The best drives in the world
When it comes to holidays, you know you want to disconnect from the routine, you want to do something different now that you're going to have time, but you don't want your pocket to suffer too much either. We have the perfect solution: a car drive to enjoy inhospitable places you've never known before! It's no longer just the freedom of having your own vehicle at all times to move from one place to another without depending on time, but you can fall in love with incredible landscapes that you wouldn't otherwise see while driving.
There are routes for all tastes, so there will always be one that suits your budget and time available. However, we advise you to rent a car with enough time, because doing so in advance can mean paying up to half the usual price. In fact, and in most cases, car trips end up being much cheaper than they may seem initially.
Another recommendation is to plan your route before you start. Improvising is not a good idea, especially when it comes to travelling by road, as the state of the roads is important, as well as following the traffic rules of each country you visit. This will also give you a rough idea of how long it will take you to get there and what places you can visit. Finally, the choice of car is also essential, while if you travel with your own vehicle, make sure it is in perfect condition to avoid any mishaps during the journey.
We want to make it easy for you. So that you don't waste time looking for a route that suits your tastes and needs, we'll help you with a list of the most interesting road trips in the world. From the United States to the most unusual corners of Europe, what will be your next destination? The decision is yours.
What is perhaps the world's most famous route, also known as The Main Street of America and The Mother Road, was established on November 11, 1926 and became the main itinerary for migrants heading west during the dust storms of the 1930s. Originally, the road ran from Chicago to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, covering a total of 3939 kilometers that crossed eight different states.
This route will surprise you due to the great clash between cultures. There is a lot to see, although the most outstanding places are Tetuan, Chefchauen, Larache, Asilah and Tangier. The good news is that in Morocco fuel is cheaper, so you can enjoy the journey without your pocket suffers the consequences.
This route will discover romantic landscapes, famous for their good wines and excellent cuisine. Some of the places that you will be able to visit in this route are San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Siena, Montalcino, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Bagno Vignoni, Pienza and, of course, Florence.
This route shows the visitor unimaginable landscapes. The almost 70 kilometres of driving offer travellers scenes ranging from the Black Forest of the North through the plain of Rhineland to the Vosges mountains in Alsace and the Swiss Alps.
Another of the world's best-known routes is this, the Causeway Coastal Route which runs along the Northern Irish coast. An experience in which you can enjoy both untamed beaches and ruined castles, through cliffs of vertigo. The route, which connects Belfast and Derry, covers more than 300 kilometres.
The young country of recent creation is one of the most beautiful places we can visit in Europe. On this route, you can choose which places you want to get to know in depth, but the recommendations always point to Zagreb, Porec, Rovinj, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, where you'll feel the time stop as you stroll through its beautiful walled old town.
This route will allow you to discover the most unknown part of Portugal, through its 70 kilometers of route, in which you will find the fantastic fishing port of Cascais, the green Sintra-Cascais National Park and the original Palacio da Pena.
This alpine route that winds through the legendary Swiss mountains, Klausen Pass, takes the driver on a long journey, during which he can enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of the old continent.
The French soldier toured a number of towns on his return from the Island of Elba which are still remembered two centuries later. This route, which starts at Golfe-Juan, is 325 kilometres long and is now part of Route Nationale 85 in the direction of Paris.
If you have the opportunity to travel to Mexico, a good option is to go by car through the Yucatan Peninsula, where you will be able to enjoy a lot of history, paradisiacal beaches, wild jungles, colonial cities, essential archeological zones and, of course, delicious food!
Our national proposal, in addition to the last one that awaits you next, is an entertaining route between cliffs, castles and spectacular views while touring Galicia. The Rías Altas cover the entire Galician coast from La Coruña to Ribadeo, although in some places it is said that they start in Fisterra.
Our last proposal is dedicated to all lovers of television series, especially those passionate about Game of Thrones. In addition to its history and characters, the series has also triumphed for having been recorded in incredible places around the world. Many of them are in Spain, so we suggest that you go to know them closely. Some of those that can not miss are the Flysch in the Basque Country (Dragon Rock), the Cathedral of Girona (Braavos and King’s Landing), the Bardenas Reales in Navarra (Khal Moro), and the Real Alcazar in Seville (Dorne).