Fancy a road trip?

With the long Bank holiday weekend coming up, we thought what better time to enjoy a blast along some twisty, scenic roads. Ahhhh…

Jaguar cars are synonymous with great driving enjoyment so you might have your favourite route planned already, but if you don’t, or if you’re looking for some fresh ideas then you might want to read on...

With the help of: and their one-stop list of the best driving roads in the UK and Europe, we have cherry picked some of our favourites for you to ponder over.

Roadtrip 1
Leave it all behind you: the open road and the French countryside

Mont Ventoux

Where is it? South of France

How long? 23km (14 miles)

What makes it stand out? Meandering roads, 8 per cent inclines and one of France’s most dominant landmarks. This is a road of two halves, from the wooded roads in the first half to the barren straight inclines with long straights and some sweeping bends for the second half.

You have Napoleon to blame/thank for the almost lunar like landscape chopping down all the trees for his ships. At its peak is a wonderful observatory, but be vigilant, this is also a popular route with cyclists too having featured in the Tour De France numerous times…

Roadtrip 2
Take in the views: the beautiful greenery of the Lake District

Ambleside to Kirkstone Pass – A592

Where is it? The Lake District.

How long? 11 miles

What makes it stand out?

Topping out at an altitude of 1489 ft, this is the Lake District’s highest pass open to vehicles. A perfect example of an English mountain road that combines tight lanes, one in four gradients, stunning scenery and the third highest pub in England. Who’s for a tall drink?

Forres to Alford

Where is it? Scotland - The Cairngorms

How long? 82 Miles

What makes it stand out? “This is a road for the drivers” as the website puts it. A fabulous route of bends and spectacular views in all directions, this is certainly one to challenge your driving skills and provide typical Scottish splendour.

Stop at the village of Tomintoul, the highest Scottish village and home of the Glenlivet estate — could you ask for any more?

Black Mountain Pass.

Where is it? Brecon Beacons Wales. A4069

How long? 23 Miles

What makes it stand out? It goes through the Black Mountains — need we say anymore? At 1617ft at its highest point, this is most probably one of the best routes through Wales providing some real driving enjoyment with lashings of: bends, views, the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

Pure driving bliss.

Roadtrip 3
Breath of fresh air: the stunning scenery of Norway


Where is it? Riksveg 63, Norway

How long? 6km (3.7 miles)

What makes it stand out?

This is our personal pick of the bunch — at only 6km long this is the shortest of the routes selected, but what a 6km. Wow! With vehicles over 12.4 metres not allowed and only open between May and October (depending on snow) this road is a real treasure with a challenging but rewarding amount of hairpins.

With a viewing balcony on top and the Stigfossen waterfall running down the mountain — you'll want to drive it again and again.

Please remember, before driving abroad always check the legal requirements of driving in different countries and drive sensibly, within the laws of the road. Apply smile, drop the top, or the windows, and enjoy. Vroom!

Happy road trippin’

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