Camino de Santiago del Norte from Gijon to Ribadeo

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Gijon / Ribadeo
  • Distance151 km/ 94 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From 819 €

Overview

This stretch of the Camino de Santiago del Norte, one of the more historical pilgrimage routes (along with the Camino Primitivo) and an excellent option and less congested than the Camino Frances, will take you along various historical and cultural villages in the principality of Asturias.

On this route you will find beautiful coastal towns such as Cudillero, Soto de Luina or Luarca. In addition, you will have the opportunity to start your adventure in Galicia, when you arrive in the municipality of Ribadeo.

  • Enjoy beautiful beaches and cliffs along the route.
  • Explore Salinas, one of the longest beaches in Asturias.
  • Visit the old town of Aviles, the best-conserved in Asturias. 
  • Discover the River Esva where Europe's largest otter community is found.
  • Get to know the beauty of Ribadeo and its historic old quarter, declared a Place of Cultural Interest.

Furthermore, by booking your Camino de Santiago from Gijon with Orbis Ways, you will stay in en suite rooms in charming hotels and country cottages and we will transfer your luggage between stages.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels and country cottages
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Travel insurance
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes

    Extras

    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Picnics

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    Our recommendation is to fly to Asturias Airport (OVD). From the airport, the fastest option to reach Gijón is by taxi, as it is only a 30 minutes away. You can also take the bus operated by Alsa, which connects the airport to Gijón.

    If you arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD), you can take a direct train to Gijón from the "Madrid-Chamartín" station. The train company operating this line is Renfe. On their website you can check details and buy tickets.

    FAQs

    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    Any time between March and October will give you an amazing experience. May is undoubtedly one of the best months to complete the route, as the temperatures are moderate, as is the influx of pilgrims.

    In spring, mornings and evenings are usually cool and during the day, temperatures are pleasant, with a sun that is not as scorching as in summer. However, at this time and in autumn, especially in the north where the ocean climate predominates, there are frequent rains, so we suggest you check the weather forecast.

    This route is categorized as of medium-high difficulty, as it has some demanding ascents and descents. In addition, the walks are between 20 and 25 km daily on average.

    For this reason, we suggest preparing about 2 months before starting the route by walking daily, preferably on arid terrain and in a coastal climate.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    The pilgrim's credential can be found upon arrival at your first accommodation.

    This credential must be stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels during your journey on the Camino de Santiago. At the end of the trip in the city of Santiago, you can obtain the Compostela that certifies you as a pilgrim.

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    Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.
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    Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!
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