Four countries within 1,200 kilometres

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The #loveyourdrive series has been launched during the international press drive event of the Aiways U6 SUV Coupé in Portugal. The second route also invites you to follow along and offers a wonderful everyday escape of beautiful routes, wonderful views and excellent culinary delights. 

The first travel recommendation starts in the European headquarters of Aiways: Munich. It travels 1,200 kilometers through four countries and offers beautiful Alpine passes as well as an insider’s tip when it comes to wine and risotto. 

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Start of the trip: Munich 

Start your trip in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Visit the Marienplatz and enjoy a typical Bavarian breakfast in one of the traditional cafes or beer gardens. 

From there, head southwest on the A96 and enjoy the picturesque scenery along the Lindau Autobahn. Plan a short stop in Lindau on Lake Constance and stroll along the harbor promenade. Cross the border into Austria and make a loading stop in Dornbirn. Use the time to visit the Rolls-Royce Museum to see the technological achievements of the past or take a walk in the city center. 

Continue towards Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Make a short stop at the castle and enjoy the view of the surrounding Alps, because this is where the climb into the mountains begins. Therefore, be sure to take the impressive San Bernardino Pass – surely the highlight of the trip in terms of views. But not only on the top of the pass is the overview worth a souvenir photo, stop also at one of the numerous viewpoints to admire the unique mountain panorama. The downhill drive is also worthwhile, because thanks to the effective recuperation of the electric motor, they store valuable energy back into the battery with their electric car instead of letting it fizzle away uselessly as braking heat – the signs “Downshift. Use engine brake.” will therefore soon no longer be needed. 

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Destination of the trip: Baveno on Lake Maggiore 

After the pass you will go to Lake Maggiore, the southern destination of the trip. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the Mediterranean flair. Explore the picturesque lakeside towns, such as Ascona and Cannobio, and visit the Borromean Islands. Treat yourself to a luxurious overnight stay at the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno. Not only the service of the hotel is fantastic, especially the unique flair of the house and the impressive view of the lake will be remembered forever. By the way: the hotel has charging stations for electric cars. So you start the next day relaxed and fully fueled on the return journey. 

Return by another route: through Lombardy to Milan. Take the opportunity there to visit the impressive Milan Cathedral or store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Next destination is Brescia, which with its Mille Miglia Museum also offers impressive insights into bygone days of the automobile. Also romantic is the next stop: Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Visit the Arena di Verona and the Casa di Giulietta. Verona is also where the culinary recommendation of this trip awaits: Dinner at the Antica Bottega del Vino is a must. In addition to the wine list, the dishes of the day impress especially with their in simplicity and masterful combination of few ingredients. 

“My recommendation is the Risotto all’Amarone,” enthuses Dr. Alexander Klose, Executive Vice President Overseas Operations at Aiways. “This dish is prepared with the famous Amarone wine from the Veneto region and offers an intense, unique flavor that reflects both regional cuisine and wine culture.” 

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The further way back leads over the Brenner Pass back to Germany. Plan a stop at the picturesque Tegernsee and enjoy a last view of the nearby Alps. Take a walk along the lake promenade and enjoy a traditional Bavarian meal in one of the cozy inns, such as the Bräustüberl Tegernsee. 

The last leg to Munich is correspondingly short and thus offers time for further sightseeing. Take the opportunity to explore other sights in the city, such as the English Garden or Nymphenburg Palace.  

Technical trip-data

Route length: 1,200 kilometers 

Recommended duration: As a minimum recommendation, one should plan a weekend for the trip. If you want to have enough time for sightseeing, relaxing and experiencing the local cuisine and culture, you should plan about a week. 

Best time to go: Snow-free Alpine passes are a prerequisite for the tour. So you should plan from May to October, also to enjoy pleasant temperatures and good weather for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Autumn also offers an impressive play of colors in the forests along the route.