Our point of departure is the stage of the Spanish GP, the Jerez circuit, where we will be heading north, towards Cáceres. Our destination is the Motorland Aragón circuit and, to get there, we will be taking the famed "silver route". Of Roman origin, the construction of this road connecting Andalusia and Asturias began in 1 BC. The first stop we must make is undoubtedly Seville, where one may enjoy sites as renowned as La Giralda, Plaza de España, and the neighbourhood of Triana.
Depending on whether we prefer driving on the motorway or on national roads, we will be leaving Seville to take the A-66 or N-630, northbound, towards Mérida. A great many Roman ruins, as well as the Ribera del Guadiana wine region, are sure to meet us along the way. We will end the day at Cáceres, where we can treat ourselves to the city's legendary cuisine, trying the Torta del Casar cheese or world-renowned Iberian ham.
Leaving from Extremadura's capital down the A-58/A-5 or the N-521/N-5, we make our first stop at the municipality of Navalmoral de la Mata. Here, we can find two reservoirs that spill into the Tajo river: Almaraz and Valdecañas. We continue east, crossing Talavera de la Reina and, if we so choose, taking a detour to pass through Toledo. For the time being, our destination is Spain's capital, Madrid, where we are sure to be treated to many cultural activities. If we're not too road-weary, however, we could always make a stop at the classic Jarama circuit and do a few laps before heading towards Alcañiz.
We'll take the A-2 in a north-eastern direction, until we reach Alcolea del Pinar, where we will get off the motorway to head down the N-211. Here, we can visit the Barranco del Río Dulce natural park or the Hoz cave. Continuing down N-211, we will take a moment to stop in Molina, to see the old town and the largest castle in Guadalajara. Finally, if we continue on our way, we will eventually reach Alcañiz, home to the permanent Aragón MotorLand racetrack. We should, however, also take a moment to appreciate everything else the locality has to offer, starting with its picturesque old town.
We continue on our way, on course for Montmeló, to the north, heading in the direction of Lérida, where we must make a stopover at the Mitjana park. The park is made up of 90 hectares of poplars, ash trees, and willows, all nourished by the Segre river. If you absolutely need more speed, you should also visit the Roda Roda museum, where you'll be greeted by a huge variety of vehicles, motorcycles, and models.
Other interesting stops along the way are the Pla del Aigua underground water reservoir and the Water Museum. If we continue east, we will eventually reach Cervera, Marc Márquez's native town, where we can visit the racer's museum and, if we're lucky, perhaps even cross paths with him!
Setting the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as our destination, we will head down the C-25 or take the winding N-141 to reach Calaf. There, we can drive up to the medieval town of Prades, founded in 987. If you'd rather not stop, don't think twice about going up the Castelltallat mountain range, which offers impressive landscapes and magnificent, winding paths. Our path leads to Manresa and, putting the city behind us, we will continue down this impressive route to the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac natural park.
If we would rather take a quicker and quieter route, we can opt for the motorway instead. Whatever we decide to do, we will take the Tarrasa exit and immediately set a direct course to the MotoGP circuit we know so well: Montmeló.
Once we've reached the province of Barcelona, we can always make a stop at the capital and enjoy this sunny, coastal metropolis. Our path, however, takes us south, in the direction of the circuit Comunitat Valenciana of Ricardo Tormo. That said, we absolutely cannot leave without first visiting Deltebtre, on the Ebro river delta.
There, we can visit the gorge of the Migjorn, once the mouth of the largest river in our country. The delta holds impressive landscapes we cannot miss and, if we're not in much of a hurry, we can even climb up to the Fangar lighthouse.
We head down to Valencia on the AP-7, leaving behind Catalunya and crossing the localities of Peñiscola and Oropesa, with their sun-drenched beaches and many cultural activities. Putting the coast behind us, we will pass by Castellón de la Plana and, with a bit of time, could go deeper into the province, to discover the hidden treasures of the Espadán mountain range .
Another option is to continue south, making a stop at Vall de Uxó, where we can take in the picturesque caves of San José and the longest navigable river in all of Europe. After treating ourselves to these natural wonders, there is nothing left for us to do but resume our journey, in the direction of Cheste, to end our trip exactly where the World Championship calendar comes to its conclusion.
Reaching this point, we will have more than 1700 kilometres of unforgettable memories and moments to look back on.