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Cheap Motorhome Rental in Santander, Spain

Santander is situated on the coast of Spain, along the Cantabrian Sea. Tourists visit the city to relax on the beaches or stroll along the promenade. This is a popular summer holiday destination and activities include visiting theatres and museums, and water sports.

It is easy to access the city, which is six-kilometres long, using motorhome rental. You can park your vehicle and walk to all the sites. In the city centre, the attractions are within a 15-minute walking distance of each other.

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Santander RV Rental Road Trips

Santander to Rioja:

Drive southeast through green plains and vineyards. Highlights on this trip include mansions, wine tours, medieval towns, and museums. Camper sites are available in Rioja. The drive itself is actually quite a long one and there is so much to see along the way. The drive on the A-8 and AP-68 is actually 250 kilometers and takes around 2 and a half hours. You’ll definitely want to take the drive slowly so you can soak in all of the Spanish culture and the Spanish sun! Along the way, most people choose to stop in Bilbao. 

Bilbao is the capital of Vizcaya in the infamous Basque Country. The cooler climate of this area makes it a perfect place to have lovely green hills and an abundance of rain compared to the areas situated around it. Stop and see the Guggenheim Museum as well as have a walk through the streets of Casco Viejo. Along the drive, don’t forget to check out Parque Natural de Gorbeia. This is the highest Basque natural park and has an abundance of great picturesque spots.

Santander to Santiller del Mar:

The distance to this village is only 24kms and is only a 30-minute drive on the A-67. It is a good route for a day trip. In the village, you can walk along the cobblestone streets which wind past shops and sandstone houses. Visitors can follow the walking trails through the mountains or spend time on the beach. Along the way, most people choose to have a stop in the middle in the small town of Polanco. It is a very small little city but gives an authentic feel of not being in such a touristy part of Spain. Once you reach Santiller del Mar, you’ll love the medieval architecture that the city itself is quite famous for. You also have the Altamira Caves which are just out of town. The whole area itself is crawling with history and it is best to get a book or a guide to show you around so you can soak all the information up! Cueva de Covalanas hosts rock paintings that are over 15000 years old and should definitely not be missed!

Santander to Castro Urdiales:

Although it only takes around 45 minutes, this route is good for a day trip and the highlights include a Gothic church from the Middle Ages and a lighthouse. Camper sites in Castro Urdiales offer camping van drivers a place to rest and make use of a range of amenities. Just hop on the A8 and cruise slow, taking in the scenery along the way. Castro Urdiales is a famous Roman-founded city that has become a tourist destination that attracts tons of visitors a year these days. One of the highlights of the city is to just relax on the beaches or check out the bay of Biscay.

Tips To Drive a Rental RV in Santander

Road network:

The national road infrastructure makes it easy to reach Santander. AP roads are toll roads, which are in better condition than the national roads. There are ample petrol stations.

Speed limits:

City roads:50kph
Provincial roads:100kph

Alcohol limits:

0.05 per cent, penalties of prison time or fines.


Keep to the right side of the road. It is recommended to keep a fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit in your vehicle. It is required by law to have licence documents and a warning triangle in the vehicle.

Compare motorhome hire in Santander

Review the best deals in motorhome hire online, and vehicle options include the Big Sky A, the Big Sky B and the Big Sky C. Pick-ups are available in Santander city centre and Santander Airport.