The Most Romantic Cities for Road Trips in Europe

7th February, 2022, in Travel Advice & Guides

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and now that travel restrictions are a little more relaxed you may be looking for something extra special to do this year to celebrate the love you have for your partner. Maybe a road trip in Europe could be the gift both of you share for Valentine’s 2022.

Let’s take a look at our top 4 of the most romantic road trips you could go on!

Route Napoleon-France

France is a country of love, food, wine and epic sights. Taking a road trip in your hire car along Route Napoleon guarantees you tick off them all. With an epic 570 miles to cover if you follow the entire route, you get to enjoy the best of France as seen by Napoleon when he took the very same trip in 1815. Marked by statues of the French Imperial Eagle along the way the iconic trail allows you to stop off and enjoy picturesque scenery, sandy beaches and breathtaking Alps. If you start at the point Napoleon ended his journey you get to begin in the city of love-Paris and end it in the stunning French Riviera, or perhaps you want to go the other way and pick up a hire car from Nice Cote D’Azur airport, enjoy the cliff side drives and sunny weather before you finish the trip in Paris where the romance can continue with a final stop off in a Parisian restaurant or hotel.

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The Amalfi Coast-Italy

Fly into Rome and prepare for one of the most visually stunning journeys you could take yourself on. Or fly into Naples and do exactly the same but on a much shorter route. Whichever you choose you are in for a treat of the highest Italian standards. The trip from Rome is an awesome 446 miles and will allow your eyes to feast upon an array of Italian country, beach, and cityscapes, take the shorter journey from Naples and it is a journey in the sun all day long. Let’s cover the journey from Naples today though as, we believe, this alone could win the hearts of anyone.

Once you have picked up your hire car, simply head for the SS163, possibly one of the most spectacular drives in Europe, if not, the world. Your car will skirt the sides of cliffs as you witness the Tyrrhenian Sea have its waves gently crash upon the rocks and the multi-coloured houses and restaurants will encourage you to stop at every opportunity for a photo, a meal or an overnight stay. It is only 50km long but every one of those 50 will have you wishing for 50 more. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997, it is fair to say it is extremely popular so plan your journey to get the best out of it for you as the driver and your partner.

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The Romantic Road-Germany

A romantic road trip review couldn’t go without a mention of the appropriately named romantic road in Germany. Spanning 257 miles and covering over 30 beautiful German towns, villages, or cities this purpose-built route encapsulates a lot of what makes Germany so stunning. Whether it be castles or lakes, quaint villages, or picturesque woodland, the romantic road has long been popular with couples looking to take in what some may call a traditional Germany. Currently seeing close to 20 million visits per day and 5 million overnight stays on the route, this road has long been seen as one that is an important contributor to the economy of Germany.

Picking up your hire car in either Frankfurt or Nuremburg is your best option get the wheels rolling on this trip and once you get to Wurzburg you will not be disappointed. Voted 6th best attraction in Germany in 2021 you won’t find that result a shock once you are on route. Multiple places to stay, incredible places to eat, and a feast of visually stunning live events, the romantic road brings out the best of Germany every mile of the way.

Heart-Shaped Road-Slovenia

If not only for the amazing photo opportunity, the heart-shaped road in Slovenia is not only to be expected on lists like this but it deserves to be on lists like this! Just 30 miles from Maribor and allowing you to pass through stunning villages, gorgeous vineyards and beautiful countryside. All you need to do to get the very best out of this road trip is head to Spicnik, drive to the Kmetija Dreisiebner hotel and restaurant and look downhill…..What you see will definitely show the romantic side in you as the road you now look back on what resembles a heart. Ideal perhaps for that valentine’s day proposal…….

Fly to Joze Pucnik in Slovenia or Graz airport in Austria to collect your hire car and then make the scenic journey down to a road that may not offer much whilst on it, but when off it, it is hard to beat.

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