Whether you’ve always dreamt of getting to know Spain, or have recently come up with the idea of taking a road trip around it, it doesn’t matter. If you’re going to pack a rucksack and jet off to Spain for a few weeks (or months) of adventure, it’s important to take the time to plan your trip properly. To help you to do that, below are a few things that you should know about road tripping around sunny Spain.
Research the best places to visit
The first step to planning a road trip around Spain should be researching the best places to visit. Spain has some truly incredible places, from Madrid to the Costa Del Sol, Spain has a lot to offer any traveler. It has white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, mountains, cities packed full of culture and heritage, and food that’s to die for. Anywhere that you fancy visiting, read up on. Use guides, like the Best of Barcelona guide, to get an idea of what’s on offer in each place.
Pick your travel buddies carefully
If you don’t fancy traveling alone, then you’ll need to pick out a few travel buddies. It’s important to remember that you’ll be spending a lot of time together, so it’s vital that you all get along well. Ideally, it’s a good idea to pick people who you’ve traveled with before, as that way you know how well you get on. Obviously, you could opt to travel solo. Depending on whether you feel comfortable doing that, of course.
Make your vehicle your home
To keep your trip as budget-friendly as possible, consider making your vehicle your home. Instead of booking to stay in various hostels, save money by hiring or buying a motorhome. That way you’re killing two birds with one stone – you’ve got a mode of transport and somewhere to sleep in one. It’s much cheaper than staying in hostels and much safer than camping.
Map out your route
When you’re traveling, the idea of going with the flow sounds like a good idea. However, it’s actually much better and less stressful to map out a route beforehand, so that you know where you’re going when. This will prevent any arguments while you’re on the road and will allow you to map out a route that ensures you don’t miss out anywhere good.
Eat lots of Spanish cuisine
Whether you’re on a budget or not, make sure to eat lots of Spanish cuisine. Spanish food is absolutely delicious, so while you’re traveling, ensure that you try as much Spanish food as possible. To keep costs low and ensure that what you’re eating is authentic, stay away from restaurant chains. Instead, look for independent restaurants and eateries. Don’t be afraid to try new things – the chances are you’ll love most of the dishes on offer anyway.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about planning a road trip around Spain. To plan the most amazing trip, take note of the tips and ideas above and implement them in your planning.