Camino del Norte (The Northern Way) Self Guided Walking Holidays
Walk the first stage of the Northern Way from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Starting in the charming San Sebastian, you will walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain before heading inland to the green mountains of the Basque Country. Continue through tranquil historic towns and villages before finishing in Bilbao.
Walk the second stage of the Camino del Norte from vibrant Bilbao, renowned for its art, architecture and cuisine, to the historic city of Santander in Cantabria. You will walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain, along world-class beaches, stunning rias (fjords) and wetlands full of birdlife.
The last stage of the Northern Way takes pilgrims from the market town of Vilalba and across Galicia’s farmland and lush countryside all the way to Santiago de Compostela. Since you will be walking over 100 km, don’t forget to claim your Compostela certificate when you reach Santiago!
The Northern Way offers a truly authentic pilgrim experience as it goes along the green northern coast of Spain from San Sebastián in the Basque Country, through Cantabria and the Asturias and reaches Ribadeo in Galicia. From Ribadeo, the route heads inland, taking pilgrims across rural Galicia to Santiago de Compostela.