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The Camino del Norte is often said to be a more authentic pilgrim experience than it's sister walk, the Camino Frances. The route is a lot quieter and a lot more challenging, but the rewards make it well worth it. Some of the most amazing cities in Spain, not often visited by tourists, some of the worlds finest cuisine and a really strong bond between pilgrims on the route, combine to make this trip one to treasure.
There are so many different sides to this trip, whether you just want to explore the dynamic first section from San Sebastian to Bilbao, the final section from Ribadeo to Santiago, or immerse yourself in the north of Spain and walk the full route.
We offer five different self guided stages of the Camino del Norte in Northern Spain, but we can change this to tailor the trip to your exact needs.
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Walk the first stage of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao, passing through charming seaside villages and then into the mountains and through historic towns.Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Walk the third stage of the Camino del Norte, from Santander to Gijón. This stage takes you through Cantabria and Asturias, with their wild coastal vistas, fantastic seafood and local cider, this section has much to offer.Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights
Walk the second stage of the Camino del Norte, from Bilbao to Santander. Walk along the unspoiled north coast of Spain, through fishing villages and stunning forest and take in the two beautiful cities that bookend this trip.Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Walk the Camino del Norte in it's entirety, from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela. This tough, but rewarding trip across the north coast of Spain is a more authentic pilgrim experience than the Camino Frances.Duration: 41 Days & 40 Nights
The first two stages of the Camino del Norte takes you from San Sebastián along the north coast of Spain, to Santander. This is a dramatic and sometimes challenging route and one which more accurately reflects the true pilgrim experience.Duration: 14 Days & 13 Nights
The fourth stage of the Camino del Norte takes you from the Asturian town of Gijón to the Galician town of Ribadeo. This section is packed full of history, from the prehistoric to the founding of America all tied together with amazing coastal scenery, food and wine.Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Walking the last 2 stages of the Camino del Norte takes you from Gijón on the Asturian coast, through the Galician mountains to the stunning Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela where you can hand over your Pilgrims Passport and receive your Compostela certificate.Duration: 18 Days & 17 Nights
The final walk into Santiago de Compostela is a wonderful experience and to travel there through the mountains of Galicia makes the arrival even more rewarding. Stunning scenery and a much more peaceful journey to Santiago makes this section a classic.Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights