Romantic Road – Germany
The Romantic Road, or Romantische Straße to give the destination its German title, consists of 350 kilometres of surface roads between Würzburg and Füssen in the southern German provinces of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.
Verdon Gorge – France
The Verdon Gorge, also known as Gorges du Verdon, is a river canyon in the south-eastern French department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. As well as offering spectacular views of the 700-metre ravine, it is also an excellent 240-km round driving route with a host of thrilling hairpin bends that zigzags up and down the gorge.
Tuscany – Italy
One of the most beautiful regions in Italy, Tuscany attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its combination of Renaissance-era cities and beautiful landscapes. It’s also home to some wonderful roads for summer driving.
Atlantic Road – Norway
Opened in 1989, the Atlantic Road saunters through lush coastal landscapes to bare rocks along the Hustadivka, a 19km-long section of coastline in Romsdal, Norway. It connects the island of Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands over 8 km. In 2016, travel bible Lonely Planet even named it the best summer drive in Europe.
Madeira – Portugal
Awash with rugged cliffs and sparsely populated villages, the island of Madeira is a picturesque island with a surface area of just 740 square kilometres. Much of it consists of mountainous terrain, and its volcanic pools are classified among the most beautiful natural swimming pools on the continent.