Hiring a motorhome in Barcelona
There are more than 1.6 million people living in Barcelona, a city where the architecture alone is enough of a reason to visit, yet the history, food, and atmosphere is what will make you want to stay. Motorhome Republic has 8 fleets of campervans and RVs to choose from when you’re looking to hire a motorhome in Barcelona. You can pick one up for a long weekend away or a long holiday, and the options for sizes, styles and budgets are comprehensive.
Things to do with your Barcelona motorhome
There are countless incredible beaches around Spain, but La Concha in San Sebastian is arguably one of the best in both Spain and Europe. It’s almost 6 hours away from Barcelona on the opposite coastline, but the stretch of golden sand, sun, blue waters and gorgeous seaside is worth the trip.
Just down the coast from San Sebastian is Bilbao, an industrial town that has grown into an art hub thanks to the other-worldly Guggenheim Museum. The building was designed by Frank Gehry and is just as stunning as the artworks it holds.
The Aqueduct of Segovia is slightly northwest of Madrid, almost 7 hours from Barcelona. This ancient structure is one of the best-preserved in the region and it is thought to have been built sometime in the 1st century AD.
For those on longer motorhome holidays in Spain, take a drive down to Alhambra, around 8.5 hours (900 kilometres) from Barcelona. This structure is a palace and a fortress at once, having been built in the 14th century on a plateau overlooking Granada. You can take a tour of Alhambra to learn about its rich history.
Much closer to Barcelona is the Ordesa and Perdido Monte National Park, only 3.5 hours from the city. This stunning national attraction is a World Heritage Site dotted with imposing mountains, scenic lakes and lush forestland.
The houses of Cuenca need to be seen to be believed. It’s 5.5 hours from Barcelona and is a medieval town built on the sides and tops of extreme cliff faces, many of which were built in the 15th century.
Best times of year to visit Barcelona
Sitting on the Costa Brava (the Wild Coast), Barcelona’s weather can be difficult to predict, but is generally highly agreeable throughout the year with a Mediterranean climate.
Spring is from March to May and can bring showers, but offers mild temperatures of 16 – 20 degrees Celsius. June, July, and August (summer) are the city’s busiest time, with temperatures reaching 20 – 25 degrees daily with occasional spikes in the 30s as well.
It begins to cool down in autumn and can rain often, and you’ll occasionally see fog rolling in due to its seaside location. Winter days see temperatures of roughly 5 – 10 degrees Celsius, and while snowfall is rare, it can fall heavily in the Pyrenees.