5 reasons to go for a drive in Andalucía.

No 4) B​uy a drink and you get free food...

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1​) Roads

W​ithout a doubt Spain is home to some of the best, and worst, roads in the world. Fantastic motorways with silky smooth tarmac (asphalt for our colonial cousins,) huge bridges, tunnels and some fantastic fast mountain passes. Best of all, hardly any traffic. Spain actually has the third longest road network in the world, and with Andalucía covering almost a fifth of the country there's something for everyone! Don't believe me? Well Porsche Experience run a driving experience there twice a year...

I​ can hear the gear changes....

I​ can hear the gear changes....

2​) Scenery

Thought all that Spain had to offer was beaches? Well you couldn't be more wrong! As well as the famously overcrowded coast, Andalucía offers all of Spain's landscapes in one place. Snow capped mountains, dramatic gorges, raging rivers, olive groves and vineyards that stretch as far as one's eye can see, idyllic mountain villages with white houses, vast fortresses and Europe's only desert - the Tabernas desert. It's so good Porsche used it as the backdrop for the Turbo S advert.

S​now capped mountains, sunshine, vineyards and olive groves, what else do you need?

S​now capped mountains, sunshine, vineyards and olive groves, what else do you need?

3​) The chance to spy upcoming models...

D​ue to it's unique geography and climate, Andalucía is used as a test bed for every single car brand you can think of! They can go from 50 degrees Celsius in the desert to 5/6 degrees at the top of the Sierra Nevada in an hour. The test drivers are usually quite chatty as well, whilst chatting to a Lamborghini driver (Urus towing a trailer for brake testing) I found out that in all the test drivers opinions, Porsche make the best brakes in the business!

Y​es, that is an AMG GT R.....

Y​es, that is an AMG GT R.....

4​) Culture

Andalucía presents a heady mix of architecture, cuisine and tradition unlike anywhere else on Earth. Throughout it's long and often bloody history it has been part of both the Roman and Ottoman Empire whilst its stunning mediterrean coastline and proximity to North Africa have ensured trade with its many neighbours. Quite a mixing pot as you can imagine! My personal suggestion is to visit Granada and enjoy an ice cold cerveza alongside complimentary tapas under the walls of the Moorish Place-Fortress, the Alhambra. Andalucía is also the birth place of all things Spanish, most importantly bullfighting and flamenco. Plenty to do on days that you don't want to spend in the car! Did I mention that whenever you buy a drink you get free food...

5​) The sunset.

I​'ve been fortunate to travel a lot, but so far I haven't found a sunset to rival the one you watch every evening, anywhere in Andalucía. Definitely #instaworthy

P​ossibly one of the best driving locations in Europe.

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Comments (1)

  • Great write up! Any hidden gems I must know about? We're also planning a road trip next year!

      5 days ago
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