My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Spain at the tail end of August (yes, we know it'll be hot, but it's the only time we have available what with work schedules and grad school). We did N. Italy last year and found driving was absolutely the way to go. We both love wine and food, thus getting to some of the more remote locales (including wineries) is paramount.
We'd like to fly into Madrid and make a circle NE (Priorat, Barcelona) to the Basque region, the NW (Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra) and down to the Sherry triangle.
Does anyone have any driving tips (or alternate travel suggestions), etc. for our travel? And places we absolutely must eat, drink or see?