A road trip is an amazing way to disconnect from the monotony of your daily work life.
There are plenty of beautiful driving options in the US, but for those itching to go overseas, consider Europe.
Here are 10 European roads you should drive in your lifetime:
The 32km road cuts through the Eastern Alps in Carinthia. It's closed in the winter, but the winding highway has stunning views of the mountainous landscape and surrounding pine forests.
This highway in the South of France is absolutely gorgeous. Route Gentelly provides drivers (and bikers) sweeping views of the Côte d'Azur while cutting through picturesque carved tunnels.
Unlike roads further up north, Route Gentelly isn't subject to harsh winter weather and is open year round.
This is a great one if you're looking for kid-friendly road trips. It runs for 540km between Hanau and Bremen and has tons of stops along the way. You can see the castle of Trendelenburg, the inspiration for Rapunzel, or Steinau, where the Grimm brothers grew up.
The Atlantic Ocean Road is a short, 8km drive, but it's not the easiest in nasty weather. It runs through a series of islands, connecting Averøy and Eide, and provides lovely mountain and ocean views. Just save it for a sunny day.
This is a great choice for a road trip because it starts in the city of Lisbon, so you really get your money's worth. Start in the capital city and drive to Cabo da Roca, pictured above, the most westerly point in mainland Europe, and enjoy the views of the coastal water along the way.
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