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Example Itinerary: 16 days Northern Spain

Example Itinerary: 16 days Northern Spain

Spain is a favorite holiday destination of many people, due to its climate, camping options, cultural offer and many beaches. The region of Catalonia and the Pyrenees are particularly popular. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, serves as the ideal base for a camper trip in the north of Spain.

Suppliers in Barcelona

In Spain we have a total of six different camper rental companies, spread over nine rental locations. In Barcelona you can rent a camper from McRent, Indie Campers, Euromotorhome and OrsonRent. These rental companies offer both campervans and luxury campers. There is always a camper that matches your travel group, wishes and budget.

On an adventure in Northern Spain (16 days)

During this 16-day camper trip you will discover the versatile north of Spain. Drive through the beautiful countryside and along the coast, enjoy local dishes and the Spanish sun. With a total distance of almost 1800 kilometers, you will discover a large part of roads in Northern Spain.

Day 1: Barcelona – Montserrat, 55 km – approx. 1 hour

From the airport, the various rental locations of the rental supplier are easy to reach by public transport or taxi. Rental company OrsonRent even offers free transfers from the airport and the central train station when you rent a campervan from them. When picking up the camper you will be briefed on all the important information about using a camper. Then it is time to hit the road! The first night you will stay near Barcelona, in Montserrat.

TIP: If you have some extra time left, stay in Barcelona for a day or two before you pick up the camper. Take in the culture, be amazed by the beautiful architecture, lay on the beach and enjoy the local dishes in the many restaurants and cafes. When you're done looking, you can pick up your camper and you start your 16-day adventure.

Day 2: Montserrat – Espot, 220 km – approx. 3 hours

On to Espot and the Aigues Tortes National Park. Here you can be taken by taxi (4 × 4) to the higher Sant Maurici (reservation) lake to take a wonderful walk between peaks of 3000+ meters.

Day 3: Espot – Ainsa, 175 km – approx. 3 hours

Driving through a beautiful green hilly landscape, along the reservoir of Mediano, you reach Ainsa, with the snowy peaks of Monte Perdido in the background. Ainisa is a quiet medieval village, where you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Day 4: Ainsa – Huesca, 100 km - approx. 1 hour

You will stay in Huesca today and visit the medieval village of Alquéza, the Castillo de Loarre and the monasteries of San Juan de la Peña. All are practically still in their original condition and often serve as backgrounds for films.

Day 5/6: Huesca – Pamplona, 165 km – approx. 2 hours

In the morning you will visit Pamplona in Navarra. After a visit to the city, you can relax and take a walk in an enchanting environment along the turquoise waterfalls of the Uredera in Urbassa.

Day 7/8: Pamplona – San Sebastian, 85 km – approx. 1 hour

You reach the Basque coast and visit the popular seaside resorts of Hondarribia and San Sebastian. Shop, stroll and enjoy the best pintxos (tapas) and fish dishes that Spain has to offer. A refreshing dip in the wild waves of the famous beach of La Concha is recommended.

Day 9/10/11: San Sebastian – Santillana del Mar, 221 km – approx. 2.5 hours

For lovers of modern art, a visit to the Guggenheim is a must, after which you continue the coast to Santillana del Mar. A historic fishing village on the Cantabrian coast. The next day you will visit the caves of Altamira where you can see the famous petroglyphs. Then you continue to the Picos de Europa. This unique limestone massif with peaks of more than 2600 meters is located 20 km from the coast in a beautiful green landscape.

Day 12: Santillana del Mar – Burgos, 166km – approx. 2 hours

You leave the mountains on your way to Burgos through Castile. Farming, wine, pilgrims and of course one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain.

Day 13: Burgos – La Guardia, 118 km – approx. 1 hour

De Rioja: Today you visit La Guardia. A unique city between the vines where the casemates serve as wine storage and where the process of making, tasting and preserving wine is explained in great detail.

Day 14: La Guardia – Zaragoza, 194 km – approx. 2 hours

You set course for Zaragoza but of course visit the Bardenas Reales, a surprising desert area in the middle of northern Spain. Arriving in Zaragoza, you will visit El Pilar and La Seo. The superlative of religious buildings. A walk through the city, a glass of wine and a tapa help to process the overwhelming impressions.

Day 15: Zaragoza – Sitges, 276 km – approx. 2.5 hours

You leave Zaragoza and head for Sitges, a fashionable Catalan seaside resort. Here you can rest for a while and enjoy the pleasant temperatures and the relaxed atmosphere of this village. 

Day 16: Sitges – Barcelona, 25 km – approx. 20 minutes

Today you return the camper to the rental location in Barcelona. With some rental companies it is also possible to pick up the camper in Barcelona and return it at a different location, this route is only as an example and can of course be adapted to your own wishes.

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