The complete Camino de Santiago del Norte from Irún

  • Duration 38 Days / 37 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Irún / Santiago de Compostela
  • Distance 800,7 km / 497 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $3,910

Overview

On this wonderful 38-day adventure you will travel through the incredible coastal scenery of northern Spain. You'll pass through some of the best coastal scenery beside the Cantabrian Sea; and mountain scenery inland in the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.

Cosmopolitan and culture-filled cities such as San Sebastian, Bilbao, Gijon and Santiago de Compostela await you, as well as charming fishing villages that hide architectural gems, nature in all its beauty, medieval stories and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Explore San Sebastian / Donostia and its famous La Concha Beach, the setting for the famous International Film Festival and Jazz Festival.
  • Discover the diversity of natural scenery hidden along this route: beaches, coasts, gulfs, mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes and more.
  • Taste the gastronomic delights of the different Spanish provinces: from pintxos and cider to the best Galician octopus! 
  • Surprise yourself with towns like Gernika, Comillas, Aviles, Cudillero, Mondonedo and many more.
  • Enjoy the end of this extended tour in 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
    • 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

    You can get to Irun from San Sebastian Airport, 3 km away, although as it is quite small and with few routes, we suggest you go to Bilbao Airport and take a bus from there. Another option is Bayonne-Anglet Biarritz Airport in France. 

    There are direct trains from Madrid, Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela to Irun. You will have to change trains if you travel from Andalusia. If you want to get there by road, there are also bus routes from Spain's major provincial capitals.

    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.