Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Honeymoon in April-May 2017: Spain or Greece?
  2. 2 Scotland better in July or Aug/Sept?
  3. 3 Engadine Valley help
  4. 4 Amsterdam and Beyond - 7 Days
  5. 5 Itinerary Help - One week between Sicily and Rome
  6. 6 Northern Italy 11 days Milan in/out
  7. 7 Andalusia March 2 - March 11 Barcelona to Lisbon
  8. 8 How much time to allow between arrival at CDG and train departure?
  9. 9 Honeymoon in Greece
  10. 10 Trip Report Italy for Christmas Week
  11. 11 A Month stay in Southern France
  12. 12 Shoes in Scotland
  13. 13 Please recommend an honest car rental service in Romania
  14. 14 Enough time to make connection at CDG?
  15. 15 Question about Half Fare Cards
  16. 16 First-ish Trip To UK Itinerary Suggestions?
  17. 17 Train or car rental: Venice to Pisa
  18. 18 Trip Report A Week In Athens - Trip Report
  19. 19 Portugal with large family
  20. 20 8 Days in Rome in March 2017 - planning thread
  21. 21 restaurants in Marais district
  22. 22 Sicily
  23. 23 Road trip from Barcelona to Rome (1st time in Europe)
  24. 24 Palazzo Ravizza or Il Battistero-Siena?
  25. 25 Guided Group Tour of Italy--opinions please
View next 25 » Back to the top

driving route from Barcelona to San Sebastian in May - via France?

Jump to last reply

Thanks in part to my trusted Fodorites, we *loved* our first trip to Spain 2 years ago - through Andalusia - so we are headed back to see and experience Barcelona and parts northern in early to mid-May... We start with a week in Barcelona (we like to pretend we're locals & hang out/not get bogged down by sprint-checking the boxes on sightseeing), 5 nights in San Sebastian and 2 in Bilbao (we fly out of Bilbao). I thought it would be nice to do a leisurely drive from Barca to SS, stopping for a night on the way, but am torn between doing this through Spain (have thoughts of going through Huesca, Jaca, Pamplona & the Baztan valley) *OR* going through France - perhaps 1) going north from Barca to Girona... or 2) maybe W from Barca and up through Huesca and Jaca to the Tena Valley, then to Cauterets, Pau (and/or Pont d'Espagne).
Would love suggestions on this - we're definitely on the fence as to whether we want to stay on the Spanish side or venture into France (v foreign territory for us - although this seems like a great excuse as I'd like get the hubs more interested in seeing France). And some variety from what we'll see in Barcelona & SS (and what we saw in Andalusia) are welcome.

Would love advice on the route(s) we should consider, and why. The drive will take place the 18/19th of May - is weather a concern in the mountains at this time? FYI, we plan to keep the car for at least a few days while in SS to do some day trips, so I'd anticipate saving Ainsa, Espellette & other Pays Basque destinations while we stay in SS (vs. en route from Barca).

Thank you in advance!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement