Top 5 Romantic Drives to Share with Your Loved One
Whether you’re a fresh couple looking for your first adventures together or you and your significant other are looking for ways to rekindle your love, a dreamy road drip can be a fantastic idea. Make your car trip-ready, check your car excess insurance policy, and get ready to embark on one of the most romantic drives in the world!
1. Germany’s Romantic Road
Romance, the lure of the Alps, the scent of grapes in the air: the Romantic Road certainly lives up to its name, and its charm knows no boundaries. The 400 km (248 mile) route will whisk you away on a unique journey from Würzburg to Füssen, rewarding you with treasures such as timber-framed houses, magnificent palaces and splendid stately homes, and making you feel you’re the main character in a fairy-tale.
2. Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the Amalfi Coast, located in Southern Italy, is a magnificent example of Mediterranean landscape. With its charming mix of gripping drama and awe-inspiring beauty, its stunning coastal mountains, lush forests and picturesque towns, the area is certainly one of the best places to fall in love. Besides its unique beauty, the region also boasts some of the finest hotels and restaurants, perfect for a romantic dinner and a comfy sleep after a long drive.
3. California’s Pacific Coast Highway
An exciting driving experience – and even a bit scary at times – the cliff-hugging Pacific Coast Highway spreads over 198 kilometres (123 miles), along the California coast, from Morro Bay to Carmel. We recommend you to start the route in the historic Monterey and head south. You will be taken through fantastic landscapes and have many great opportunities to go sightseeing along the way, including the colourful Carmel, Hearst Castle, and Moonstone Beach, to mention just a few. Note that you’ll encounter sharp drop-offs and narrow road areas, so pay attention and consider that oversized vehicles may not be the best choice for this route.
4. The Corniche Roads in Southern France
The French Riviera’s Corniche Roads are three routes that follow the mountainous stretch from Menton to Nice. All three routes run almost parallel to each other, each having its own charm and inviting you to discover Roman ruins, medieval villages, exotic gardens and classy 19th century villas. Surrounded by dramatic coastal landscapes, you will feel fully enchanted all throughout your drive along the French Mediterranean coastline, regardless of the road you take.
5. Romania’s Transfarasan
The Transfagarasan is a 56 mile long mountain road located in Romania that passes through the Fagaras mountains at a height of over 2000 metres. Built initially as a strategic military route, it is now one of Romania’s most important tourist attractions, but it’s certainly not for the fainthearted. With its steep drops and sharp hairpin turns, as well as the large sections of road that lack safety barriers, the Transfagarasan is absolutely breath-taking, but quite a scary drive as well!