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Top 5 Spectacular Scenic Drives

Driving doesn’t have to be tedious. Choose the road less traveled by, ease your foot on the gas pedal and enjoy the view with no highway exit signs. LUXOS recommends some of the continent's most beautiful roads, taking you through charming villages, quaint towns and moments where all there is around you is nature at its best. 

by 09 March 2017

 

amalfi-2088142 1920Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast, Italy

With its colorful houses, sparkling volcanic sand, and most picturesque coastline of beaches, driving down the Amalfi Coast is nothing short of a trip in itself. Driving through the curvy roads of the Amalfi Coast will give you a bit of a rush as you try to take in the dramtic cliffs, the depth of the sea and the perfection of how each tree is strategically perched in the earth. Thr Amalfi Coast is located along the Southern part of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Drive along the two towns of Salerno and Sorrento and experience the views of elegant villas, the scent of lemon trees - and where possible, walk down to the beaches and feel the clear blue water between your toes.

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DinkelsbühlDinkelsbühl, in the Romatische Strasse, Germany

Romatische Strasse, Germany

Unfortunately, most fairy tales aren’t true - but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a trip to a fairy-tale-like land. In Romatishe Strasse, you will find colorful castles and medieval villages that just might fulfill your fairy tale fantasy. First, make your way down the curvy roads of Tauberbischofsheim, where you will encounter wine villages and truly medieval views. Afterwards, make your way down the Tabour river and find Weikersheim, where you can find a moated castle. You won’t want to miss this medieval town feel. Last but not least, drive down to Dinkelsbühl and experience the fifteen and a half mile crater that was formed by a giant meteorite fifteen million years ago.

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BilbaoBilbao, Spain coastline

Bilbao, Spain

This city is surrounded by green mountains and coastal waters so you can have your pick. If you want to see a beautiful beach and also steep, green mountains, you can get the best of both worlds by driving through the city and head to the countryside. The most exciting part of a drive through Bilbao is the Zubizuri bridge, which is a footbridge. Created by the iconic Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. This magical bridge is white and features a glass floor. Take a break from driving, stretch your legs, and walk across this iconic bridge over beautiful clear water.

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transfagarasan-825610 1920The transfagarasan, Romania

The Transfagarasan, Romania

This road is actually known as one of the world’s best driving roads. When you first see this road, you will be taken aback. It road involves a large amount of engineering because it is filled with tunnels, bridges, and viaducts. This innovative road was created by Romania’s communist-era leader named Nicolae Ceausescu. The idea behind this roadway was to create a quick way to escape Soviet invasion through the mountains of the Southern Carpathians. The best times to journey here are the spring and through the fall where you can experience the power of greenery and the beauty of nature's evolution. There are several ways to experience this dramatic landscape: by car, by bike, and by motorbike. If you want to experience the rush of a race-car driver, the Transfagarasan will deliver.

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Ring of Kerry, Ireland

If you want to see Ireland and all of its greatness, the best way to do this is by driving straight through! The Ring of Kerry roadway will take you through some of the most amazing landscapes of Ireland. Some of these amazing landscapes include, Killarney National Park, which has lakes and greens, is a sight to see. Another landscape includes Macgilicuddy’s Reeks Mountain Range, Caharsiveen, or Glenbeigh, if you want to stop and enjoy a nice beach. Afterwards, make your way to Ballinskelligs and Portmagee, where you can stop and take a little detour to the Skellig Islands. Don’t forget to drive through Via Sneem, and hold off on eating until you get to Kenmare, which has some of the best dining experiences on offer.

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