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Hi! We’re Juan, Flor, Benja and Feli, an Argentine-Spanish family of travellers and “materos”, and this is our travel blog, with destinations and routes around the world.
We want you to get behind the wheel and hit the road thanks to the information for travelling alone, as a couple and as a family that you’ll find here: everything you need to make planning your trip easy, enjoyable and complete!
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More than 60 countries visited and a 14-month trip as a couple
Off-the-beaten-path and non-traditional destinations
Fans of “routes” around the world
Making a constant change in our lives
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“La Materita”, the weekly newsletter of Ruta del Mate
A meeting point to inspire us to travel more and better. A space for the exchange of travel experiences. Why weekly? Because we have to keep the focus on what is important: to travel, to distract us from everyday life, to encourage us to plan a getaway, to get to know a new place through an email and to be grateful for what we have known so far.
- Your trip in our newsletter (write to us!)
- Interesting travel news
- Reflections and debates
- Some of our news
- The latest articles published
- Resources and interesting offers for your trip
Take a look at the latest articles published on the blog…
…perhaps your next destination is here.
The Best Swiss Alps Tours, the Must-Sees
Best Swiss Alps Tours: mountains reaching over 4,000 meters high, viewpoints, forests and alpine villages, crystal clear lakes and many ski resorts.
The Best Things to Do in Gijon in 2 Days
A visit to the largest city in Asturias is a must on any tour of the region. Located on the shores of the Bay of Biscay, discover the best things to do in Gijón in 2 days, from long beaches, a beautiful historic centre and viewpoints to excellent gastronomy. (more…)
Road Trip in Asturias in 7 Days, the Best Itinerary
Asturias has it all: charming rural and coastal villages, national parks, mountains, lots of greenery and beautiful beaches. Let’s discover all these gems on a road trip in Asturias in 7 days. (more…)
Visit the Covadonga Lakes and the Sanctuary
A trip to Asturias cannot be complete without a visit the Covadonga lakes and the Sanctuary, located in the Picos de Europa National Park. Surrounded by mountains and lots of greenery, it is worth a whole day. (more…)
The Best Things to Do in Asturias in 4 Days
If you are thinking about a trip to the region of Asturias, where there are plenty of fishing villages, mountains, green landscapes and exquisite gastronomy, we have prepared this article about things to do in Asturias in 4 days. (more…)
Things to Do in Santander in One Day, Essentials
Get to know the main things to do in Santander in one day, the beautiful capital of Cantabria by the sea. (more…)
Visit the Castle of Belmonte, a World Medieval Castle
All the information you need to visit the castle of Belmonte, this 15th century jewel of La Mancha which is well worth a visit.
Quixote Route by Car, the Most Beautiful Villages
We suggest that you travel part the Quixote Route by car through the most beautiful villages of Castile-La Mancha, discovering the places where Cervantes found inspiration for his work. (more…)
The Essential Road Trip in Basque Country
The best road trip in Basque Country, an itinerary that will take you along the Cantabrian coast, through dreamlike landscapes.