Have you ever
considered driving to your next European holiday? It may not be as quick as a
plane or train but there are some incredible places to visit en-route and, when
behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, long-distance driving is never a chore;
travel in style.
When you buy
a vehicle equipped with Mercedes-Benz COMAND technology, European map updates come
free-of-charge for the first three years. Home to some of the best roads in the
world, there’s no excuse not to go and experience some serious thrilling
driving and incredible views. Here are some of our favourites…
What once was
an open-road endurance race from northern Italy to Rome and back is now a race
for classic and vintage cars in May each year. For the rest of the year,
drivers take to the Italian roads in their own cars to tackle a route that
takes them through some of Italy’s most beautiful towns like San Marino, L'Aquila and Bologna. Put the Mille
Miglia on your driving bucket list.
One of the
most scenic and dramatic routes in the Alps is the Grossglockner High Alpine
road. Hosting 30 miles of sweeping corners through picturesque scenery, it
leads you right into the heart of Austria’s largest national park, Hohe Tauern.
the Swiss Alps, the Klausen Pass can quite literally take your breath away as
the difference in altitude from bottom to top is 1,237 metres. An alternative
highway route means that the Klausen Pass never gets busy, despite its close
proximity to Zurich, leaving driving enthusiasts to really enjoy the route.
is not a road for the faint-hearted. Tucked deep in the mountains off the
western coast of Norway, it has humbled many egos with its stomach churning
twists and turns. With just over 65 miles of incredible views delivered by
sheer mountainsides, waterfalls, deep fjords and fertile valleys, a stunning
new landscape reveals itself after every bend.
Jeremy Clarkson once described it as ‘every great corner, from every
great race track, lined up one after the other’ and we think he has it right. With
a rock face on one side and sheer drop to the other, a drive along the Transfagarasan highway provides
dizzying views, supported by a phenomenal experience.
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