The Camino de Santiago from Santander to Ribadesella is the stretch on the Camino del Norte that runs through Cantabria and Asturias. This route of 8 days and 7 nights is ideal for all those people who want to enjoy the contrast offered by the Cantabrian Sea with mountainous environments and that are in good physical condition, to face the continuous slopes that this route proposes.
The tour departs from the beautiful city of Santander, to cross charming villages such as San Vicente de la Barquera, Santillana del Mar, Comillas or Llanes, where you will find enormous cultural richness. During the journey, you will also have the opportunity to discover the excellent cuisine of this region of Spain.
The trip ends in the beautiful fishing village of Ribadesella, where you will find numerous activities to do. Among them, relax on its beaches and enjoy the Cantabrian Sea.
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The city also has many places of interest, such as the Palacio de la Magdelena or the Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Cathedral, not to mention its excellent gastronomy. To fully discover this Cantabrian gem, it is necessary to have at least two days, so if you have time, we recommend adding an additional night to your trip in Santander. Contact us for more information.
Accommodation: Overnight in Santander.
Distance: 16 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Arce.
In the town centre you will also find various attractions such as the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana or numerous Baroque palaces. We recommend that you take advantage of your visit to try Santillana cake, very typical of the town.
Distance: 22 kilometres.
Accomodation: Overnight in Santillana del Mar.
The day ends in the beautiful town of Comillas. In it, you will find various attractions such as the Capricho de Gaudi, the Palacio de Sobrellano or the Universidad Pontifica in Comillas.
Distance: 20 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Comillas.
The stage ends in Unquera, the last town in Cantabria. We recommend you try the delicious Corbatas de Unquera, a sweet made with almonds, flour and sugar.
Distance: 28 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Unquera.
Then, you will find two options to complete the tour to Llanes. One is to follow the official path of the Camino de Santiago, which has a beautiful landscape, but follows the path of the main road. The other is to follow the route of the GR path that runs near the sea.
The end of the day is especially picturesque. Llanes is a beautiful fishing village that still retains some of its strong fishing tradition. On its streets, you will find various points of interest such as the remains of its ancient medieval wall or several palaces.
Distance: 21 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Llanes.
The day will not lack visits of interest such as the Los Dolores Church, located next to the marshes, or the Church of San Pedro de Pria, located on top of a hill and with excellent panoramic views of the region.
Distance: 28 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Ribadesella.
In the vicinity of the village there are also several archaeological sites such as the Lloseta Caves or a route along the cliffs that allows you to explore dinosaur footprints. In addition, the village has several nearby beaches where you can relax and enjoy the Cantabrian Sea.
If you want to add an additional night in Ribadesella to enjoy all its surroundings or extend your trip adding some stages on the stretch that joins Ribadesella with Vilalba, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
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 Santander.
- Taxes included.
- Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
- Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
- Additional night in Santiago de Compostela (breakfast included).
- Transfers according to your needs.
- Assistance insurance during the tour.
- Travel cancellation insurance.