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Spain road trip
Plan your Spain road trip from Granada to Valencia, using your WildCampers experience to bring you to places rich in culture and history. Located next to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, this Andalucian destination of Granada features stunning landscapes and urban attractions. From its exciting nightlife to the sprawling Alhambra palace, Granada has plenty of Spanish charm. Travellers who take Campervan weekend breaks in Granada are never disappointed by this cultural and architectural mecca or those looking to extend their stay to complete the Spanish Road trip have countless wonders to uncoverPlan your Spain road trip today.
Spain road trip route
When planning Spain road trip route in Granada, the Alhambra should be the first destination on any traveller's sightseeing list. This architectural wonder is simultaneously a fort, a palace, and a monument to medieval ingenuity. It originally dates back to the 11th century, but the central palace complex, also known as the Palacios Nazaries, was built between the 14th and 16th centuries. Travellers interested in Spanish history should also take a trip to the Capilla Real, or Royal Chapel, it is decorated in an ornate Gothic style.
Park up your WildCampers van in the Arabic quarter, where many of the city's most famous sights reside then explore Granada on foot:- Plaza Bib-Rambla, Paseo de los Tristes, climb the ‘Cuesta de los Chinorros’ up to the Alhambra and discover the hidden secrets. Relax at the Carmen de los Martires and come back to the city centre via Plaza Nueva. Get lost in the Albaicin, the Moorish quarter, which spreads up the hillside opposite the Alhambra, is full of steep, narrow streets and converted courtyard houses.At the top is the Mirador San Nicolas, with stunning views of the palace and before dusk enjoy the sun set from the Mirador San Nicolas. You will get the most beautiful pink skyline of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada.
Whilst on you Spain road trip route in Granada, WildCampers suggest you should try to eat like locals. This means sampling some of the city's famous foods, including gazpacho, paella, and la tortilla del sacromonte. Granada is renowned for its amazing tapas and for being one of the few places left in Spain where you can order a drink and be given a free tapa with it. Granada is also famous for its desserts rooted in Arabic cuisine. Many of these cakes, biscuits, and pastries are flavoured with almonds and caramelised sugar.
If you are lucky enough to visit in Spring be sure to check out Semana Santa. The festival falls on the Holy Week between Palm Sunday and Easter. It's celebrated with floats, processions, and more. Travellers also come to Granada for the Carnival festivities, which occur yearly after Shrove Tuesday. Carnival is celebrated with theatrical events, singing contests, food, and other fun activities.
Continuing your Spain road trip route the city of Almeria is Andalucia's most eastern capital, an energetic port city with an illustrious past. Historically it was not as well known by tourists and was generally overlooked by travellers for other capitals like Malaga, Sevilla, or Granada. However, that has changed drastically, fairly recently efforts to spruce up the city are beginning to pay dividends and has seen growth as a major holiday area and a must see in Andalucia.Almeria holds a great deal of charm and is steeped in history. It is situated at the foot of a mountain range which is encapsulated by the magnificent Alcazaba, The Alcazaba is the second largest Muslim fortress in Andalucia behind the Alhambra in Granada. Spend some time enjoying its winding streets, visiting its fine museums, and dining out on the local cuisine. North of the capital is the Tabernas, Europe's only desert, while down the steep hillside to the south, the colourful rooftops of the old Medina stretch as far as the glistening blue of the Mediterranean, Costa Almeria. The walk down to this paradise is tedious in summer sun but there is the option to use our kayaks at Playa de los Muertos from the next beach over, paddle your way round and combine the activities.
If you’re wanting to explore the marine life around Almeria, we highly recommend Cala de Enmedio for all your beach and snorkeling needs. On the other side of the beach is large rock formations The beautiful soft golden-sand is unspoilt and untouched, so a must is to take everything with you, from food, towels, water, etc and to certainly bring it all back. From the beach the views are fantastic; it's able to see the town of Agua Amarga across the bay and behind it, Cerro Mesa Roldán with its lighthouse and its castle, which is surrounded by the Natural Park, Cabo de Gata-Nijar.
After you’ve enjoyed the natural beauty of Almeria, hop back in your WildCampers van and proceed with you Spain road trip to Cartagena, in Murcia. Murcia, famous for its huerta or garden, its long agricultural tradition of fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports. The surrounding areas of market gardens dating back to Moorish times, which supply the city's restaurants with excellent fresh produce and drive a flourishing tapas scene. Cartagena is a city within Murcia and a major naval base. Cartagena's fabulous natural harbour has been used for thousands of years. Built on layers of history there is so much to offer and there is certainly something for everyone from the Tapas bars along the Marina Waterfront, to the Roman Theatre Museum. How about jumping on The Barco Turístico for a trip around the harbour or Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Along with WildCampers extensive list of extras you have no excuse to be bored here.
Final destination on our Spain road trip itinerary
Valencia, the home of Tomatina Festival and Las Fallas Festival. The weather is dry and warm year-round, making this the perfect beach and city to park up your WildCampers and explore. You’ll have the Mercado Centrale on your doorstep – a food hall with more than 300 vendors, selling everything from doughnuts to sun dried tomatoes. Alternatively, hang out on the beach for a weekend: Playa de la Malvarrosa or Playa del Saler are great places to consider. El Saler can only be reached by road, so you can guarantee smaller crowds in the off season plus its a great place to park the camper for your much needed siesta. You can easily reach the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencia- City of Arts and Sciences from most destinations on the beach as well as other fabulous modernista buildings, great museums, and an abundance of paella. Whatever time of year you go you’ll be sure to find something of interest. Important dates to note are:- las Fallas, the fire festival, takes places in late March, and Tomatina takes place on the last Wednesday of August in Buñol. They have big celebrations during Christmas and Easter which are well worth seeing if you enjoy parades.Plan Your Ideal Spain Road Trip in a Campervan - Book Now!