22 Blackpitts, Dublin 8

580€

Renowned as the Camino for food lovers, the Camino del Norte is the perfect balance of trails and tasty tapas. Rove through the Basque Country, famed for its fantastic food and rich culture, via beautiful sandy beaches and craggy bays, stopping in quaint seaside towns for the night.

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Walk 112 km from Bilbao to Santander

This section of the Camino del Norte starts in the Basque city of Bilbao and finishes in the picturesque port city of Santander, in Cantabria.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Holiday Pack and maps
  • All accommodation with private bathroom
  • 24/7 support
  • GPS data files

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    Darrell, United States – Camino Norte Exceeded Expectations “If you ever want experience the Camino, CaminoWays is the partner you want. They organized our group of 12 perfectly. The accommodations exceeded our expectations, the food was top notch and the transportation arrangements were spot on! All of that combined to make our pilgrimage a stress free, enjoyable experience for everyone in our group which ranged in age from 17-75.”
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You arrive in Bilbao.
After your night in Bilbao, you will resume following the Camino de Santaigo trail as it leaves Bilbao. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and travels along a peaceful route on the banks of the Cadagua River. You will cross the famous ‘Devils’s Bridge’ before arriving at the Hermitage of Santa Águeda. After this, there is a steep climb to the small town of Barakaldo before arriving in Portugalete via a path along the banks of the Galindo River.
After your night in Portugalete, the Camino, continues along the beautiful rocky coastline. At La Arena you will cross the wonderful beach of fine red sand. There are some steep little climbs as you hug the coast on your way to Castro Urdiales. Castro Urdiales has a good mix of modern and medieval architecture and as you enter the town you will pass the bullring and the beach.
After spending the night in Castro Urdiales, the Camino will take you along the breathtaking coastal cliffs of the Cantabrian Sea, passing a medieval castle/lighthouse along the way. You will also pass the Chapel of Santa Isabel and also the Church of La Magdalena on the way to Liendo. Here you are presented with two route options for the rest of the stage to Laredo. You can either take one route across the valley, passing the Church of Nuestra Senora de Liendo in Hazas or you can take the alternative route, climbing to the Chapel of San Julián on the way to Laredo. Laredo itself is famous for its magnificent beaches, energetic atmosphere and the medieval quarter (Puebla Vieja).
After your night in Laredo, your walk today will be mainly flat but with scenery that is nonetheless fantastic. From Laredo, get the ferry to Santoña, before continuing along the coastal path to Noja (14km).
Alternatively from Laredo you have the option to follow the inland route which is a bit more challenging (23km) but equally as beautiful. Pass through the towns of Colindres, Escalante and Barrio de Castillo where you can take in the beautiful views of the mountains and the coast before reaching Noja.

NB. If you wish to continue along the coastal trail to Noja it is important to take into account the ferry operating hours or any seasonal disruption before you leave Laredo which could impact the service and influence your choice of route.
After your night in Noja you will continue to San Miguel de Meruelo. In Bareyo you will find the magnificent Romanesque Church of Santa María. From Galizano to Somo, you can either take a straight road into town (saving 2km) or follow the coastline which is a longer option but very scenic. To reach the final destination of Santander, you can take a traditional boat called ‘Pedreñera’ across the bay (saving you approximately 3.5km), from the village of Somo (Not included, 2Eur, www.losreginas.com/). The capital of Cantabria, Santander is an elegant city with plenty of beaches, parks, nature, architecture and great food.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 7 days - 6 nights
Maximum number of people: Unlimited
Location: Spain, Northern Way
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Caminoways  is a certified and officially registered tour agency (Greenlife Tours Ltd Travel Agent’s Licence No. TA 0756) and operates in Spain according to the local laws.

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  • Email: info@caminoways.com
  • Phone: 0035315252886
  • Home Airport: Dublin
  • Address: 22 Blackpitts, Dublin 8, Ireland, Dublin

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    Darrell, United States – Camino Norte Exceeded Expectations “If you ever want experience the Camino, CaminoWays is the partner you want. They organized our group of 12 perfectly. The accommodations exceeded our expectations, the food was top notch and the transportation arrangements were spot on! All of that combined to make our pilgrimage a stress free, enjoyable experience for everyone in our group which ranged in age from 17-75.”
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