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    Camino del Norte 2/4 - From Bilbao to Santander

    Camino del Norte 2/4 - From Bilbao to Santander map

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 1Bilbao

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

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 2From Bilbao to Portugalete (18km, 3h)

    First, a relatively short stage, going through the old industrialised Bilbao. After passing the suspension bridge, the Camino enters the industrial heart of the Basque Country; despite this, it is a place of peace and calm along the Cadagua River. Crossing the historical ?Devil?s bridge?, the Camino arrives at the hermitage of Santa Águeda. From there, we take a deep breath before the steep ascent to the town of Barakaldo. Following a footpath along the Galindo River, we arrive in Portugalete.

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 3 From Portugalete to Castro Urdiales (28km, 7h30)

    What a wonderful section! The Camino now leaves the coast, ascending to Ota?es with beautiful views of the craggy coast below. From here the Camino enters a forest track that brings us to Robredal and its church of San Nicholas. Finally we arrive in the coastal town of Castro Urdiales, passing the bullring and the beach. Castro Urdiales is an interesting town with a mix of medieval and modern architecture.

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 4 From Castro Urdiales to Laredo (25km, 7h)

    Today, the Camino passes a medieval castle/lighthouse and follows the coast along spectacular cliffs, overlooking the Cantabrian Sea. Reaching Guriezo, we continue on the main Camino to Rioseco, passing the Chapel of Santa Isabel, crossing the bridge over the River Aguera and on to the Church of La Magdalena. From Guriezo the Camino continues to Liendo where there are two route choices to Laredo; either crossing the valley and passing the Church of Nuestra Senora de Liendo in Hazas, or following paths up to the Chapel of St Julian, and finally to Laredo. Laredo is a popular town reputed for its beautiful beaches, medieval quarter (Puebla Vieja) and lively atmosphere.

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 5From Laredo to Escalante (16km, 3h30)

    The Camino continues from Laredo in the direction of Colindres (where it is possible to cross to Santona by boat). We continue by road, following Santoria?s Marshes. This marshland is of considerable importance to the migration and wintering of numerous aquatic birds. Although today's walk is flat, the scenery is exciting. Survey the coast and mountains as you continue towards Escalante.

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 6 From Escalante to Santander (27km, 7h30)

    From Escalante, the Camino continues via the beaches of Berria and Helgueras until reaching Noja. From there, the Camino heads south towards San Miguel de Meruelo, or an alternative Camino can be taken that continues north along the coast to pass through the town of Isla. Both Caminos converge in Bareyo where it is worth stopping to admire the beautiful Romanesque Church of Santa Maria. From the village of Somo, you can catch a "pedrenera", a traditional boat used to connect the two sides of the bay.

    Camino del Norte 2/4 Day 7Santander. End of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

    What you get

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    Fly

    It is best to fly to Bilbao and then back from Santander

    To Bilbao

    A large amount of the passenger traffic at Bilbao Airport is from internal destinations and you can fly from Bilbao to any of the following Spanish airports: A Coruna, Alicante, Barcelona, Badajoz, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo.
    There are also European flights to Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.
    At the moment easyJet, Iberia and AerLingus fly from the UK and Ireland to Bilbao. easyJet offer daily flights to Bilbao from London Stansted Airport. Iberia flie from Gatwick or Heathrow via Madrid and AerLingus operate out of Dublin.

    To Santander

    Ryanair are the only low-cost airline that currently offer direct flights to Santander. They offer flights from London Stansted and now Dublin, Frankfurt, Milan and Rome as well as Reus and Madrid in Spain.
    Iberia offer a good selection of internal flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville and Valencia.

    More info see: http://www.spanish-airport-guide.com/

    To start your walking holiday: Bilbao

    There is a shuttle bus from the airport to the centre of the town which takes 20mins

    Back home from Santander

    There is a shuttle bus from the centre of town to the airport which takes 15mins

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