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Great European Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

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There’s no denying that Europe is a stunning continent, and making your first road trip on some its incredible roads is a great way to dive into the culture headfirst. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the great European roads to get started on. So set up your car, visit here to renew your EHIC card and get ready to experience the trip of a lifetime.

Romantische Strasse, Germany

Romantische Strasse, Germany
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Romantische Strasse, Germany

For a road trip with your significant other, the Romantische Strasse in Germany is perfect. Filled with breathtaking vineyards and lush forests, this road will immerse you in all of the quintessential charm that Germany has to offer. You’ll pass churches, abbeys, medieval architecture, and traditional European villages, not to mention rivers, valleys, mountains, and meadows. You’ll find great food and unique places to stay en route, and the road even ends at the castles of King Ludwig so you can round off your romantic trip in style.

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Normandy Coastline road trip

Normandy Coast
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Normandy’s Coastline

Anyone with an interest in history will know the significance of the Normandy coast. You’ll be even more excited to learn that it’s the perfect place for a road trip. Not only will you pass countless seaside towns, but you’ll get to see the Operation Overlord beaches. This road trip spans 430 miles and offers a host of activities and points of interest to stop at. Beyond just historical significance, Normandy plays host to some of the best cider, Calvados, and cheese, so stop for a snack and a drink (though maybe save the cider for the end of the day!) while you’re there.

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Athens to Olympia road trip

Olympia
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Athens to Olympia, Greece

Another perfect route for history fans, the Athens to Olympia route will take you past plenty of ruins, archaeological wonders, and even through famous Sparta. If you want breathtaking landscapes, you’ll find plenty of them there alongside numerous UNESCO World Heritage landmarks. It’s not all history, though. This trip will also take you by the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil for a look at one of the country’s biggest exports.

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Transylvania road trip Transfăgărășan

The Transfăgărășan Road
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Transylvania

Most of us recognize Transylvania from the famous Dracula novels by Bram Stoker, but the country holds so much more than just a book mention. The scenery and architecture from border to border make this country perfect for embarking on a road trip. The bumpy, curvy roads are full of historical charm and give you the chance to dip your toes into the legends and folklore of the land. You’ll see gothic architecture, mountains, tiny towns, lakes, pine trees, and woodlands worthy of any fantasy novel.

A road trip is a great way to see the best of a country in one trip. Whether you opt for a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you’ll have a memorable time no matter what.

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