SpeedHolics Top 6 Driving Roads in Europe

What’s better for the soul than the pairing of a superb car and a thrilling stretch of road? Europe is home to a great number of jaw dropping roads with stunning scenic views. Taking to these top roads in the right car simply takes it to a whole new level.

But what truly makes a road amazing to drive on? Well, we like a good mix of things. There’s the view of course -- a panoramic backdrop will elevate any driving experience, no matter the car you drive. But if you’re a car lover, you’ll want a little bit of a challenge in parts. A road that allows you to up the revs, take on swooping corners and cruise peacefully in the right places is ideal for us.

Then there’s the traffic. Europe may well be home to many beautiful drives, coastal routes and mountain passes alike, but if they’re clogged up with tourist busses and slow moving traffic, the experience won’t be the same.

That’s why we often hit the road in the early morning! There’s nothing quite like speeding along an empty stretch of beautiful road as the sun makes its way into the sky, dying everything gold for miles around. That, we feel, is really living.

Of all the gorgeous, unforgettable drives we’ve been on, here are our Top 6 Driving Roads in Europe:

Full disclosure: We haven’t yet had the chance to drive on the fabled Transfagarasan in Romania’s Carpathian mountains, so we can’t comment -- but it’s still on the bucket list. If you’ve been there, let us know in the comments how it was!

Grimsel - Furka Pass, Switzerland

Photo by Sven Scheuermeier on Unsplash

You way well recognise these images from the James Bond film Goldfinger. The now fabled Hotel was a major location for the film. The Grimsel and Burka Passes offer up just over 70 kilometers of stunning, thrilling and at times, let’s be honest, scary driving! Located over 2,000m meters above sea level, these roads are all about tight hairpin turns, made even more challenging by the distractions of amazing scenic views.

Photo by Dave Ruck on Unsplash