Spain motorhome travel tips

Travelling to Spain with a motorhome - All you need to know!

Is your next motorhome trip to Spain planned? In order to prepare well for your campervan trip to Spain, you'll find all the indispensable tips below. You can read all about the country's highlights, special traffic rules and the best motorhome stopovers.

Highlights of a motorhome journey to Spain

El Caminito del Rey
Just outside southern Málaga, you will find the Caminito del Rey. This used to be the most dangerous hiking trail in the country, but nowadays you can safely hike through a beautiful gorge! The path was created for workers of hydraulic power plants in the towns of Gaintanejo and El Chorro. Through this path they could easily go from one power station to the other. Since 2015, it has been well passable. The stretch that you actually walk on the Caminito is 2.9 kilometres, but with the approach routes it is 7.7 kilometres. On some parts of the route you can still see the old path and you can imagine why this used to be one of the most dangerous routes in the world! From the Caminito del Rey you are also on the beach of Málaga in no time.

Visit more beautiful beaches during your motorhome tour in Spain. This article lists the most beautiful beaches for you, like the impressive coastline of Ribadeo and the southernmost beach of the country, Tarifa.

motorhome travel Spain tips

- Formerly one of the most dangerous roads in the world, it is now well passable: the Caminito del Rey!

Pamplona is the capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Navarre. One of the most impressive sites of the city is the Ciudadela de Pamplona defence line, which was built in the 16th century. Today, it is a park that you can stroll through between the fortifications. In addition, the City Hall is a well-known landmark due to its beautiful baroque façade. Pamplona also has a bullfighting ring. Not surprisingly so, because Pamplona is the city where the San Fermín festival is held. During this festival, bulls run through the streets of Pamplona while a crowd of people chase them. This festival is increasingly criticised for its animal-unfriendliness, but until today you can still visit it during your motorhome trip and it takes place from 6 to 14 July.

Torcal de Antequera

Torcal de Antequera is a nature reserve in the south of Spain with beautiful limestone formations that you can visit during your campervan trip. Through the nature reserve there are three different walks that are doable for all levels. The area is known to be easy to get lost in if you stray from the route, so it is advisable not to plan your own route. The starting point for the different walks is at the visitor centre Centro de Recepción. During your walk you may encounter plenty of animals, including Iberian ibex and weasels. Because it was under the sea for around 150 million years, you will also find plenty of fossils here.

Ronda is one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia and is on the bucket list of many a camper van owner. The city is mainly known for the Tajo de Ronda, a deep gorge that was created by the river Guadalevin. Several bridges cross this gorge, of which the Puente Nuevo is the most famous. From various locations, you have a beautiful view of the gorge. In the rest of Ronda you will find beautiful buildings, including the Baños Arabes -the Arabic baths- from the Almohad dynasty in the 13th century. In addition, the Plaza de Torros is a must see as it is the oldest bullfighting arena in Spain made of stone. In the museum in the arena, you will learn everything about bullfighting.
motorhome travel Spain tips

- From various locations, you will have a wonderful view of the Tajo de Ronda. 

The centre of Salamanca is entirely on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and with good reason! The Plaza Mayor is often called the most beautiful square in Spain. In the evening it is perhaps even more beautiful, because then the whole square is beautifully lit. In addition, the cathedral is a must, because here the old and new cathedrals stand next to each other. Something that does not happen often, because the old one is often demolished. The new cathedral is the second largest in Spain. And can you spot the astronaut? It is hidden somewhere on the church and symbolises the 20th century. In the rest of the centre you will find even more impressive sights, such as the Roman bridge and the special Museo de Art Nouveau y Art Déco, which has beautiful stained-glass windows. Plenty of reasons to visit with a motorhome!

Motorhome sites in Spain

Paraiso Camper, Calpe
On the Costa Blanca you find Calpe, with there camper place Paraiso Camper. The most famous sight of Calpe is the Peñol de Ifach, the 'Rock of the North'. From the top you have a beautiful view of Calpe and the immense blue sea. In addition, the salt lake is often visited, because here you can spot flamingos! On the camper place are almost all facilities available, such as sanitary facilities and electricity.

Valencia Camper Park, Valencia
Valencia Camper Park is located at a stone's throw from the city of Valencia. In Valencia you can admire the impressive Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, translated 'City of Arts and Sciences'. Here you will find an aquarium and a planetarium, among other things. In addition, the Jardines de Turia are a must. This city park used to be a river! On the camper place are plenty of facilities such as electricity and sanitary.

EmpordArea, Palamos
At camperstop EmpordArea in Palamos you stay a stone's throw away from Palamos and the beach. Here you take a refreshing dive in the sea or eat the tastiest freshly caught fish. Near the camper village, you can also fish yourself. There are sanitary facilities on site, as well as wifi and the possibility of filling and emptying water.
motorhome travel Spain tips

- RV park EmpordArea is located a stone's throw away from the beach.

Special traffic rules during your motorhome tour in Spain

  • Give way to rising traffic on slopes of at least 7%. This does not apply if the uphill traffic can use an evasive action.
  • In Spain, a thick broken line is used instead of shark teeth. Near this line you will often, but not always, see a traffic sign with Ceda el paso, which means give way, or an inverted triangle on the road.
  • In some major Spanish cities, polluting vehicles are not allowed to park in certain zones. Check this before you go.
  • In Spain there is also the Autovía. This looks like a motorway, but agricultural vehicles and cyclists are also allowed on the hard shoulder.
  • In Catalonia, it is now only permitted to stay for 48 hours on a campervan site in order to make competition with campsites fairer.
motorhome travel Spain tips

- Spain is full of beautiful locations, including the Plaza de España in Seville. 

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