Whether you want to explore an exciting region of a completely different country, or discover the lesser-known places of your own, a road trip is one of the best ways to enjoy a truly relaxing independent holiday. Now a very popular option for travellers from every demographic thanks to the ease and flexibility of travelling by road, the many options to hire a car makes planning your holiday even easier. Tripping around the Scottish Highlands, traversing the winding highways of the Amalfi Coast or tackling the tarmac on Route 66 – no matter what your style or your budget, hiring a car truly is the very best way to explore a new location. While you’ll need to make some loose plans (one very important thing you do have to think about is car hire excess insurance), once you have a rough itinerary in place you’re free to hit the road! And what an adventure it can be. There are an almost infinite number of destinations to choose from, but here are a couple of our favourites. |
France If you’re looking for something that’s accessible, close to home and very picturesque, then a summer trip through any (or perhaps all) the stunning regions of France should be at the top of the list. With delicious food to sample, beautiful countryside to ogle at, vibrant cities, and of course the excellent local wine, France is the perfect destination for car-based travel. If you’re looking for something with a little pizzazz, there’s nothing more glamorous and enjoyable than a slow drive along the coastal towns of the French Riviera, as you make your way to the ‘breadbasket’ of the country that is Aix-en-Provence. For nature lovers, a trip through the north is sure to please. Starting in Paris, you could travel along the route of the tranquil Loire River and stop off at a host of picturesque towns along the way. As well as the breathtaking scenery, the food in this part of the country is simply sublime. Pack the car with cheese as you go! Slovenia This hidden gem is often overlooked, but anyone who hasn’t road-tripped around Slovenia is definitely missing out. It may be small but it’s perfectly formed, and this tiny country is packed full of fairy-tale castles, turquoise lakes, friendly local people and gourmet cuisine. The fact that it’s a little more under the radar is a major plus, as you’ll often find that you have the roads to yourself. Bliss! Highlights Ljubljana - this romantic capital is full of picture-perfect cobbled streets, quaint cafes and eye-catching architecture. Triglav National Park and Soca Valley. Lake Bled – highly Instagrammable and a wonderful escape to nature. Before You Go Once you’ve settled on a dream destination and you’ve planned your itinerary, don’t forget to arrange your car hire excess insurance before you leave home. While nobody wants to think about the worst on such a wonderful holiday, it’s always a good idea to be covered for those unexpected situations. With such a variety of adventures on offer, planning your dream road trip has never been easier!
Author Plate Sam Walker is a specialist insurance expert at LowerHire, a company that offers low-cost single trip and annual multi-trip car hire excess insurance policies. Travellers can rest easy knowing they will be fully protected against any hidden hire car costs and look forward to a stress-free rental experience.
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