This scenic Spanish road trip begins on the Mediterranean east coast in Barcelona and travels south to Valencia, stopping at many beautiful coastal destinations on the way. Enjoy the freedom of your self-drive holiday and make stops at your own leisure at locations that take your fancy.
Start in Barcelona and spend some time exploring the history and culture of this magnificent city. Visit the world renowned Basilica De La Sagrada Familia. If you thought that the building project you pass by on your commute was progressing slowly, the church designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi began construction in 1882 and to this day remains unfinished.
The Museu Picasso is another fascinating place to visit. Walk through and see the different exhibits including some of Picasso's earlier works. Head south from Barcelona until you reach Vilanova i la Geltru. This popular town boasts white sandy beaches, turquoise blue water and an array of activities such as scuba diving and horse riding.
Tarragona is home to the Roman Remains of Tarraco which played a significant role in the history of Roman Spain. Whilst in Tarragona be sure to explore the narrow alleyways throughout the city that are littered with cafes, restaurants, tapas bars, local boutiques and more. Tickle your taste buds with the local cuisines on offer including traditional seafood dishes and celebrated paella.
Continue on your journey to Castellon de la Plana, a small city that is nice to discover by foot. This once medieval town is made up of beaches along the Costa Azahar and ancient buildings in Plaza de Santa Clara, making it modern however remaining its cultural integrity. Venture into different villages and provinces at your own leisure depending on how you'd like you spend your time in this town. Stroll through the inner city and visit historic churches, cathedrals and museums or stay on the coastline, swim at the beach or try any water activity under the sun.
Travelling a little further south you will arrive at Valencia (the destination not the instagram filter), the final destination on this Iberian road trip. This city has plenty to see and do and will keep the whole family entertained. The Barri del Carme is a trendy neighbourhood to visit that features shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Visit the beaches or the hot springs and if you are daring enough jump from the cliffs into the deepest area of the lagoons.
No matter which location you stop at on your Spanish road trip you are sure to enjoy yourself. Car hire through Auto Europe means you have the freedom to choose where you want to stay and for how long. If you are travelling in the summer months be sure to plan and book your trip early as Spain is a popular destination. Select the perfect hire car from our vast range of luxury, convertible or sports cars and begin planning the trip of a life time today! For more information, take a look at our online booking engine or give us a call on 1300 656 601.