Road trips are the stuff of dreams and there a few holidays more perfect for couples than exploring and clocking up the miles. According to new research released today by affordable hire car company autoeurope.co.uk British driver’s travel 166 miles in a typical week. Yes, we said 166 miles! Here at Hero & Leander that shocked us. Imagine all of the amazing places you could travel if you decided to drive that distance. It could take you to many different holiday destinations when driving abroad and all for less than the cost of your weekly commute. Auto Europe have put together a list of beautiful European road trips that are less than 166 miles along stunning scenic and coastal routes- all of which can be completed in a few hours, or done in a week with stop-offs along the way.
The French Riviera Tour (83 miles one way, 166 miles including return journey)
Make the playground of the rich and famous your next holiday destination. Côte d’Azur spans over the southern Mediterranean coast of France from the border with Italy to Saint-Tropez. Tour the coast brimming with lively cities of Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo. French Riviera has numerous tourist highlights on offer but its most alluring advantages is the sun, the sand and the sea.
Rates as low as £45** for two days car hire. Pick up and drop off location: Nice Airport.
Naples to Salerno, Italy (68 miles one way, 136 miles including return journey)
Picture the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea splashing against the dramatic coast of southern Italy. Say Buongiorno to delicious cuisine, friendly people and immerse yourself into Italian culture. Enjoy a ride from Naples to Salerno through the magnificent countryside and metropolises packed with historical sites.
Take a detour from A3 to explore the Amalfi coast further along this iconic route, which scrambles down cliffs and has dramatic coastal scenery. Read more about H&L’s trip to the Amalfi Coast here.
Rates as low as £37** for two days car hire. Pick up and drop off location: Naples Airport.
Seville – Malaga, Andalusia (127 miles one way)
This European road trip is slightly longer than the others but why not go all out. Hit the road in Andalusia and traverse this fascinating region on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula where millions of tourists flock every year to discover the historic cities of Sevilla, Malaga, Granada, and Cordoba.
Andalusia bears a rich Moorish historic footprint. The remnants of the Moorish architecture blend with Roman monuments. Explore the mosaic of the ancient cultural mix and enjoy the beautiful weather and delicious regional dishes.
This was the best deal found out of the three European road trips with rates as low as £13** for two days car hire. Pick up and drop off location: Seville Airport.
For more information about car hire please visit Auto Europe
**Prices correct as of 22.03.17 for car hire through Auto Europe with its suppliers on dates between 28-30th April, found using www.autoeurope.co.uk search engine.