Spain is not just Barcelona and Mallorca, in North West Spain there is a lot to do and see, and it is one of the best starting point for your Spain road trip. This area is known as green Spain and the areas Galicia and Asturias is very different from the rest of Spain. In North West of Spain, you can visit a range of cathedrals, churches; museums, and historic districts, and you can have self-drive tours of the coastline and country tours.
There are three zones in North West of Spain: Asturias, Galicia, and Cantabria. Galicia is a historic part of Spain and is the final destination of pilgrims of Cathedral Santiago de Compo stela . The arrival point for most pilgrims is the main square. In Austrias you can dined many Coastline Mountains and religious landscapes. In Oviedo, one of the cities in this area, you can find Santiago de Compostela as a momentous listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Finally, the Cantabria region on Spain's north coast is known for cave paintings and the city of Santander.
Santander is the capital of the Cantabria region and is famous for its beaches and the main attraction of this city in North West of Spain’s Bay of Biscay. The Bay of Biscay is covered with trees, meadows, and parks and is home to many attractions. Also, Playa el Sardinero is one of the city's most beautiful beaches and platje. This city in North West of Spain has one of the main airports in northern Spain and could be a good start for your Spain road trip and fly and drive travel packages.
Do not forget to spend time Galicia, on your drive tour in North West Spain. Galicia has a large number of beaches, hills, and landscapes and it is good to go through them in your flu drive holidays. Roman buildings and natural parks (like Galicia national park) are lots in this area and you can enjoy much more Galician foods. Galicia also has many vineyards. Wine is a fundamental part of this region and there are so many wine routes in this area, which you can visit during your Spain road trip. In Galicia, different festivals are being held over 4000. The best ones are Holy week in March/April and Santiago de Compostela in July.
In North West Spain, you have Picos De Europa and its national park around it, which is worth visiting and wandering through. In this national park, you can take a track to see the very beautiful nature of this national park in your car and enjoy strolling in the untouched wilderness of this area. Also, Picos de Europe is one of the mountain ranges in Spain, and snow is possible on this mountain.
Also in North West Spain, there are some medieval villages, which are worth taking route in your self-drive tour in Spain. Cambados is famous for its spectacular white wine, Finisterre as an ancient port, and with a great fishing industry, Pontedeume is famous for its farming activity. As a great market town, O Grove as a fishing village and with beautiful water and coastline, and Baiona with a lot of history are the best villages in the area.
It is also good to know that North West Spain has a route for Camino de Santiago and is famous for its north road. The Camino de Santiago Del Norte is a pilgrimage route with 8 stages and 19 locations, 295 points of interest, along the Asturian-Galician coast whose origin dates back to the ninth century.
From Which Airport Are You Going to North West ? Barcelona ?
One of the main airports in Spain is located in Barcelona (El Prat) and it is handling more than 52 million passengers per year. Barcelona Airport could be one of the primary access ways to other northwest of Spain with connecting flights and if you are coming to this airport and have enough time between your connecting flights, don’t forget that you can have some tours starting/ending from the airport and you should not just play with your phone in the airport.
Maybe the best idea would be to have Montserrat Tour From Airport
which could be done between 4 to 5 hours and you would visit one of the main attractions of Barcelona.
Montserrat is a mountain and monastery which is dated back to 1025. Apart from the monastery, the mountain is unique in the world because of its kind of jagged mountain with unique rock formations. This mountain even the all days of the winter is busy and one of the top 5 attractions in Barcelona