Europe is full of fantastic drives with amazing roads and stunning backdrops to enjoy. To get the best from these, you should consider hiring a motorhome and make the trip into a truly memorable holiday. Instead of speeding along you can take your time, go at a sedate pace and indulge your wanderlust. Here are ten of Europe’s most amazing drives.
This is considered by many people to be the most beautiful lake in the world. The city of Geneva nestles at the most Western point and makes a great place to start your trip. You can do a full loop of the Lake, taking you through Lausanne and across the border into France before finishing back at your start point. The trip will take you through beautiful countryside and give you stunning scenery to take in the whole way.
Porto to Lisbon
This coastal trip can be completed in around 3 hours if you want to do it quickly, but the real magic comes from taking your time and stopping regularly. All along the route you’ll find campsites and numerous opportunities to sample beaches, go surfing and enjoy fresh seafood. With the Atlantic as your backdrop, you’ll have a great time.
Glasgow to Fort William
Scotland is really good for trips through rural landscapes. This route is a popular one and takes you through the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. You’ll have Ben Nevis as part of the scenery too. Just remember to stock up on supplies before you start.
The Dutch-Belgian border offers a wide range of amazing things to see. There is great countryside and major cities to enjoy during your time here. With plenty of campsites, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Try starting in Amsterdam and heading down the coast to Bruges.
Tuscany by the Sea
Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy but many people fail to explore the wider Tuscany region. For motorhome enthusiasts there are numerous great things to see and do. Campsites are plentiful and there are some real hidden gems if you can find them. Browsing in advance is a good idea and will help you to plan your itinerary.
Starting at Copenhagen you can decide to head north through Sweden and Norway or south to Germany. Both options are good in the summer and will give you countless opportunities to enjoy some swimming, snorkelling and sailing. If you’re feeling adventurous you could go up the Swedish coast to Gothenburg then head on to Oslo, giving you the chance to see three fantastic cities and the countryside in between.
Seville and Morocco
Your starting point will be in one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Heading south will take you on a memorable trip before you reach Gibraltar. From there it is just a short ferry trip to Tangier, one of Morocco’s biggest cities. Make sure you take in the view of the Bay of Tangier; it is a breathtaking sight.
La Cote Atlantique
The French Atlantic Coast is as magical as the Portuguese one. If you enjoy water sports this is the perfect trip for you; Hossegor is considered the home of the surf culture in France. Wine lovers can also take a trip up the coast to Bordeaux to sample world renowned wines.
Nice to Monte Carlo
This is perhaps the most breathtaking trip on this list, especially if you go in summer and get amazing weather to enjoy. Nice is a great starting point and you can head along the coast into beautiful Monaco. Monte Carlo is one of the most astonishing places in the world, offering the best in luxury and climate.