The best way to visit Spain is by car

Travel Spain by road: let yourself be surprised by the variety of its 17 autonomous communities

From the green pastures of the north with its beautiful fishing villages, to the walled Castilian cities, without forgetting the wonderful Andalusia, or the beaches of the Mediterranean coast. Discover cities such as Bilbao, Barcelona or Madrid, the elegant capital of Spain. 

Adventures in Andalucia

See the best of Southern Spain in an Avis hire car

If you’re looking for excitement, discover Andalucia. Whether it’s ballooning over the mountains, plunging downhill on a bike, wreck diving or driving around the twisting hill roads to a sleepy white village, you’ll find a different adventure at every turn.

Test drive this two-day road trip for the best of the Andalucia

Pick up your rental car from our Avis Malaga Airport car hire location and drive west on the A-357 road into the hills around Alora for some two-wheeled thrills, then follow the mountain road west to the hillside haven and culinary hotspot of Ronda. It’s a short drive the next morning to Arcos de la Frontera, where you can take to the sky for unrivalled views of the town.

Head south-east to explore the Rock of Gibraltar – inside and outside – then north-east along the coast for a safari adventure in Estepona.

High points en route

Landscape at the El Chorro gorge near town Alora. Province of Malaga Spain

Ardales National Park, Alora – Downhill all the way
This sunny town on the edge of the rugged Ardales National Park is the ideal base for a mountain biking expedition. The pine-forested valleys are a year-round biker’s heaven, with everything from gentle cross-country trails to blood-pumping downhill tracks. Don’t miss the magnificent Garganta del Chorro – a 400-metre high gorge formed when the Guadalhorce river cut through a limestone mountain.

Arcos de la Frontera – Up, up and away
Motor through mountainous terrain to this pueblo blanco (white town), dramatically perched on top of a limestone cliff. For truly unforgettable views of the town, the castle and the Guadalete river below, book an early morning balloon flight. Back on terra firma, check out the excellent-value tapas in the cave-like Mesón El Patio bar.

Selwo Adventure Park, Estepona – Out of Africa
For the ultimate African-style adventure, drive to Estepona and take a jeep safari through Selwo Aventura. Over 2000 animals – including lions, elephants and monkeys – roam in relative freedom on this rugged 100-hectare reserve. Don’t miss the walk-through aviary – the largest in Europe – where 1000 birds live in a vast enclosed valley.
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Margaret Hart
8th May 2018
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I haven’t travelled to Spain by car but we have travelled to Italy by coach so know how much more beauty you see. I also have a friend who lives in Spain and when I stay with her we travel all over. Particularly to Spanish parts we don’t spend our time looking for English speakers as I feel we must persevere with learning some Spanish although we have left it rather late being in our 70s, We have holidayed by car in other places so no the beauty of seeing a whole country.

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