Camino de Santiago del Norte from San Sebastian to Santiago

  • Duration 37 Days / 36 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish San Sebastian / Santiago de Compostela
  • Distance 783 km / 486 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $3,537

Overview

An incredible 37-day experience awaits you in northern Spain, on one of the most historic and emblematic pilgrimage routes. Explore beautiful coastal landscapes in the Cantabrian Sea; and mountain, in the interior of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.

On this route, also known as the Camino de la Costa, you will get to know beautiful cities such as San Sebastian, Bilbao, Gijon and Santiago de Compostela, as well as charming villages that hide natural beauties, medieval stories and World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO.

  • Enjoy an afternoon in the award-winning and renowned museums in Bilbao.
  • Tour the beautiful Donostia / San Sebastian and its stunning beaches in the Bay of Biscay.
  • Try the gastronomic delights in the different Spanish provinces. 
  • Surprise yourself with towns like Gernika, Comillas, Aviles, Cudillero, Mondonedo and many more.
  • Explore a variety of natural scenery: beaches, coastlines, gulfs, mountains, valleys, lakes and more.
  • Enjoy the end of this extensive tour 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
    • 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

    You can reach San Sebastian Airport, although as it is quite small and with only a few routes, we suggest you to reach Bilbao Airportand take a bus from there.

    If you arrive at San Sebastian Airport, take bus route E21 "Donostia-San Sebastian/Airport/Hondarribia" or you can take a taxi from the airport.

    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.