There's nothing quite as liberating as the open road. An endless stretch of questions that you navigate through your wheel and ultimately learn, there were no right or wrong answers (or turns), just discoveries along the way. Leave your stresses, routines and stigmas behind, and find yourself by getting lost, this is the beauty of an epic road trip.
Road trips can often tell you more about a region than the towns and cities that they stitch together. From the Scottish highlands, to Brazil’s picturesque eastern coastline, across the world there are myriad amazing routes. Routes that lead to gems only reserved for those who are willing to put their pedal where there petrol is and trust their inner explorer.
Billed as the ‘Greatest motoring adventure on the planet’, the Mongol Rally is a truly epic, and somewhat crazy, 10,000 mile, cross-continent rally which encompasses all manner of terrain, from rugged peaks to endless arid deserts and everything in between. There is no set route, instead contestants are simply given a start and a finishing point and are free to choose whatever course they see fit, with one of the few rules being that their vehicles must not exceed a paltry, 1 Litre or 1000cc.
If you're not one for following the beaten path then we understand. No itinerary nor GPS tracking system can show you the best route to adventure. If you'd like to create your own custom holiday, be it a road trip across Europe or a quiet beach break to recover for a long road trip, our travel experts will help create one free of charge.
Most routes are well served by amenities including accommodation, with plenty of camp sites, motels and hotels to choose from.
Ensure you hire a reliable and comfortable car with plenty of legroom and space for luggage/supplies.
License and registration
A copy of your car insurance policy
Your car’s manual
Roadside Emergency Kit
Sat Nav and/or navigation app as well as a paper map (just in case)
Water and snacks
Adverse weather conditions can cause issues, so therefore it's important to choose a period when the weather is warm and stable. The exact time of year will vary depending on your destination of choice.
The jet-ski of the snow, a snowmobile is actually a technical vehicle to operate with a slightly challenging skill curve. It's well worth the ride.
The mother of all motorsports, the fastest cars, the tightest corners and the most hair raising races imaginable.
Channel your inner Lewis Hamilton and show prove to everybody what you knew all along. You'd dominate the STIG around the Top Gear racetrack!