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Camino del Norte from San Sebastian | Claire’s Top Tips

Renowned for its superb food, unique culture, and lush scenery, the Basque Country is a fascinating region. Claire shares her top tips for walking the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao: Camino del Norte from San Sebastian: Claire’s Top Tips Tip 1: Take time in San Sebastian It’s definitely worth spending a full …

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Cycling the Camino Routes: 5 Great Routes to choose

Did you know approximately 10% of all pilgrims reaching Santiago de Compostela are ‘bicigrinos’, bike-pilgrims? Nearly 25,000 bicigrinos choose to cycle the Camino routes to receive their Compostela certificate each year. If you are cycling the Camino de Santiago, remember you must at least cover the last 200 kilometres into Santiago de Compostela, if you’d like …

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Amazing coastal route

6 Amazing Coastal Trails

6 Amazing Coastal Trails Waves of the sea of Vigo, have you seen my loved one? wondered Martin Codax, a famous medieval troubadour in the 13th century. 6 Amazing Coastal Trails, if, like a Galician medieval troubadour, the sea if your muse; these are 6 amazing coastal trails to inspire your next walking trip: 1 – …

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San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian, or Donostia in Basque, is a city of two names, different languages and conflicting attitudes. There is something almost paradoxical about the Basque capital. Even the landscape contains an element of disparity, between the beach and the city and the lush greenery that envelope it. A gastronomical “mecca” as it has been dubbed in …

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Camino Recipe: Bay of Biscay Cod – Bacalao a la Vizcaína

To remind your taste buds of the wonderful flavours of the Northern Way to Santiago, our friends from FoodFiesta.ie share this week an all-time favourite recipe from the Basque Country: Bay of Biscay Cod (Bacalao a la Vizcaína). The classic ‘vizcaína’ sauce can also be used with other fish too. What you will need: (Serves 6 people) …

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Spotlight on San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian San Sebastian is at the beginning of the Northern Way Section 1. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this “small” big city with touches of the Belle Époque (Golden Age) that has a top-flight cultural agenda with its international film and jazz festivals and its first-class cultural programme. More than that, …

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