Camino del Norte From Bilbao to Santander
This section of the Camino del Norte Bilbao to Santander on the Northern Camino de Santiago starts in the Basque city of Bilbao. It finishes in the lovely coastal town of Santander, in Cantabria.
This Camino route is full of Northern delights, as you will be walking in the Basque country, one of Spain’s foodie capitals. Explore the old town in Bilbao, visit its magnificent Guggenheim Museum and taste delicious ‘pintxos’ before you head West towards Santander following the coast.
Along this section of the Camino del Norte, you will pass lovely sandy beaches and craggy bays, stopping in quaint seaside towns for the night.
Hikes on this section of the Camino de Santiago are challenging, with many climbs and longer hiking days of 29km. However, despite the challenge of the hikes, the scenery is stunningly beautiful and is worth all the effort.
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the contrast of modernity and tradition gives the route a unique character and charm you won’t find anywhere else in Spain.
Along this section, there are many old churches and chapels for those interested in religious history to explore, in addition to great medieval architecture.
Stops along the way include Portugalete, Castro Urdiales, Laredo, and Noja before arriving in Santander. Santander is full of dramatic scenery and a great laid-back atmosphere.
The North Coast in Spain is renowned for its cuisine, so prepare to treat your palate to an unforgettable gastronomic Camino journey. This tour will delight you with outstanding coastal scenery, cultural experiences, and stunning Spanish foods and wines. If this sounds good, this is the tour for you!
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