A Road Trip In Europe You Shouldn’t Miss

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Driving is not always the chore that we are so accustomed to now as before it was done to relax and enjoy the views that you pass through. It wasn’t always about commuting or passing through overcrowded motorways, yea I know hard to believe right. Taking a road trip alongside Europe it’s a brilliant way to explore the landscape and enjoy the sights en route. You can expand your knowledge and get e better look at the continent where you live. It’s always good if you know and understands the environment around you because that way you can truly embrace nature and the culture. This is one of the best trips around Europe and I suggest it to everyone even non-EU people. Make sure that you have the right to drive with a foreign license along with the countries that we feature here.

First Act.

Castellucio di Norcia, Italia. Image by Elena Sala on Unsplash.

Let’s start in Italy. Driving through Spoleto to Norcia, the local streets there as well, and going the same route back. This short but spectacular road trip is a landscape masterpiece. You can see a cool steep-sided green valley filled with stone-built villages along the way to Norcia. Which in itself is a beautiful town known most for its truffles, Benedictine monastery, and sausages? It’s a 162Km stretch and it takes about 3 hours to complete but the imagery is incomparable to anything else. The best time to take this trip is early June since the fritillaries and lentils are in flower, turning Piano Grande into a carpet of shifting colors.

Second Act.

Grossglockner, Austria. Image by Karsten Wurth on Unsplash.

After that amazing trip to Italy, we move to Austria which welcomes us with Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse another alpine road but this time is way higher. A lot of sports car enthusiasts and motorcyclists take this amazing road every year because of its scenery. This High Alpine road passes through Hohe Tauern National Park and offers a view of seemingly limitless mountain ranges which in fact are only 37. The road climbs up to 2504 meters with a lot of twists and turns along the way. There’s plenty of variety to help with boredom, there are landscapes of colorful flowers or rocky cliff faces, lakes and as well glaciers. The road is nearly 50Km long and starts at Bruck in the Salzburg Valley and continues through the Ferleiten toll entrance. All and all it shouldn’t take more than two hours with all the stops to take mesmerizing pictures and to rest.

Third Act.

Rottenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. Image by Roman Kraft on Unsplash.

For our third and final act of this road trip, we turn to Germany’s Romantische Strasse. The romantic road as it’s translated from German hasn’t earned its name lightly but well deserves it. It’s filled with fairy tale castles, palaces, walled towns, and even wonders. This route that comes through southern German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg offers architectural wonders and small picturesque villages for everyone to enjoy and learn the history. There are old castles along the way to Weikersheim and a lot of medieval villages that somehow are still striving. The best way to enjoy this 350Km road trip is to take it slowly and go sightseeing a lot.

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