Driving should be relaxed and exciting – journeys to be enjoyed and relished. But there are so many incredible driving routes all over the world to explore, we wanted to help you choose the right route for you. That’s why we’ve developed a list of the 25 Ultimate Drives in Europe. And we’re offering you the opportunity to download these scenic routes straight to your TomTom navigation device – for free! Choose the adventure you’d like to have, and you’re ready to go!
BEST COASTAL ROADS
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BEST WOODLAND AND FOREST ROADS
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BEST MOUNTAIN ROADS
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MOST EPIC ROAD TRIP DRIVES
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BEST HISTORICAL DRIVES
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The Amalfi Coast is highly famous for its precipitous corniche roads and its light-blue waters. It is considered Italy's most scenic coastline road and is often combined with the visit of the historical Pompeii.
The Causeway Coastal Route links the cities of Londonderry and Belfast. Along the road you can see various landscapes such as coastal roads and mountains.
The Spanish Costa Brava combines both small mountain roads and stunning sea views. Trust us, you won’t be any disappointed.
The Estoril Coast is described as one of the most picturesque road in Europe. See the fishing port of Cascais Bay, drive through the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and stop at Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most western point.
One of the most beautiful scenic roads in the world takes you from Split to Dubrovnik along the Dalmatian Coast. It is almost impossible not to stop several times on the way as you discover new landscapes every five minutes.
This road trip links Kniebis to Barden-Barden through magnificent views of the Black Forest valleys. This area is considered by many as the most beautiful holiday regions in Germany.
From Chirk to Bethesda, discover the spectacular mountain scenery of North Wales. You might be tempted to visit every castle you drive past, starting with the medieval castle in Chirk.
Avoiding the big Andalusian cities, this travel route makes you visit small and medium sized villages across Los Alcornocales National Park. The town of Ubrique and all its white houses protected between the hills is pretty unique and a must-see place.
This drive will take you through the beautiful and historic New Forest. Take time to visit Hampshire attractions including National Trust properties, stunning gardens and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
This trip takes you on a driving adventure around the lake Como and its amazing landscapes. The lake is surrounded by Alpine peaks and wooded hills and is often listed in Italy’s most scenic places.
Located in one of the snowiest regions in Switzerland, the Furka pass reaches 2,431 metres. As James Bond in Goldfinger, drive through the amazing turns up to the Rhone Glacier. Note: can be closed during winter.
The Stelvio Pass is one of the highest and most dramatic mountain passes to drive in the European Alp. No wonder why Top Gear voted this pass the best driving road in the world in 2008. Note: closed from November to May.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of the most visited drive in Europe. Halfway to the road, you turn left to discover an unbelievable view on the Pasterze Glacier and its permanent snow cover.
This 21.5km route goes up the north face of Mont Ventoux, starting from Malaucène. You’ll drive past the unique provençal vegetation and chapel of Notre Dame du Groseau from the Roman 12th century to get the best view on the grey mountain. Note: closed from November to April/May.
All along this valley you can see UNESCO World Heritage Geirangerfjord, mountains, waterfalls, ocean views and a National Park, the Aursjøvegen Road. This 68-kilometre long road will keep your eyes wide-open every second since you have the feeling of being the main character of a movie ending scene.
This wonderful two-day drive will make you discover distilleries and castles, as well as driving through the Cairngorms National Park.
This incredible road, which goes through eleven bridges, is both frequently used by local population and tourists and it would be highly understandable if you feel like taking several times in a row, like a rollercoaster.
The Ring Road is a kind of road trips you can never forget. 5, 10, 15 days… the road is yours and you can spend as much time as you want discovering this amazing island.
On this 505km road, you follow the Irish coast down to Carrigaholt going from incredible cliffs to gigantic waves, from abandoned castles to wild horses running in endless pastures, from vertiginous bridges to amazing flora.
This circuit will take you through the Spanish and French ‘’Pays Basque’’ across the Pyrenean and the wild Atlantic coast.
The current Route Napoléon is a part of the route taken by Napoléon Bonaparte and his army in 1815 from Elba to Grenoble.
Follow an old Roman route between medieval towns and locations. Spend nights in the lovely cities of Rothenburg, Nördlingen and Augsburg, making sure you learn about their history.
This amazing 6-day trip will take you through Denmark’s hidden cultural and most picturesque natural attractions. Follow the historical Queens trail to uncover natural beauty and Danish countryside.
The picturesque seaside town of Nafplio couldn’t be a better start point for this road trip. Always driving North, follow the Nemean Wine Route to visit excellent wineries as you go through those scenic Greek hills.
This amazing road trip is described by many as the “world’s best driving road”. If you’re a high sensation seeker, this is definitely the best road for you. Note: closed during winters.