Driving Europe

The last few times I have been to Europe for a holiday have been through the colder winter months. Unfortunately, when it's cold in Europe, it often snows, and most of the best roads for driving are closed. As a result, I spent most of my travelling on trains and planes, instead of a car. Nevertheless, I have a bucket list of roads I would like to drive in Europe.

The Furka Pass in Switzerland is almost 2,500 metres above sea level. It is one of the most impressive alpine crossings in Europe. Behind every corner waits for another spectacular view, and it is not hard to understand why the Furka Pass was chosen to shoot scenes for James Bond's Goldfinger movie. It is 70 kilometres of alpine joy.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is Austria's highest surfaced mountain pass road and looks like an ornament of ribbons between green mountain pastures, rocky rubble, ice, and snow. The mountain pass road is 48 kilometres long, and it has 36 turns. It is the must-drive road in Austria.

The North Coast 500 is a route around the Scottish Highlands. With its spectacular views, it is a 500-mile circular that skirts the top of the United Kingdom and captures all the mysticism and romance of the area. It is best driven in the Autumn, as the leaves turn brown and mist hangs off the lochs. However, you may have to pray for dry weather at that time of year.

I am looking forward to including these roads in my European adventure in the middle of next year.

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