs of coastal erosion as the sea fights to claim back the road, and the island! RelatedTop 5 scenic road trips in IrelandHit the road and explore Ireland with our selection of the country’s most scenic routes.South of France holidays: 5 incredible road tripsGlitz, glamour and Grace Kelly: the south of France has it all in slick spades, so join us now as we take you on a tour of the best driving routes in the region. 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