The Camino de Santiago del Norte, also known as the Camino de la Costa, is the route that departs from Irun and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago. Since 2015, this itinerary has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
One of the main attractions of the Camino del Norte is that it runs along the Cantabrian coast, so you can enjoy not only the intense green landscape of that part of Spain, but also picturesque seaside villages and stunning beaches. All of the above will allow you to discover one of the richest cuisines in Spain, where both meat and seafood are present.
On the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit places such as the beautiful city San Sebastian, Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum, or Santander, the versatile capital of Cantabria, where sea, mountain and urban environment merge together.
The Camino del Norte is approximately 830 km long and can be divided into 34 stages, if done on foot. From the village of Arzua, this route shares its layout with the Camino Frances.
The difficulty of the route is medium to high as it has some sections during which you have to face continuous slopes. The most common places to start the Camino del Norte are: San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Ribadesella and Vilalba
Most popular starting points of the Camino de Santiago del Norte: