There is nothing more exciting than driving a supercar on the best roads in Europe and the onset of winter doesn’t mean driving holidays are over for the year.
As the temperatures drop, head south and discover some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, not to mention that elusive winter sun. The journey is just as important as the destination and the mode of transport defines the whole experience. These three destinations are perfect to drive to for beautiful sunny winter days.
Southern Spain has temperatures that hover between 10 and 20 degrees and up to six hours of winter sunshine per day. In fact, it’s one of the few places that you can go skiing in the morning and then head to the beach in the afternoon. The Sierra Nevada mountains offer plenty of snow sports in the sun, while you can get your fill of Spanish culture and nightlife in the cities of Malaga, Granada and Seville.
There are fewer people on the roads and reduced queues for fascinating attractions such as the Alhambra in Granada and Seville’s Cathedral. The convertible Mercedes SLS is a great choice for the mountains and coastal roads of Andalucia. It has the classic Mercedes styling everyone loves but with a modern touch and the best design features.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Italy, but of all the places you really need to rent a car, Calabria is top of the list. Local transportation is just too limited, slow and unreliable to reach the most enticing corners of this region. Known as the ‘toe of the boot’, Calabria has 300 sunny days per year and the highest number of sunshine hours in Italy. Even in the depths of winter, the warm Scirocco wind from Africa often brings spring temperatures.
Surrounded by the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas, Calabria has some beautiful coastal scenery and pristine beaches such as Capo Vaticano, Praia a Mare and Tropea. The rugged coastline contrasts with the idyllic rural setting inland. Separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina, the island is also a wonderful destination that you can reach with a car ferry. The Ferrari Spider is the ideal Italian car to take a spin around the Calabrian countryside with its impeccable blend of technology, design and sleek good looks.
Corsica’s crowded midsummer coast takes on a very different character in winter. The limited transportation on the island makes car rental the best option and a supercar like a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster offers style and safety. It’s stealth aircraft design and ergonomics inspired by aeronautics ensure a smooth driving experience. If the car alone doesn’t invigorate the senses, the Corsican scenery certainly will.
The northern Castagniccia region is home to the largest chestnut forest in the world and the countryside is punctuated by historic hilltop villages which can be discovered by narrow winding lanes. The locals are friendly and have more time to talk to visitors at this time of year, and they can recommend the best hiking and restaurants. The combination of high mountain altitudes and Mediterranean climate make it possible to ski in Val d'Ese and surf within the same day. It’s also easy to reach by ferry from France. Corsica is the ultimate winter sun destination to please both adventure seekers and those who just want to relax in a luxury car taking in the stunning surroundings.