Irún to Santiago


Discover one of the most scenic and oldest routes on the Camino the Santiago: the Full Northern Way. Enjoy the incredible scenery along the sea and its energy. Meet many pilgrims from all over the world and learn from their stories. Try the delicious gastronomy through the Basque countries, Asturia and Galicia. Make it to Santiago during a full month walk and rediscover yourself.


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The Northern Way- Whole Walking Tour 2019

The Northern Way, whose origins goes back to the X century, is as old as the French Way.

It’s one of the most famous Camino de Santiago routes and it was used from many monarchs and monks used this way to arrive in Santiago de Compostela.

Did you know that also Saint Francis of Assisi followed this path from Oviedo in 1214 to arrive in Santiago?

The Northern way extends for over 800 km length but if you have one week holiday, there is also an alternative that allows you to walk only the last 100 km from Vilalba to Santiago.


The Northern Way starting from Irún, is the second longest Jacobean route, after the Via de la Plata.

Due to its very difficult hiking level (especially in the Basque Country), the Northern Way is considered to be the most challenging Camino Ways.

The effort on doing this route is well worth because of its beautiful scenery. This walk combines mountains, sea, natural wonders and unique cities such as Bilbao, Oviedo, Gijón, Mondoñedo…


Please see below the standard itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Irún, starting point of the Northern Way.

Day 2: Irún – San Sebastián (26 km)

Day 3: San Sebastián – Zarautz (18 km)

Day 4: Zarautz – Deba (24 km)

Day 5: Deba – Markina Xemein (23 km)
Day 6: Markina – Gernika (25 km)
Day 7: Gernika – Lezama (21 km)
Day 8: Lezama – Bilbao (11 km)
Day 9: Bilbao – Portugalete (10 km)
Day 10: Portugalete – Castro Urdiales (29 km)
Day 11: Castro Urdiales – Laredo (30 km)
Day 12: Laredo – Guemes (29 km)
Day 13: Guemes – Santander (17 km)
Day 14: Santander – Arce (27 km)
Day 15: Arce – Santillana del Mar (23 km)
Day 16: Santillana del Mar – Comillas (23 km)
Day 17: Comillas – Colombres (28 km)
Day 18: Colombres – Llanes (23 km)
Day 19: Llanes – Ribadesella (30 km)
Day 20: Ribadesella – Colunga (21 km)
Day 21: Colunga – Villaviciosa (17 km)
Day 22: Villaviciosa – Gijón (30 km)
Day 23: Gijón – Avilés (24 km)
Day 24: Avilés – El Pito (28 km)
Day 25: El Pito – Ballota (25 km)
Day 26: Ballota – Luarca (22 km)
Day 27: Luarca – Navia (22 km)
Day 28: Navia – Ribadeo (31 km)
Day 29: Ribadeo – Vilanova de Lourenzá (27 km)
Day 30: Vilanova de Lourenzá – Abadín (25 km)
Day 31: Abadín – Vilaba (20 km)
Day 32: Vilalba – Baamonde (20 km)
Day 33: Baamonde – Miraz (15 km)
Day 34: Miraz – Sobrado dos Monxes (22 km)
Day 35: Sobrado dos Monxes – Arzúa (21 km)
Day 36: Arzúa – O Pedrouzo (19 km)

Day 37: O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (20 km)

Day 38: Check out Santiago de Compostela


Our itineraries include:

-Private accommodation ensuite

-Breakfast every morning

-Dinners (except in some stages)

-Luggage transfer from town to town

-Pilgrim Passports

-Walking notes

-24/7 phone assistance

As the local Camino experts, we will assist you in making the most of this genuine experience. Do not worry about the logistics, just concentrate on enjoying the walk!

Need more?

Contact Galiwonders or call:

From US: +1 2319302575

From ES: +34 981307584

From UK: +44 2032860051

From IE: +353 212340225

From ZA: +27 218139098

From AU: +61 0280915812

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 38 days
Maximum number of people: 60
Location: Spain, Northern Way

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This tour is organised from our partner Galiwonders.

Galiwonders is a certified and officially registered tour agency (Offical Travel Agency License: XG-590) and operates in Spain according to the local laws.

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  • Home Airport: Santiago de Compostela
  • Address: Plaza de la Quintana, nº3, Santiago de Compostela, España


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