Once you’ve bought a classic car, it’s time to take it out on the road and enjoy the experience. There are many places to drive, from scenic routes through national parks, to a journey down to the coast. The world is full of roads to travel, whether they are high up in the mountains, or cutting across the countryside. If you’re planning a trip then here are some of the best roads to travel.
1. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast features ocean vistas, majestic mountains and rolling hills. It’s considered Italy’s most picturesque stretch of coastline, making it an ideal driving location. Summer is a great time to explore the coast, and there are lots of stops on the way. These include the beautiful Sorrento and the town of Positano, which is known for its incredible beaches.
2. Romantic Road, Germany
The Romantic Road was devised as a themed route by travel agents in the 1950s. It connects towns like Nordlingen and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, offering beautiful scenery along the way. One of the greatest highlights is Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairytale like building that’s located in the village of Schwangau.
3. Trollstigen, Norway
Called Trolls’ Ladder in English, the mountain road is found in Rauma. If you’re willing to brave the winding trail, you’ll be able to drive through a stunning mountain range. The mountains have names like Kongen, which means The King and Trollveggen, meaning The Trolls’ Wall. One of the sights to look out for is the Stigfossen waterfall.
4. Col De La Bonette, French Alps
At 2807 metres, the Col de la Bonette has the distinction of being the highest road in Europe. It runs through the French Alps, offering a mix of green and volcanic scenery that is truly breathtaking. The smooth surface of the road makes it easy to traverse, and as you travel back down you’ll notice the road looks more like a race track than a mountain pass.
5. Evo Triangle, Wales
Found closer to home, the Evo Triangle makes up bits of the A5, A543 and B4501 in Wales. Together they form a fast-paced jaunt through the Denbigh Moors. Across a stretch of 20 miles, you’ll be able to pass through villages like Betws-y-Coed and Ruthin. The beauty of the Evo Triangle is that the roads are well sustained and give drivers the chance to be free.
6. Hochstrasse, Germany
Located in the Black Forest, Hochstrasse is one of the region’s most beautiful roads. The Hochstrasse runs from Baden-Baden to Freudenstadt and the route features plenty of attractions. These range from Hornisgrinde, the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest, to the famous glacial lake Mummelsee.
7. A93 Military Road, Scotland
Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the A93 military road takes you on a journey through the Scottish wilderness. The mountain views and rolling fields are spectacular, giving you plenty to look at as you travel down the A93.