Top Ten Driving Tours in Spain

Spain is a diverse country which offers visitors a wealth of things to see and do. From the snow-capped peaks in the north of the country to the Mediterranean temperatures and golden sandy beaches in the south, Spain is one of the world´s top tourist destinations. There is no better way to explore Spain than to hire a car from the airport in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Alicante, Girona, Oviedo or Valencia and take your time to explore this rich and varied land. 

1. Hire a car and explore Catalonia Spain
After the hustle and bustle of downtown Barcelona, take your time to relax and explore the spectacular Costa Brava. Hire a cabriolet or luxury car from Barcelona Airport if you want to travel in style to S´Agaró, and spend some time on the beach before heading to Figueres on the A7 and the E15. Hire car and car rentals in Barcelona, Girona, Figueres and Lloret de Mar is cheap when you pre-book it from the airport. The birthplace of Salvador Dali, you can see the fascinating museum in Figueres which celebrates his life and his art. After Figueres, take the A7 road to Girona, then the Autopista signposted Barcelona-Montmelo, AP7 which will take you to Girona. Enjoy the Roman ruins in Girona and explore the beaches close by. If you are looking for more amazing landscapes, travel from Girona to Cardona via the C16 and the C60. If you want to discover Andorra by hire car, take the C14 route out of town.

2.     Ibiza Spain driving tour by rental car
There is no better place to explore by airport hire car than Ibiza. This small island has windy roads, surrounded by olive groves and mountain views that are to die for. Airport car rentals in Ibiza are cheap when pre-booked, and one of the best drives is from San Carlos, with its amazing coastline, to Cala San Vicente. The scenery in Ibiza is stunning, and you can drive through the middle of the island, taking in Es Broll, Santa Gertrudis and Santa Agnes. At Es Broll you will find an amazing freshwater spring, surrounded by incredible scenery. Car hire and car rentals at Ibiza is easy to book before you travel.

 3. Driving tour of inland Andalusia Spain
Andalusia in southern Spain is a beautiful region which you can explore at your own leisure when you hire a car from the airport at Malaga, Granada or Seville. Car hire and car rentals at the airports of Andalusia, including Seville, Granada, Malaga and Granada is reasonable and provides the most economic way to discover this diverse area. Set out from Malaga and take the A357 road and A367 to Ronda, which is famous for its 130 metre deep El Tajo Gorge. From Ronda drive your hire car west to Jerez de la Frontera, which is the sherry capital of the world, then north to Seville. When you have explored the delights of Seville, of which there are many, take the Cordoba road via Carmona. Then follow the Olive Oil Route through Jaen to Granada along the E902. Explore the amazing Alhambra Palace in Granada. Take the A92 and the A45 from Granada back to Malaga.

4. Car hire and driving tour Sierra de Guadarrama to Madrid.  Drive from the Sierra Guadarrama mountain range to Madrid via Rascafria, along the Rio Lozoya and through the beautiful mountain villages of Ateruelo, Alameda and Pinilla to Lozoya. Pick up your hire car from Madrid and enjoy the journey on to Lozoyuela via the C604. You can then take the NI back to Madrid. Another interesting route is through Segovia and El Escorial, which is home to the stunning Monastery of San Lorenzo Del Escorial. The beauty of cheap car hire and car rental from Madrid Airport is that you can take your time and go where you want when you want. 

 5. Costa del Sol to Madrid by hire car Spain
The Costa del Sol to Madrid driving tour is among the most popular in Spain. This route takes you and your hire car from Granada to Toledo on the road to Madrid. You will enjoy some majestic scenery along the way, including the amazing Alhambra Palace in Granada. Leaving the Costa del Sol, where you can pick up cheap car hire in Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Puerto Banus, Estepona or Sotogrande, you will pass the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. You can hire luxury car hire, convertible car rentals or sports car hire to travel on to Toledo, which is about 70km south of Madrid. Overlooking the River Tagus, Toledo is a medieval city which was once the capital of the Spanish empire. Take advantage of low cost car hire in Madrid, Malaga, Granada, Seville, Huelva and Almeria to make the most of your driving holiday in Spain.

6. Top driving tour of coastal Andalusia Spain
Andalusia is situated in the south of Spain and includes the provinces of Seville, Malaga, Almeria, Cadiz, Granada, Jaen, Cordoba and Huelva, where you can hire cheap car rentals from the airport. Start your tour in Nerja, situated in the east of Andalusia, and enjoy the beaches, the dramatic cliffs and the caves of this vibrant town. Nerja is situated just 50km from Malaga and is situated beside the Mediterranean with winding cobbled streets in the old town to modern bars, restaurants and pavement cafés closer to the coast. From Nerja travel to Malaga where you can enjoy the history, art and culture of this great city. Take the A7 coast road west, and follow signs inland from Fuengirola to visit Mijas Pueblo by hire car. This beautiful white village is perched on a hillside above the Costa del Sol and attracts visitors from all over Europe. If you are looking for a bit more life, drive your hire car or rental car along the A7 to Mijas-Costa, Calahonda, Marbella, Cabopino, Puerto Banus and Estepona, where you will find some of the Costa del Sol´s best sandy beaches, fabulous fish restaurants and a wide range of great things to do for the family.

7. Costa Dorada driving tour Spain
The Costa Dorada is still relatively unspoilt by mass tourism and offers great beaches and seaside towns to explore by hire car. You can book cheap car hire from Barcelona Airport or Tarragona Airport from just €100.00 per week. Take your time to explore and visit the pretty villages of L´Ametilla de Mar, Priorat, Conca de Barbera and Pendes. If hiking and rambling is more your thing, park your hire car up at the Ebro Valley, Costa Dorada. The southern part of the Costa Dorada is often overlooked by tourists, but it is well worth driving round if you have booked your hire car for a few extra days.

8. Driving Tour Costa Blanca Spain
There is much more to the Costa Blanca, Spain than all night partying and fish and chips in Benidorm. The highest concentration of Brits living in Spain choose to live in Alicante where the weather is mild all year round. Book cheap airport car hire from Alicante or Valencia and explore this diverse region for yourself. If you want hustle and bustle, visit Torrevieja, just south of Alicante, which is full of Brit bars, pavement cafés and seafront restaurants. If you are looking for more of the ´real Spain´ take your hire car north of Alicante to Valencia, where you will find culture, history and museums close to some of the best beaches in Spain.

9. Drive Costa Calida Murcia Spain
If you hire car rentals from the airport in Valencia or Alicante, take the time to drive south of the Costa Blanca where you will find Murcia and the Costa Calida. You can visit the incredible cathedral in Murcia and then take advantage of cheap car hire and drive 50km to the coast. Cheap car hire in Los Alcazares, San Javier Airport Murcia, La Manga and Cartagena can all be pre-booked before you travel. Around the coastal regions of Murcia you will find golf developments, European supermarkets and attractive market towns such as Lorca, Caravaca and Mula. Murcia is not over commercialised and still has a very Spanish feel to it and lower property prices than those on the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol.

10. Drive Costa Almeria Andalusia Spain
Driving south along the coast road to Almeria from the coastal towns of Murcia, you will pass the hilly and barren landscapes before you reach Almeria. Airport car hire in Almeria and Murcia is cheap and can be pre-booked before you fly. Plenty of sunshine and vast beaches make Almeria a big pull for ex-pats wanting to relocate in Spain. If you are touring Almeria by cheap hire car from the airport, take your time to explore Huercal-Overa, Mojacar, Carboneras and the Cabo de Gata National Park.