Top 3 European Road Trip Routes You Should Explore In Weekends


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Going for long road trips has become a chore for everyone, especially for working professionals. Now, everyone is interested in either international tours or going for weekend getaways by hiring the cabs. Imagine how it feels when you get away from the overcrowded cities and explore the landscape. Today, we’ll be discussing about the best European road trip routes.

From Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse to Romantische Strasse, you’ll love discovering landscapes behind the wheels. Many of the routes mentioned below are easy to commute, and you can even travel with your kids. If you are planning to visit the UK, you can consider exploring the routes of this list.

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria

A view of a lake

Whenever you get to this route, you’ll find many sports bikes and cars testing their top speed. Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse passes near to the Hohe Tauren National Park. This route climbs 2,504 meters and covers a total of 37 mountains and different landscapes.

While exploring this route, you’ll never feel bored because you get the opportunity to explore rocky cliff faces, glaciers, and lakes, pine-clad hills, flowering, and Alps peak. When you are considering this route, don’t forget to explore the Alpine Natural Show Museum.

The best time to explore this route is during summer and late spring. This route is entirely closed from November to May. Even during the late spring, the visibility is very low because of the fog. Hence, always check the forecast reports before considering any route of the UK.

Verdon Gorge Circuit, France

A close up of a busy city street

Verdon Gorge Circuit is one of the best driving routes in France. From exploring the hidden markets to natural gardens that indicates how man lived in the earlier centuries. The trip to this route is entirely flat in the start, and then it becomes very sharp; not the best for amateurs drivers.

Grand Canyon and Verdon Gorge Circuit are very similar, and this route is the deadliest route of France. Verdon Gorge Circuit is 2000ft above mean sea level, and the weather is very foggy and cool. The best part of this route is you get to explore the best wilderness near the Sainte-Croix Lake.

Whenever you are exploring this route, take necessary precautions near the mountains. The best part for exploring Verdon Gorge Circuit is late spring and late summer.

Romantische Strasse, Germany

Romantische Strasse is full of old-age castles and the small hidden of Germany- Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. While exploring this route, you get the foothills of Alps, and the landscapes near the castles are unforgettable. The whole route ends at Fussen, and you can explore this place round the clock. The best time for exploring this route is summers, autumn and late monsoon. However, this route is quite dangerous for amateur drivers.

Final Words

These were some of the best European road trip routes that you should explore this weekend. However, it would be better if you explore these routes during the new year time with your friends. It is advisable that only experienced drivers get on the wheels near the Alps peaks.

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