The Best of the Camino del Norte is walked during an 18 day period. We follow typical etapas or stages of the Camino. We shorten some of the walking days to give us time to enjoy the surrounding landscape, culture and highlights along the Way!
Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here. They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and family.
Day 1: Arrival in San Sebastián. Welcome meeting and dinner. – Accommodation in San Sebastián
Day 2: Buztintxuri to Getaria – 20.4km : 12.7m – Accommodation in Bilbao
Day 3: Route of San Juan de Gatzelugatxe – 3km : 1.8m – Accommodation in Bilbao
Day 4: Pobeña to Castro-Urdiales via Otañes longer official camino –22km : 13.7m – Accommodation in Santillana del Mar
Day 5: Santillana del Mar to Cobreces – 12.3km : 7.6m – Accommodation in Santillana del Mar
Day 6: Comillas to San Vicente de la Barquera – 11.5km : 7m – Accommodation in Posada de Valdeón
Day 7: Posada de Valdeón along the Cares Gorge– 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Cangas de Onis
Day 8: Walk through the Picos de Europa – 8km : 5m – Accommodation in Cangas de Onis
Day 9: Llanes to Nueva – 17.3km : 10.7m – Accommodation in Ribadesella
Day 10: Nueva to Ribadesella– 17.8km : 11m – Accommodation in Ribadesella
Day 11: Ribadesella to La Isla – 11km : 6.8m – Accommodation in Oviedo
Day 12: Pola de Allande to El Puerto del Palo – 8km : 5m – Accommodation in Lugo
Day 13: Lugo to San Román da Retorta – 19km : 11.8m – Accommodation in Lugo
Day 14: San Román da Retorta to Hospital das Seixes – 19km : 11.8m – Accommodation in Hospital das Seixes
Day 15: Hospital das Seixes to Arzua– 24km : 15m – Accommodation in Arzua
Day 16: Arzua to Arca – 22km : 13.7m – Accommodation in Arzua
Day 17: Arca to Santiago de Compostela– 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela
Day 18: Tour ends.