Camino de Santiago del Norte from Gijon to Ribadeo

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Gijon / Ribadeo
  • Distance 151 km / 94 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $756

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.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and country cottages
    • Rooms with private bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport 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
    • Free cancellation due to Covid-19
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    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

    Arrive in Gijon by train from any of the main Spanish cities or the Asturias region. You can also get to Asturias Airport, in Oviedo, and take a bus that takes you to Gijon in about 30 minutes. 

    If you wish, you can also get there by direct bus from Madrid, Santander, Leon, La Coruna, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valladolid, among other cities.

    From Ribadeo, you can take a bus back to Gijon where you can easily connect with another Spanish city by bus, train or from Oviedo Airport.

    FAQs

    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.

    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.