Camino del Norte Cycling the Camino del Norte from Navia to Santiago last 200km

Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
9 Nights
Distance:
226 km
Difficulty:
Medium +
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
From €692
Rating:

Cycling the Camino del Norte from Navia last 200km

This trip, Cycling the Camino del Norte from Navia to Santiago, covers the second half of the Camino del Norte, the Northern Way of the Camino de Santiago.

You will be starting your Camino in the very scenic coastal city of Navia, in Cantabria, and you will follow the northern coast into Galicia and ending at Santiago de Compostela.

On your way, you will be staying in stunning seaside villages and towns, passing sandy beaches and coves; and cycling across the lush countryside.

As you cross the bridge over the River Eo you will arrive in Ribadeo, the first town in Galicia and home to one of Spain’s most famous beaches: the Cathedrals Beach.

From Ribadeo, the Camino del Norte then heads inland, into rural Galicia. You will cycle to the sleepy town of Mondoñedo, the old capital of the Kingdom of Galicia, where you can admire its grand buildings and cathedral.

You will continue your Cycling the Camino del Norte through forests, peaceful hamlets, and country roads.

As you will have completed 200km which is the requirement for ‘bicigrinos’, don’t forget to claim your Compostela certificate when you arrive in Santiago de Compostela!

We recommend cycling the Camino only if you have some cycling experience and if you have essential bike maintenance knowledge.

For more information on cycling and what you need to know before you cycling the Camino, check out our blog: Cycling the Camino de Santiago – What you need to know.

If you are wondering if the Camino del Norte (Northern Way) is for you, check out our blog to help you make up your mind: What makes the Camino del Norte Special?

Click below to create your trip, customise the starting and ending point. You can walk or cycle.

Map of Cycling the Camino del Norte from Navia last 200km

Itinerary of Cycling the Camino del Norte from Navia last 200km

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Navia
Navia
You arrive in Navia.
31 km
Ribadeo
Ribadeo

Today will be your last day following the Cantabrian coast. It is also quite a long walking day so you talk to our team if you’d like to book a rest day in the lively town of Ribadeo. You will cross the bridge of the Saints over the River Eo to enter Galicia and reach Ribadeo. The town is famous for the Cathedrals Beach (a short taxi ride away), Galicia’s second most visited site after Santiago’s ‘proper’ cathedral.

36 km
Mondonedo
Mondonedo

Today, you will be climbing from Lourenzá towards Mondoñedo, which used to be one of the seven capitals of the Kingdom of Galicia. You will get amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Make sure you explore Mondoñedo before you continue towards Abadín.

If you wish you can split the distance between Lourenza and Abadin by staying in Mondonedo.

37 km
Vilalba
Vilalba

Today, the Camino del Norte meanders among the forests, farmland and green pastures of the ‘Terra Chá’ (Flat lands) leading you to the area’s capital, the market town of Vilalba. Vilalba is capital of the Terra Chá. Try the local delicacies, cheeses and other farm products before you head home!

61 km
Sobrado dos Monxes
Sobrado dos Monxes

From Miraz, you will continue on your Camino del Norte journey across rural Galicia. You will reach the highest point of the trail at Marcela, so take a few minutes to enjoy the views. Your destination is Sobrado dos Monxes, home to an impressive monastery. The monastery dates back to the 10th century originally, although the current facade is baroque. You will be picked up at the monastery and stay the night in Miraz.

40 km
Pedrouzo
Pedrouzo

Today’s Camino walk will take you through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day. Make sure you visit the chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago. You will stay the night in the town of Pedrouzo (310m).

21 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Today is the last walking day of your Camino trip. Starting in the town of Pedrouzo. Your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used to wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the Cathedral of Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural mecca. The cathedral has a pilgrim mass everyday at noon.Your tour of the Camino del Norte ends after breakfast. Explore the old town in Santiago de Compostela before you head home. Please ask the team if you’d like to stay additional nights, take a day tour of the historic centre or a day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands.

Superior Collection includes complimentary spa in Santiago.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Superior Collection

Stay in very special hotels and unique properties along the Camino.  We have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered. Rest assured when you select Superior Collection, you will enjoy the full experience of our best hotels and top guesthouses when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

Navia

Asturias Airport 65km: From the airport, you must take a combination of bus and train. The airport is connected with regular buses to Avilés bus station, a journey that takes around 20min. See www.alsa.es.  From there, the train station is located next to the bus station, take the regular train service to Cudillero (Line Gijón-Cudillero) stopping at Pravia to change train. In Pravia, take the train heading to Ferrol, stopping at Navia. The total train journey takes around 2h30min. See www.renfe.es. 

A Coruña Airport 182km: In A Coruña, there is a bus connecting the airport and the bus station (Line 4051, departing every 30 min). See www.autoscalpita.com. From there, a regular bus line runs twice daily to Navia, taking around 2h30-3h. See www.alsa.com.

Santiago de Compostela Airport 187km: The easiest way for you to reach Navia from Santiago airport is to take a bus to Lugo. There are between four to seven services per day, taking around 1h50min. See www.monbus.es. From Lugo, an evening bus runs daily to Navia, the journey taking around 1h45min. See www.alsa.com.

Santander Airport 276km: Buses run from the airport to Santander bus station every 30min. Leaving from the airport terminal, the journey is around 15min. See www.transportedecantabria.es. From Santander bus station, a direct bus service runs to Navia every day. The journey is approximately 6h. For timetable and tickets see www.alsa.es.

Live information on Rome2Rio.

 

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia),  train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.

A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.

Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).

Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.

Live information on Rome2Rio.

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

Manage your trip online

Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

Have questions? Read our FAQ pages.

Darrell, USA - May
"If you ever want experience the Camino, CaminoWays is the partner you want. They organized our group of 12 perfectly. The accommodations exceeded our expectations, the food was top notch and the transportation arrangements were spot on! All of that combined to make our pilgrimage a stress free, enjoyable experience for everyone in our group which ranged in age from 17-75."
Sandra, UK - May
"This is my second Camino walk using Camino Ways. This year it was part of the Norte route and, as before Caminoways provide everything you could want, from the detailed map to luggage labels, but most of all, the really wonderful hotels they booked for us on the way and for our final stop in Finisterre. Thank you"
Janelle, Australia - May 2016
"Amazing experience - Camino from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Booking through CaminoWays.com was easy. The walk wasn't guided but the maps and information received were enough for us to navigate our own way with no problems. The bags were picked up and delivered with no problems. Most of the hotel accommodation was great. The walk was challenging in parts but was also a fulfilling experience. The scenery was amazing and varied, and the food was SO good. I would definitely recommend this holiday to others."
Mike, USA - May
"Camino Ways set up the whole biking trip, from Leon to Santiago, some 240 miles. We had great bicycles for our 4 cyclists (my brother, sister, wife and myself). We had great lodging each nite with comfortable beds in the best locations in each stay over town at 4 star hotels that Camino had picked for us in advance. In the morning Camino Ways would pick up our luggage and carry to the next town. The food was great at every stop as was the plentiful Rioja. This was a great cycling vacation that Camino Ways made possible. And the cost was very reasonable for such great service. We are planning another section of the Camino next year and will definitely go with Camino Ways."
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