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Motorhome route along the most beautiful locations in Spain

A motorhome tour of Spain offers plenty of variety: from sun, sea and sand in the south of the country to green surroundings in the north. This campervan route through Spain will take you to the country's most beautiful locations. You start in the metropolis Barcelona and travel via several coastal towns to the west of the country and from there north.

In the north of the country, the dry landscape gradually changes into an increasingly green environment. If you want to do the whole route, it is advisable to take at least seven weeks for this, so that you can visit the highlights at each location at your leisure. We hope you enjoy this beautiful - and above all sunny - motorhome route!


Barcelona is one of the most famous destinations in Spain. The city is not for nothing the starting point of this campervan route through Spain. The city is big enough to entertain you for a few days. Among the most famous sights are the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Both are the work of architect Antoni Gaudí. The Sagrada Familia is still being worked on, but this is perhaps one of the most special churches you will ever come across. The church is also the symbol for Barcelona, just like the Eiffel Tower is for Paris. Park Güell was originally conceived by Gaudí as a city park, but nowadays it has a tourist function. Nevertheless, it still looks like a park, because you can take lovely walks there!

In the rest of the city there is also plenty to do: for example, pay a visit to the FC Barcelona football stadium, Camp Nou, or spend a nice day at the beach near Barceloneta. And if you want to get the best fresh produce to eat at night by the camper, La Boquería is a must. This is the largest fresh food market in Spain and you have plenty of choice from the tastiest fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and Spanish hams. The city is easy to discover by bike. You can choose to take the bikes with you on your campervan, but there are also plenty of locations where you can rent a bike in Barcelona.

In Barcelona, you stay a stone's throw away from the beach at camper village Garcia Fària.
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- The Sagrada Familia is the symbol of Barcelona. 

Barcelona – Tarragona (+- 100 kilometres)

Welcome to the second stop on this campervan route through Spain: Tarragona. Tarragona was in the time of the Romans the capital of one of their provinces. This province included a large part of the country. Because it was an important location for the Romans, you will find plenty of Roman remains here today. For example, on the coast you will find the remains of what was once a bustling amphitheatre. The amphitheatre itself is very beautiful, but the immense blue sea behind it makes it even more so. In addition, at the Plaça del Fòrum you will find various remnants from Roman times, including parts of an old wall.

You can also hike an archaeological route along the old city walls of Tarragona, where you will come across various Roman remains. And just outside the city, you will find a well-preserved Roman aqueduct, Les Ferreres. This attraction is easy to visit with the motorhome! Besides these Roman sights, you can also admire the Catedral de Santa Maria in Tarragona. This is the highest point of Tarragona and it flaunts beautifully above the city!

Near Tarragona are several camper places, including Area de Cambrils.


Tarragona – Castellón de la Plana (+- 190 kilometres)

From Tarragona you will continue your campervan journey to Castellón de la Plana. During your motorhome visit to Castellón de la Plana, you can expect to see many orange trees: this is the bustling trading centre of oranges. From the city's port, the vitamin bombs are exported to other parts of the world.

Castellón de la Plana is above all a city where you can enjoy the real Spanish life. The city is large enough for a stroll along several beautiful locations, but is certainly not overrun by tourists. Some sights to visit during your walk through the city are the cosy Plaza Mayor, the fresh market Mercado Central and the green park Parque Ribalta.

In Castellón de la Plana, you can spend the night at Autocaravanas El Grao de Castellón, just a stone's throw from the sea.

Castellón de la Plana – Valencia (+- 80 kilometres)

For the next stop, Valencia, you don't have to travel far with the campervan. Say Valencia, and you say Ciudad de las Artes y Sciencias. This is a special part of the city, as it consists of ultra-modern buildings! An impressive change from the historical centre of the city. In this part of town you will find an aquarium and a science museum, but even if you do not have a museum visit planned, it is worth a visit because of the special architecture. It is as if you have landed in a science fiction movie. After your visit, you can explore the Jardín del Turia on foot or by bike. This used to be a river, but was drained after a flood. Nowadays, this is the place to relax in the open air in Valencia.

Besides, Valencia has a fine beach at a short distance from the city centre where you can take a refreshing dive. Or enjoy freshly caught fish on the boulevard! Another meal you may not skip is paella. Although this is a speciality all over Spain, the dish comes officially from Valencia. Valencia is also known as a real cycling city, so it is highly recommended to bring along your bicycles from the motorhome or rent one!

In Valencia, you can spend the night at various campervan parks, including Valencia Camper Park.

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- In the Ciudad de las Artes y Sciencias you will find ultramodern buildings!

Valencia – Murcia (+- 230 kilometres)

You leave Valencia with the camper van and head for the next special Spanish city. In Murcia, you will find several gems in the streetscape. Among others, the cathedral that you find at the Plaza Cardenal Belluga is beautiful. Although the cathedral was already built in the 15th century, the church tower and main entrance were only made towards the end of the 18th century. Also worth visiting are the Gothic and Baroque Santa Klara Monastery and the Real Casino. In the monastery you will find a museum where you can admire several beautiful works of art. The Real Casino is, as you might think, not a casino but a meeting place for the - mainly richer - population. In principle, you can only enter as a member of the society, but you can visit a part of the building as a kind of 'museum' during a guided tour. Finally, the Montegudo Castle towers above the city. In the past, it served as a fortress and a prison, among other things. Unfortunately, you cannot visit the castle, but it is a beautiful structure from the outside!

In Murcia you can spend the night at Camperpark Huerta de Murcia, among other places.

Are you looking for a short campervan route during your campervan trip through Spain? Then we recommend the Dalí Triangle! This route takes you to three locations that were important to this artist. Read all about this route and other great short campervan routes in Europe here.

Murcia – Almería (228 kilometres)

Almería is a real Spanish port city, something that is also reflected in the name of the city. The name is derived from Al-Mariya, which means 'mirror of the sea' in Arabic. The city is particularly known for its many hours of sunshine, as this is where you will find the most sunshine hours per year in Europe! In the vicinity of the city are several beaches where you can rest on the towel with a good book or take a refreshing dive in the water.

The Alcazaba is a beautiful building to visit during your campervan trip through Spain. This is an Arabic fort dating back to the 10th century. It is the second largest fortress in Andalusia. From the hill on which it stands, you have a great view of the surroundings. And if you want to learn everything about the Spanish Civil War, you can do so at the Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil. In this museum, you can visit the tunnels that were built so that the inhabitants could flee from bombardments.

In Almería you can spend the night at Cabo de Gata Camper Park, among other places..

Almería - Málaga (+- 200 kilometres)

Málaga is a city where you can easily spend a few days. There are many fine beaches, good museums and many other beautiful sights! Among others, you will find a museum in the house where the famous artist Picasso was born. And in the Picasso Museum you can admire several of his works. But that is not all the museums in the city, there is also the Museo de Málaga where you will learn everything about the city and the Flamenco Art Museum where you will learn everything about this dance.

Furthermore, the palace of Malaga - the Alcazaba - and the Gibralfaro Castle are a must-see during your visit by campervan to Malaga. The palace was built by the Moors in the 11th century and has been well preserved over the centuries. The castle served to protect the palace. From here you have an impressive view over the city!

If you want to make a day trip from Málaga, there are several options. You can visit Ronda, which is particularly known for its special gorge (El Tago). From various locations, you have a beautiful view of this natural beauty. Or visit Granada with its impressive Alhambra. This old fortress is one of the most famous in the world and has a beautiful Moorish architecture.

In Málaga, you can stay overnight at Area Malaga Beach.

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- From Málaga, you can make several day trips, including to Ronda. 

Málaga – Sevilla (+- 200 kilometres)

From Málaga, the camper van route continues to Seville. Seville is a city with a very romantic appearance. This is mainly due to the many Moorish influences. For instance, you will find the Alcázar Real de Sevilla, the royal palace where the king of Spain still likes to stay regularly. In addition, the Cathedral of Seville is one of the largest in the world. Next to the cathedral you will find the Giralda tower, a remnant of the former Moorish mosque on which the cathedral was built. In addition, the Plaza de España is a beautiful square that was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. The creek in the square is home to several boats and if you take a walk around the square, you will come across the various benches representing the Spanish provinces.

For another attraction, you have to walk a bit through the centre, but then you have a very unique sight. Here you will find the Metropol Parasol! This is a huge wooden construction that you can walk on. During your walk, you will have a beautiful view of the city. You can relax with a drink at the terrace on top of the construction. The Triana district is also known for the good flamenco shows that are given there, a real must for a night out during your campervan trip through Spain!

Seville has several RV parks, including Area Ac Sevilla Centro.

Before you leave for Spain, read all you need to know about travelling by campervan to Spain. In this article you'll find more places to visit, special traffic rules and the best campervan guides to take with you on the road.
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- Metropol Parasol is an impressive construction overlooking Seville.   

Sevilla – Cáceres (+- 260 kilometres)

The next stop on this campervan itinerary, Cáceres, may not be on the bucket list of many campervans, but it is time to change that! The city is bursting with sights, the reason why the entire old town is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list. During a walk through the old centre, you will come across one beautiful building after another. The city is bursting with palaces, churches and houses owned by the nobility. The many towers are also regularly home to storks. So don't be surprised if you see several storks pass by during your visit with the motor home!

The Museo de Caceres is also worth a visit. In this museum you will find various excavations from the area, but in the basement you can also admire a real Moorish water collection. Because of the many arches, this looks beautiful and reminds more of a palace than a water collection! Another special museum is the Casa Museo Arabe, where you can take a look inside a house that has been furnished in an authentic Arabic way.

In Cáceres you can spend the night at camper village Valhondo, among others.

Cáceres – Salamanca (+- 200 kilometres)

The next stop is a real Spanish university town, Salamanca! This city is known for its university, as it is the oldest in all of Europe. Spread throughout the centre you will find several beautiful buildings that belong to the university. The cathedral of Salamanca is also special, because it consists of two separate cathedrals! The old and the new cathedral are connected here. The inside is definitely worth a visit, but don't forget to look for a real astronaut on the outside as well. This funny element was added by the church to show that they want to move with the times. It is only a small statue, so it will take you a while to find it!

However, these sights are only a small selection of the many beautiful locations of Salamanca. The Convento de San Estaban has a beautiful façade and the Puente Romano is a remarkably well-preserved bridge that dates back to Roman times.

In Salamanca you can stay overnight with your camper at Antiguo Campo de Rugbi.

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- Salamanca is a real university town.     

Salamanca – Valladolid (+- 120 kilometres)

After a visit to Salamanca, you travel on to Valladolid. This city is the capital of Castilla y León. The Plaza Mayor of Valladolid may look like those of other Spanish cities, but it is nevertheless a special location. This square was in fact the inspiration for several other Plaza Mayors, such as those in Salamanca and Madrid! Above all, it is a city where you can take a nice walk to visit the various beautiful locations. There are several cathedrals you can visit and you will find the former home of the famous writer Cervantes. You know him from Don Quichote, among others. Columbus also spent some time in Valladolid. When he was 55 years old, he died here. Today, you can learn everything about this explorer on the spot where his former house stood.

In Valladolid you will find the San Lorenzo camper village.

Valladolid – Burgos (+- 130 kilometres)

From the current capital of Castilla y León, you now travel to the former capital of this region, Burgos. Burgos is today an important point on the Camino de Santiago. Among other things, you will find the city's cathedral, the third largest in Spain, and the Monasterio de las Huelgas. The monastery has beautiful cloisters and impressive tombs, among other things, so a guided tour is highly recommended! A visit to what was once the castle of Burgos is also worthwhile. Today, this is just a ruin with not much of the original castle visible, but the views from here are definitely worth it! If you want to have a bite to eat in Burgos, then you can - despite the fact that you are not yet in the Basque country where this delicacy comes from - enjoy the most delicious pintxos. This is a snack such as a piece of baguette with various delicacies on it that is usually eaten in bars.

In Burgos you can spend the night at motorhome site Burgos.

Burgos – Santander (+- 180 kilometres)

Santander is the first northern coastal city you will visit on this motorhome tour of Spain. In Santander, you will find it all: wonderful beaches to spend a hot summer day, mountains to hike and the city where you will enjoy the best Spanish food and visit the most beautiful sights. You will admire the cathedral, which has been rebuilt several times over the centuries due to the fires that destroyed it. Close to the cathedral is the Museum of Fine Arts, where you can admire plenty of art from the 17th to the 20th century. The former home of the Spanish poet Ménendez Pelayo is located in the same building. Thanks to his huge collection of books and manuscripts, you can admire a beautiful library here. Pelayo's tomb is located in the cloister next to the cathedral.

You can spend the night in the port of Santander at Marina de Santander.

Santander – Bilbao (+- 100 kilometres)

Bilbao is the next stop on this campervan itinerary. You might know the city from the world famous Guggenheim Museum that you find here. Not only the art you find inside is admirable, also the outside is impressive! Firstly, because of the beautiful architecture and secondly, because of the works of art you will find there. There is an enormous spider and a large puppy that is completely covered with flowers, about 70,000 in total.

If you want to explore Bilbao's mountainous surroundings, one of the options is to take a cable car up to the surrounding hills. Once at the top, you will be treated to a great view of the city and its green surroundings! Don't forget to take a nice walk in the old town where you can admire long rows of colourful buildings.

In Bilbao, you can spend the night at the campervan park Kobetamendi.

Discover even more beauty in the north of Spain with this campervan route. The route takes you among others along San Sebástian, Logroño and the beautiful nature reserve Los Picos de Europa.
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- In Bilbao, you will find the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. 

Bilbao – Pamplona (+- 160 kilometres)

Pamplona is the city known worldwide for the San Fermín festival. If you visit between 6 and 14 July, you will be able to experience some of this. During this festival, several bullfights take place and the animals are chased through the streets of the city. The festival is under pressure because of animal welfare, but because it is a tradition that goes back a long time, it is difficult for the inhabitants to make a decision about it.

In addition, Pamplona is on the Camino de Santiago, so who knows, you might meet some pilgrims during your visit! You can also take a walk along the city wall of Pamplona. A large part of the outside of the city walls is a green strip. From the city wall you also have a beautiful view of the city.

In Pamplona you can spend the night at the camper village Pamplona.

Pamplona – Zaragoza (+- 180 kilometres)

You have arrived at the end point of this campervan route: Zaragoza. This is the fourth largest city in Spain. The city is conveniently located to several major cities such as Barcelona and Bilbao and is therefore an important trade centre. Yet you should certainly not expect an industrial atmosphere here. For example, you can admire the largest church in Spain. The Holy Virgin Mary is said to have appeared here on a column to Apostle James and that is why this place is a popular place of pilgrimage. In addition, you will find the Moorish palace Palacio de la Aljafería in the city. Today it houses the parliament of Aragon, but you can visit different parts of the palace. Finally, you will find several excavations from Roman times in Zaragoza. There are remains of the former Roman city and remains of a Roman theatre.

Spend the night with your campervan in Zaragoza at the campervan park Zaragoza.
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- In Zagagoza you will find the largest church in Spain.

This article only mentions a few overnight stops. Would you like to see all the camper stops along the route? Then download the Camperstop-App.  It contains more than 12,000 verified camper van stops in Europe. From the app you can easily find your next overnight destination and navigate to the selected campervan place. The app can also be used offline. Read all about the app here.


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