Camino del Norte

Self Guided Tour - 5 Stages

The Northern Route is a beautiful walk along the Cantabrian Sea coast where charming fishing villages, beautiful seaside resorts, the rugged peaks of the Picos de Europa and classic towns, rich in art and history, line the route.
Sections were used by Christian pilgrims who arrived at Spanish northern ports by sea to make their way to the shrine of St James. This coastal route is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the French Route of the Camino de Santiago with cooling breezes in summer, dramatic landscapes and sandy beaches.

There is an option at Gijon to join the CAMINO PRIMITIVO ROUTE where roads and pathways are quieter and the countryside of Galicia and Asturias changes to a more lush green dotted with characterful stone villages and ecclesiastical monuments and buildings

 

Stage 1 - San Sebastian - Bilbao 8 Days / 7 Nights

Walking - average 22 km per day (4-5 hrs)

Day 1: Arrive San Sebastián.

Day 2: San Sebastián‐Getaria

Day 3: Getaria‐Deba

Day 4: Deba‐Markina

Day 5: Markina‐Gernika

Day 6: Gernika‐Lezama

Day 7: Lezama‐Bilbao

Day 8: Bilbao - arrangements end

Stage 1 - Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

High Season:  03-12 April and 1 July-15 September 2020

2020: Double / Twin Share €719, High Season surcharge €78
Single Room Supplement €223, High Season supplement €263
Solo traveller €1048, High Season supplement €52
Dinner Supplement (6 Dinners) €165

 

Stage 2 - Bilbao - Santander 8 Days / 7 Nights

Walking - average 23 km per day (4-5 hrs)

Day 1: Arrive Bilbao

Day 2: Bilbao ‐ Portugalete

Day 3: Portugalete ‐ Castro Urdiales

Day 4: Castro Urdiales ‐ Liendo

Day 5: Liendo ‐ Noja (+ boat trip)

Day 6: Noja ‐ Galizano

Day 7: Galizano - Santander

Day 8: Santander - arrangements end

Stage 2 - Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

High Season:  03-12 April and 1 July-15 September 2020

2020: Double / Twin Share €725, High Season surcharge €195
Single Room Supplement €261, High Season single supplement €91
Solo traveller €1090, High Season supplement €102
Dinner Supplement (7 Dinners) €198

 

Stage 3 - Santander - Gijon 11 Days / 10 Nights

Walking - average 20 km per day (4-5 hrs)

Day 1: Arrive Santander

Day 2: Transfer by road Santander – Ermita and walk to Santillana

Day 3: Santillana del Mar ‐ Comillas

Day 4: Comillas ‐ San Vicente de la Barquera

Day 5: San Vicente de la Barquera‐Bustio

Day 6: Bustio ‐ Llanes

Day 7: Llanes ‐ Ribadesella

Day 8: Ribadesella ‐ Colunga

Day 9: Colunga ‐ Villaviciosa

Day 10: Villaviciosa ‐ Gijón

Day 11: Gijón - arrangements end

Optional Route: Join the beautiful 'Camino Primitivo' Route to Santiago de Compostela

Take the train or bus from Gijon to Oviedo (29 km) where it commences. This route is moderate to challenging walking so distances are longer with long ascents and descents . (Trip notes available – please enquire)

Stage 3 - Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

High Season:  03-12 April and 1 July-15 September 2020

2020: Double / Twin Share €920, High Season surcharge €265
Single Room Supplement €271, High Season single supplement €138
Solo traveller €1338, High Season supplement €130
Dinner Supplement (9 Dinners) €160

 

Stage 4 - Gijon - Ribadeo 9 Days / 8 Nights

Walking - average 22 km per day (4-5 hrs)

Day 1: Arrive Gijón

Day 2: Gijón ‐ Avilés

Day 3: Avilés ‐ Cudillero

Day 4: Cudillero ‐ Ballota

Day 5: Ballota ‐ Luarca

Day 6: Luarca ‐ Navia

Day 7: Navia ‐ Tapia

Day 8: Tapia - Ribadeo

Day 9: Ribadeo - arrangements end

Stage 4 - Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

High Season:  03-12 April and 1 July-15 September 2020

2020: Double / Twin Share €647, High Season surcharge €105
Single Room Supplement €178, High Season single supplement €227
Solo traveller €898, High Season supplement €55
Dinner Supplement (8 Dinners) €158

 

Stage 5 - Ribadeao - Santiago de Compostela 11 Days / 10 Nights

Walking - average 20 km per day (4-5 hrs)

Day 1: Arrive Ribadeo

Day 2: Ribadeo ‐ Villamartín Grande then return transfer by road to Ribadeo

Day 3: Transfer by road to Ribadeo‐Villamartín Grande and walk to Mondoñedo

Day 4: Mondoñedo ‐ Abadín. Circuit walk with afternoon transfer to Mondoñedo

Day 5: Transfer by road to Mondoñedo‐Abadín and walk to Vilalba

Day 6: Walk Vilalba to Sta Leocadia then road transfer to Reguela

Day 7: Transfer by road Reguela to Sta Leocadia and walk to Sobrado dos Monxes.  Transfer back to Requela.

Day 8: Transfer to Sobrado dos Monxes and walk to Arzúa

Day 9: Arzúa ‐ Rúa

Day 10: Rúa‐Santiago de Compostela

Day 11: Santiago de Compostela - arrangements end

Stage 5 - Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

High Season:  03-12 April and 1 July-15 September 2020

2020: Double / Twin Share €825, High season surcharge €101
Single Room Supplement €206, High season supplement €230
Solo traveller €1254, High season supplement €23
Dinner Supplement (10 Dinners) €185

 

Terrain

Demanding - energetic – a good level of fitness required. Although the route runs parallel to the sea it crosses inland for many kilometres in some parts. There are river crossings with some steep ascents and descents which are rewarded with tremendous views. Walking is mostly on pathways with some road walking similar to the French Route.

Meals

Breakfast daily, dinner supplements available

Schedule

2020: Start any day year round.

High season: Easter 03-12 April and 1 July – 15 September, 2020.

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