Four unusual and interesting routes by car in different countries.
Traveling by car has many advantages. This is an opportunity to choose the time of visiting the sights yourself, take a large number of things with you, choose the most beautiful route and not depend on anyone. Many travelers either travel by their car or rent it in the country where they are vacationing. In any case, you will need international rights – it is better to clarify such things in advance.
In addition, traveling by car often turns out to be more budget-friendly. Especially if you are going on vacation in the company of friends or relatives. Let's see what routes to build in New Zealand, Finland, Norway and Germany.
For example, a few years ago, Meghan Markle traveled around New Zealand in a motorhome and according to her notes, you can make an excellent route around the islands. It's worth starting with Queenstown. There are many great restaurants here. In addition, it is very beautiful and peaceful here. On Lake Huanaca – the next point of the route - you can try fishing. There will be fewer tourists and quieter. After that, visit the Franz Josef Glacier. This is an amazing and beautiful place, shrouded in secrets. Then, in the Marlborough region – the center of New Zealand viticulture – try delicious wines and mussels, which, according to rumors, are palm-sized here. Be sure to swim surrounded by whales and dolphins in Kaikoura. And to the south of it, in the small town of Akaroa, try delicious homemade wine and casolet. Already on the ferry it is worth getting to the island of Waiheke. Here you need to stay longer - swim, drink wine from local wineries and communicate with people.
A trip to New Zealand will definitely be remembered. Firstly, there is an amazing beauty of nature here. Secondly, since this place is far from the Europe and Asia we are familiar with, you will get a lot of new impressions.
From the western part of Russia it is easy to get to Finland– a country where saunas are very popular. There are as many as three million of them here. They can be found everywhere – in the city center, on the lake shore or even on the surface of the lake itself. In addition, there is also the only ski lift sauna in the world.
Of course, you should start your journey from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Here you can not only visit the sauna, but also walk through the streets of the city. Aquariums, museums, exhibitions, gardens - it's worth staying here for at least a few days. You can try a black bath in Kouvola. There is also a floating sauna, after which you can plunge into the cold water of the lake. And the Savonlinna region is famous for its spa resorts. Be sure to try the local cuisine. They say she's one of the best in Finland here. Great places to relax are the cities of Jyvaskyla and Mikkeli. You can rent a cottage in the woods, grill steaks and relax from people and fuss. As a result, the rest in this country is suitable for those who are tired of noisy megacities and want privacy with nature.
A trip to Germany will be remembered by mountain ranges, fabulous castles, excellent wines and beautiful views. In Bad Durkheim - a cozy German town - there is a giant wine barrel, which nowadays functions as a restaurant. In September, there is an annual wine festival. Take a look at the Hambach Castle in Neustadt – the city itself is famous for being a symbol of German democracy. The flag, which was made by protesters demanding constitutional freedoms, is still kept inside the castle to this day. The Rhodter Rosengarten vineyard is the oldest in the world. Here you can also try the white wine Gewurztraminer, which is made from the grape variety of the same name. It has a rich taste and aroma. And in Deidesheim, visit the wine museum and one of the local restaurants.
All of these are next to each other. But if you wish, you can turn off and fly to France to continue enjoying the wine. Or head south to Neuschwanstein Castle. The place is popular among tourists. And no wonder. The castle seemed to have been cut out of a fairy tale and put in the mountains. Of course, do not forget that after tasting wines or other alcoholic beverages, you can not get behind the wheel. This is not only not safe, but can also contribute to the appearance of a rather large fine. Needless to say, this can greatly spoil the impression of the trip. Make stops at hotels or rented houses to get the most out of the trip.
For those who prefer non-man-made sights more, we offer to take a car trip around Norway. Visit the intimidating Troll Language. This is a stone ledge in the mountain, on which you can take exciting photos. Of course, there is an incredible view of the lake and mountains. But keep in mind that about four kilometers will have to walk with a fairly large rise. We recommend you to go here in the morning in order to have time to return before dark. But in summer there is quite a long daylight, so it is worth coming here in the warm season.
The Atlantic Road is the proud name of the best tourist road in the world. This highway passes through several islands. On the way you will see unforgettable views of the ocean, fjords and mountains. In addition, there are four convenient panoramic viewing platforms with Parking spaces.
The Troll ladder will also leave few people indifferent. Of course, not only because of the fact that you will have to climb it decently enough. The depression between the mountains, the waterfall and the serpentine below fascinate and fall in love with the nature of Norway.
A place where you will have to walk a lot, but it will be worth it – the valley of the Hyusedalen waterfalls. The highest waterfall here reaches 180 meters. There are four waterfalls in total and it's worth spending the effort to see them all.