Eurotrip might be a cult classic Hollywood movie, however, it has inspired many to take an adventurous road trip through Europe.
Multi- continental road trips have gained popularity in terms of adventure tourism, and the most popular destination in Europe.
The beauty of the European countryside has always lured tourists to Mainland Europe from across the world. New destinations in the Balkan peninsula and Eastern Europe are also gaining popularity amongst the tourist. Tourist from Asia can drive into eastern Europe via Russia, Iran, and Turkey. All of them gaining popularity and prominence albeit slowly.
The Eurotrip Gateways
- Russia via Kazakhstan:
The most common gateway into Europe is through Russia via Kazakhstan. This is the route that is very popular amongst tourist from Asia and from Indian Sub-Continent. This route follows the Silk Route, and a trip from China to Germany can be made within 10 days. This also has the potential of becoming a major trade route as the same distance in maritime trade can take more than 45 days.
- France via England:
As in the movie travelers can drive into mainland Europe from the UK. The tourist can take the Euro tunnel shuttle from Kent in the UK to reach Coquelles in France. The journey takes around one and a half hours between the motorways. There however is no direct road connectivity from the UK to France, it uses the Channel Tunnel rail route.
- Netherlands Via England:
The other route into Mainland Europe via the UK, is through an entrance in the Netherlands. Three ferry routes operate between England and Holland, Hull to Rotterdam, Harwich to Hook of Holland. Newcastle to Amsterdam. Tourist who are interested to travel Benelux or Scandinavia from the UK usually prefers this route.
- Turkey via Iran:
The land route Eurotrip through Turkey via Iran is one of the most cost-effective gateways into Europe. The trip into Europe up to England by road from Iran can be concluded within 2000 USD. From Iran, travelers have the option to enter into mainland Europe either, Georgia or through Turkey. The journey is one of the most enthralling drives, that a tourist can experience.
Why A By Road Europe Trip
Any road trip is a sense of adventure when you are driving across multiple terrains, country, and cultures. To add to this sense of adventure, travelers will also witness picturesque landscapes that would include the snow caps of Alps to the serenity of the Mediterranean Sea. Road trips give travelers a sense of freedom and space that other form travel might not provide. A road trip is not a destination but a journey through history, culture, food, landscapes, and emotions.
A Eurotrip allows you to experience cultures and history that ranges from Persia in the east to the Nordics in the Northwest. The vivacity of this journey can evoke a sense of euphoria that no other road trip can.
If one would like to experience Europe in its primal form that extends from South Caucasus to modern Britannia, one should undertake this trip of a lifetime. Once again traveling is not reaching the destination but it is the journey.