Galicia is one of the most diverse places in Spain. Its culture, the Camino de Santiago, its long beaches and green forests are a perfect choice to visit this summer. We propose a perfect option to travel along its roads and get to know its towns and cities: take a motorhome route through Galicia. Are you interested?
Galicia, the ideal destination for motorhomes
The times we are living in have changed the way we must travel. The Covid-19 has caused us to leave aside the busiest tourist places, to choose quiet and safe destinations. This is why a route around Galicia in a motorhome with children can be the perfect plan for the summer. Also with friends or as a couple. The variety of natural sites it offers, as well as a very good network of motorhome areas, makes it a very easy destination to travel by road.
Another advantage of visiting Galicia by motorhome is the low cost we have to assume. We must bear in mind that with a motorhome we save on transport and accommodation, two of the aspects that most increase the costs of a trip. In addition, we can visit every place at our leisure, deciding where we want to spend more or less time.
If we want to visit Galicia as a couple and a motorhome seems too much, another option may be to rent a camper van. These vehicles are much more manageable and offer different possibilities for the traveller.
Motorhome rental in Galicia is an option that should not be missed if we want to know this land in depth and discover the most iconic places.
If we are looking for a coastal holiday, we can start our route from A Guarda, in the south, very close to the border with Portugal. In this town, protected by the historical mountain of Santa Tecla, you will be able to enjoy excellent seafood and rice dishes, although this will accompany you throughout your coastal route in a motorhome!
From here we can drive 30 km north to reach the village of Bayonne. This is another town that you have to walk around to admire the life that you can breathe in the Galician streets during the summer.
How about a swim in one of the best climates in Galicia? Following our route by motorhome to the north, we arrive at the town of Sanxenxo. It is worth visiting with children as it has an excellent beach, as well as an important tourist infrastructure.
We will have to travel many more kilometres in our Galician adventure by motorhome to reach the iconic Fisterra Lighthouse. This lighthouse is the most western lighthouse in the European continent, and it is known as the lighthouse of the end of the world. What better than to end our coastal route through Galicia here, where all roads end.
In the north of Galicia we can also visit such emblematic coastal places as the Playa de las Catedrales in Ribadeo, province of Lugo, or the city of A Coruña, perfect for travelling by motorhome.
Following the Way of Saint James
Walking is a very nice option to travel around Galicia. But if we want to do a comfortable and carefree route, we can follow the Way of Saint James by motorhome.
One option is to do the Sanabrés Way, leaving from Puebla de Sanabria, in Zamora. From here we can drive to A Gudiña, a beautiful village in the interior of Galicia. On this route, you will discover the interior of the autonomous community, which contrasts greatly with the coast.
From A Gudiña you can go to Ourense, one of the 4 provincial capitals of Galicia together with Lugo, A Coruña and Pontevedra. Ourense stands out for its thermal baths, perfect for relaxing after several hours on the road.
From here we can go directly to Santiago de Compostela, to visit one of the cathedrals that receives more pilgrims worldwide. The life that can be breathed in the medieval streets of Santiago is something that everyone should experience.
We can also do the route of the most travelled by pilgrims, the French Way. From O Cebreiro, a small village that stands out for its pallozas and its medieval style, we can go to Sarria to enjoy the historical buildings that keep great anecdotes. Finally, we will arrive in our motorhome to Santiago de Compostela.
Visit Galicia in a motorhome
The motorhomes in Galicia are a safe and efficient method of transport, and it is increasingly a way to travel more comfortably if we do it in family or group. For no reason you should miss out on one of the most beautiful lands in Spain, where the green of the mountains contrasts with the blue of the sea and the Galician beaches. Discover Galicia by motorhome!