A real adventure driving from the UK to get to Puebla Aida.
For many years I flew to Spain from England flying out of Gatwick or Heathrow, however now, once a year, I travel a different route, driving to Puebla Aida and it really is a fun adventure full of culture and fantastic scenery.
Leaving by car from Portsmouth or Plymouth, we get one of the five available Brittany Ferries crossings past France to the wonderful wide-beached city of Santander in Northern Spain. The journey takes 24 hours but they have made it like a mini cruise, which is a really enjoyable experience.
From Santander there is a 700-mile new motorway all the way to within 4 miles of Puebla Aida, this road is highly unused and for miles, you will drive on pleasant empty roads with no tolls. The scenery is stunning as you drive over mountains in the North and break into Extremadura, the most deserted part of Europe, running near the Portuguese border. But it’s not just about the roads, there is so much to see as you can turn off the motorway into the Rioja wine region, the golden-stoned university city of Salamanca, then there’s Segovia, visit Caceres or the best Roman ruins in Spain at Medina.
Finally, you mustn’t miss the red hot home of the passionate Carmen in Seville. There is truly so much to see and explore, so do consider driving to Puebla Aida as this is a journey to be enjoyed time and again and every trip will be different… but please don’t tell too many people!
An Owner at Puebla Aida
More information about Brittany Ferries, and to view their latest deals visit their website: http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ferry-routes/ferries-spain/plymouth-santander