There is an incredible warmth about Spain, and not just the weather forecast. Its people are passionate about life and a Spain campervan, RV or motorhome hire is an ideal holiday option, as you may change itinerary on a number of occasions. This country of the Iberian Peninsula has a way of ensnaring you like no other European destination. An obsessive football culture is combined with a vast array of restaurants and culinary delicacies, with coastal eateries everywhere, while the fractured and fascinating history has left behind unique architecture and stories galore. Whether you hit the cities of Barcelona or Madrid, or decide on a Pyrenees camping adventure, or just go where your heart takes you, you will not be short of ideas.
Handy tips for your motorhome hire
Due to the warm climate, camper rental in winter is exceptionally common. The milder temperatures encourage thousands to hit the road and enjoy camping in Spain. However, this also means that the roads, and sites, can get very busy. Always look to book as far in advance as possible, so you don’t miss out on a motorhome rental. The sites themselves will of course vary, but there has been a substantial effort to improve quality across the board and everything you need should be available at most of the paid-for facilities. English speaking is also very common. If you find it difficult to locate a spot within the bigger cities, there are many spots on the outskirts. Hot water and showers are not difficult to find.
Whenever you travel in your motorhome, always keep your van locked up and don’t pick up strangers. Even invest in an alarm and certainly padlock valuables if you are going for walks and leaving your camper rental isolated. Spain is a wonderfully friendly country, but you can always be unlucky.
Spain options for hiring a campervan or RV
Motorhome Republic offers a number of options for campervan pick-up. Many will consider Barcelona International Airport an ideal spot to collect, as you are in the north-east of the country and can work your way south or east. Barcelona itself is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations, thanks to the stunning architecture of Gaudi, one of the most famous football clubs in the world, a buzzing nightlife, pedestrian mall La Rambla and so much more. Camping Tres Estrellas is 12km from the city, while Camping Masnou is a 15km drive – both of these are good sites.
The heart of the nation and capital, Madrid is probably on your camper hire bucket list if you’re travelling to Spain. A real taste of culture is on offer here with a selection of museums, while Gran Via is a kilometre-long, tourist friendly central avenue - you will anything and everything along this central artery. Galleries and parks are also in abundance, with El Retiro a particular favourite. The Royal Palace is another must-do, although it may be a struggle to get in and have a chat.
The Pyrenees (Pirineos in Spanish) borders France and Spain and is a long-established motorhome hire itinerary. If you’re camping in Spain, you’re likely to make your way here, to an amazing mountain range that spans around 500km. With majestic peaks, be sure to take your hiking boots, as the world famous Aneto hits 3500m and is the highest spot. It’s also the third-highest mountain in Spain. There are numerous private campsites along the route to stay overnight in your motorhome rental, although some can be expensive due to tourist demand. Wild camping is fine, but check online beforehand. Also, the terrain is very rugged so the season generally runs through the summer months and October, November. It all depends on the weather.
Driving your campervan in Spain
A few things you should know about traversing Espana:
Some of the smaller towns have narrow country roads, so take your time.
Free parking is rare in the bigger cities and finding space will be difficult. Perhaps consider using public transport for day trips.
Campsites do vary in price quite wildly, so check online first so you don’t get a shock at the prices.
The beauty of a Spain motorhome or RV rental is the variety of things to do and places to stay. The weather is generally fantastic, so what are you waiting for – get booking and find the right Spain campervan hire with the fantastic team at Motorhome Republic.