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Scenic Europe Road Trips

The PEUGEOT 308 SW is the perfect companion for a long, picturesque journey through the spectacular landscape of mainland Europe. With a spacious interior and intuitive technology the PEUGEOT 308 SW is capable of making every adventure an enhanced experience.

In honour of the practicality and performance of the 308 SW we’ve compiled a list of some of the best driving roads in Europe, which would make the perfect driving getaway.

From: Andalsnes, Norway

To: Valldal, Norway

Distance: 4 miles

 

Literally translating as Troll’s Ladder, this exhilarating climb through the mountains attracts photographers and thrill-seekers alike. Along the route, travellers will discover stopping points that offer incredible views of the lonely, icy expanse below. The road then leads onto a stone bridge, which spans the 1,050ft high Stigfossen waterfall. Sharp turns and dizzying heights make this journey exciting to say the least. A perfect excuse to take advantage of the turbo-charged PureTech engines’ impressive performance, offered in the PEUGEOT 308 SW.

From: Curtea de Arges, Romania

To: Cartisoara, Romania

Distance: 71 miles

 

The Transfagarasan highway snakes through the Southern Carpathian mountains, juxtaposing beautiful scenery with challenging hairpin bends. Jeremy Clarkson has declared it the “world’s best driving road”, however it was originally conceived by the Romanian dictator, Ceausescu, as an escape route in the event of Soviet invasion. Despite never being used for its intended purpose, this winding highway has had the unintended benefit of creating a breath-taking journey punctuated by viaducts, bridges and tunnels. The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit allows you to appreciate the winding, testing mountain roads thanks to the compact sports steering wheel, which provides heightened responses and agility, a head-up instrument panel to keep important information in your line of vision and a 9.7-inch colour touchscreen which is angled towards the driver.

 

From: Bilbao, Spain

To: Bordeaux, France

Distance: 208 miles

 

A ferry from Portsmouth will transport you to the Basque region of Spain. From there it’s a short drive to San Sebastian, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of Michelin starred restaurants in the world. After, a rolling mountain route through the Pyrenees will lead you into France. Follow the Atlantic coastline and pay a visit to the elegant town of Biarritz, before travelling northwards along the A63 to sip wine on the boulevards of Bordeaux. The 308 SW’s 660 litre, class leading boot space means you can take a case or two of wine home alongside your luggage with ease.

From: Lindau, Germany

To: Berchtesgaden, Germany

Distance: 206 miles

 

The Alpine Road is the oldest touring road in Germany. It combines wide lanes, generous speed limits and a mixture of hill climbs, sweeping curves and straight stretches. You can admire the snow-capped turrets of Neuschwanstein castle one day and enjoy the warm hospitality of Bavarian market towns on the next. The road pushes through Alpine terrain and finishes in Berchtesgaden, which is where Hitler built the Eagle’s Nest. The optional panoramic glass roof available on 308 SW (Allure level and above), gives you the opportunity to drink in the incredible views while negotiating this spectacular route.

From: Salerno, Italy

To: Sorrento, Italy

Distance: 40 miles

 

In Southern Italy, mountain roads follow the natural contours of the Amalfi coastline. This road passes the petrified town of Pompeii, which has been preserved in ash since Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The Amalfi coast has attracted countless artists, seeking inspiration from the sparkling Mediterranean sea and sun-drenched landscapes. Predictably the local food and wine is outstanding, but save room for a digestif as this journey finishes in Sorrento, the home of limoncello. If you’d like to continue your journey through Europe, the 308 SW (Active level and above) offers satellite navigation with European mapping, and 5 years of free mapping updates.

The PEUGEOT 308 SW combines distinctive styling, a sporty appearance and class-leading boot space. This allows a healthy amount of luggage for your road trip without influencing your in-journey comfort.

 

* = Winner of 2015 and 2016 International Engine of the Year award for the 1.2L PureTech engine