Camino del Norte Camino del Norte Basque Country | Short Break

Activity :
Walking or Cycling
Duration :
4 Nights
Distance :
59 km
Difficulty :
Medium +
Tour Type :
Self-Guided
Time To Go :
April to October
Price :
From €401
Reviews :
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Claire
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Sandra, UK - May
"This is my second Camino walk using Caminoway. 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"
Peter, Ireland - August 2016
"Northern Way. Extremely well organised and easy to follow. Stunning views and challenging tracks. Would strongly recommend."
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 was 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."
Berard Kelleher, Ireland - 04/2013
Great holiday had by all of us. The walking, the food, the wine, the people were all a wonderful experience.
Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
4 Nights
Distance:
59 km
Difficulty:
Medium +
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
From €401
Rating:

Walk part of one of the most popular sections of the Camino de Santiago on a Camino del Norte Basque Country short break of 4 nights.

Take a break and walk from picturesque Markina to lively Bilbao immersing yourself into the green rolling hills of the Basque countryside in this short break of 59km spread into 3 walking stages.

Slow down to enjoy the architectural marvels of castle looking churches some with over 1000 years and observe the farm animals like cows, horses, and donkeys that will infect you with their tranquility. They definitely have a quiet life.

The Camino del Norte Basque Country route will take you across Gernika, eternalized by the famous “Gernika” painted by Picasso after the bombing that destroyed the city. You can see a replica of the painting made with tiles in the city center and visit Museo de la Paz (Museum of Peace) where memories from the bombings can be seen. Visit the tree of Guernika, an old oak that symbolizes the traditional freedoms of the Biscayan people as well as Casa de Juntas where the politicians would gather to decide the future of the region.

After leaving Guernika you will then have a stop in Lezama before the last push to Bilbao, a historic city with a modern vibe where you can visit the impressive Guggenheim Museum and Puppy, the giant dog made with flowers. Wander around the streets of castro viejo (old town) to fall in love with the beautiful colorful houses and then stop in the main square where plenty of cafes and restaurant invite for a lazy sunset trying the endless variety of “pintxos” all prepared with local delicacies, along with some basque cider.

This stretch of the Camino is classed as moderate to challenging. Make sure to have some preparation in advance to make the most of your trip.

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Claire
Specialist: Claire
Customer Experience Director Claire hails from the lovely Midlands and spent some years living in Galway in the West of Ireland, where she completed a degree in languages. She ...
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