Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadesella to Santiago

  • Duration 20 Days / 19 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ribadesella / Santiago de Compostela
  • Distance 417 km / 259 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,970

Overview

Get to know the beauty of natural landscapes on this 20-day tour of northern Spain on one of the most beautiful pilgrim routes that will accompany you from the town of Ribadesella to the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You'll start by touring the Asturian coast with its diverse landscape consisting of beaches, coasts, gulfs and much more. As you get closer to the monumental city of Santiago, you will have the opportunity to explore the rural interior of Galicia.

  • Discover the authentic gastronomic delights of Asturias and Galicia.
  • Surprise yourself with the old town in Ribadeo, declared an Area of Cultural Interest.
  • Admire the centuries-old trees in Villalba and Baamonde and the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes.
  • Wash in Lavacolla Creek, where pilgrims stripped off their dirty clothes before arriving in Santiago.
  • Arrive in time for the Pilgrim's Mass in the legendary Santiago de Compostela!

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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
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Picknicks

    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

    You arrive in Ribadesella by bus from Oviedo, Gijon or Santander, where you can easily get there from any other Spanish city.

    The railway line connecting Oviedo and Santander also stops directly in Ribadesella.

    Another option is to get to Asturias Airport in Oviedo or Santander-Seve Ballesteros, both just over an hour by road from Ribadesella.

    For the return from Santiago de Compostela, take a bus or taxi to the city airport.

    FAQs

    We recommend you to have an active lifestyle and be in good physical condition as this route is qualified as of medium-high difficulty, and is mostly completed on demanding ascents and descents.

    On average, the walks are 20 km per day, amid coastal trails, agricultural fields and arid terrain. We suggest preparing the months before starting the route by walking daily.  

    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.

    It is ideal for you if you are passionate about pilgrimage walks surrounded by art and culture, walking trails along the coast and in towns and cities that preserve the spiritual roots of the old continent.

    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.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    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.