New car? Christen it by embarking on an epic road trip with your friends or family. Whether you’re driving a Renault, a Fiat, or anything in between, take your car out for the ultimate test drive and embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
1. Black Mountain Pass, Wales
Wales is the ultimate UK destination for picturesque scenery and epic landscapes. Ideal for those who want to take a shorter road trip, this route will only take 45 minutes to complete, but it’s filled with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons. The rolling hills and vast spaces are guaranteed to make you feel like you’re in a sultry car advert. The challenging roads are winding and filled with hairpin turns, so stay safe if you take this route.
2. Cheddar Gorge, England
Drivers in the West Country have to experience this road trip route for themselves; the stunning views are even worth the commute. Perfect for a sunny Sunday morning, this drive will immerse you in the Somerset countryside and the beauty of nature. The twisting roads cut through the limestone cliffs that blend in beautifully to the rolling hills. Take a break from driving and bring your family to the Cheddar caves; home to precious stalactites as well as horseshoe bats.
3. Northern Ireland
For a longer road trip, plot a coastal route from Belfast to Londonderry; nature lovers will not be disappointed. So much history is tied up in Northern Ireland and you can take detours to natural wonders to learn more about their origins. Visit Antrim to marvel at the Giant’s Causeway and see the landscape where some scenes of the hit TV show, Game of Thrones, were filmed. Rural spots are the best place for stargazing, so take a break from the drive to see the night sky free from light pollution. While it’s likely to be rainy, the landscape will always be aesthetically stunning, consumed by lush greenery and rocky hills.
4. The Scottish Highlands
The rural north coast of Scotland has some epic hills that car lovers aspire to drive on. Starting from Inverness and ending in the Northeast, this road trip can last for hours if you’re willing to explore the numerous detour options. The stunning Scottish wilderness appears untouched and you will find yourself driving past sandy beaches and domineering hills that might be unvisited. Historic buildings and landmarks are dotted along the route, so make sure you pull over to learn more about the history of the area.
5. Snake Pass, England
Named for its winding roads, Snake Pass is a scenic driving road in the Peak District. Drivers will find themselves coasting along the moorland, taking in beauty unparalleled by any other driving route. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Manchester as well as the endless stretches of greenery that surrounds the road.
A road trip is an unforgettable experience. Not only will you get to grips with how your new Renault car moves, but you will also make some amazing memories with your loved ones as you explore the natural wonders of the UK.