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Caminito del rey, road trip in campervan in Malaga province

What to see in the Province of Malaga? The 10 most beautiful places to visit

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In this article we give you all the information you need about your road trip by camper van or camping car . What to see in Malaga Province? What to visit ? Where to sleep? everything! Prepare your bag and just choose one of our VW campervans or City Car burstner motorhomes for your vacation this year. Traveling on the road in a fully equipped camper van is a unique experience. It gives you the opportunity to visit the province of Malaga with total peace of mind, the Costa del Sol, Malaga capital and the villages of the interior side. You can always be close to nature and change your view every day. Explore beaches, discover natural parks, practice water sports or simply enjoy being outdoors. Our camper vans or camping cars are the perfect way to relax and not to worry about anything after two months of confinement 🚐😋 

 

TRAVEL ITINERARY AND PLACES YOU HAVE TO SEE IN MALAGA:

  1. Nerja, the Coast of Maro & Frigiliana.
  2. The Chorro Lake – The Caminito del Rey Path.
  3. The Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves.
  4. 4. The Torcal of Antequera.
  5. The Cave of the cat (La Cueva del Gato).
  6. The river Chillar.
  7. Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.
  8. Mijas.
  9. Ronda, new bridge.
  10. Malaga Mountains- Natural Park.

 

1 – NERJA: THE COAST AND THE CAVE

What to see and do in Nerja?

Nerja is one of our favorite coastal towns. We advise you to visit the Balcony of Europe, it is located in the center of the town and it is one of the most touristic attractions of Nerja. It is a viewpoint with impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. And, of course, you have to visit the Cave of Nerja. This cave is classed as a “Good of Cultural Interest”, it was discovered in 1959. Inside it, you will find the oldest work of art known to man (42000 years old), some of the largest rock formations around, and the numerous amount of speleothems present on the ceiling, floor and walls.

 In Nerja you can enjoy several beaches such as Playa del Salón and Calahonda, located right next to the Balcón de Europa. If you walk along the Playa de Calahonda, you will come to another smaller and more quiet beach, called Playa del Chorillo. If you like to barbecue on the beach, La Playa el Playazo is the only one where barbecue is allowed. With 1800 meters, it is the longest beach of Nerja and the sunsets are simply incredible. You can easily park your camper van and spend the night there.

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Nerja and its Balcon de Europa

Cliffs of Maro: Natural spot

Maro is a tropical paradise in the eastern part of Nerja. La Torre de Maro is a good point to put in the GPS as a destination for your trip. It is a wonderful location full of pine forests, many beaches, small secret coves with transparent waters, an incredible color mixed of blue and green. Maro is a perfect place for snorkeling, kayaking, diving and exploring the marine world in general. Some of its most beautiful beaches are: Cantarriján, Playa de las Alberquillas, Cala el Cañuelo.

Where to sleep in Nerja with motorhome or camper van?

The Cliffs of Maro Cerro are also a wonder of nature. On your way between Nerja and Almuñécar you can find small routes where you can park, spend the night, prepare your dinner in front of the sea inside your camper van or camping car and wake up with an exceptional and relaxing view of the sea.

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Marro Cliffs

Frigiliana, a beautiful white town

This charming white town of Malaga is located at the Natural Park of the Sierras de Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama, just 7 kilometers from Nerja. Do not miss the historic center of Barribarto, declared as a Historic-Artistic Site in 2014, and the Archaeological Museum. If you are passionate about hiking, you can depart on numerous routes starting from Frigiliana.

What to see in Malaga province ? Beautiful city of frigiliana

Beautiful streets in Frigiliana.

 

2 – EXPLORE THE EXQUISITE LAKE EL CHORRO AND FACE THE ADRELANINE IN EL CAMINITO DEL REY PATH

What to see and what to do in El Chorro?

El chorro is a fascinating natural space, a mountainous place with a huge blue lake: the Guadalhorce Reservoir. The lake belongs to the Natural Park of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and is located north of Malaga, you need to take the A-357 towards Ronda from Malaga, it is only an hour away. Hiking, kayaking, standing paddle surfing, pedal boats, climbing, paragliding are the activities that you can practice in El Chorro. There are barbecue and picnic areas right next to the lake where you can spend happy moments with family or friends …

Finally, El Chorro is a perfect destination for a camper van or motorhome getaway to spend a full day there without any stress.

El Chorro, lake and nature in the province of Malaga, south of spain

El chorro

Near El Chorro, between the towns of Antequera, Ardales and Álora is El Caminito del Rey. This incredible route is about 8 kilometers long, from the Chorro dam to the Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir. In this wonderful path you can enjoy an impressive natural site, walk trails and walkways over 100 meters high. The entire tour can be done in about 4 hours.

Where to sleep in El Chorro with a camper van or motorhome?

The Caminito del Rey Natural Park has a parking area for motorhomes, but it is not normally allowed to stay overnight. If you are looking for a motorhome service area, we recommend the municipal area of ​​Antequera, which is free and has various services. You can also visit Antequera which has an important cultural heritage and you will surely love it. If you prefer to be in a camping, you have one near the Caminito del Rey, it is located in Ardales, it is the Camping Parque Ardales, which has all kinds of services for motorhomes and camper vans.

Keep in mind that El Caminito del Rey attracts many tourists, therefore reservations have to be made in advance. We advise you to make your reservation on the website (click here).

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Caminito del Rey

 

3 – HIKING IN THE NATURAL PARK OF SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES

What to see and do in the Sierra de las Nieves?

You have a variety of hiking trails in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park known for its spanish fir forests and its variety of flora. In the park there are also species of protected animals such as the wild cat, the golden eagle and the otter. Some incredible places that belong to the Natural Park are: Guadalevin River, Genal Valley, Sierra Blanca, Reservatauro and some very beautiful villages: El Burgo, Monda, Tolox, Parauta, Yunquera and Ronda.

Where to sleep in the Sierra de las Nieves?

It is a perfect idea for an excursion in a camper van or camping car because you have many options to park and sleep in wonderful places, being very close to the trails to fully enjoy your adventure. Indeed, traveling by road in a camper van is the ideal plan for getaways of this type to start the day early after spending a good night. Wake up surrounded by nature, have breakfast in the same Natural Park, prepare your plans calmly to enjoy the day as much as possible.

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Sierra de las Nieves

 

4 – THE TORCAL, A UNIQUE NATURAL SITE IN SPAIN

What to see and do in the Torcal?

Declared as a World Heritage Site, the Torcal of Antequera is a spectacular natural area of ​​1,171 hectares. This place of  natural rock formations and fossils is a marvellous spot, known for its peculiar forms of rocks, product of natural erosion, on limestone rocks. It was declared as a park of the Natural Reserve in 1989. The Torcal has an enormous wealth of chasms and caves, as well as many underground forms that go back to the Secondary or Mesozoic Era. Different species of animals coexist in its environment, such as the fox, the badger, the weasel, the vole or the rabbit and an impressive variety of plants. It is a perfect idea for a trip with the family.

El torcal, things to do in the province of Malaga

El Torcal

Where to sleep in El Torcal?

You can spend the night near the Torcal park entrance with the camper van or motorhome. A few kilometers away from the visitors center, there is a free parking space with a view of the countryside, a natural and quiet place and maybe you can have a surprise visit from some curious goats J🐐🐑. Don’t forget to stop by Antequera to eat a good traditional fritter.

 

5 – THE CAVE OF THE CAT: NATURAL PARADISE

What to do and see in the Cave of the Cat?

Another place that stands out for its beauty is the Cave of the Cat, located in the Sierra de Grazamela Natural Park. Precisely, it is between the municipalities of Montejaque and Benaoján.

The cave belongs to the Hudidero-Gato speological system, one of the largest in Andalusia with 10 km of underground routes. On hot summer days you can take a refreshing dip in the small lake with crystal clear waters and discover the waterfalls of the Guadiaro River. The lush vegetation creates a feeling as if you are in a small natural paradise, perfect for having a great time and discovering new wonders of Malaga.

La Cueva del Gato, rio chillar malaga province, spain

 

6 – AQUATIC HIKING IN THE CHILLAR RIVER

What to see and do in the Chillar river?

Another refreshing summer excursion that we recommend you is hiking in the Chillar river. An adventure that combines hiking and swimming. It is a suitable  activity for family that runs through the Sierras Tejada, Almija and Ahama Natural Park, at the north of the municipality of Nerja. To park the camper van or motorhome, the best would be to use the free municipal public parking in Calle Mirto in Nerja. You just have to walk along the river and you will quickly find the first waterfalls and small pools. The entire route is about 8 kilometers. We recommend you to wear shoes that can get wet, swimwear and sun protection, and prepare your snacks in the camper van to have a good picnic that you will definetly enjoy a lot in nature.

Rio chillar

Rio Chillar and its wonderful corners

 

7 –  THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF MIJAS

What to see and do in Mijas?

Mijas is 30 kilometers from Malaga, it is one of the most beautiful white villages of the Costa del Sol. It has a typical Andalusian charm, its white houses, its narrow pedestrian streets and its cozy atmosphere.

The town has 3 different parts: the village of Mijas (Mijas Pueblo), located in the Sierra at an altitude of 430 m, Las Lagunas which is the most modern part and La Cala which is on the coast and offers a variety of beautiful beaches. The donkey-taxi is a unique attraction in the village of Mijas that allows you to explore the narrow alleys of the town.

Mijas, Malaga province, the most beautiful places

Mijas pueblo

It is inconvenient to spend the night in this beautiful town because of its small and narrow streets which makes it difficult to park. You can park at the entrance to the town and walk up to the town. Another option is to go to Benalmádena and take advantage of its proximity to visit the village Benalmádena, which is an authentic beauty, and enjoy the incredible viewpoint of the Buddhist Stupa, The Castle of Colomares and the Butterfly Park of Benalmádena. You can also enjoy the Benalmádena Coast, which stands out for its extensive promenade that reaches the most touristic area: Puerto Marina.

Benalmadena, Malaga, Costa del Sol

Benalmadena

 

8 – EXPLORE THE IMMENSE NATURAL PARK OF THE SIERRA DE GRAZALEMA

What to see and do in the Sierra de Grazamela Natural Park?

Arriving with your camper van or motorhome and getting lost in this impressive natural setting is a true wonder. This Nature Park gives you the chance to practice a wide range of sports for the whole family: nautical activities, adventure, riding bike and especially hiking. In addition to climbing and rappelling, zip lines, bungee jumping, archery, and hot air ballooning and paragliding are possible.

It is located between Malaga and Cádiz and has 13 municipalities, 5 of them belong to the province of Malaga: Benaoján, Montejaque, Cortes de la Frontera, Jimera de Libar and Ronda. The landscape seems aesthetically prepared in the canyon of La Garganta Verde, with great depth and full of chasms and interior caves. The Hundidero-Gato, for example, is the largest cave in the Andalusian territory and has the largest bat population in all of Spain.

Sierra de Grazamela

Sierra de Grazamela

Declared as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977, the Sierra de Grazamela Natural Park is a paradise for hiking lovers with many marked itineraries. Some fascinating places in the Natural Park are: Cueva de la Pilata, Garganta Verde, the Acinipo site. It is another idea of ​​a camper van or motorhome getaway where you have thousands of natural places to spend the night and relax in the heart of nature.

The vegetation of this natural park is made up of a huge forest of holm oaks, cork oaks and gall oaks. There is an area with limited visits, the Pinsapar, due to the scarcity of this tree in our territory. Its high vegetation also provides a fauna composed of forest animals such as deer, and the mountain goat, up to the otters of the Majaceite river. Visits to this park are marked by many itineraries to do on foot, by bicycle or even in the water or from the air, if you want to practice some adventure sports. One of the most representative places is La Cueva de la Pileta in Benaoján, which is recognized for the archaeological sites found here and which make up a natural museum worth admiring.

 

9 – RONDA, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WHITE VILLAGE TO SEE IN THE PROVINCE OF MALAGA

 What to see and do in Ronda?

Ronda is one of the most beautiful white towns in the province of Malaga, it has a special charm and even more if you travel  with your four-wheel hotel; your rented Vanbreak camper van or camping car. You can stay overnight in the motorhome area in Ronda, which is one kilometer away from the center with a price of 10€ per day with services included. You also have the option of parking your campervan in a parking area 10 minutes away from the historic center and it is free, quiet and has spectacular views.

Ronda, beautiful white village in the province of Malaga, spain

Ronda, beautiful town in the cliffs

The white town is divided by an impressive natural canyon where the Tagus river passes, the spectacular bridge from the 18th century connects the two parts of that medieval city. Some places to see in Ronda: the Alameda del Tajo and its views, the Plaza de Toros, the Arab baths, the Casa del Rey Moro, the walls and the Puerta de Almocábar.

 

10 – THE MOUNTAINS OF MÁLAGA NATURAL PARK: A NICE AND RELAXING SITE

What to see and do in the Natural Park of the Mountains of Malaga?

Finally the Mountains of Malaga, a natural pine park next to the capital of the Costa del Sol. It is definetly a must visit place with spectacular views. For example, the Mirador del Cochino that has a wonderful panoramic view of the green forest, Malaga and the sea shining brightly. A space full of peace and tranquility, perfect for hiking and enjoying a small picnic. The Montes de Malaga are a hiking paradise where if you are lucky you will cross the famous cameleon. Possible routes: Picapedreros, Cerrado, Las Contadoras, Pocopan and Torrijos. Don’t forget to cool off at the Queen’s Fountain on your return to Malaga.

What to see in Malaga Province, Montes de Malaga

Montains de Malaga

Now you have a route for the most beautiful places to see in the province of  Malaga 💖🚐 🔝 If you want to travel further, you can take a look at our travel itineraries in Andalusia or Portugal, departing from Malaga.

Hope to see you soon  🤗

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Road trip around Madrid : visit of Toledo and Segovia (5 days)

Road trip around Madrid : visit of Toledo and Segovia (5 days) 1604 804 VanBreak - Campervan and MotorHome Hire in Spain

I love to try new things while travelling, and get off the beaten path. I’ve never been a fan of camping though, so I tended to avoid anything that related to that. But last year I came across VanBreak Malaga and we decided to try out their VW California Ocean van while we explored the western side of Andalusia, which includes cities such as Cordoba and Sevilla (great for tapas and flamenco!). And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed myself!

This time around, we tried out their new motorhome range the City Car Burstner, which are much larger and more comfortable to travel in. We did a 5 day road trip from Malaga to Toledo and Segovia in February, so we were very happy to have an indoor bathroom and overnight heating. It was my first time travelling to this area of Spain and we had an amazing time. If you’ve never heard of either of these cities, they are very close to Madrid, and there are often day trips from Madrid to Toledo or Segovia that you can join. They’re also great destinations if you’re looking to do a road trip around Madrid without having to visit the capital.

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Here’s some practical information about the van rental process:

 

Campervan booking process: practical information

Mini motorhome reservation

We booked our campervan through VanBreak Malaga’s website (here). The team is available anytime you need them and respond to any questions you have very quickly. We had no issues contacting them while we were on the road. Currently, the City Car’s are manual only, so keep this in mind when you’re booking.

Price of the rental for our road trip around Madrid

This depends on the type of campervan you rent as well as what season you rent it in. For us, renting the City Car Burstner in the offseason for 5 days, it worked out to around €95 per day. We added the premium insurance for peace of mind, which was €75 for the whole trip. They also have the option of add-ons such as sleeping bags, paddle boards, and camping chairs.

Picking up the van

The pickup point is located next to a petrol station in Alhaurin de la Torre, a 15 minute drive from the airport in Malaga. When we arrived we were shown how to use all of the equipment in the van and they answered any questions we had. The gas and water tanks are full, so when you return it you need to make sure they are refilled and the waste and waste water disposed of.

Where to sleep with motorhome or camper van

There are plenty of places that are safe to spend the night across Spain. We used the app “park4night”, which gives you other people’s recommendations, most of the time with photos so you can check them out before driving there.

Setting off

It’s always good to have a little bit of a plan before starting. We had a destination in mind but figured out where to park for the night on the long drive up to Toledo. You should also practice driving the van for a little bit before getting onto the main roads. It may seem like a daunting task having to drive a larger van, but once you get the hang of it you’ll love it. I would also recommend ensuring that all your bags and belongings are securely stored before driving, otherwise they’ll be falling all over the place and can be a big distraction.

 

Day 1: start to our road trip around Madrid

Our first day started off early in the morning. We prepared our things the night before, so we were ready to leave as soon as we picked up the van. We also decided to make the bed before leaving, so we didn’t have to do it later. After check-in (around 9am), we hit the road, leaving southern Spain for the Spanish hinterland. Malaga to Toledo takes approximately 4.5 hours to drive to non-stop. We decided to take a break halfway through to refuel and stretch our legs at a petrol station.

Since it was such a long drive, we took the most direct route. As much as I would have loved to drive the van, I can only drive automatic cars, and the van is manual. So, I did my best to entertain Silvia while she was driving, and became a world-class DJ!

Where to sleep in Toledo

We found a great spot to park for the night with the Park4night app. We were a bit concerned that it would be tricky to navigate the van if we had to drive through hilly areas, but luckily it was all on main roads and the parking area was located directly outside the city walls. There was a footbridge connecting the parking area to Toledo’s old town which was ideal because we didn’t even need to move the van!

Once we parked, we walked into the old town and explored it during the evening. It’s a beautiful place and well worth visiting at night as well if you have time. While we were walking we stopped for some tapas (Iberian ham croquettes – yum!), then headed back to the van. The van has plugs and USB ports spread throughout, so we were able to relax a bit after a long day of driving with some Netflix and snacks. There’s also an overnight heating system which turned out to be a life saver because Toledo was pretty cold in the evening! (See 10 reasons to rent the City Car).

motorhome rental with hight quality bed

 

Day 2 : visit of Toledo

We had meant to wake up early to start exploring Toledo, but the bed was so comfortable we slept in a little longer than we had planned. We made a quick breakfast with some of the food we brought with us and then headed into the town centre.

We’d made a list of the top things to see in Toledo before the trip, so it was much easier for us to make a plan for the day. Our first stop was the city’s historic center and main plaza, Zocodover.

toledo, spain

We then made our way uphill to the Puerto del Sol and a gorgeous viewpoint in the gardens of the Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz. Toledo is famous for its churches, and the best way to see the seven main ones is to purchase the Toledo Tourist Bracelet which will give you access to them all for one set price for however long you’re visiting.

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If you’re short on time, definitely check out the Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca and the Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes. They’re both absolutely stunning and shouldn’t be overlooked.

Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz

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The Puente de San Martin was very close to where we parked the car, so on our way back we stopped there for some photos at sunset. We also moved the van closer to it for a nice view while we made dinner.

road trip around madrid with motorhome spain

 

Day 3: continuation of Toledo and road to Segovia

We made sure to wake up early on our second morning, so we could check out the other side of Toledo before leaving for Segovia. The city has a very rich heritage, so wherever you walk you’ll be immersed in historic treasures. The views from the Puente de Alcántara were incredible, and there was a footpath along the river that was nice to walk along.

what to see in Toledo spain

Before heading to Segovia, which is just under 2 hours from Toledo, we made a quick stop at a grocery store to stock up. The motor home has a lot of storage space and a large fridge, so we did a big shop. Just before getting into Segovia, we made a little detour along a lake, located in a natural park just outside of Madrid, for lunch and to take a shower. In the winter, having an indoor shower with hot water is amazing while on the road! We set up our table and chairs outside, but quickly went back inside when we saw a herd of cows approaching.

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After lunch we drove into Segovia, and parked with a view of the cathedral. The parking area was very busy so we waited for a while until we could get a more secluded spot away from other cars.

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Day 4: discover of Segovia

What better way to start the day than with churros? We found an excellent place near where we parked that made them in the traditional way. Then we headed uphill towards the city centre. Segovia is an ideal destination for history lovers, and the main attractions are quite close together so it’s much easier to see everything within a few hours than it was in Toledo.

typical Spanish breakfast: churros and chocolate

Our first stop was the Aqueduct which was incredible to walk beneath.

segovia aqueduc spain turism - roadtrip around madrid

Our next stop was Plaza Mayor which is also where the Cathedral is. We took a walk through the Jewish quarter as well which I would highly recommend. Segovia is famous for its food, especially its suckling pig, so if you aren’t vegetarian and want to give that a try, this is the place to do it. Segovia is a very old city with a lot of cultural heritage, so if you’re looking for any form of nightlife this probably isn’t the place for that.

segovia turism in spain road trip

I was most excited to see the famous alcazar of Segovia! It was the inspiration for Disney’s castles, and really does look like something from a fairytale. There was a lot of construction going on around the castle, which was a bit of a disappointment, but we did some research and found an excellent area to drive the van to for a picture from below, which shows the entire castle and was empty.

roadtrip around Madrid in camper van ; visit of Segovia

We decided it was a good idea to start our journey back to Malaga after seeing the castle since it was going to be almost a 7 hour drive back. We headed to a small town called Consuegra to spend the night. It’s famous for its windmills on top of the hills, which we planned to see the next day before leaving.

 

Day 5 : windmills of Consuegra

We woke up and found that we were right next to another churro place! So naturally we ventured there. After breakfast we drove up the hills to visit the windmills. There was a road leading up to the main area, which led to a dead end so we parked the van there and had a little snack after we explored the windmills.

windmill consuegra - visit spain

There was a great view over the surrounding countryside, and the weather was picture perfect too. I’d recommend going earlier in the morning, because as we were leaving there were a lot of people and cars everywhere.

windmill consuegra spain

On our way back to Malaga and the Costa del Sol we made a stop for a quick bite of lunch in an area only a few minutes from the motorway with nice views.

lunch in RV motorhome rental spain

When we got back to the meeting point, we filled up the petrol and water tanks, cleaned it, disposed of all the waste at the petrol station across the road, and dropped off the keys.

 

Final Thoughts

The mini motorhome City Car is a fantastic motor home to rent in the colder months, or if you’re planning a long journey (see 10 reasons to rent it). There’s ample storage space, stationary heating, an inside living area that seats 4 people, an easy to use kitchen, a large fridge, indoor toilet, hot water shower, and of course an extremely comfortable bed. This was our second time using VanBreak, that’s how much we enjoyed our first road trip in the summer with the Ocean California campervan.

If you’re looking to stay in Spain, each region has a lot of different things to offer. From the Iberian Peninsula, to its numerous National Parks and world heritage sites, you really can’t go wrong. Holidays in Spain don’t always have to include sitting on the beach. With the freedom of movement you get by renting a motor home, you’ll understand just how incredible this Mediterranean country really is.

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You have already made a road trip around Madrid, and you know the region? Discover our road trip routes in the South of Portugal or in Andalusia:

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Road-trip in Portugal (Algarve) – 5 days

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For our first trip to kick off 2020, we decided to take some holidays travelling in motorhome compact and road trip alongside the famous Algarve region, in Southern Portugal. Our aim was simple: travelling with  Fiat Burstner Citycar motorhome compact and exploring Algarve’s beauty in just 5 days. A unique opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in nature, whilst exploring fishing villages, experiencing local food and gastronomy, and getting lost in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Atlantic Coast. Below you will find further details of our amazing trip alongside some recommendations and suggestions for places to visit, eat and sleep with the van.

Road trip portugal motorhome - SANTA LUZIA

Road-Trip in Portugal (Algarve) : Key advantages

Travelling within a comfortable, fully-equipped motorhome compact, complete with air-con offers so much more than a simple road trip between locations. Delivering endless opportunities and a feeling of absolute freedom, the motorhome does not limit time and space, as it allows you to travel at your own pace and create memorable and unique experiences; falling asleep in stunning locations and waking up in front of outstanding scenery. Being on the road allows adventure seekers to stop wherever their heart desires to explore and discover. Personally we love this way of travelling as it adds so much more meaning to our travel experiences.

It is advised to familiarize yourself with the Portuguese toll system before setting out on your trip to Algarve. The Portuguese toll system apply to all vehicles and operates via taking photos of driver’s license plate directly on the road. More details about payment options can be found on http://www.portugaltolls.com/. Alternatively, from Spain to Algarve, the highway N-125 is following the coast and toll free.

Algarve Road Map:

  • Santa Luzia / Tavira
  • Carvoeiro
  • Praia Do Amado
  • Cacela Velha

Road-trip in Algarve : Day 1 – SANTA LUZIA (2 NIGHTS)

The first destination of our road trip was Santa Luzia; the Octopus capital, located 4 hours from Malaga. We highly recommend this location as the starting point for your journey of discovery of Oriental Algarve. Two days would be perfectly suited. A good first day would be exploring the town’s many hidden secrets and breathtaking surrounding beaches. On day two, it is suggested to visit Tavira’s touristic attractions and the stunning beaches of Tavira’s island.

octopus decoration - road trip to algarve vanbreak

Where to sleep in Santa Luzia ?

For our first night, we parked the van in front of the port, and had the chance to wake up to an outstanding view on the Atlantic Ocean and its picturesque fishing boats, admiring the sun glistening over the low tide. There are many other spots alongside the coast, between Santa Luzia and Pedras del Rei, where you can park the van for the night.

Things to do in Santa Luzia?

Without doubt, you should have a walk inside the old town, discovering its hidden laneways and admiring the colourful facades of the historical building. We personally loved visiting the fishing shacks and the village’s market, where locals sell fresh fish caught the night before. In this town, fishermen still use traditional methods to fish, dragging down some old-fashioned clay vases to the bottom of the sea to attract and catch octopuses.

Octopus mosaic in the Algarve - road trip to Portugal

Santa Luzia is ideally located at the far south of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, home to a cluster of protected lagoons filled with an array of marine life and migrating birds. The closest beach from Santa Luzia is Praia da Terra Estreita, one can only access via ferry, departing from the town’s marina. Here, the atmosphere is incredibly peaceful and relaxing, making it an amazing place to chill.

To admire the beauty of Santa Luzia’s surrounding beaches, you can walk, ride a bike or run alongside the path that cradles the coast line. As the path draws to an end, you arrive to the Anchor Graveyard, an historic symbol of Oriental Algarve, an oxidized memory of the former fishing fleet. It consists of anchors that fishermen of the past used to fish tuna, abandoned onto the sand dunes close to the Barril Beach. You can reach Barril Beach by walking down a bridge from the village of Pedras Del Rei. The beach is surrounded by crystal clear serene waters, an ideal spot for families. A unique location nestled within local traditions and history, this beach is without doubt one of the most picturesque in the region.

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Typical things to eat in Santa Luzia

You can’t visit Santa Luzia without trying the local speciality, the “Polvo”, a traditional octopus dish. For instance, you can savour this amazing dish at Sol e Mar, Polvo & Companhia. For morning or afternoon tea, we recommend the coffee shop of Santa Luzia, a place where local fisherman gather.

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Road-trip in Algarve : Day 2 – TAVIRA

Tavira is an ideal destination for vacation. On one hand, for its monuments and architecture. We suggest you visit its castle, at the top of the hill, its white churches, its Roman bridge, its cobblestoned laneways, its traditional houses, its tiled facades and its Arabian castle walls. As well as for its natural surrounds: Tavira is well known for its beaches, its rivers, its coastline and for the wild landscapes of Ria Farmosa Natural Park’s.

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Things to do in Tavira

Near the banks of the Gilão River is the town of Tavira, with its precious blend of Portuguese traditions and Arab influences. The town is full of charm, an ideal location to spend a pleasant day. You can stroll through the alleys of its old town, cross its river on the Roman pedestrian bridge, discover the typical tiled houses. I also advise you to visit its beautiful churches, its monasteries and the ruins of the amazing Arab castle. This castle stands as a reminder that Tavira was a strategic city in the defense of the Arab kingdom. Another attraction of Tavira is its tower. An old water reserve transformed into a dark room where panoramic views of the city are projected. At last, it’s strongly advised that you visit the bustling morning market, the best place to experience Portuguese daily life.

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Tavira has a spectacular coastline of beaches located on sandy islands. The largest of these islands is Ilha de Tavira, with its continuous 12 km of golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. It is located in a protected natural setting, far from urban development. The closest beach to Tavira is Praia de Tavira. It is a heavenly place, connected to the city by a ferry leaving from the port (2 € round trip). The shores of the island are ideal for walking. This place is one of the ideal destinations for a family holiday in Portugal, with its calm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Typical food to eat in Santa Luzia

To eat well and at low cost, I recommend the Jao Belhi restaurant, in the center of Tavira. It offers a specialty rice dish with seafood typical of the area, with crab, mussels, razor clams and cockles … The restaurant is always crowded with locals, which is a good sign!

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Délice de riz aux fruits de mer

Road-trip in Algarve : Day 3 – CARVOEIRO

After two days spent in Tavira and Santa Luzia, we continued our road trip in the Algarve. We went back on the road with the campervan, towards the West, our destination was Carvoeiro, an area that offers many things to see and do. One can discover historic towns, such as the fishing village of Ferragudo or the town of Silves. There are also amazing hiking and climbing routes to experience. For example, we loved the scenic hiking route of Sete Vales Suspensos and the beautiful cliffs of Algar Seco. You can also take a boat to explore breathtaking rock formations and caves carved by the wind for centuries. I recommend the Benagil cave, the Boneca and the Praia da Marinha, considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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We parked at the Algar Seco to take a stroll along the Atlantic and enjoy the panoramic views. You can access this natural park on foot via a wooden walkway, which takes you to the beach and to the village of Carvoeiro. On the way, one can contemplate the coastal landscape of the cliffs and the geological formations. Some caves are accessible, and you can go down there safely.

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Road-trip in Algarve : Day 4 – Praia do Amado (1 night)

In search of adrenaline, we went to surf the impressive waves of the Atlantic, at Do Amado beach, yet again another destination easily accessible by our comfortable accommodation; the Burstner City Car. There are two large parking spaces where you can park the mini camper, cook and spend your vacation in #VANLIFE mode.

Located in the town of Carrapateira, Aljezur, on the Costa Vicentina, Praia do Amado is one of the best Portuguese beaches for surfing. Surrounded by dark cliffs and mountains, without any hotel in sight. With some of the best conditions for surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing, important surfing competitions are held here frequently. Praia do Amado is a paradise for nature lovers, with this large beach stretching over three valleys. There are also hiking trails, which allow you to enjoy the coastal landscape and a set of walkways that lead to different views of the beach. For example, there is a path that runs along the cliff which ends at Bordeira Beach.

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At this spot, the Vanlife experience really comes to life, with a whole community of campers. You can cook, eat, read a good book, take a hot shower and fall asleep listening to the waves and watching the stars from your bed. We experienced 100% of our road trip adventure in the Algarve, with Vanbreak.

Road-trip in Algarve : Day 5 – Cacela Velha

As the last stop of our road trip in Algarve, before returning to Spain (Andalusia), we spent an amazing night at Cacela Velha de la Vila Real de Santo Antonio. A small village that overwhelms you with its beauty. Time seems to have stood still here for many years, and without doubt this quaint village consists of some of the best views in the area. Offering the most beautiful sights of the Atlantic Ocean and the vast expanses of sand in the Ría Formosa Natural Park.

Cacela Algarve

Cacela Velha is located on the top of a hill with a panoramic view of the eastern lagoons of the Ria Formosa. It is a preserved natural site, surrounded by the sea and the Ria, the pine forests, the fishing boats, the medieval Matriz church and the fortress of Cacela, of Arab origin.

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Things to do in Cacela Velha

You can do paddle boarding (possibility to rent it with VanBreak), fish, walk along the sea and the lagoons, or cross the Ria by boat, to reach paradise beaches, such as the Manta Rota. You can also stroll through the cobbled laneways of the village and discover the characteristic essence of the place, defined by its white houses with doors and windows framed in blue or yellow, and decorated with flowers reminiscent of its Arab past.

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Typical food and where you can park to sleep in Cacela Velha?

Cacela Velha has a few fantastic restaurants where you can taste the delicious gastronomic specialties from the region. For instance, you can taste the delicious cod, grilled sardines, octopus, oysters and clams, which must be accompanied by a good vinho verde, typical of the region.

To sleep, we were able to park the motorhome at the entrance of the village. On the left, there is a parking overlooking the bay, where you can stay overnight and enjoy your own balcony over the sea and the Ria Formosa. Visiting Cacela Velha is essential, an experience filled with happiness, happiness that costs nothing.

SO, ARE YOU READY FOR A ROAD TRIP IN PORTUGAL (Algarve) IN MOTORHOME ? 

Prepare your backpacks for your next road trip in the Algarve and come and live the experience with Vanbreak 🙂 Take excursions to these small villages and experience these authentic places, discovering some of the most beautiful sites and wonders of the region’s natural parks; we guarantee you that you will fall in love!  🚐😍

Finally, if you have some time, I invite you to watch this video of vanbreakers. A 10-day stay in Portugal, aboard the van Volkswagen California Beach combi:

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10-days Andalusia road trip in campervan or motorhome : best things to see

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Dreaming of travelling the South of Spain and discovering its treasures? Enjoy the charm of the place, its gastronomy and its most beautiful landscapes aboard a camper van or compact motorhome. Book your next holiday and enjoy an extraordinary 10-days Andalusia road trip. Follow the guide and take advantage of our suggestions, good plans, favourites places. 

 

Day 1: Malaga, starting point of your 10-days Andalusia road trip

Once you have picked up you campervan or compact motorhome, Malaga is an excellent place to start your road trip.

Malaga : The queen of the Costa del Sol

Where to park in Malaga?

To make parking easier, opt for the car park of the port “Muelle Uno” to get to the city centre – under the Pompidou centre- The promenade along the marina and its high summer activity shows how dynamic this city is. Cross the “Parque de Málaga” to reach the heart of the town from Calle Larios, admire Constitución square and cross the very typical bar El Pimpi, admire the famous Roman Theatre. Then, head for the “Terraza de la Alcazaba”, the most beautiful roof top in the city, where you will have an unobstructed view of the fortress of Alcazaba, with a cocktail in your hands. The Alcazaba can be visited in more or less 2 hours for 2€, a mini Alhambra. You will have a splendid high view of the whole city. Malaga also has 2 interesting cultural places: The Picasso Museum (painter’s home city) and the Pompidou Centre.

Where to spend the night in Malaga with camper van?

For the first night’s stay, we suggest the beach of la Herradura next to the restaurant La Gaviota, which is situated east of Malaga, just after Nerja. It is around 1h15 ride from Malaga. This is a spot you have to opt for out of season. In July and August, you have to choose more isolated spots or in land, the white village of Frigiliana is a perfect example (a typical Andalusian village North of Nerja).

Favourites

In Malaga, drinking a cocktail on the roof top of the San Juan hotel in the middle of the historical centre, or enjoy a selection of locally brewed artisanal beers with a world cheese plate in “La Fabrica“. Taking a walk in the exotic garden “el paseo del parque”. Savour some grilled sardines (espetos) in the “chiringuitos” (beach bars) of la Malagueta.

 

Day 2: Natural park of Cabo de Gata

Breakfast on the beach before leaving for the natural park of Cabo de Gata in the east point of Andalusia. Cabo de Gata is probably the only coast area of the Mediterranean remaining completely virgin. The park is, by the way, protected and declared reserve of the biosphere by the UNESCO since 1997.

Cabo de Gata: Nature, Beach and Desert

This area of Spain is really fabulous, the setting is arid, and you simply feel like you are on the other side of the world. There is even a famous desert, the one of Tabernas where many Spaghetti Westerns have been filmed… A good place to spend the night? The playa of la Fabriquilla. It is also a good starting point for nice trips in Kayak if this interests you: http://www.happykayak.com/

Our favourite: A “Happy Kayak” excursion for an unforgettable trip in kayak + snorkelling to discover many fish species that populate this natural park.

The most beautiful beaches of Andalusia

This natural park is composed of many splendid beaches. Here you have some examples: Playa de Mónsul, Playa de los Genoveses, Playa de la Media Luna. Attention, to reach these 3 wonderful beaches, there is a fee of 5€ for entry to the car park and it is not possible to stay overnight. Therefore, we suggest you two nice spots to stay the night without any problem and in front of the sea in your California Campervan: Playa del Arco and Playa el Playazo de Rodalquilar which is really perfect. Moreover, you can practice activities like snorkelling, paddle surf and bathing.

Our favourite: the small village of la Isleta del Moro.

 

Days 3: Granada

We recommend parking in a covered car park in the outskirts of the city centre because the streets of Granada are very narrow, maybe the narrowest of Andalusia. This way, you can walk around in the streets, discover many squares, each one more charming than the one before, and enjoy this particular atmosphere that reigns in the city.

The majestic Alhambra

Things to do in Granada

We recommend, of course, visiting the majestic Alhambra on the heights of the city. It is the most visited site of Spain before the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona, that’s why you must anticipate the ticket purchase online on the website “www.ticketmaster.es”. Plan for a visit of around 3 hours. Because of its mix of cultures, the architecture is simply extraordinary. Depending on the season of your visit, you will see the snowed summits of Sierra Nevada bordering the city. A viewpoint you cannot miss is the “balcon de San Nicolas”. The gypsy district of Albaicin is also very enjoyable. In many bars of the city, if you order a beer, you will receive a tapa for free, an old tradition unique and proper to the city of Granada. You can stay the night in a camping close to the city centre: camping Motel Sierra Nevada.

Where to spend the night in Granada with camper van or motorhome?

We recommend spending 2 days in Granada to have enough time to enjoy quietly the Alhambra and have one day to visit the city.

Favourites: the Nazaries palaces and the Gardens of the Alhambra. The district of Albaicin, paseo de los Tristes and the plaza Nueva. Listening to Flamenco in Sacromonte.  Where to eat: warm and authentic setting: Bodegas Castañeda.

 

Days 4/5: Sevilla, unmissable visit of your 15-days Andalusia road trip

Seville is the capital of Andalusia, there are many guides that can help you in its little streets. You can not miss: Plaza de España, the Cathedral & the wonderful gardens of the Alcazar.

Sevilla: Andalusian Capital

The cathedral is really gorgeous and still conserves the Giralda of the old mosque, an amazing mix of cultures. You can also rent some bikes to make your visit easier in this quite extended city; it might be tiring to do everything on foot. Furthermore, it will be the perfect occasion to take a small ride along the Guadalquivir, pass in front of the Torre de Oro and find some very pleasant bars at the riverbank to refresh. In fact, summers are very hot in Seville. To stay the night close to Seville (30 min from the centre), we suggest the camping Dehesa Nueva. This camping is situated in the middle of the nature between El Rocío and Sevilla, an ideal location. Seville is a rich city and you have to take your time to discover it. Having a drink in the terrace of the EME Hotel will offer you an unobstructed view of the cathedral during sunset.

Favourites: the Metropol Parasol, parque de Maria Luisa, theme park “la Isla Mágica“, the riverbanks of the Guadalquivir.

 

Day 6: Cadiz

Departure for the visit of Cadiz. Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Spain, it was built on a rock, like a peninsula. After the transatlantic cross of Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Spanish ships that brought the treasures of América, choose Cadiz as their home port and the city became one of the richest of Europe.

The beautiful Cadiz

Its cobbled streets are very narrow and there is less space to park. The best option is to leave your van in a covered car park and visit the city peacefully on foot. The cathedral is surprising and it’s worth going out of your way to see it. The walk on the ramparts of the city is also very pleasant. To discover the city, you have to let yourself discover its small streets to feel how good it is lo live here. Departure for the Puerto de Santa María and the camping Playa las Dunas to spend the night in peace.

Favourite: restaurant La Casa del Farero in Sancti Petri (delicious tapas in a wonderful setting), beach of la Caleta in Cadiz.

 

Day 7 / 8: Costa de la Luz  ( Sancti Petri, El Palmar, Caños de Meca, Bolonia)

In the morning, departure for a kayak trip with our partner “Sancti-Petri Kayak”. Several excursion options are possible as the discovery of the Castle of Sancti Petri (an unusual place in the middle of the sea, full of history) or visit the marsh, a real natural labyrinth only reachable by kayak where you can observe many bird species.

Sancti Petri : a forgotten city

Direction Vejer de la Frontera, a wonderful white village that will immerse you in the heart of Andalusia with very typical landscapes. This city, perched on a rock, offers exceptional viewpoints, many streets to stroll as well as some good addresses (La Casa del Califa).

El Palmar: Surf trip in Andalusia

Where to spend the night in camper van in El Palmar?

Get back to the Atlantic coast in direction of the surf spot of El Palmar, where you could can spend the night rocked by the sound of the waves. In summer, there is an animated and party atmosphere with many bars and restaurants in front of the beach; you can smell a perfume of California: ocean, surf, skateboard & party.

Things to do in El Palmar

Energetic wake up in front of the ocean. We propose you a surfing initiation (2h) with our partner “9 pies” who installed its school in El Palmar. Starting your day on a mythical spot with board sports professionals. Guaranteed sensations!

Enjoy this wonderful beach, stage of leisure and relax… We suggest you the restaurants La Torre and Casa Francisco

Caños de Meca: The Trafalgar’s lighthouse

At the end of the day, you can go to Caños de Meca and discover the bar “La Jaima”, constructed like a real traditional Jaima (tent used by the nomadic population in the desert). The roof is formed by an enormous fabric and the ground is covered in carpets with coffee tables and ottomans. An idyllic place to enjoy the sunset, almost magical… You should also stop at Trafalgar’s lighthouse during your 10-days Andalusia road trip. It offers you a unique panorama. It is also the historical site of the famous Trafalgar’s battle (1805).

Bolonia: One of the most beautiful beaches in Spain

Go back on the road in direction Barbate. In the middle of the nature park, take the direction of the Hotel El Palomar de la Brena to refresh yourself. You will discover, in the middle of the pines, one of the biggest dovecote in the world and its secrets… Get back behind the wheel of your campervan in direction to Bolonia, on your way you can stop in Zahara de los Atunes, a fisherman’s locality with excellent restaurants (El Refugio) to savour the best tuna of Europe and enjoy its sublime beach.

Once you arrived in Bolonia, enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain. Don’t hesitate to climb to the top of the white sand dune from where the view is splendid and go back down to refresh yourself in one of the chirringuitos (beach restaurant). You can park easily in front of the beach.

Our favourites

Excursion in kayak departing from the port of Sancti Petri and discovery of the marsh or trip in the sea around the military fort: http://www.sanctipetrikayak.net/. Italian restaurant Dolce Vita (El Palmar), Restaurant Casa Francisco el de Siempre and its delicious seafood (El Palmar), the Trafalgar’s lighthouse with its bars next to the beach, Restaurant La Cabaña in Bolonia and its car park on the seaside to park your campervan.

 

Day 09/10: Tarifa, Europe’s wind capital

Tarifa is the meeting place between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, facing the Moroccan coast and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is a city full of charm, unmissable during your 10-days Andalusia road trip. Thanks to its particular geographic situation in the Strait, the very windy city has experienced a strong economic growth around the practice of nautical sports (windsurfing and kitesurfing). Finally, Tarifa is situated at only 32,5 km from Tanger and 14 km from the Moroccan coasts, that’s why you can catch sight of the African continent without any problem!

Tarifa: The Kitesurfing paradise

To pass the night after visiting Tarifa, we suggest you get back on the road in direction Bolonia, take the Punta Paloma exit (10min from Tarifa in Van) and turn at the camping on your left to get to the chiringuito (beach bar) Volare. It is a very quiet spot with a view of the beach of Valdevaqueros. Another spot, but better visiting out of season, is the beach of Bolonia. If you wish to take some kite lessons, you can call on our partner Free Ride. Olivier & Vanessa, kitesurfing fans, will be pleased to intriduce you to this water sport.

Our favourites in Tarifa

the restaurants in Tarifa=> Casa Lola, Vaca Loca (for the meet), El Lobo (typical French dishes Raclette, Tartiflette, run by a Belgian), Azul Bar Café for a good brunch. Walk on the seawall to the Isla de Las Palomas between sea and ocean. The night life is quite animated, enjoy the several small bars in the historic centre.

 

Check Out: end of your 10-days Andalusia road trip

Once you arrive to Alhaurín de la Torre, you can clean your campervan, refuel and empty waste water in the petrol station situated in front of our parking: http://hidrocarburosalhaurin.com/

 

Find the right road trip in a van!

Planning a longer stay in Spain? Discover our 15-day itinerary to discover even more Andalusian wonders.

On the contrary, you plan to stay a few days in Andalusia? Discover our Andalusian Mediterranean coast road trip (7 days) or our road trip on the Costa de la Luz (7 days on the Atlantic coast).

Have you already visited every corner of Andalusia? Opt for a getaway to the south of Portugal!
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Day 1/2: Tarifa-Bolonia: 

Tarifa is the meeting place between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, facing the Moroccan coast and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is a city full of charm, unmissable during your road trip. Thanks to its particular geographic situation in the Strait, the very windy city has experienced a strong economic growth around the practice of nautical sports (windsurfing and kitesurfing). Finally, Tarifa is situated at only 32,5 km from Tanger and 14 km from the Moroccan coasts, that’s why you can catch sight of the African continent without any problem!

Tarifa: The Kitesurfing paradise

To pass the night after visiting Tarifa, we suggest you get back on the road in direction Bolonia, take the Punta Paloma exit (10min from Tarifa in Van) and turn at the camping on your left to get to the chiringuito (beach bar) Volare. It is a very quiet spot with a view of the beach of Valdevaqueros. Another spot, but better visiting out of season, is the beach of Bolonia. If you wish to take some kite lessons, you can call on our partner Free Ride: http://freeridetarifa.com/. Olivier & Vanessa, kitesurfing fans, will be pleased to intriduce you to this water sport.

Favourite: the restaurants in Tarifa=> Casa Lola, Vaca Loca (for the meet), El Lobo (typical French dishes Raclette, Tartiflette, run by a Belgian), Azul Bar Café for a good brunch. Walk on the seawall to the Isla de Las Palomas between sea and ocean. The night life is quite animated, enjoy the several small bars in the historic centre.

Day 3/4: Costa de la Luz – El Palmar, Caños de Meca, Sancto Petri

In the morning, departure to El Palmar (surf spot in Andalusia).

El Palmar: Surf in Andalusia

Where you could can spend the night rocked by the sound of the waves. In summer, there is an animated and party atmosphere with many bars and restaurants in front of the beach; you can smell a perfume of California: ocean, surf, skateboard & party. Energetic wake up in front of the ocean. We propose you a surfing initiation (2h) with our partner “9 pies” who installed its school in El Palmar. Starting your day on a mythical spot with board sports professionals. Guaranteed sensations!

Enjoy this wonderful beach, stage of leisure and relax… We suggest you the restaurants La Torre and Casa Francisco

 

Caños de Meca: The Trafalgar’s lighthouse

At the end of the day, you can go to Caños de Meca and discover the bar “La Jaima”, constructed like a real traditional Jaima (tent used by the nomadic population in the desert), the roof is formed by an enormous fabric and the ground is covered in carpets with coffee tables and ottomans. An idyllic place to enjoy the sunset, almost magical… You should also stop at Trafalgar’s lighthouse which offers a unique panorama. It is also the historical site of the famous Trafalgar’s battle (1805).

 

 

Sancti Petri : Paradise

The day after,  got  the lost paradise.. Sancti Petri. Departure for a kayak trip with our partner “Sancti-Petri Kayak”. Several excursion options are possible as the discovery of the Castle of Sancti Petri (an unusual place in the middle of the sea, full of history) or visit the marsh, a real natural labyrinth only reachable by kayak where you can observe many bird species.

Day 5: Cadiz

Departure for the visit of Cadiz. Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Spain, it was built on a rock, like a peninsula. After the transatlantic cross of Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Spanish ships that brought the treasures of América, choose Cadiz as their home port and the city became one of the richest of Europe.

The beautiful Cadiz

Its cobbled streets are very narrow and there is less space to park. The best option is to leave your van in a covered car park and visit the city peacefully on foot. The cathedral is surprising and it’s worth going out of your way to see it. The walk on the ramparts of the city is also very pleasant. To discover the city, you have to let yourself discover its small streets to feel how good it is lo live here. Departure for the Puerto de Santa María and the camping Playa las Dunas to spend the night in peace.

Favourite: restaurant La Casa del Farero in Sancti Petri (delicious tapas in a wonderful setting), beach of la Caleta in Cadiz.

Day 6: : Arcos de la Frontera / El Chorro

Arcos de la Frontera is a white village situated at only 65 kilometres from Cadiz. Located on the top of a cliff, this city has a splendid view. Visit the Plaza del Cabildo and its mirador together with the castle of the Duques from the XIth century. Admire its wonderful churches and buy some delicious biscuits in the Convento de las Mercedarias.

Via Ferrata : El Camino del Rey

Afterwards, direction El Chorro to spend the night in this splendid nature park located north of Malaga. It is also one of the most visited natural sites by amateur photographers. We can give you 5 good reasons to absolutely pass by El Chorro: the Caminito del Rey, the aquatic activities, paragliding, climbing and the local gastronomy to take strength again. So, are you convinced?

 

Day 7: Malaga

What better to finish your road trip than discover the capital of the Costa del Sol: Malaga. This city on the rise offers you a big diversity of cultural activities.

Malaga : The queen of the Costa del Sol

To make parking easier, opt for the car park of the port “Muelle Uno” to get to the city centre – under the Pompidou centre- The promenade along the marina and its high summer activity shows how dynamic this city is. Cross the “Parque de Málaga” to reach the heart of the town from Calle Larios, admire Constitución square and cross the very typical bar El Pimpi, admire the famous Roman Theatre. Then, head for the “Terraza de la Alcazaba”, the most beautiful roof top in the city, where you will have an unobstructed view of the fortress of Alcazaba, with a cocktail in your hands. The Alcazaba can be visited in more or less 2 hours for 2€, a mini Alhambra. You will have a splendid high view of the whole city.

Malaga also has 2 interesting cultural places: The Picasso Museum (painter’s home city) and the Pompidou Centre. For the first night’s stay, we suggest the beach of la Herradura next to the restaurant La Gaviota, which is situated east of Malaga, just after Nerja. It is around 1h15 ride from Malaga. This is a spot you have to opt for out of season. In July and August, you have to choose more isolated spots or in land, the white village of Frigiliana is a perfect example (a typical Andalusian village North of Nerja).

Favourites: In Malaga, drinking a cocktail on the roof top of the San Juan hotel in the middle of the historical centre. Taking a walk in the exotic garden “el paseo del parque”. Savour some grilled sardines (espetos) in the “chiringuitos” (beach bars) of la Malagueta.

 

Check Out

Once you arrive to Alhaurín de la Torre, you can clean your campervan in the petrol station situated at less than 10min from the agency: Petrol Station Hidrocarburos Alhaurín

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Day 1: Nerja.

Start from the agency VanBreak to the east of Malaga driving along the coast, direction, the beautiful city of Nerja. The centre of the city is very enjoyable, you cannot miss the “balcon de Europa” and its unobstructed view of the Mediterranean. To spend the night, we recommend you the heights of the beach las Alberquillas or the beach of La Herradura.

Frigiliana: an unmissable White Village

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit the white village of Frigiliana, un small hidden paradise, situated at 7 km north of Nerja. Frigiliana is today considered as one of the most beautiful white villages of the Costa del Sol. With its narrow streets and the simplicity of its whitewashed houses, Frigiliana is a relaxing stop.

Our favourite: eating a good paella in the Bola Marina restaurant on the beach of Cantarrijan in front of the sea, delightful.

 

Day 2/3: Cabo de Gata

Breakfast on the beach before leaving for the natural park of Cabo de Gata in the east point of Andalusia. Cabo de Gata is probably the only coast area of the Mediterranean remaining completely virgin. The park is, by the way, protected and declared reserve of the biosphere by the UNESCO since 1997.

Cabo de Gata: Nature, Beach and Desert

This area of Spain is really fabulous, the setting is arid, and you simply feel like you are on the other side of the world. There is even a famous desert, the one of Tabernas where many Spaghetti Westerns have been filmed… A good place to spend the night? The playa of la Fabriquilla. It is also a good starting point for nice trips in Kayak if this interests you: http://www.happykayak.com/

Our favourite: A “Happy Kayak” excursion for an unforgettable trip in kayak + snorkelling to discover many fish species that populate this natural park.

The most beautiful beaches of Andalusia

This natural park is composed of many splendid beaches. Here you have some examples: Playa de Mónsul, Playa de los Genoveses, Playa de la Media Luna. Attention, to reach these 3 wonderful beaches, there is a fee of 5€ for entry to the car park and it is not possible to stay overnight. Therefore, we suggest you two nice spots to stay the night without any problem and in front of the sea in your California Campervan: Playa del Arco and Playa el Playazo de Rodalquilar which is really perfect. Moreover, you can practice activities like snorkelling, paddle surf – available for rent (watch the demo)- and bathing.

Our favourite: the small village of la Isleta del Moro.

Days 4/5: Granada

We recommend parking in a covered car park in the outskirts of the city centre because the streets of Granada are very narrow, maybe the narrowest of Andalusia. This way, you can walk around in the streets, discover many squares, each one more charming than the one before, and enjoy this particular atmosphere that reigns in the city.

The majestic Alhambra

We recommend, of course, visiting the majestic Alhambra on the heights of the city. It is the most visited site of Spain before the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona, that’s why you must anticipate the ticket purchase online on the website “www.ticketmaster.es”. Plan for a visit of around 3 hours. Because of its mix of cultures, the architecture is simply extraordinary. Depending on the season of your visit, you will see the snowed summits of Sierra Nevada bordering the city. A viewpoint you cannot miss is the “balcon de San Nicolas”. The gypsy district of Albaicin is also very enjoyable. In many bars of the city, if you order a beer, you will receive a tapa for free, an old tradition unique and proper to the city of Granada. You can stay the night in a camping close to the city centre: camping Motel Sierra Nevada.

We recommend spending 2 days in Granada to have enough time to enjoy quietly the Alhambra and have one day to visit the city.

Favourites: the Nazaries palaces and the Gardens of the Alhambra. The district of Albaicin, paseo de los Tristes and the plaza Nueva. Listening to Flamenco in Sacromonte.  Where to eat: warm and authentic setting: Bodegas Castañeda.

 

Day 6: Antequera / El Torcal

Next stop of your road trip on board your campervan Vanbreak, the city of Antequera and the nature park of el Torcal.

Antequera is like living a unique experience. Situated at the intersection of all the roads of Andalusia, and longer preserved from the mass tourism, this beautiful city gets its originality from a mix of Moorish, Roman, Muslim and Baroque architectures. A real open-air museum, on a crossroads of civilizations. Enjoy the archaeological wonders of more than 5000 years as well as the dolmens site of Antequera (Dolman de Viera & Dolmen del Romeral).

Natural site of El Torcal: Beautiful and Mineral

The Nature Site of El Torcal extends on almost 20 km. Crossing El Torcal is like going back in time, as its rocky formations are the result of a several hundred million year process. The erosion created many caves and shaped the Dolmens. A walk outside of time in a surprising setting. You can spend the night close to the “centro de visitants El Torcal Alto”. If you have kids, they will surely appreciate a visit to the “Lobo Parc” to see the wolfs.

Favourites: hiking in search of fossils. Guided visit of the ammonites’ itinerary.

Day 7: Malaga

What better to finish your road trip than discover the capital of the Costa del Sol: Malaga. This city on the rise offers you a big diversity of activities.

Malaga : The queen of the Costa del Sol

To make parking easier, opt for the car park of the port “Muelle Uno” to get to the city centre – under the Pompidou centre- The promenade along the marina and its high summer activity shows how dynamic this city is. Cross the “Parque de Málaga” to reach the heart of the town from Calle Larios, admire Constitución square and cross the very typical bar El Pimpi, admire the famous Roman Theatre. Then, head for the “Terraza de la Alcazaba”, the most beautiful roof top in the city, where you will have an unobstructed view of the fortress of Alcazaba, with a cocktail in your hands. The Alcazaba can be visited in more or less 2 hours for 2€, a mini Alhambra. You will have a splendid high view of the whole city.

Malaga also has 2 interesting cultural places: The Picasso Museum (painter’s home city) and the Pompidou Centre. For the first night’s stay, we suggest the beach of la Herradura next to the restaurant La Gaviota, which is situated east of Malaga, just after Nerja. It is around 1h15 ride from Malaga. This is a spot you have to opt for out of season. In July and August, you have to choose more isolated spots or in land, the white village of Frigiliana is a perfect example (a typical Andalusian village North of Nerja).

Favourites: In Malaga, drinking a cocktail on the roof top of the San Juan hotel in the middle of the historical centre. Taking a walk in the exotic garden “el paseo del parque”. Savour some grilled sardines (espetos) in the “chiringuitos” (beach bars) of la Malagueta.  

Check Out

Once you arrive to Alhaurín de la Torre, you can clean your campervan in the petrol station situated at less than 10min from the agency: Petrol Station Hidrocarburos Alhaurín

15 Days road trip in Andalusia to discover the south of Spain in camper van

15 Days road trip in Andalusia to discover the south of Spain in camper van 1920 595 VanBreak - Campervan and MotorHome Hire in Spain

Visit Andalusia in 7, 10 or 15 days in a campervan VW California. Discover our road trip selection in Andalusia and take advantage of our suggestions, good plans, favourites. In this article, we present you our amazing 15 days road trip in Andalusia : must-visit and spot where to sleep… Everything you need to prepare your travel!

 

Day 1: start your 15 days road trip in Andalusia with Malaga city

Once you have picked up you Van California, Malaga is an excellent starting point to start your road trip.

Malaga : The queen of the Costa del Sol

To make parking easier, opt for the car park of the port “Muelle Uno” to get to the city centre – under the Pompidou centre- The promenade along the marina and its high summer activity shows how dynamic this city is.

Things to do in Malaga

Cross the “Parque de Málaga” to reach the heart of the town from Calle Larios, admire Constitución square and cross the very typical bar El Pimpi, admire the famous Roman Theatre. Then, head for the “Terraza de la Alcazaba”, the most beautiful roof top in the city, where you will have an unobstructed view of the fortress of Alcazaba, with a cocktail in your hands. The Alcazaba can be visited in more or less 2 hours for 2€, a mini Alhambra. You will have a splendid high view of the whole city.

Malaga also has 2 interesting cultural places: The Picasso Museum (painter’s home city) and the Pompidou Centre. For the first night’s stay, we suggest the beach of la Herradura next to the restaurant La Gaviota, which is situated east of Malaga, just after Nerja. It is around 1h15 ride from Malaga. This is a spot you have to opt for out of season. In July and August, you have to choose more isolated spots or in land, the white village of Frigiliana is a perfect example (a typical Andalusian village North of Nerja).

Favourites: In Malaga, drinking a cocktail on the roof top of the San Juan hotel in the middle of the historical centre. Taking a walk in the exotic garden “el paseo del parque”. Savour some grilled sardines (espetos) in the “chiringuitos” (beach bars) of la Malagueta.

 

Day 2: Cabo de Gata

Breakfast on the beach before leaving for the natural park of Cabo de Gata in the east point of Andalusia. Cabo de Gata is probably the only coast area of the Mediterranean remaining completely virgin. The park is, by the way, protected and declared reserve of the biosphere by the UNESCO since 1997.

Cabo de Gata: Nature, Beach and Desert

This area of Spain is really fabulous, the setting is arid, and you simply feel like you are on the other side of the world. There is even a famous desert, the one of Tabernas where many Spaghetti Westerns have been filmed… A good place to spend the night? The playa of la Fabriquilla. It is also a good starting point for nice trips in Kayak if this interests you: http://www.happykayak.com/

Our favourite: A “Happy Kayak” excursion for an unforgettable trip in kayak + snorkelling to discover many fish species that populate this natural park.

The most beautiful beaches of Andalusia

This natural park is composed of many splendid beaches. Here you have some examples: Playa de Mónsul, Playa de los Genoveses, Playa de la Media Luna. Attention, to reach these 3 wonderful beaches, there is a fee of 5€ for entry to the car park and it is not possible to stay overnight. Therefore, we suggest you two nice spots to stay the night without any problem and in front of the sea in your California Campervan: Playa del Arco and Playa el Playazo de Rodalquilar which is really perfect. Moreover, you can practice activities like snorkelling, paddle surf and bathing.

Our favourite: the small village of la Isleta del Moro.

 

Day 3 / 4: Sierra de Cazorla

Breakfast in front of the sea and on your way to the exceptional park of Cazorla.

Nature and Hiking

Option => Stop in the Desert of Tabernas in Fort Bravo, a touch of Texas Hollywood in Andalusia.

But especially, you have to spend time in the declared biosphere reserve by the UNESCO: the natural park of Sierras de Cazorla. To start your walk, meet at the “centro de interpretación Torre del Vinagre” (Carratera del tranco A319 Km 48.8). We recommend the route that passes next to the river Borosa. This walk is accessible for everybody and the route is wonderful, you will border the river Borosa and its turquoise and transparent water. There are also many walks that start directly from the village of Cazorla, more exactly from the “Plaza Vieja” (next to the church Santa María). The natural park of Cazorla has the particularity that it is the habitat of species like the ibex, the stag and the wild boar, but also of the mouflon. To stay the night, we suggest you the Camping Cortijo, quite cheap and well situated to start a hike and to obtain all kind of advice before venturing into the park. It is also possible to find secret places in the middle of the nature to spend the night, but it is better to choose the camp site or a place close to the park. Because of all the possibilities that offers this natural paradise, we recommend spending 2 days and 2 nights here.

Favourites: having a beer in the Saloon of Fort Bravo and believing you are Clint Eastwood. Taking advantage of the road in direction to Cazorla to take some pictures of the great west American deserts. Enjoying nice walks in Cazorla. Guided visit of the church Santa María.

  

Days 5 / 6: Granada

Follow your 15 days road trip in Andalusia woth the wonderful city of Granada. We recommend parking in a covered car park in the outskirts of the city centre because the streets of Granada are very narrow, maybe the narrowest of Andalusia. This way, you can walk around in the streets, discover many squares, each one more charming than the one before, and enjoy this particular atmosphere that reigns in the city.

The majestic Alhambra

What to see in Granada in your 15 days road trip in Andalusia?

We recommend, of course, visiting the majestic Alhambra on the heights of the city. It is the most visited site of Spain before the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona, that’s why you must anticipate the ticket purchase online on the website “www.ticketmaster.es”. Plan for a visit of around 3 hours. Because of its mix of cultures, the architecture is simply extraordinary. Depending on the season of your visit, you will see the snowed summits of Sierra Nevada bordering the city. A viewpoint you cannot miss is the “balcon de San Nicolas”. The gypsy district of Albaicin is also very enjoyable. In many bars of the city, if you order a beer, you will receive a tapa for free, an old tradition unique and proper to the city of Granada. You can stay the night in a camping close to the city centre: camping Motel Sierra Nevada.

Where to sleep in Granada with camper van or motorhome ? 

We recommend spending 2 days in Granada to have enough time to enjoy quietly the Alhambra and have one day to visit the city.

Favourites: the Nazaries palaces and the Gardens of the Alhambra. The district of Albaicin, paseo de los Tristes and the plaza Nueva. Listening to Flamenco in Sacromonte.  Where to eat: warm and authentic setting: Bodegas Castañeda.

 

Day 6: Antequera / El Torcal

Next stop of your road trip on board your campervan Vanbreak, the city of Antequera and the nature park of el Torcal.

Antequera is like living a unique experience. Situated at the intersection of all the roads of Andalusia, and longer preserved from the mass tourism, this beautiful city gets its originality from a mix of Moorish, Roman, Muslim and Baroque architectures. A real open-air museum, on a crossroads of civilizations. Enjoy the archaeological wonders of more than 5000 years as well as the dolmens site of Antequera (Dolman de Viera & Dolmen del Romeral).

Natural site of El Torcal: Beautiful and Mineral

The Nature Site of El Torcal extends on almost 20 km. Crossing El Torcal is like going back in time, as its rocky formations are the result of a several hundred million year process. The erosion created many caves and shaped the Dolmens. A walk outside of time in a surprising setting. You can spend the night close to the “centro de visitants El Torcal Alto”. If you have kids, they will surely appreciate a visit to the “Lobo Parc” to see the wolfs.

Favourites: hiking in search of fossils. Guided visit of the ammonites’ itinerary.

 

Day 7 / 8: Sevilla

Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia, there are many guides that can help you in its little streets. You can not miss i your 15 days road trip in Andalusia: Plaza de España, the Cathedral & the wonderful gardens of the Alcazar.

Sevilla: Andalusian Capital

Things to see in Sevilla

The cathedral is really gorgeous and still conserves the Giralda of the old mosque, an amazing mix of cultures. You can also rent some bikes to make your visit easier in this quite extended city; it might be tiring to do everything on foot. Furthermore, it will be the perfect occasion to take a small ride along the Guadalquivir, pass in front of the Torre de Oro and find some very pleasant bars at the riverbank to refresh. In fact, summers are very hot in Seville.

Where to spend the night in Sevilla in motorhome or van?

To stay the night close to Seville (30 min from the centre), we suggest the camping Dehesa Nueva: http://www.campingdehesanueva.es/. This camping is situated in the middle of the nature between El Rocío and Sevilla, an ideal location. Seville is a rich city and you have to take your time to discover it. Having a drink in the terrace of the EME Hotel will offer you an unobstructed view of the cathedral during sunset.

Favourites: the Metropol Parasol, parque de Maria Luisa, theme park “la Isla Mágica“, the riverbanks of the Guadalquivir.

 

Day 9: Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Departure from the camping to reach El Rocío, a village submerged by the sand. In front of each house with a porch, you can find a post to fasten the horses, you get immersed in the West American atmosphere of the XIXth century. El Rocío is also a key stopover of a pilgrimage that attracts more than one million believers during Pentecost.

From El Rocío, drive on 4×4 in the nature park of Doñana (provider: Doñana Reservas y Visitas, avenida Cañaliega). A 4h excursion in this nature reserve, discover animal species like the lynx or the flamingos.

El Rocio : Back to Traditions

Then, direction to Sanlúcar de Barrameda to spend the evening and the night in your campervan in the middle of an appropriate area, 50m from the beach: Sanlúcar de Barrameda, 103 Avenida de las Piletas.

 

Day 10: visit of the beautiful Cadiz

Departure for the visit of Cadiz. Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Spain, it was built on a rock, like a peninsula. After the transatlantic cross of Christopher Columbus in 1492, the Spanish ships that brought the treasures of América, choose Cadiz as their home port and the city became one of the richest of Europe.

The beautiful Cadiz

Things to do in Cadiz

Its cobbled streets are very narrow and there is less space to park. The best option is to leave your van in a covered car park and visit the city peacefully on foot. The cathedral is surprising and it’s worth going out of your way to see it. The walk on the ramparts of the city is also very pleasant. To discover the city, you have to let yourself discover its small streets to feel how good it is lo live here. Departure for the Puerto de Santa María and the camping Playa las Dunas to spend the night in peace.

Favourite: restaurant La Casa del Farero in Sancti Petri (delicious tapas in a wonderful setting), beach of la Caleta in Cadiz.

 

Day 11 / 12: Costa de la Luz – Sancti Petri, El Palmar, Caños de Meca, Bolonia

In the morning, departure for a kayak trip with our partner “Sancti-Petri Kayak”. Several excursion options are possible as the discovery of the Castle of Sancti Petri (an unusual place in the middle of the sea, full of history) or visit the marsh, a real natural labyrinth only reachable by kayak where you can observe many bird species.

Sancti Petri : Paradise

Direction Vejer de la Frontera, a wonderful white village that will immerse you in the heart of Andalusia with very typical landscapes. This city, perched on a rock, offers exceptional viewpoints, many streets to stroll as well as some good addresses (La Casa del Califa).

El Palmar: Surf in Andalusia

Get back to the Atlantic coast in direction of the surf spot of El Palmar, where you could can spend the night rocked by the sound of the waves. In summer, there is an animated and party atmosphere with many bars and restaurants in front of the beach; you can smell a perfume of California: ocean, surf, skateboard & party.

Energetic wake up in front of the ocean. We propose you a surfing initiation (2h) with our partner “9 pies” who installed its school in El Palmar. Starting your day on a mythical spot with board sports professionals. Guaranteed sensations!

Enjoy this wonderful beach, stage of leisure and relax… We suggest you the restaurants La Torre and Casa Francisco

Caños de Meca: The Trafalgar’s lighthouse

At the end of the day, you can go to Caños de Meca and discover the bar “La Jaima”, constructed like a real traditional Jaima (tent used by the nomadic population in the desert), the roof is formed by an enormous fabric and the ground is covered in carpets with coffee tables and ottomans. An idyllic place to enjoy the sunset, almost magical… You should also stop at Trafalgar’s lighthouse which offers a unique panorama. It is also the historical site of the famous Trafalgar’s battle (1805).

Bolonia: One of the most beautiful beaches in Spain

Go back on the road in direction Barbate, in the middle of the nature park, take the direction of the Hotel El Palomar de la Brena to refresh yourself and discover, in the middle of the pines, one of the biggest dovecote in the world and its secrets… Get back behind the wheel of your campervan in direction to Bolonia, on your way you can stop in Zahara de los Atunes, a fisherman’s locality with excellent restaurants (El Refugio) to savour the best tuna of Europe and enjoy its sublime beach.

Once you arrived in Bolonia, enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain. Don’t hesitate to climb to the top of the white sand dune from where the view is splendid and go back down to refresh yourself in one of the chirringuitos (beach restaurant). You can park easily in front of the beach.

 

Favourites: Excursion in kayak departing from the port of Sancti Petri and discovery of the marsh or trip in the sea around the military fort: http://www.sanctipetrikayak.net/. Italian restaurant Dolce Vita (El Palmar), Restaurant Casa Francisco el de Siempre and its delicious seafood (El Palmar), the Trafalgar’s lighthouse with its bars next to the beach, Restaurant La Cabaña in Bolonia and its car park on the seaside to park your campervan.

 

Day 13: Tarifa: The Kitesurfing paradise in Europe

Tarifa is the meeting place between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, facing the Moroccan coast and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is a city full of charm, unmissable during your road trip. Thanks to its particular geographic situation in the Strait, the very windy city has experienced a strong economic growth around the practice of nautical sports (windsurfing and kitesurfing). Finally, Tarifa is situated at only 32,5 km from Tanger and 14 km from the Moroccan coasts, that’s why you can catch sight of the African continent without any problem!

Tarifa: The Kitesurfing paradise

To pass the night after visiting Tarifa, we suggest you get back on the road in direction Bolonia, take the Punta Paloma exit (10min from Tarifa in Van) and turn at the camping on your left to get to the chiringuito (beach bar) Volare. It is a very quiet spot with a view of the beach of Valdevaqueros. Another spot, but better visiting out of season, is the beach of Bolonia. If you wish to take some kite lessons, you can call on our partner Free Ride: http://freeridetarifa.com/. Olivier & Vanessa, kitesurfing fans, will be pleased to intriduce you to this water sport.

Favourite: the restaurants in Tarifa=> Casa Lola, Vaca Loca (for the meet), El Lobo (typical French dishes Raclette, Tartiflette, run by a Belgian), Azul Bar Café for a good brunch. Walk on the seawall to the Isla de Las Palomas between sea and ocean. The night life is quite animated, enjoy the several small bars in the historic centre.

 

Day 14: Ronda

A good breakfast in the centre of Tarifa “Café Azul” before getting back to the road in direction to Ronda. On your way, you can stop in the “Reservatauro” to visit a farming of fighting bulls and of horses living out in the country, a unique experience.

Ronda: White Village

Ronda, mythical white village perched at the top of some huge cliffs, the city culminates at an altitude of 1000m, in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda. The city is famous for its bridge “Puente Nuevo”, more tan 150m high, its ramparts, its bullfighting arena (Plaza de Toros) one of the most emblematic of Spain. Ronda is an unmissable stop if you want to discover the white villages of Andalusia.

 

Caminito del Rey: a via ferrata full of strong feelings

Finally, take the direction to el Chorro, in the heart of the nature park of Ardales to pass the end of the afternoon at the edge of a lake. An idyllic place to rest and take your time on this end of the trip. If you are looking for strong feelings, launch an attack on the Caminito del Rey, an old railway restored as via ferrata famous in the whole world (you should reserve with time as this walk out of the beaten path is very popular in Spain). Night in El Chorro before going back to Malaga the next day (1h10 trip).

 

Day 15: End of your 15 days road trip in Andalusia, check out in Malaga

Enjoy the lake “El Chorro” before heading back on the road towards the agency. Once you arrive to Alhaurín de la Torre, you can clean your campervan, refuel and empty waste water in the petrol station situated in front of our parking: Petrol Station Hidrocarburos Alhaurín

 

FIND THE PERFECT ROAD TRIP IN CAMPER VAN OR MOTORHOME

Are you planning a shorter stay in Spain? Discover our 10-day itinerary to discover most of the wonders of Andalusia, or our 7-day itineraries: the Costa de la Luz or the Mediterranean Coast of Andalusia.

Have you already visited every corner of Andalusia? Opt for a road trip to the south of Portugal!

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