Exploring Spain and Portugal with a motorhome in 2021

Viva España! We did not dare to say this for a long time, Corona has caused a pause in the plans of many travelers. But the world is slowly changing again. Yet we understand that this is still exciting for many. Fortunately, we have found the ideal solution for them: traveling in a motohome. Completely your own place, without having to go to busy hotel resorts. PS: Southern Spain is still great to tour in the months of September and October!
Our motorhomes are completely self-supporting: they have their own toilet, shower and kitchen on board. Actually the ideal way for the traveler who does not like to meet too many people on his or her upcoming holiday. At the same time we know many beautiful places in Spain where mass tourism does not come. Beautiful, peaceful nature reserves. Small white villages. Mountain landscapes … Our motorhome and campervan itineraries offer a solution especially for travelers who find it a bit more exciting to travel. With your own house on wheels along the most beautiful, quiet places in the Spanish and Portugese countryside!
We would like to share our five camper routes through Spain and Portugal with the emphasis on space, nature and tranquility:

1. Spain & Portugal – From Extremadura to Portugal

With this route you will not visit one country, but two countries! We drive from Málaga through the Sierra de Hornachuelos Natural Park in the north of Sevilla. From here we drive a lot further north through Spain, where we cross the border to Portugal passing by Placencia. Then we follow the entire Portuguese coastal route to end up in the south of Andalusia again.

Route Extremadura

2. Andalusian Roadtrip

From the rugged coast in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park to the Sierra Nevada mountains and beautiful deserted tracks … Andalusia is not only wonderfully beautiful, but also an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and nature. With this road trip you will discover the most beautiful natural places of Southern Spain!

3. Off the beaten track through Spain

We leave Madrid behind quickly and then visit the beautiful and well-preserved city walls of Ávila after our stop in the beautiful Segovia. Further on we drive over the foothills of the Sierra de los Gredos. This hiking paradise is synonymous with peace and tranquility. Located in a beautiful landscape with many plants and animals. A big chance that our will see the Cabra Montes, the Iberian ibex with their spiral horn. Before entering the east side, we visit two more natural parks: the Parque Nacional de Cabañeros, also known as the Spanish “Seregetti”, and Las Tablas de Daimiel. After this it is time for the Don Quichotte route, which we start in Consuegra where we get close to the famous windmills. And we will discover a number of pearls, such as Campo de Criptana, Belmonte, the “Ciudad Encantada” at Cuenca, Teruel and Atienza.
Tip: Before you visit the Sierra de los Gredos, drive to the village of La Alberca with its overhanging roofs where you imagine yourself being in the Middle Ages. On the way back we stop at the impressive Plaza Mayor square for a fresh coffee.

4. Spanish tapas & wine route

This route leads you along the Alpujarra de Granada, the fertile south side of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It takes you through green hills, beautiful white villages like Pampaneira and Bubion and the highest mountain village in the area: Trevelez. Along the way we come across various wine bodegas where the local wine from this area can be tasted. Via the rugged coast of Cabo de Gata with its virgin beaches we continue our way towards Antequera for delicious tapas and “porra” tasting, porra is the softer version of gazpacho. Charming Jerez de la Frontera forms the sherry triangle with the village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria. These three places are full of bodegas that can be visited.
Not to miss: There is an excellent camper area in Sanlúcar for your overnight stay in this area. For the most beautiful sunset in Andalucía go to the Bajo de Guía beach of Sanlucar de Barrameda and afterwards enjoy tortilla de camarones and other delicious tapas food in the village square!
De bodegas y tapeo

5. The Green Spanish Roadtrip

This route through the northeast of Spain goes through Pamplona crossing mountain roads into the famous wine region of Rioja, before driving down the rugged north coast with the town of San Sebastian for a must see visit. Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia all offer natural beauty, peace and space. But also culture, such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. We also travel along picturesque fishing villages, such as San Vicente de la Barquera and one of the most beautiful villages of the north: Santillana del Mar.
Not to be missed is the route through the impressive ‘Picos de Europa’ at the Parque de Covadonga, where old mountain villages alternate with exuberant nature. After visiting Galicia, we will soon cross over to Portugal to visit the Parque de Montesinho via Porto. On the route are many campsites, photostops and overnight places for motorhomes!
Alternative itinerary: If time does not allow you to travel all this, take the following shorter route. After the “Picos” you turn via Gijón to Oviedo, and then to Zamora. Especially between Mieres and Léon you will be rewarded with the most beautiful views of the Cordillera Cantábrica.

Do you have any questions about hiring a campervan in Spain? We are happy to help you on your way, literally and figuratively! Do not hesitate to contact us..

 

 

 

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