The Northern Way – Santander to Gijon 3/5

This section of the Camino del Norte, the Northern Way route of the Camino de Santiago, starts in the elegant coastal city of Santander and takes walkers across lovely seaside towns in Cantabria and Asturias, such as Santillana del Mar and Ribadesella, before finishing in Gijón.The mountains of the North provide a spectacular contrast to the picturesque coastline and charming villages. Northern Spain, also known as ‘Green Spain’, is renowned for its cuisine and along this Camino de Santiago walk you will be able to indulge in superb fresh seafood and local produce, as well as tasting the traditional cider of Asturias.You can choose to finish in Gijon, on the Northern Way, or take the path to Oviedo, where you can join the Original Way, also known as the Camino Primitivo. This section is classed as moderate so a reasonable level of fitness is required. The Northern Way is the perfect Camino if you are looking for great scenery, a coastal trail and authentic cultural and gastronomic experiences.


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    • 11 days/ 10 Nights. From Santander to Gijon, on the Camino del Norte. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
    • 12 days/ 11 Nights. This Camino de Santiago tour starts in Santander and takes an alternative route to Oviedo, where you can join the Original Way. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.