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  • Camino del Norte 1/4 - From San Sebastian to Bilbao

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    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 1San Sebastian

    You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the town. The rooms are en-suite.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 2 From San Sebastian to Getaria (26km, 7h30)

    Leaving San Sebastian and the magnificent Bay of Biscay, the Camino follows the beautiful coastline along grassy fields on rolling hills. First, we find the Roman Church of San Martin de Tours, then we pass through ancient whaling villages. Finally, we arrive in the picturesque village of Getaria, perched on a rock above a small harbour.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 3From Getaria to Deba (17km, 6h30)

    The Camino starts on a small country road, following the coast. Arriving in Zarautz, we take a small footpath into farmland. Passing the church of Santa Maria la Real and the village of Juan Sebastian Elcano, we continue our stroll to the coast. The last stop is the pleasant coastal resort of Deba.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 4 From Deba to Markina (20km, 5h)

    Today we abandon the sea for more mountainous landscapes and we won?t see it again until Bilbao. The Camino crosses a river and starts climbing steeply into dense vegetation, until it reaches the Hermitage of El Calvario. From here, we will follow a narrow footpath (GR-121) passing through many hamlets. Finally, the Camino goes steeply downhill to Markina, a village with strong Basque traditions.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 5 Markina to Gernika (25km, 7h15)

    Leaving Markina, the Camino follows a country road and crosses the river in Bolivar (28 km). It ascends to the medieval monastery of Cenarruza. Leaving the monastery, we take a path into a dense forest, to the top of Gontzegarai, and onwards to the village of Gerikaitz. At the Hermitage of Santiago, a steep footpath leads downhill to a creek and finally to Gernika.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 6From Gernika to Lezama (24km, 6h30)

    The Camino leaves Gernika by the hermitage of Santa Luzia Zallo. Shortly after, we start a climb to reach a road (PR-173), and then a cobbled path leads to the the top of the village of Morga. Here, we leave the farmland and enter a forest, following a steep descent to the traditional villages of Goikoletxea, Larrabetzu and finally, Lezama.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 7From Lezama to Bilbao (12km, 3h30)

    This is a relatively short stage across farmland. First we pass Zamudio and the interesting Roman church of San Maarten. The Tower of Malpica is visible above us. Slowly climbing to reach the summit of Mount Avril, we are rewarded with spectacular views of Bilbao and the valley below. On arrival in the suburbs of Bilbao, don?t forget to visit the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of Bego?. Finally, we come to Place de Unamuno, in the old quarter of Bilbao.

    Camino del Norte 1/4 Day 8 Bilbao. End of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

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    Camino del Norte 1/4 - From San Sebastian to Bilbao

    This Walking Holiday explores the first section of the Camino del Norte / Northern Way, following the iconic Camino de Santiago de Compostela; the famous Way of Saint James.

    Beginning in the beautiful town of San Sebastian & finishing in Bilbao, famous for its Guggenheim museum, you will travel through the lush and mountainous landscape of the Basque coast & pass historic Gernika.

    Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. This section requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it's a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.

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    • Levels:Camino Walking Package difficulty
    • Distance:120 km
    • Duration:8 Days
    • Starting From:San Sebastian
    • Finishing At:Bilbao
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    • Trip style:Walking
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