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Camino del Norte

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42 Days & 41 Nights
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Camino del Norte

  • A dramatic, more challenging pilgrim route to Santiago
  • San Sebastian, a gastronomic experience fit for any foodies
  • The art and architecture of the Guggenheim in Bilbao
  • The contrast of quiet fishing villages and modern cities
  • Gaining your Compostela in Santiago
A dramatic and sometimes challenging route to Santiago, this Camino more accurately reflects the true pilgrim experience. Taking you from San Sebastian along the north coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the route alternates between dramatic coast, rugged Galician mountains and some of the best cities in Spain. We offer the Camino del Norte in five sections of roughly a week each. Walk just one section, perhaps the last one to Santiago to gain your Compostela, or combine two or more sections for a longer pilgrimage.


Day 1: Arrival in San Sebastián Day 2: Walk to Getaria 16.5 miles / 27 km Day 3: Walk to Deba 11 miles / 18 km Day 4 Walk to Markina 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 5 Walk to Gernika 15.5 miles / 25 km Day 6: Walk to Lezama 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 7: Walk to Bilbao 7 miles / 11 km Day 8: Rest day in Bilbao Day 9: Walk to Portugalete 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 10: Walk to Castro Urdiales 16.5 miles / 26.4 km Day 11: Walk to Liendo 15 miles / 24 km Day 12: Walk to Noja 13.5 miles / 21.5 km Day 13 Walk to Galizano 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 14: Walk to Santander 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 15: Rest Day in Santander Day 16: Taxi to Ermita Virgen del Monte and walk to Santillana 13 miles / 21 km Day 17: Walk to Mar-Comillas 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 18: Walk to San Vicente de la Barquera 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 19: Walk to Bustio 9.5 miles / 15.5 km Day 20: Walk to Llanes 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 21: Walk to Ribadesella 19.5 miles / 31.5 km Day 22: Walk to Colunga 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 23: Walk to Villaviciosa 11 miles / 18 km Day 24: Walk to Gijón 17 miles / 27.5 km Day 25 Rest Day in Gijon Day 26: Walk to Avilés 16 miles / 25.5 km Day 27: Walk to Cudillero 17.5 miles / 28 km Day 28: Walk to Ballota 15 miles / 24 km Day 29: Walk to Luarca 14 miles / 22.5 km Day 30 Walk to Navia 13 miles / 20.5 km Day 31: Taxi Transfer to La Caridad and walk to Ribadeo 13.5 miles / 21.5 km Day 32: Rest Day in Ribadeo Day 33: Walk to Villamartin Grande. Taxi Transfer to Ribadeo 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 34: Taxi Transfer Ribadeo‐Villamartín Grande and walk to Mondoñedo 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 35: Walk to Abadín. Taxi Transfer to Mondoñedo 10 miles / 16.5 km Day 36: Taxi Transfer Mondoñedo‐Abadín and walk to Vilalba 13 miles / 21 km Day 37: Walk to Vilalba-Seixón. Taxi Transfer to Regüela 16.5 miles / 26.5 km Day 38: Taxi Transfer Regüela‐ Vilalba-Seixón and walk to Sobrado dos Monxes 20 miles / 32 km Day 39: Transfer to Sobrado dos Monxes/Walk to Arzúa 14 miles / 22.5 km Day 40: Walk to Rúa 12 miles / 19 km Day 41: Walk to Santiago de Compostela 13 miles / 21 km Day 42: Onward Travel from Santiago de Compostela

This trip has a carbon score of 10kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 10kg is equivalent to 18 lattes. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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