Road trip Europe

If you have the time, there can be no better way to discover Europe than on a road trip. Working your way through Europe along scenic back road routes, exploring the many towns and cities along the way is an amazing way to experience Europe's many beautiful and culturally diverse countries.

Still, being a very big place Europe can be daunting to anyone doing their first road trip. With that in mind we decided not design these series of European road trip route planner guide books to be motorhome specific. Information about hotels, campsites and motorhome stopover sites are provided, so that these European road trip route planners are equally relevant to travellers planning a motorcycle or car tour, and to campers, caravanners and those who prefer hotels.

When we were full-timing we would have appreciated the information provided in the Road Trip Europe route planning series, it would have been nice not to have to do all our own planning say the writers of Road Trip Europe. Road trip Europe driving tours do all the hard work for you, taking you to all the obvious as well as unexpected places. Easily tailored to any whims and fancies you may have, choose where you want to go, what sights you want to see and how long you want to spend in each place. The tours are written in traditional Vicarious Books style and are ideal for first timers or old hands.

Route planning features of the Road Trip Europe Series

  • Driving directions and GPS coordinates for all destinations
  • walking tours
  • City maps for easy navigation on foot
  • GPS coordinates for Motorhome stopovers (aires), campsites, hotels, restaurants/cafes, shops and parking
  • Useful hints and tips on where to park, eat, shop and stay, plus tips and tricks, further Information, additional places to visit and dates of local festivals
  • Price guide for stopovers, campsites, hotels and restaurants

We currently have two titles for this unique driving tour series. The first is "The Great War and More", which takes you around a range of key WWI sites and cities. The second is "Go Dutch"., a circular tour where you can discover everything the Netherlands has to offer. Both of these tours link together wonderfully to make an entertaining one-month road trip where you will never be more than a day away from Calais. 


The Great War and More

ThIs tour visits one of the most beautiful sections of river in Europe, a Roman capital, a national park where wild cats roam free and a town where Christmas gifts are sold all year. It will take you from the highest point in the Netherlands to below the streets of Arras. This tour can be completed in any month. Bruges and Valkenburg can be enjoyed the year round and both have large Christmas markets. The Moselle valley comes alive with wine festivals in the autumn. The Eifel National Park will be delightful from spring to autumn. Visiting the First World War cemeteries is a moving experience at any time of year, and perhaps more so during the 100th anniversary period. The theatre of war is now an attractive and fertile agricultural landscape, but in some respects the best time to visit is on bitterly cold, windy or rainy days when you can get a better sense of the suffering endured. Distances have been provided between each destination, but no time limit has been specified. It is for you to take as much time as you need. That said, this tour could be completed in a week if only one night was spent in each place, but two weeks should be sufficient.

Go Dutch

Across North and South Holland, Friesland and Gelderland, you will wind your way through time, discovering how history has shaped the country you see today. From flowers and forests to food and fierljeppen, Go Dutch has something for everyone. We'll show you the best, and some of the most unexpected, highlights of the Netherlands. Along the way we’ll also tell you about the not-to-miss sights, which are sure to make this a trip to remember. We’ll tell you where you can park your motorhome, pitch your caravan or tent or put your head down on a fluffy hotel pillow at the end of the day. And, for those moments when you just want a bit of down time, there’s information on where to eat and shop as well. This driving tour is suitable for motorbikes, cars, campervans and motorhomes.

Road Trip Europe: The Great War and More
Road Trip Europe: Go Dutch