Road trip blog posts


Around Paris – The beautiful Ile de France Despite what Parisians might think, there’s a whole world outside the city borders to explore in an Avis hire car. Central Paris is beautiful, but there you can easily see another side to it: the green forests where the French kings used to hunt, nearby Normandy, home to crêpes and cider and chic racing in Chantilly.             Test drive this two-day tour for the best of the Ile de France. Pick up your Avis vehicle from our car hire locatio Read More >>

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Jutland jaunts – See the best of Denmark’s showcase coastline in an Avis hire car.  The roads around Jutland are a driver’s dream. Quiet country lanes wind through gentle hills and thick for­est to miles of untouched beaches, where the Danes come to holiday. After a long day on the golf course or exploring the lakes, give way to evenings in grand medieval castles, and you can go from the bustle of a top casino to the calm of your own stretch of golden beach in a single afternoon.   Read More >>

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With Valentines Day just around the corner we thought we’d help you out with some last minute inspiration on where to take your loved for a romantic break this weekend. At Avis we’ve pulled together some of our Avis driving guides of our favourite romantic getaway locations in the UK and Europe. With suggestions of long walks down sandy beaches or a break in a picturesque cottage located in the mountains, we have something to suite everyone’s romantic tastes. So why not take a look, book Read More >>

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More than just car rental with Avis: We’ve partnered up with Lonely Planet and Stanfords to offer you free highlights maps and the chance to win a holiday to Tuscany. If you’re familiar with the Avis We Try Harder blog you’ll know how we often like to share tales of our road trips and offer advice on interesting itineraries to discover with your car hire. However this time we’ve decided to take a step forward and enlisted the help of the professionals; every week Lonely Planet are offeri Read More >>

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I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the mountains since starting to snowboard in 1995, and to be honest I’ve tried most methods of getting out into Europe. 15 hour road trips in the back of unheated windowless Sprinter vans potentially being the highlight. I’ve found over the years, flying into Geneva or Lyon and then self driving through Avis is an excellent way of tackling the transfer and still retaining independence while in the mountains. I love to explore, and having a hire car allows Read More >>

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