The home of tapas, fiestas and flamenco, Spain attracts tourists and travellers with its wonderful food and produce, its sunny, sandy coasts, and cosmopolitan cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. Wherever you’re headed, let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Spain and travel worry-free.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds.
Price: One way shipping from £29.99!
Shipping times: 4 working days
Flights: Flights to Spain usually take about two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Spain. Major gateways on the mainland include Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Malaga.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens are not required to have a visa to travel to Spain. Other nationalities however may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Spain has two time zones. Spain mainly uses Central European Time, GMT+1, on the mainland and Central European Summer Time, GMT+2, in the Peninsular Spain.
Packing for Spain
Travelling to Spain for the summer? Don’t forget sun cream, sunglasses and a sun hat, as temperatures regularly exceed 35C especially on the Balearic or Canary Islands. It’s also a good idea to bring some long-sleeved shirts to protect your arms. If you’re planning a beach holiday, don’t forget your swimming kit, your beach towel and some games – whether you want to paddle around in an inflatable or play cricket on the beach, Luggage Mule’s Spain luggage shipping service gives you plenty of space to pack whatever you need.
While Spain is mostly dry, you’ll need to be prepared for rainfall in certain parts of the country, particularly Andalucía, the Galician region in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, and parts of north Navarra.
Ship your bike to Spain
Spain has a rich history of cycling, and is home to La Vuelta, one of the most prestigious races in the world. Every region of Spain has something to offer the visiting cyclist. In Andalucía, the 2,000km TransAndalus trail is a popular route for mountain bikers, offering charming remote villages, spectacular views and thigh-burning climbs in the Sierra Nevada range. In Alicante, the 26km ride from San Juan beach to El Campello village is a perfect scenic option for casual cyclists. In the north, the Picos de Europa offer some of the best cycling in Europe. It’s rocky mountains and rolling landscapes offer a unique adventure often overlooked by many cycling enthusiast.
While most cyclists will want to head to the countryside, there’s something to be said for exploring Spanish cities by bike too. Barcelona boasts an extensive and safe network of cycle lanes, so you can explore the city’s countless sights and charming outlying neighbourhoods at your leisure. Whatever your preference, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Spain securely and at reasonable rates, so it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
Ship your golfing gear to Spain
Spain has a great climate for golf. Some of the country’s best golfing can be found in the famous Costa del Sol in the south, so you can pair a golf trip with some time on the beach. There are also notable courses around the capital Madrid, including Club Golf La Moraleja, Club de Campo Villa de Madrid and Golf Santander. But it’s the Costa Blanca region that is the jewel in Spain’s golfing crown, with over fifteen courses all within a two-hour drive of Alicante, including Alicante Golf in Playa de San Juan, designed by the legend Seve Ballesteros. Let Luggage Mule ship your golf equipment to Spain for you, saving you time at the airport and helping you make the most of the country’s legendary courses.
What to ship home from Spain
If you’re a fashion fan, you’ll love the shopping in Barcelona and Madrid. Some of Europe’s most famous brands are Spanish, including Adolfo Dominguez, Desigual, Hoss Intropia and Custo Barcelona for clothing; Tous and Carrera y Carrera for jewelry; and Vialis for footwear. It’s also a pleasure browsing trinkets and antiques in the flea markets of Madrid, such as the Calle Ribera de Curtidores, which takes place every Sunday. For upmarket shopping in Madrid, try Calle Claudio Coello and Calle Lagasca.
Away from the two cities, popular souvenirs include ceramics from Seville and southern Spain, porcelain figurines known as ‘Lladro’ from Valencia and swords from Toledo. With a generous 30kg allowance, our Spain luggage shipping service allows you to splash out on gifts and souvenirs and have it all delivered right to your door.