... a Tom Tom sat nav and treat all the family to an amazing road trip
With the bank holiday season well under way, it’s time to think about how to make the most of your extra two days of holiday in May. If you want to keep the children occupied, or just get out of the house and explore the undiscovered sights on your doorstep, hopping in the car and going on a roadtrip could be the best way to do this.
TomTom, leaders in satellite navigation, offer TomTom Road Trips, a free website which helps you plan the most breathtaking ways to get from A to B. The website includes 93 routes around the world, seven of which are in the UK and Ireland, including a scenic route along the Isle of Wight, a picturesque village drive on the Atlantic Highway through Devon and Cornwall and an opportunity to visit Ben Nevis by driving on the Road to Isles in Scotland.
Providing both pre-planned routes and the ability to plan and curate your own route, TomTom takes the stress out of going on a roadtrip, making it easy to discover the most amazing roads.
Local to Belfast, there is the Causeway coastal road trip (as seen on this map, above right). This route is perfect for those looking to explore their local area and visit perhaps previously undiscovered sights. Northern Ireland’s dramatic and rugged coastline (left) takes centre stage on this journey, allowing explorers to enjoy the peace and quiet of the sea while stopping at various fishing villages along the way. Further along this trip you can step back in time to Dunluce Castle, a beautiful medieval ruin that was built on the dramatic coastal cliffs of north Antrim in 1500. Next, you will come across the famous Giant’s Causeway, many areas around which have been used as filming locations for Game of Thrones.
Drivers can also venture up to the largest and most unspoilt mountain ranges in Ireland — the Sperrins — before reaching the Beaghmore Stone Circles, all of which are associated with cairns, and a stone row runs towards these cairns. Beyond the global pre-existing TomTom road trips on the website, users can also customise and create their own routes, making it easy to find and book great hotels, restaurants and things to do on the way with TripAdvisor ratings.
These routes can then be synced instantly to a TomTom sat nav, ready to be driven and explored through the TomTom MyDrive App — available on phone, tablet or PC.
In this special competition, we have two TomTom GO 6200 sat navs to give away, worth £339.99 each. With a built-in SIM card and wifi connectivity, this device offers smarter, faster and better navigation, allowing users to enjoy connectivity with safety through voice-controlled, hands-free calling and smartphone messages. To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, just answer the following question: How many UK and Ireland routes are there on the TomTom Road Trips website?