3 incredible road trips to spend your free weekend hire


Alongside free upgrades, discounts, free extras, online check-in and airport lounge access. Europcar Privilege members benefit from free weekend hires after your third rental – every year, when you level-up between tiers and again after your 3rd hire on your new tier level – every year. With so many free weekends to earn, there are three incredible road trips you MUST take once you earn your reward.

Spiraling cliff-side roads, towering aqueducts and weaving through mountains are just some of the views and experiences you may encounter on these amazing road trips. From UK to France and through to Italy, stay tuned for some spectacular scenery.

UK –  B3135 The Cliffs – Cheddar to Oakhill

If you’re searching for a short but spectacular road trip, head to the West Country in your weekend hire car and seek out this treasure trove of steep cliffs, winding roads and awe-inspiring scenery. Just 8 miles east of Weston-Super-Mare and 10 miles south-west of Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and its caves inspire wonder and impress with its highly stacked limestone cliffs, sheer drops and lots of twists and turns. Stop for a visit to the Caves to see the stalagmites and stalactites that surround the preservation chambers of the famous Cheddar Cheese.


France – La Route des Grandes Alpes – Menton to Lac Leman

La Route des Grandes Alpes comprises of 425 miles of spectacular terrain, spanning France from south to north from the French Riviera to Thonon-les-Bains. Riddled with 16 of the highest passes in the Alps, this route certainly isn’t for those afraid of heights as it reaches a jaw-dropping 2,802m above sea level at its highest point and with suitable stopovers, could take you 3 days in your hire car – a perfect road trip to spend your free weekend.

Italy – Stelvio Pass – Bormio to Solda

Though not for the fainthearted, this world-famous drive consists of 75 hairpin bends straddling the Italian/Swiss border and attracts driving enthusiasts from around the world. 26 miles long and 2,700 metres above sea level, this long winding road through the Alps holds a yearly event for cyclists aptly named Stelvio Bike Day where 12,000 cyclist take to the road from Prad, Italy to Val Mustair, Switzerland – a route that’s perfect for any weekend road trip by hire car.

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