Spain is a diverse country sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the country with the third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy and China. It is considered an exotic country in Europe due to its friendly inhabitants, relaxed lifestyle, its cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and world-famous folklore and festivities.
Divided into autonomous regions, each with their own government and often with an entirely different character, sometimes also different languages.
There are 15 regions on the Spanish mainland with the Balearic Islands and Canary islands bringing the total to 17. The goal of this challenge will be to experience each region and enjoy everything Spain has to offer!
To complete this travel challenge you must have visited all 17 Regions and completed one activity in each. Driving or public transport through a Region does not count. The activity could range from a hike, an organised tour, visiting a church, viewing a festival or simply exploring a town in the region walking around and having food and drinks. There is no time limit on this challenge, it can take a couple of months backpacking or over years of short trips or weekends if you live in Spain.
The 17 regions to visit:
- Balearic Islands
- Basque Country
- Canary Islands
- Castilla La Mancha
- Castilla y Leon
- La Rioja