The Camino del Norte is the coastal camino and a Basque beauty too, covering 800km of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and then Galicia before heading south to Santiago. It’s not quite as busy as the Camino Frances, but the word is being carried on that sea breeze that north is the new south. You can walk the complete Camino del Norte (36 days) or opt for different holidays along stage one, stage two, stage three, stage four or stage five. The complete Camino del Norte takes 36 days, and the other sections range between six and 11 days. Starting in San Sebastián and ending in Santiago de Compostela, of course, the Camino del Norte also includes the great cities of Bilbao, San Sebastián, Gijón and Santander if you want to mix your camino with cultural events. For more details, see our blogs on the Camino de Santiago routes and The best time to hike the Camino de Santiago.