A road trip doesn't have to be long-distance. You'll find plenty to discover just south of the border, but let's talk about the Normandy coast.
Six highlights that are less than six hours’ drive apart. Start in Étretat and feast your eyes on the majestic chalk cliffs. Honfleur, where the river Seine flows into the sea, makes a great place to relax. Give your taste buds a treat in the village of Beuvron-en-Auge with the most exquisite cheese and wine. In Rouen, admire extraordinary architecture dating from the 15th century. Then visit a medieval monastery on an island accessible only at low tide, in Mont-Saint-Michel. Finish off in Sainte-Mère-Église and relive D-Day as if it was only yesterday.
This roadtrip is 684 km long.
Do you love the cold and snow? This road trip through Germany is perfect for you!
Start in Cologne and Düsseldorf, and revel in the festive atmosphere at one Christmas market after another. Drive a little further to Bremen and enjoy the modern art in a number of museums such as the Museum Weserburg, the Kunsthalle and the Gerhard Marcks Museum. Jump back in the car and in less than an hour and a half, you’ll find yourself in Hamburg. The second largest city in Germany is full of exceptional architecture, including the Dockland building—a must-see that you can climb to enjoy a beautiful view.
A little more time on the road brings you to Rostock, where you may think you’ve travelled back in time. Gigantic church towers, old city walls and ... its own beach. Ever seen snow on the beach before? The last stop is, of course, Germany’s capital city, Berlin. Need we say more?
This roadtrip is 892 km long.
Italy is often seen as a spring and summer destination. But why restrict it to the warmer seasons? Tuscany in the winter is definitely worth the effort. Beautiful hillside villages, extraordinary architecture and of course, all that delicious food. Two short but powerful stops, first in Bagnoregio—a village with a population of 15—and then in Orvieto, where you’ll find one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. Make your way to Pienza and enjoy the delightful little streets filled with restaurants and shops. Drive on to Siena for the best gelato, San Gimignano for the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, before ending your journey in Florence—itself an amazing open-air museum.
This roadtrip is 236 km long.