The Top Five Roads to Drive in Europe
If you love travel and supercars, taking a road trip is a brilliant way to combine your two passions. Open roads, the wind in your hair, beautiful scenery and incredible views, it’s time to dust off your Ferrari and start planning your trip.
If you’re unsure about where to go, here we’ve found five routes in Europe where you can enjoy driving your supercar and will leave you wanting more.
1. Route Napoleon, Southern France
This route is not only known for its beauty but also for its history. It was first taken in 1815 by Napoleon Bonaparte on his journey of the hundred days that ended in Waterloo. It is a fast route, with its long stretch of road and arched corners. This route has plenty of options to explore, from the Gorge du Verdon which resembles the Grand Canyon or if you fancy more of a challenge try the Col du Labouret. Whichever you choose you can be rest assured that the scenery is mesmerizing. To find out more before you travel visit: https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/routes/details/france/route-napoleon/
• 195.1 Miles
2. North Coast 500, Scotland
This long-stretched route is the Scottish version of the American Route 66. This 500-mile circular route runs around the coast of Scotland before cutting inland to bring you back full circle, capturing the beauty and essence of the countryside. If you get the chance to go make sure you stop off at certain points, a wander outside Ullapool shows you the scenic views across to Skye and the Outer Hebrides. Don’t forget to look out for castle ruins, smuggler’s caves, emerald lochs along the route.
• 500 Miles
3. Stelvio Pass, Italy
This unbelievable zig-zagged shaped road, otherwise recognized as the 48 hairpins, was labeled as the best driving road in the world by Top Gear in 2008. This twisting route stretches all the way to the Alps. Sports cars are especially recommended for this road to enjoy the road at its full potential. The tight corners around the hairpins and acceleration up the next stretch is a dream for those who have a love for speed. Continuing along the road you will come across the very popular Stelvio National Park which you can explore to your hearts content.
4. Transfagarasan, Romania
Similar to the Stelvio Pass, Top Gear branded the Transfagarasan the best road in the world to drive. This road is well known for its ribbon shaped persona. Originally the route was built as a military route and has 90km of twists and turns. This route lets you experience tunnels that are covered by beautiful waterfalls, and if you’re looking for a view to take your breath away, stop at the Bâlea Lake. You can read more about the Top Gear review by following this link: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/big-reads/transfagarasan-highway-worlds-best-road
• 56 Miles
5. Trollstigen, Norway
Norway is known for its beautiful landscape, lakes and mountains and the Trollstigen offers you all of this. This road is designed for adrenaline junkies, with eleven tight hairpin bends they’re perfect for those who love the thrill of speed and like to drive their car. As the road takes you over the mount, you’ll be able to take in the view over the 1,050ft-high Stigfossen waterfall.
• 34.1 Miles