TRAVEL TIP: SPAIN ROAD TRIP THROUGH ANDALUSIA
Categories: Tips & Tricks
Published: 06.12.2020

One of the most beautiful regions in Spain can be found at the southernmost tip of Europe, and is an absolute travel highlight in Europe. Andalusia is known all over the world for its excellent sherry, the graceful Flamenco dance and the traditional bullfighting. Because of the ideal location and the weather, which is good almost all year round, the region attracts millions of tourists every year. Discover Spain from a completely different angle on one of the most attractive routes in southern Europe.

The starting point of the trip is the capital of Seville. As the pulsating heart of the autonomous region of Andalusia, it is the focal point of the local culture. Flamenco also originated here. When you are in Seville, you must give yourself a weekend to explore the city properly. The Museo de Baile Flamenco and the impressive Metropol Parasol are particularly worth a visit. 

The trip continues in a south-westerly direction to the small town of El Rocío. The special architecture of this pilgrimage destination is reminiscent of the setting for a western film. The nearby Coto de Doñana national park and city beach of Matalascañas are some of the most popular attractions. The next morning, you continue from here to Cádiz, the most important port town of Andalusia, and also one of the oldest cities in Europe. The absolute highlights include the Cádiz Mercado Central market hall and the Calle Virgen de la Palma, a popular street with hundreds of small bars and restaurants. 

From Cádiz you now travel in the direction of Gibraltar, with stopping off in Vejer de la Frontera and Tarifa. Although Gibraltar is still a part of the Iberian peninsula, the region does not belong to Spain, but is a British overseas territory. You can travel by cable car to the top of the 426 metre high rock of Gibraltar, which is the unofficial landmark of the town. But take care, because there are hundreds of mischievous wild monkeys here. They are usually very tame, but whatever you do, don't feed them. 

The route now takes you through some of the most popular surfing destinations in Europe on the so-called White Village Route. Spain's most dangerous hiking trail can also be found here. The breathtaking path leads through deep and steep gorges and over high bridges. Fortunately, the route was renovated in 2015, and can now be travelled along in comparative safety 

The route continues along the coast in a northerly direction to the El Torcal nature park, whose impressive rock formations transform the landscape into a fantasy land. It's also worth making a detour to the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, where wild flamingos can be observed in their natural habitat.

The two-week trip nears its end in the tourist stronghold of Málaga. Here you can experience the entire culture of Andalusia in a city again, and enjoy a relaxing end to your holiday.