“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
When you consider the mass number of attractions and landmarks; it’s not hard to understand why Europe is often considered the ultimate road trip destination. From the Eiffel Tower and leaning tower of Pisa to Rome and the Amalfi Coast in Italy, there is simply no end of fascinating places to see and with a beautiful road infrastructure throughout the continent; these are also extremely easy to navigate between.
Choosing where to take a road trip in Europe
However, the incredible variety in Europe is also the reason why deciding on a destination can be difficult. In truth, you could easily spend weeks in any one country and still only scratch the surface which also makes racing from one city to another seem like a shame. Yes, it’s always nice to see as much as possible and come back with incredible photographs in famous places but are you happy to spend most days driving and less time in the actual destinations?
At the same time, everyone will have their own ambitions so while covering long distances might sound a little hectic for some travelers, the prospect of visiting as many iconic sites as possible in a short space of time could be a dream road trip for others. Everyone is different. Some visitors choose to start out in Paris and drive all the way to Rome, while others check in to the French Alps and spend a fortnight exploring the majestic mountains. Either way, taking a road trip in Europe is an unforgettable adventure, but it must be said that the prospect of spending more time soaking up experiences rather than rushing between destinations is usually the best way to go.
Experiencing places and meeting people
Take for example the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy or the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, the first of these two is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where small colorful towns are etched into a dramatic coastline and the second is an epic coastal route tracing some of the most romantic places to see on the Emerald Isle. In truth, you could easily spend more than two weeks in either of these locations, and the drives can seem long and enjoyable but this distance traveled would pale in comparison to what might be considered a relatively short distance in Europe. At the same time, you are more likely to have an incredible trip with the perfect mix of driving, meeting the locals and checking out the sights.
We mention the two famous driving routes above but obviously, Europe is home to an endless lineup of equally impressive road trips, and every country will have something different to offer in this regard, most especially the people.
More experiences and a little less time on the road
With this in mind, the best way to decide where to take a road trip in Europe is to focus on one country or region and spend as much time in each destination as possible. Now, this may seem to defeat the purpose of a “road trip, ” but for anyone who has taken one before, you will already know that there is always more than enough driving regardless of whether you cover fifty or two hundred kilometers per day. After all, road trips are the best way to see any destination, but a journey is usually best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Find more information on these websites:
Europa.eu – Road rules in Europe
Bilforsikring – Car insurances in Denmark
Theaa.com – Driving in Europe