Camino de Santiago del Norte from Santander to Gijon

  • Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Santander / Gijon
  • Distance 201 km / 124 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    JFMAMJJASOND
  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,037

Overview

Explore one of the most primitive Christian pilgrimage routes of medieval origin, also known as the Camino de la Costa, between the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Santander, and the capital of the Costa Verde or Costa de Asturias, Gijon. 

Travel along the coast from Santander Bay to Gijon, in the central-northern part of Asturias, while exploring the landscapes of the so-called Cantabrian coast, a mountainous rim of the Iberian Peninsula facing the Cantabrian Sea and bounded to the south by the Cantabrian mountains.

  • Take a gastronomic tour in the Fishing Quarter and the Corban area of Santander. 
  • Explore the Altamira Caves in Santillana del Mar, a World Heritage Site.
  • Discover the architectural relics of Gaudi or Donech i Montaner, in the village of Comillas.
  • Relax on Gulpiyuri Beach in Bustio, considered the smallest beach in the world.
  • Try a cider in Villaviciosa, named the capital of cider.

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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

    The best option to get there is Santander's small international airport, the Seve Ballesteros. 

    Another option is Bilbao Airport, which has several connections to cities in Spain and Europe and also has its own train station.

    For your return from Gijon, take a bus or train to Santander or Bilbao 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 15 and 30 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.