Confused.com’s new research reveals the most romantic road trips for couples to explore for those looking to marry a loving Valentine’s Day with a sense of adventure.
Motorists can go to Germany for the ultimate romantic drive, while Italy has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Confused.com conducted a study in which they analyzed hundreds of thousands of reviews from popular venues along each route. This was then used to compute a total ‘romance score.’
|Rank||Road Trip||Country||Romance Score/10||Length (km)|
|1||German Alpine Road||Germany||9.56||525|
|4||North Coast 500||United Kingdom||8.26||800|
|6||Wild Atlantic Way||Ireland||7.39||151|
According to Confused.com, the most romantic driving location in the world is the German Alpine Road. The historically rich route has a romance score of 9.56/10 and is accompanied by stunning heaven-kissing landscapes. Drivers can stop at the Linderhof Palace or Neuschwanstein Castle for a real-life fairy-tale experience along the 525km route, which takes nearly nine hours to complete. 42.77 percent of all hotel and restaurant reviews were romantic, which is 3.54 percent more than Puglia, which came in second place.
Meanwhile, three of the top ten locations are in Italy. Routes in Puglia (9.13/10) and the Amalfi Coast (8.69/10) come in second and third, highlighting the beauty of Italy’s seafront. Puglia has 180 kilometers of rarely visited coast set against a backdrop of caves and cliffs. Puglia’s romantic venues were described as such by 39.23 percent of visitors, only 1.36 percent more than the Amalfi Coast. These include Masseria Cervarolo, which received the highest rating of any hotel or restaurant in the study, with an astounding 64.3 percent of reviewers praising its romanticism.
The Amalfi Coast offers a shorter but equally beautiful journey, measuring only 61 kilometers – the shortest of the top ten. This journey from Salerno to Sorrento emphasizes adventure, with thrilling, zigzagging roads and the option of visiting the historic ancient ruins of Pompeii. The Amalfi Coast’s venue reviews revealed that 37.87 percent of visitors were feeling romantic, which is 3.48 percent higher than Tuscany, Italy’s final route in the top five, which had 34.39 percent of restaurant and hotel reviews containing romantic language.
Scotland’s North Coast 500 is the fourth most romantic road trip, with an 8.26/10 rating. This 800-kilometer circuit showcases not only Scotland’s heritage, but also its natural beauty along the coast. The North Coast 500 is ideal for couples looking to make unforgettable and thrilling memories, with checkpoints at four castles, whiskey distilleries, and a waterfall. Reviews for hotels and restaurants on the North Coast 500 left a romantic impression on 35.51 percent of visitors, 1.96 percent more than the Irish Wild Atlantic Way (7.39/10), which is described as romantic by 34.39 percent of reviewers.