Camino del Norte: Gijón - Ribadeo


In the first stages of this route from Gijon/Aviles there are some ups and downs. A couple of them include a stretch of 2-3 km. After passing this stage the challenge is the valleys with their rivers and lakes. On this stretch the wind plays an important role since it will be rather easy if you have it at your back, but much more difficult if you are facing the wind for this part of the route.

The stages are divided by difficulty; the hardest is the shortest stage and the easiest is the longest. In the section "stages you will find more detailed information about each stage, such profile maps of the stages and photos.

Service functions are good throughout the length of the route. In the towns or cities where you'll be lodging there are always restuarants and other services, such as banks, supermarkets...etc.

Possibility of dividing stages: Yes.  See description of the stages.

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? NOTE: nowhere, in any Camino, will steep cliffs be found next to path!

1: Very easy. Flat and without significant gradients. Good and normally wide paths.

2: Easy. Slightly hilly. Good and normally wide paths.

3: Medium. Hilly, possibly with longer distances between service facilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

4: Medium/Hard. Longer, steeper climbs, perhaps with few servicefacilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

5: Hard. Long gradient(s), possibly few facilities. Very hilly. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

Featured places: Gijón, Avilés, Cudillero, The Coast, Ribadeo, Playa de la Catedrales

Distance: 157km. (98 miles)

The section profile

Camino del Norte Walk

Steps in this section walk

1.- Gijón - Avilés 23 km

2.- Avilés - Muros de Nalón 23 km

3.- Muros de Nalón - Soto de Luiña 16 km

4.- Soto de Luiña - Villademoros 25 km

5.- Villademoros - Luarca 16 km

6.- Luarca - Cartavio 26 km

7.- Cartavio - Ribadeo 26 km

Camino del Norte by bike

Steps in this section by bike

1.- Gijon - Cudillero (48 km)

2.- Cudillero - Luarca (47 km)

3.- Luarca - Ribadeo (55 km)

* Remember you can always customize the stages of their journey

Including travel this stretch walk
Including travel this stretch by bike