The Camino de Santiago from Bilbao to Santander is the stretch of the Camino del Norte that allows you to enjoy the so-called Green Spain, visiting part of the Basque Country and the community of Cantabria. It is a route of 7 days and 6 nights, and ideal for all those people looking for a route that alternates stretches of coast and inland areas.
The tour starts in the lively city of Bilbao, famous for the Guggenheim Museum, and crosses picturesque coastal villages such as Castro Urdiales or Laredo. The route ends in Santander, a place where the sea and the mountain intermingle with urban areas.
During your stay on the Camino del Norte from Bilbao you can enjoy the excellent gastronomy in this region of Spain, where both meat and fish are very important.
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However, the city also has numerous other attractions such as the Deusto Bridge, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Kiosko Arenal or the Casas Americanas, among others. If you want to have more time to visit the city you can add an additional night in Bilbao to your trip. Please contact us for more information.
Accommodation: Overnight in Bilbao.
Following the course of the River Nervion and with sections that run on an old Camino Real, you will reach the spectacular Puente Colgante, which gives access to the end of the stage: Portugalete. In the city, you will find a beautiful old centre, listed as an Artistic Historical collection, where you can visit places such as the Basilica of Santa Maria or the Kiosko de la Musica, among others.
Distance: 14 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Portugalete..
On the route, at Onton, you will leave Basque lands to enter Cantabria. The stage ends in the beautiful town of Castro Urdiales, where you can visit various chalets and palaces, in both modernist and medieval style.
Distance: 27 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Castro Urdiales.
The day ends in the tourist village of Laredo, where you can again enjoy the Cantabrian Sea, on the beach of La Salve. In the historic centre of the town, known as Puebla Vieja, you will find numerous medieval monuments.
Distance: 24 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Laredo.
The day ends in Escalante, a quiet town where you will find some churches to visit and where you can taste the savoury anchovies from Santona.
Distance: 16 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Escalante.
One involves taking the boat from La Pedrena (the cost of the trip is 2 euros and is not included in the price of the trip), to reach the pier of Somo. Being able to enjoy a unique perspective of the cliffs during the crossing. The other option is to take the inland route, heading to Loredo and passing through Santa Maria de Latas.
Distance: 17 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Santander.
The city also has exquisite gastronomy and a high number of attractions, such as the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Palacio de la Magdelena or el Castillo de la Corbanera. It also has an extensive network of museums.
Discovering the great diversity of attractions that the capital of Cantabria has requires a minimum of two days of visiting. If you have time and want to add an extra night in Santander, please contact us for more information.
Likewise, if you want to extend your trip with some of the stages on the stretch that links Santander with Ribadesella, do not hesitate to inform us.
Selection of hotels and cottages
Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.
Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.
Booking single rooms
You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.
Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.
Commitment to quality
To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.
In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.
All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago
- Staying in hotels and cottages.
- Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
- Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
- Selected meal plan.
- Baggage transfer between stages.
- Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
- Emergency assistance car available
- Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Bilbao.
- Taxes included.
- Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
- Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
- Additional nights (breakfast included).
- Transfers according to your needs.
- Assistance insurance during the tour.
- Travel cancellation insurance.