Duration:

13 Days / 12 Nights

Distance:

164 km / 102 mi

Difficulty:

Medium / Low

Start / End

San Sebastian - Santiago

Walk and taste your way through the North Camino of Spain.

Our North Coast Camino was carefully designed by our founders to give you an experience filled with breathtaking natural beauty, magnificent accommodations and exquisite food. It is one of our most exclusive tours! We begin our journey in Europe’s culinary capital, San Sebastián, home of some of the world's best restaurants. We will then begin our Pilgrimage to Santiago traveling through beautiful forests, charming villages and historic towns and cities such as Bilbao, Santillana del Mar, Comillas, Cangas de Onis and Oviedo. The Northern Route is a 164 kilometer journey is divided into 11 delightful walking stages and includes visits to amazing sites like the Beach of the Cathedrals. Along the Way we will enjoy Spain's magnificent Paradores and authentic Galician rural manors, personally selected by us for their great hospitality and service.

Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

The cost of the cancellation insurance will be 2.6% of the value of the tour + extras.

If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Means and Assistance

Private support vehicle

You will have a support vehicle throughout your Camino. You can use it if you are tired or if you don’t want to keep walking for any reason, if you want to leave or take things during your walk or if you want to change your shoes. Our van is equipped with a first aid kit, medicines, snacks, water and fruits. This vehicle will cover any unexpected circumstances.

Guides

Our incomparable Camino guides are not just fountains of knowledge; they are pilgrims too! Your guide will be your friend on the Camino; a friend who will make you laugh with Camino stories and anecdotes, offer you encouragement and cure your blisters, and maybe even help you to find what you’re looking for along the way.

Insurances

All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Also, we offer cancellation insurance at a special price, which will vary depending on your Camino.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a backpack with our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2020:

4390 €

Single Supplement + 990 €

  • May 25 - Jun 06, 2020
  • Sep 15 - Sep 27, 2020
  • Oct 01 - Oct 13, 2020

Dates & Price 2021:

4780 €

Single Supplement + 1080 €

  • Apr 28 - May 10, 2021
  • May 12 - May 24, 2021
  • Sep 16 - Sep 28, 2021
  • Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2021

Our North Way Camino includes:

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (NOT included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Pilgrim´s Mass
  • Botafumeiro (Subject to availability). (Not included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Accommodation in 5-star hotels and Paradores
  • 10 dinners
  • Pintxos stop in San Sebastian
  • 2 meals in Michelin-Star restaurants
  • 1 Picnic
  • Guided visits in Santillana del Mar, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Oviedo, and Santiago

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Day in San Sebastian
Light city walking

We meet on the first day at the hotel in the beautiful city of San Sebastián. You can check-in whenever you arrive and then meet us in the hotel lobby at 11:00 am for a welcome toast. At 1:30 pm, we will enjoy a delicious, pleasant lunch at a renowned Michelin Star restaurant. We will enjoy a lovely guided tour around San Sebastian and a delightful "Pintxos" tour.

Night in San Sebastian.

Day 2

San Sebastián - Buztintxuri
8.5 km / 5.3 mi

We follow the yellow arrows along ‘La Concha’ out of San Sebastián and towards the hills of Igueldo. We make a tiny detour to the end of the promenade to visit Eduardo Chillida’s “Combs of the Wind.” We will enjoy delightful views along our way. After finishing the stage, we head to the city of Bilbao to enjoy a guided visit around this splendid city.

We spend the night in the lovely Bilbao.

Day 3

Otañes - Castro-Urdiales
9 km / 5.6 mi

We will walk along scenic mountain paths and through a number of beautiful towns until we reach the promenade of Castro-Urdiales. We then head to the picturesque village of Santillana del Mar. We will finish our day with a guided tour around this charming village.

We spend the night in Santillana del Mar.

Day 4

Comillas - San Vicente de la Barquera
12.4 km / 7.7 mi

Before starting our walk we will visit the town of Comillas, a top vacation spot for the royal family and high society. This is the last stage in the region of Cantabria and it is characterized by the interesting and emblematic towns we will visit. On this day we will have a delicious lunch in a Michelin-Star restaurant.

We spend the night in Cangas de Onis.

Day 5

La Isla - Priesca
13 km / 8 mi

We will start our walk near the beach and work our way up through the hills to end up in Priesca. The city of Oviedo awaits us after the walk for lunch and a visit with a local guide.

We spend the night in Oviedo

Day 6

Soto del Barco - El Pito
10 km / 6.2 mi

Our stage for today is short and sweet. After reaching the beautiful town of El Pito, we go by boat as it was done traditionally by the pilgrims to Figueras and reach Ribadeo, our place of accommodation, We will visit the famous Playa de las Catedrales (Beach of the Cathedrals) depending on the tide.

We spend the night in Ribadeo, right in front of the sea.

Day 7

Pontevella - Vilalba
11.5 km / 7.1 mi

We start at a crossroads and cross a bridge to find ourselves surrounded by beautiful scenery until we enter the city of Villalba and reach the Parador on foot. We will enjoy the city and the majestic accommodations, rest and then partake in a dinner fit for kings and queens.


We spend the night in Vilalba.

Day 8

Baamonde - Altos de Mamoa
18 km / 11.2 mi

We will begin the last hundred kilometers necessary to obtain the Compostela certificate, taking the Camino towards A Coruña. We will pass by the San Alberte chapel and a large number of lovely little towns.


We spend the night in Vilalba.

Day 9

Altos de Mamoa - Sobrado dos Monxes
21 km / 13 mi

We will head towards the small town of Marcela eventually reaching the highest point of the entire North Coast Camino. Crossing the border of Lugo to enter A Coruña, we will end our stage in the 10th century monastery of Santa María in Sobrado dos Monxes. 


We spend the night in Arzúa.

Day 10

Sobrado dos Monxes - Arzúa
21 km / 13 mi

We will start walking the last bit straight to Santiago in longer stages. We will follow the paved road through a number of towns and the generally rural Galicia. The end of this stage is where the North Way and the French Way unite.

We spend the night in Arzúa.

Day 11

Arzúa - Pedrouzo
20 km / 12.4 mi

Since many of the different Caminos, or ways to Santiago have united, we will notice many more pilgrims and services along the way. We will walk through forests and towns until we reach Pedrouzo, which has been important place for pilgrims throughout history and still is today.

Our place of accommodation is the perfect place for rest and relaxation in Lavacolla.

Day 12

Pedrouzo - Santiago
20 km / 12.4 mi

Thinking about our destination will give us all the energy necessary to reach it! The Cathedral in Santiago will make this mostly urban stage completely worth it.

We will spend a night in Santiago, where we will enjoy a wonderful dinner and a beautiful surprise.

Day 13

Day in Santiago
Light city walking

In the morning we offer a guided visit through Santiago for our group. The focus of the guided visit will be on the old city, where we will recall the history of the city and the pilgrimage to Santiago through its main monuments, squares and streets.

Your Camino through life begins!


Pre/Post tours activities

with Marly Olé
Optional – Not Included in Price

Immerse yourself in the diverse traditions & culture of both Spain, Portugal, and France with our new expertly curated Marly Olé experiences. Everything is tailor-made and designed so that you can discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with the “Marly touch” an unforgettable time is guaranteed.
Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything!
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