I want to drive from Barcelona to Madrid (Around 600kms) this december.
- Is it beautiful?
- What are the safe car hiring options for foreigners?
Two years ago I drove from Madrid to Barcelona. I didn't rent a car, but used my own. However, I can add some hints:
'Beautiful' is relative, but if you take the highway, well, it's a highway.
Spain ain't, say, the Central African Republic, so, car hire is a pretty boring (and safe) business. All the regular players are available in Barcelona. I recommend booking through 3clickcarhire. They tend to give decent deals. This September, I also rented a car through 3clickcarhire in Barcelona, the provider being Budget Rent-a-car, where the cost of renting the car was pleasantly low and service good. Do realise that Spain has plenty of (sometimes expensive!) toll roads.