August 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM
While the UK is a classic destination for a road trip, Europe certainly isn't short of possibilities either. In fact, there are so many options that you'll be hard pressed to narrow it down to a final choice. To help you out, here are just a few of the must-see routes to travel with a motorhome.
Croatia's Dalmatian coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason - it offers stunning scenery, a delightful climate, and historic cities like Dubrovnik. The Dalmatian coast is even mild enough for a winter trip - unlike much of Europe! - so if you prefer to avoid the crowds, or simply dislike travelling in the warmer weather, it's an ideal destination. The only drawback is that you may find some tourist facilities close outside peak season.
Bergen to Voss, Norway
Most travellers would automatically think of heading for southern Europe and the Mediterranean, but what about the northern countries? Norway is packed full of extraordinary scenery, which more than compensates for the cooler temperatures. Start off in Bergen and drive past the beautiful fjords to Voss and the Tvindefossen waterfall. You can even drive through the longest road tunnel in the world (a massive 24.5 km), although it won't be as scenic as the fjords! When travelling by motorhome, you'll want to avoid carrying on to the twisting Trollstigen (Troll Path) - leave that one for smaller vehicles!
Estoril Coast Drive, Portugal
Head as far west as you can get while still being in Europe, and take your motorhome to Portugal's Estoril Coast. There's so much more to this country than the Algarve. After spending some time in the capital Lisbon, head west towards Cascais, making sure to stop off to enjoy the delightful beaches, as well as appreciate Portuguese history in the form of the many forts built to defend Lisbon. You should also head inland to visit the National Palace at Sintra.
If you prefer mountains to beaches, then the Transfăgărășan is the route for you and your motorhome. Known rather more prosaically as the DN7C, it's considered by many to be one of the best drives in the world. Romania may not be one of the world's top holiday destinations, but if you're adventurous and prefer to choose a less well-trodden route, you'll be rewarded with impressive mountain scenery and a host of intriguing buildings along the way.
The Baltic States may have become popular with stag and hen parties in recent years, but they also offer a great deal for travellers seeking a more sedate tour. Estonia may be a small country, but with over 2,000 miles of coastline, there's plenty to explore. It's also compact enough to cover a fair bit of ground inland. Start off in the medieval capital city Tallinn, and head wherever takes your fancy! The roads are excellent, and you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to pretty villages, interesting towns, and fascinating historical buildings.