Camino del Norte: Ribadeo - Santiago de Compostela


In Ribadeo you will leave the coast behind and you won't see the sea again after this point. The terrain on this stretch is easy; it's not flat, but the ascents are normally short. The stages are complicated to divide, making the route more difficult that it really is.

In the section "stages you will find more detailed information about each stage, such profile maps of the stages and photos.

Service functions are limited throughout the length of the route, something you will have to take into account before leaving each day. 

In the towns or cities where you'll be lodging there are always restaurants and other services, such as banks, supermarkets...etc.

Possibility of dividing stages: Yes, some.  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: Ribadeo, Playa de las Catedrales, Santiago de Copostela

Distance: 194km. (121 miles)

The section profile

Camino del Norte Walk

Steps in this section walk

1.- Ribadeo - Vilanova 26 km

2.- Vilanova - Abadin 22 km

3.- Abadin - Vilalba 21 km

4.- Vilalba - Seixon 29 km

5.- Seixon - Sobrado 29 km

6.- Sobrado - Arzua 21 km

7.- Arzúa - O Pedrouzo 21 km

8.- O Pedrouzo - Santiago 19 km

Camino del Norte by bike

Steps in this section by bike

1.- Ribadeo - Vilalba (75 km)

2.- Vilalba - Sobrado (58 km)

3.- Sobrado - Santiago de Compostela (64 km)

* Remember you can always customize the stages of their journey

Including travel this stretch walk
Including travel this stretch by bike