With some terrific day trip options available in the surrounding area, having your own car makes good sense. Without one, it wouldn’t be half as easy to soak up all that Astorga, 28 miles away, has to offer. Explore the area beginning with Astorga Cathedral, City Hall and Museo del Chocolate. Don’t forget about Sahagun either! Just 34 miles away, Santuario de la Peregrina, San Pedro de las Dueñas Monastery and San Tirso Church are must-sees here.
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Some people find ducking in and out of traffic in big cities challenging. In a small vehicle like a compact or economy, getting around Leon will be a cinch. Prefer to spend your days discovering the surrounding cliffs? Take a look at our wide range of SUVs. With plenty of space and oomph under the hood, these larger vehicles will make those scenic drives even more unforgettable. Ticking off all the activities and attractions that Leon is renowned for has never been easier with your own wheels.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes finding the right car important. If you’re planning an amazing road trip around Leon, a roomy SUV could be a good choice. If you want the cheapest possible price and plan on doing a lot of city driving, a budget compact is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what’s the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.
There’s adventure around every bend in Leon. And with your own ride, you’ll discover it more easily. Make your excursion to this city a safe and enjoyable one with these helpful hints:
In Leon, you’ll have to keep on the right side. When road-tripping someplace new, it’s always a smart idea to rent a car with automatic transmission. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and save worrying about gear changes.
It’s relatively easy to find a car space in Leon, although you might struggle to secure a spot in the busier streets. Booking a hotel that has parking included will make things easier.
As the population of Leon is about 134,300, you shouldn’t encounter too much trouble with traffic congestion. That being said, downtown streets usually get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Speed limits vary in the city of Leon, but generally range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 50km/h unless stated otherwise.
Generally, your car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Alternatively, they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Leon, and you may also be hit with a fine for simply holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you stay focused on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Leon, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Planning to have a couple of glasses of wine over lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
No, it’s not. In Leon, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When nearing traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
Seat belts are compulsory in Leon. However, the rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.