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Camino De Santiago: Northern Way(Avilés-Santiago)

Map Camino del Norte: Gijón - Santiago de Compostela

The last 2 weeks of Camino del Norte from Avilés to Santiago; Amidst Greenery and Sea.

Embark on an enthralling pilgrimage from Avilés to Santiago, traversing around 340 kilometers on the Camino del Norte.

The initial stages of this route take you along the coast, where you'll face some challenges, including ascents and descents, some stretching 2-3km. Overcoming these stages, you'll encounter the peaceful valleys adorned with rivers and lakes, creating a serene and tranquil setting. In Ribadeo, you'll leave behind the sea views and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Galician countryside.

Throughout the journey, marvel at the region's rich culture and historic architecture. Discover the cobblestoned streets of coastal towns, ancient monasteries, and cathedrals, each telling centuries-old stories of tradition and spirituality.Click on Request a quote (on the right column) and receive a personalized offer for your trip with no binding commitment.


What Spain is More Offers

✔ Daily Departures from March to October.

Carefully selected hotels, always with a private bathroom.

✔ A personalized digital guide from Spain is More with practical information about the route and recommendations.

✔ Dividing stages: Yes, sometimes.


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✔ If you feel like extending your stay in one of the holiday coastal towns before or after your pilgrimage, ask us. We know the best places and would be delighted to make a reservation for you.

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It includes
  1. 16 nights in a double room - always with private bath/toilet.
  2. 16 x breakfast.
  3. Spain-is-More´s-Digital- Travel Guidebook
  4. Pilgrims passport/Credencial
  5. Guided Tour to Finisterre.
  6. Excursion to Playa de las Catedrales from Ribadeo.
  7. 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  8. Taxes.
Not included
  1. Some short local bus or taxi journeys, e.g. from airport to bus or train station in the same city.
  1. Personalise your Camino / Divide stages: Sometimes
  2. Baggage Transport:  your bag / suitcase will be transported from hotel to hotel on the scheduled days of hiking. Price 115 €/unit of max 15 kg.
  3. Extension of stay
  4. Printed guide. If you prefer the printed guide, it can be purchased for 30 euros per specimen. (You can add it when you buy the trip).
  5. Transportation to starting point from anywhere in Spain.
  6. Cancellation insurance: available in the trip confirmation process. (can be added when ordering)

Camino De Santiago: Northern Way


990 EUR/pers.
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Single room supplement: 350 EUR

Daily program

Gijón - Santiago de Compostela

Detailed itinerary (view all days )
Day 1.- Arrival to Avilés

Arrival to Avilés, normally by train from Madrid, however, we can always tailor the local tranpsort depending on your arrivalpoint in Spain. Avilés is primarily known for its cultural center, which was designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The city also has a nice old town. A pleasent city to spend the first night to enjoy the old quarler. 

Day 2.- Avilés - Muros de Nalón23 Km

During this stage and the many days following, you will nearly always be able to enjoy the sea on your right. The rocky coastline is sometimes hard to reach, but wide, long white sandy beaches often open up.

Today, the stage ends in one of the most charming fishing villages on the Spanish Northern Coast.

Muros de NalónAviles
Day 3.- Muros de Nalón - Soto de Luiña16 Km

A mixed stage, as you follow a bit of the Camino and later some miles along the road. Nevertheless, a stage through forests and often with a beautiful view of the sea.

Soto de LuiñaMuros de Nalón
Day 4.- Soto de Luiña - Villademoros 25 Km

Over 50 meter vertical rock walls separate you and the sea on this stage, often with small, almost pristine beaches in between.

Distance: 25 Km

VillademorosSoto de Luiña
Day 5.- Villademoros - Luarca 16 Km

The stage is relatively flat and quite easy (if it is not windy) and ends in one of the northern coast’s most-beloved villages, Luarca, which is often among the villages highlighted when magazines and newspapers vote on "Spain's most beautiful village".

Distance: 16 Km

Day 6.- Luarca - Cartavio 26 Km

In many ways similar to yesterday's stage. It is relatively flat with beautiful views, beaches, pine forests and open countryside.

Distance: 26 Km

Day 7.- Cartavio - Ribadeo 26 Km

You will be leaving Asturias and saying hello to Galicia.
Here, you are very close to one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Playa de las Catedrales (see picture), and the afternoon will include a visit to the beach.

The tour includes transportation to and from the beach from the hotel in Ribadeo and some time to see the beach. Playa de las Catedrales is approximately 10 kilometers from Ribadeo.

Perhaps you can consider a rest day in Ribadeo and have time to enjoy this cozy town and possibly the nearby beaches before the trip goes inland.

Distance: 26 Km

Day 8.- Ribadeo - Vilanova 26 Km

You move away from the many small villages along the coast and into the highlands. The terrain thus becomes hillier and the contour line increases to about 300 meters (1,000 feet). Setting out, you get a last glimpse of the coast before finally saying goodbye to the sea.

At the same time, you are moving into a very unknown and rural Spain, where you will see old farming methods and small towns where you would be the only tourist were it not for the Camino.

It's an interesting and different part of the Camino starting with this stage.

Distance: 26 Km

Day 9.- Vilanova - Abadin 22 Km

This stage goes through the city of Mondoñedo, which houses one of the northern route's most beautiful cathedrals and thus one of the main monuments along this route. The city and the area are also home to a few interesting monasteries.

Galicia is in many ways very different from Asturias, but one of the most visual differences is the many "horreos" that you can find anywhere. These ancient "refrigerators" will constantly remind you that you are in Galicia.

Distance: 22 Km

Day 10.- Abadin - Vilalba 21 Km

An easy stage without significant obstacles, a day for enjoyment and mental relaxation. You will probably stay the night in Vilalba’s beautiful parador hotel.

Vilalba is a large town with several good restaurants and is the last larger town before you move into a relatively deserted area.

Distance: 21 Km

Day 11.- Vilalba - A Pobra de Parga 26 Km

After about 10 kilometers, you will leave the highway that you have been crossing many times over the last couple of days. You will walk into a very rural area with lots of open fields, forests, etc.

Distance: 26 Km

A Pobra de PargaVilalba
Day 12.- A Pobra de Parga - Sobrado 24 Km

A stage which in many ways is similar to yesterday's stage, where forests, ponds and fields surround you.

The cultural highlight of the day is the monastery in Sobrado.

Distance: 24 Km

SobradoA Pobra de Parga
Day 13.- Sobrado - Arzua 21 Km

This is the last stage before the northern route integrates with the French route in Arzúa.

From here, you are only two stages from your goal in Santiago, and you will meet many pilgrims who want to learn more about Camino del Norte.

Distance: 21 Km

Day 14.- Arzúa - O Pedrouzo 21 Km

An exhilarating atmosphere unfolds as your journey's end draws closer.

Pilgrims now see and feel their goal, and begin to revel in happiness and relief with the many companions they met along the way.

Distance: 21 Km

O PedrouzoArzúa
Day 15.- O Pedrouzo - Santiago 19 Km

Congratulations, you achieved an admirable goal, so it's time for a number of traditional pilgrimage rituals. First, be sure to get proof of this feat: the last stamp in your pilgrim passport.

Along with the rituals, enjoy the End Station of the Pilgrim route, Santiago de Compostela, which offers a veritable cornucopia of attractions and one of the world’s most important cultural centers.

This university town exudes charm and has a myriad of cozy streets offering ample opportunity to sample the many local delicacies. The cathedral is surrounded by a historic center which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, and old town is incomparable. Its monuments stand as true works of art in different architectural styles.

Distance: 19 Km

SantiagoO Pedrouzo
Day 16.- Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre

True pilgrims continues further and finish their journeys in Finisterre. The tour goes by bus with an English-speaking guide from Santiago to Finisterre in the morning and returns mid-efternoon to Santiago. Just off the stunning, rugged coastline and the fabled “Costa de la Muerte” (Death Coast), a reef filled with shipwrecks and tales of legends captures a raw, natural beauty. On the coast’s westernmost point is Finisterre – meaning the world’s end. Romans named this coast because it was literally the end of the known world. For many pilgrims this is the symbolic endpoint of the pilgrimage. 

The evening is spent in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 17.- Departure from Santiago

Departure from Santiago.

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