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    Camino del Norte 3/4 - From Santander to Ribadesella

    Camino del Norte 3/4  - From Santander to Ribadesella map

     Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 1Santander

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

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 2From Santander to Arce (20km, 3h30)

    During this stage, the Camino moves slightly inland and passes through towns such as Santa Cruz de Bezana, Mompia and Boo de Pielagos. The estuary of Boo de Pielagos leads to the village of Arce. A project, currently underway, will eventually shorten the journey by 10 kilometres with the addition of a pedestrian bridge.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 3From Arce to Santillana del Mar (27km, 7h30)

    The Camino follows the pleasant, hilly landscape of the coast. Coming to Miengo, we finally reach the Besaya region. Take your time to visit the charming little village of Suance. Passing meadows and sleepy villages, we arrive in the medieval village of Santillana del Mar.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 4From Santillana del Mar to Comillas (23km, 6h45)

    This stage introduces the pilgrim to the wild western coast of Cantabria. The Camino passes villages of outstanding beauty like Cobreces, with its Cistercian Monastery, and finally arrives in Comillas with its impressive beaches and remarkable architecture. Check out the spectacular ?Capricho de Gaudi?, the Palace of Sobrellano with its pantheon chapel, and the Pontifical University.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 5From Comillas to Unquera (27km, 7h30)

    From Comillas, the Camino continues along the coast, and comes to Oyambre Natural Park. Here you will have the chance to witness an outstanding marine ecosystem consisting of a large variety of birds, molluscs and fish. The Camino reaches the town of San Vicente de la Barquera. Finally, passing estuaries, green pastures and forests, we arrive in Unquera.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 6From Unquera to Llanes (25km, 7h)

    The Camino de Santiago enters Asturias, crossing a bridge over the river Deva and continuing into Bustio. Before Colombres, we have to climb the "Cuesta'l Cantu". Then we go downhill along the Sierra de La Borbolla. The Way now enters Pendueles. Here, the Camino take a narrow footpath that crosses the road to Andrin and climbs up to the Jorcada pass. The Camino drops to La Portilla and continues to Llanes, where we stay for the night.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 7 From Llanes to Ribadesella (29km, 8h)

    Passing the beautiful beaches of Palombina and Barro, the Camino crosses the river Niembro. Climbing steadily uphill, we reach the Church of San Pedro de Pria, set on a hill overlooking the district?s seven towns. Then, the Camino continues downhill to the medieval stone bridge over the river Gua­damia, it crosses the railway and continues on to Sobares and Ribadesella. Ribadesella is a fascinating town and well worth a stroll around.

    Camino del Norte 3/4 Day 8Ribadesella.End of the Camino

    After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

    What you get

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    Flight information

    It is best to fly to Santander and back from Santander

     

    Santander Airport

    Ryanair is the only low-cost airline that currently offers 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 offers a good selection of internal flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville and Valencia.

    Bilbao Airport

    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 flies from Gatwick or Heathrow via Madrid and AerLingus operate out of Dublin.

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

    To start your walking holiday: Santander

    There is a regular airport shuttle bus (15mins).

    Back home from Ribadesella

    Bus to Santander takes 1hr30, several buses a day.


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    • Distance:151 km
    • Duration:8 Days
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