Camino del Norte - The Northern Way
Camino del Norte: The coastal & hilly Basque Country from San Sebastian to Oviedo
The Camino del Norte or Northern Way is also referred to as the "Ruta de la Costa". This Camino was used for centuries by Spanish pilgrims making their way along the magnificent coasts of the Basque region and Asturias to finally arrive in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of the Apostle Saint James.
The Camino del Norte is a unique journey, favoured by many pilgrims. This Camino walk crosses some of the most spectacular scenery of the Northern Coast of Spain with superb cities like San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander and Oviedo. Ultimately, this Camino walk joins the Original Way or Camino Primitivo in Oviedo which continues on to Santiago de Compostela.
If you are looking to escape the crowds and heat of the Summer, then walking the Camino del Norte is perfect for you. This area of Spain combines the sea and mountains to spectacular visual display. Allowing you the opportunity along the way to go for a swim on any of the glorious beaches to cool down after the walking day is done. Rich in culture and authenticity the Northern Way is bursting with charm. This route ends in Oviedo, a city undoubtedly made for strolling around at your leisure with its pedestrianised historic quarter and many squares to stop for a rest at a chigres and sample the region's emblematic drink, cider.
Since 2006, we at Follow the Camino have invented new and innovative ways to walk the Northern Way. There are 4 manageable sections, each of them 6-7 days. You will stay each night, in carefully selected and regularly assessed authentic accommodation (family owned hotels, great pensiones and genuine casa rurales). The exhilarating cultural and social scene is a huge attraction on the Camino del Norte and enjoyed by all who travel it.