Spain is More offers you the chance to walk this picturesque and alternative route along the northern coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This famous and beautiful coastline offers everything from some of Spain's most beautiful beaches, brilliant restaurant, idyllic fishing villages and exciting cities. All this combined with the raw nature of the harsh rocky coast; this route will satisfy your every desire for nature, physical activity and and a chance to indulge yourself at the same time.
The Camino del Norte is as old as the Camino Francés, and in the Middle Ages it was the preferred way for Europe's kings and nobles to travel to Santiago. It was more secure than the French Camino, as pilgrims were far from the war against the Moors that took place further south.
This route runs along the Cantabrian coast and you will experience one of Spain's most beautiful coastlines upclose.
The terrain is hilly and sometimes quite demanding, but you can usually find easier and good alternatives on the more difficult stretches.
The route follows a string of wonderful coastal towns and cities, among which the highlights are San Sebastian with its seafront and delicious pinchos (Basque tapas) and Bilboa with its world-famous Guggenheim Museum.
In addition to the stunning coastline and idyllic fishing villages, you can add unique local cuisine to your list that will satisfy the most demanding palate.
The route is also an ideal bicycle route, which Spain is More also organizes.
You are accommodated in cosy hotels along the way, always counting on every suite having its own shower and toilet, and being conveniently located near the Camino. Every day your breakfast is included and your own personal guidebook will guide you comfortably and safely to the next destination.
If you appreciate great hiking, sea and nature and want to get up close and personal with the countless villages along the route, and their wonderful restaurants, you cannot miss this trip.
On this Pilgrimage hike on you will experience stages 1 to 12 of the 35 Camino del Norte stages to Santiago.
✔ Daily Departures from mid-March to end-October.
✔ Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Service is optional.
✔ Your personal Pilgrim's Passport.
✔ Specially Selected Hotels - always with private bathroom - selected for best location, service and authentic charm.
✔ Spain is More Camino Guidebook (which you will receive some weeks before departure) contains practical pilgrim information, suggestions for packing list, recommended restaurants, maps of all cities along The Camino- and hotel location, Pilgrim's Passport/Credential, advice and guidance, service phone numbers and much more, all to make your trip on The Camino an experience of a lifetime!
✔ This trip can be combined with other Camino routes.
✔ Dividing stages: Sometimes!