Spain - the Northern Camino from Bilbao to Ribadesella - Camino del Norte

Spain - the Northern Camino from Bilbao to Ribadesella - Camino del Norte

Self-guided walk on the Camino del Norte - From Bilbao to Ribadesella

The Camino del Norte or Northern Route is another Way which the pilgrims used to walk in the Middle Age. This route is less frequented than the French Camino and the landscape is really different. The terrain is hilly and can be mountainous but most of the time follows the coast from the Irun to Ribadesella with a few forestal stages particularly before reaching Bilbao. The Basque country, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia along the Northern coast of Spain with amazing views over the sea and on the famous Picos de Europa In Asturias.

This Camino is great for those who love wild nature and lovely secret beaches where bathing is easy in Summer. The stages are not long but the track goes up and down which results quite challenging.

Don t forget that we can adapt this tour with additional nights where you want and even split some walking days into 2 stages as far as accommodation is possible.

Day 1

BILBAO to PORTUGALETE - 15 Km – 9,3 miles -4h walk

Day 2

PORTUGALETE to CASTRO URDIALES - 27 Km – 16.8 miles -6h15 walk

Day 3

CASTRO URDIALES to HAZAS (LLENDO) - 29 Km – 18 miles -7h15 walk

Day 4

HAZAS to SANTONA - 12 Km – 7,45 miles - 3h00 walk

Day 5

SANTONA to SANTANDER - 27 Km –16.8 miles - 6h45 walk + boat crossing to Santander

Day 6

SANTANDER to PUENTE ARCE – 21 Km - 13 miles - 5h15 walk

Day 7

PUENTE ARCE to SANTILLANA DEL MAR - 24 Km – 15 km -6h00 walk

Day 8

SANTILLANA DEL MAR to COMILLAS - 22 Km – 13.7 miles - 5h30 walk

Day 9

COMILLAS to UNQUERA - 28 Km – 17.4 miles - 7h00 walk

Day 10

UNQUERA to LLANES – 26 Km –16 miles - 6h30 walk

Day 11

LLANES to NUEVA – 18 Km – 11 miles - 4h30 walk

Day 12

NUEVA to RIBADESELLA – 11 Km – 6.8 miles - 3h00 walk

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Self guided WALKING
Duration :
12 Days
From :
995 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels and guest houses- Half Board

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance 




Starts in : Bilbao

Ends in : Ribadesella 

Access : Train or international airport in Bilbao



Information : click on "ask for more information"


Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65


Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another section of the Camino


See also :

Northern Way from Irun to Bilbao


The beautiful coast of Cantabrica Mar

The Way of Saint James along the coast

Numerous tiny port and spanish way of life