It's time to take to the road with this selection of stunning handpicked trips throughout France and Germany. The trips are suitable for campervanners, motorcaravanners, long-distance cyclists. basically anyone on a set of wheels, especially those who like to go camping, wild or otherwise (although details of finding alternative accommodation are also included).
Whether you're a novice motorcaravanner or experienced road tripper, solo adventurer or family group, these self-guided tours will provide the inspiration to set out and explore - as slowly and leisurely as you like - the less obvious regions of France and Germany. There are routes of all distances, from day/weekend trips of no more than 30 or 40 miles to routes of 1,000 miles and more for those enjoying a longer holiday. Collectively these routes explore the very best scenery that France and Germany offer - from coastal views and mountains, forests and national parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, vineyards, lakesides and riverbanks, islands (including parking up and visiting car-free islands), to pastoral idylls, wilderness and vibrant cities brimming with architectural heritage.
No end of adventures await! Travel the Route Napoleon (France's first ever signposted route following Napoleon's trek through the Alps on his return from exile) or the Bertha Benz Memorial Route (named for the wife of inventor Carl Benz and the first person ever to make a long-distance road trip). Explore the Gorges du Verdon, the grand canyon of France, or visit Dorgogne's annual strawberry festival, or walk into Poland along an eight-mile seaside promenade at the seaside resort of Heringsdorf. Packed with practical advice, tempting photographs and inspirational itineraries, Road Trip: France & Germany is the essential handbook to your European adventure.