We could not say goodbye to our tour of Spain by motorhome without suggesting a route along the coast of Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia, communities of great natural beauty and rich gastronomy to enjoy with the family.
Our journey covers just over 600 kilometres along the A-8 and AP-9 roads, with a few detours inland to visit the sites we are going to suggest below. It is undoubtedly a very long route, but a beautiful one to enjoy leisurely over several days of travel.
We will begin the route in Santander, a beautiful city with fine sandy beaches, emblematic buildings such as the Palacio de la Magdalena, and natural parks that will delight the little ones. Not to be missed in Cantabria are San Vicente de la Barquera, Santillana del Mar, Bárcena La Mayor, a beautiful rural village surrounded by nature and, of course, the Cabárceno Natural Park.
Continuing our journey along the coast we will enter the region of Asturias, where the green of the landscape, its beautiful cliffs and long beaches will accompany us as a backdrop.
A must in Asturias are the Covadonga Lakes, the city of Oviedo, the historic park of Navia, Avilés, Gijón, Cabo Peñas, Cudillero, Luarca and the Oscos region, the only Biosphere Reserve with a coastline and fishing villages.
And in the region of Galicia, we cannot miss Ribadeo and its famous Playa de Las Catedrales, the Ortigueira estuary, between Cabo Ortegal and Estaca de Bares, the spectacular Cabo de Finisterre, in Costa da Morte, and finish our trip in the municipalities of La Guardia, where we will visit the Monte Santa Tecla, and in Tui, on the border with Portugal.
We can park our caravan in the areas set aside for this purpose (in Santander, for example, we have a large adapted car park), or we can stay in the numerous campsites that we will find along our route.
For accommodation in Cantabria, we suggest you consult the Cantabria Campsites Association, where you will find a selection of the best inland and coastal campsites. As for Asturias, you can consult the Asturias Campsites Association, with more than 40 campsites distributed all over the region. And to stay in Galicia, we suggest you take a look at the website of Turismo de Galicia, where you will find more than 115 campsites where you can go with your motorhome and enjoy a few days of relaxation.
WHEN ARE WE LEAVING?
Beaches to discover, beach bars that you never knew existed, travel along the coast in a different way, you can stop at that cove that has caught your attention and rest for as long as you want.