Camino del Norte From San Sebastian to Bilbao in 1 Week
The first section of the Camino del Norte begins in chic and elegant San Sebastián, a gastronomic mecca, home to several Michelin-starred restaurants.
From San Sebastián (or Donosti in Basque), the Camino del Norte travels West along the green coastline and countryside of the Basque Country for 127kms. This is the Camino del Norte San Sebastian to Bilbao and it is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about Spanish food, art, and culture while also exploring some very scenic coastline and countryside.
The Basque Country is renowned for its fantastic cuisine, its ‘pintxos’ and some of the country’s best chefs so this Camino walk will be an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
This trail takes Camino pilgrims to the historic town of Gernika, made famous by Picasso’s masterpiece of the same name, and finishes in Bilbao, where the impressive Guggenheim Museum is a must-see. There are many other interesting cultural things to experience and discover in Bilbao so we would recommend taking an extra day here to explore.
This section of the Camino del Norte in the Basque Country is classed as moderate to challenging, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. This route can be challenging for those with little walking experience but it is highly rewarding.
The best time of year to explore the Camino del Norte San Sebastian to Bilbao is from May to July when the weather is very pleasant. Spring and Autumn can be quite cool.
If you are considering walking on the Camino del Norte, read more about what makes the Camino del Norte Special.
This walk-through of the Basque region generally gets 4 and 5 stars from our clients.
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