Destinations with spectacular roads and sceneries combined with superb cars bring the top experience for motorheads. If you are traveling solo or with a companion, these are the best places to visit with an automobile. Here’s a selection of the best locations, car tours, and rentals to add to the bucket list of adventurous car enthusiasts.
Rent a 4X4 Jeep or Land Cruiser in Namibia to cruise on endless sandy dunes… Oh, wait! Not endless! Namibia is the place where the desert meets the ocean. The place which should definitely be in the bucket list of adventure lovers and off-road racers. There are lots of destinations in the African off-road heaven, which obviously could be only accessed by the powerful 4X4 car. The so-called “moon landscape”, Sossusvlei Dunes and Deadvlei in the Namib desert, the Salt road to the Skeleton Coast Park, Etosha National park and so on. You can either rent a Jeep or book the Namibia experience organized by the BMW or Porsche. Don’t forget to hire a guide, because no one wants to get lost in the middle of the desert...
New Zealand - a drive of a lifetime
A wonderful two-day tour around New Zealand dubbed the ‘Mt. Cook New Zealand Adventure’ will take you from Queenstown to Aoraki (Mount Cook) which is the highest mountain in the country. We’ve all heard that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries to go sightseeing it but what if we told you that you can do that behind a wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Audi R8 and Porsche 911. All those Lord of the Rings landscapes will take a different turn for you. The best sights en route include the Lake Pukaki and some good wine tasting. But be careful, don’t drink while driving, and since the experience is for the couples mostly, maybe it's worth taking turns behind the wheel over the two days. A price tag for all of this: - $4,435 per couple.
Straggling to seduce your partner for a road trip? A Gourmet Tour will bring a foodie on board without any doubts! The route is paved through Michelin-starred restaurants from Milan to Paris via fascinating Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. A wide variety of cars for the trip will allow to pick the car of your dreams: Audis, Bentleys, BMWs, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches. The program of the trip includes a high-end experience: a five-star accommodation, trips to haute couture shops and French Champagne houses tours. A perfectly arranged 7 days tour will fit the desires of both: you and your partner.
Women Only, Porsche Sports Driving School, Birmingham, Ala
Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham offers the program which is very similar to other driving schools, but the curriculum is arranged and designed specifically for women. The standard driving course which includes track sessions, off-road driving, autocross and track sessions on the Porsche cars (Carrera S, 911 Turbo S, Boxter, etc) and no men are allowed! Add a bonus of 20% spa discount and the experience will become the best gift ever for auto ladies!
Driving on ice
Is anyone up to driving on ice? The ones who are searching for not so typical driving experience, want to test vehicles in extreme conditions and seek for some adrenaline rush there is an option to check all the boxes. And that is driving a classic Porsche 911 around the frozen lake in Sweden. The views are magnificent, the winning team of rally drivers will demonstrate their skills and will give a lesson of how to stay on track no matter in what weather conditions you are.
The road may not be the most majestic to drive, however, it is the most illustrious American road of all time. Route 66 is a just the thing for classic American road trap trip with some rock music. There are plenty of car rental options to choose for a thousand miles long route. Depending on the preferences, the choice can vary from a brand new or old-fashioned Mustang or Dodge to fit the scenery and the image of the well-known route and adventurous spirit.
The most recognized and remarkable racetrack that every motorhead is dreaming to race on. This place is where the best drivers in the world compete and where car brands test their state-of-the-art cars. Notably, that’s not only where professional drivers and championship winners can access the track. German Nürburgring is available for car enthusiasts not only for spectacular race watching but also for various driving experiences. The driving classes and car rentals are available for all experience levels.
Scotland Driving Tour
A Celtic road trip in Scotland will leave unforgettable memories by the scenery, castles, wild nature and of course the gear sound. One of the tours is arranged by Land Rover with the provision of the excellent choice of branded cars. Another provider is www.ultimatedrives.net which suggests the options such as Jaguar F Type R 5.0, Jaguar F Type V6 or Range Rover Sport. The trip begins in Edinburgh, next the road will lead you to the off-road tracks on the Atholl Estate. The tour continues with the cruising down Ben Nevis Road like Skyfall’s James Bond, visiting famous distilleries and driving through the impressive mountain ranges as a discoverer of the breathtaking land. Land Rover tour also includes a spa relaxation at the end of the tour, golf play and a dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant.
Scooter in a list of the car rentals? Yup, because c’mon, that is the iconic Italian vehicle, which costs, buy the way, pretty much same as any regular rental car. Racy Vespa is a perfect choice for a romantic Roman holiday and for nipping around the traffic and the tourist crowds. Either you plan to stay within the city or travel further, the summer will be memorable. Some say that Vespa is quite boisterous and unreasonable, yet it’s undeniable classy and illustrates Italian Dolce Vita.