11 May Off the Beaten Track Road Trips
Planning to take a road trip this summer? There are so many famous road trips in Europe and the UK including The Atlantic Highway in Devon and Cornwall, the High Alpine Road in Austria, the Ring of Kerry in Ireland and the Trollstigen National Tourist Route in Norway. But what about the more unusual off-the-beaten-track adventures?
TyrePlus invited me to share my most unusual road trip, which happened to be on my most recent trip to Majorca. I initially went with the intention of relaxing by the pool and doing nothing but as soon as I got there curiosity got the better of me and I knew I needed to see more. I ended up hiring a car so I could explore more of the island and it turned out to be an incredibly memorable road trip. Personally I love hiring a car because it gives me the freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want. It allows me to see all the places I simply couldn’t get to if I were to rely on tours or public transport and I love the feeling of freedom as I drive along beautiful roads.
I drove to Port d’Alcudia and then followed the famous scenic road from Pollenca to Soller. It was absolutely breathtaking as I followed the road’s twists and turns up into the mountains. Highlights for me were definitely the beautiful green Cuber Lake and the picturesque village of Fornalutx, which was voted the prettiest village in Spain. I couldn’t stop whipping my camera out at every opportunity because the views were just so breathtaking. It was such a spontaneous trip and yet it happened to be the most beautiful drive I had ever taken!
I love a good road trip and the best thing is, you don’t even need to leave the UK to have an epic adventure. With beautiful places such as The Cotswolds, Devon and The Lake District right on your doorstep, there are so many places to hit the road. TyrePlus have put together a handy infographic to help you discover which UK drive best suits your lifestyle. Are you a thrill seeker who would love the twists and turns of the Hardknott Pass or a movie buff who would prefer to follow James Bond’s Skyfall route from Glencoe to Fort William?