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Valencia RV Rental
Valencia is Spain’s third biggest city, after Madrid and Barcelona. There is something for everyone in this historic port destination, with a fascinating Old Town, three kilometres of beaches, an ultra- modern entertainment space and a pristine national park just 10 minutes from the city. The weather in Valencia is a temperate and sub-tropical, making it an ideal year-round destination and very popular for motorhome rental travellers.
Hassle-free Campervan Hire in Valencia
Let Motorhome Republic make your holiday preparations easy. Start with our comprehensive website, on either your tablet or PC, or download our mobile app. To get the ball rolling, pop some key details into our simple search engine; we just need to know your city of pick-up, dates of travel and driver’s age, to present you with all the available campers for your road trip. Europe is a big place and there are infinite possibilities of routes and destinations. But we offer 450 depots spread over 29 countries, so we will have a convenient pick-up point for you in Valencia. You can compare the features, sizes and prices of vans at a glance. Once decided, book securely online, but for any remaining questions, our multi-lingual motorhome experts will be glad to share their knowledge over the phone, and they are available around the clock. Over 100,000 RV adventures have been booked through Motorhome Republic already, so come and join us!
Road Trips From Valencia
While Valencia has its own airport, Alicante Airport is the major hub in the region, servicing much of the Costa Blanca, as the Mediterranean Coast of Spain is known. This stretch of coast containing Valencia and Alicante includes other tourist hot-spots such as Javea and Benidorm.
Where to stay in Valencia
Camping Park El Saler is set in the natural beauty of the Albufera National Park, just 8km from the city. It is close to the beach, and has access to great walking and cycling. There is a bus stop just outside to take you into the city for any of the sights.
Eating, drinking, Nightlife in Valencia
The place for night-time entertainment in Valencia is the Barrio del Carmen in the old town. This area grew between the walls of the original Arab and Christian parts of the city, and is a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets. Don’t get there too early though, as it’s at least 9pm before the action starts.
Paella was invented in Valencia and its original form did not include seafood, but was instead made of rabbit, chicken, snails and vegetables such as beans and artichoke, on saffron-flavoured rice. Paella cannot be made well in small quantities, hence the enormous pans and the correct tradition is to only consume at lunchtime. Beachside restaurant La Pepica, on Playa de la Malrarosa, served paella to Ernest Hemingway, and is still famous today for its more modern seafood version.
What to See and Do in Valencia
The City of Arts and Sciences is a striking complex, designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. Situated on the former bed of diverted River Turia, the building and linked spaces span more than 350,000 square metres, with six separate facilities that rate among the best in Europe. Inside,there is the Hemisferic: an I-Max theatre, planetarium and laserium. There is a science museum and the Oceanographic, the largest aquarium in Europe. L’Umbracle is a walkway and garden to the Performing Arts Centre, including the Opera House, and the Agora is a versatile outdoor plaza for concerts or exhibitions. To do justice to the complex, you really need to visit over several days, so book your camper accommodation for an extended stay!
Many visitors travel to Valencia in March for a wild five-day Fiesta, Las Fallas, held in honour of St Joseph. The population trebles in size, as the town fills with fire-loving revellers. Large puppets are paraded through the streets, culminating in them being set alight. Great balls of fire!
Driving Tips in Valencia
When travelling on the motorway, the Austopista, don’t be offended by a motorist flashing their headlights behind you. It’s the law for them to indicate that they are about to pass.