Camino del Norte Cycling Tour
Camino del Norte Cycling Tour. 15 days – 14 nights.
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April 1 – October 31
Guided or self-guided Tour Along the Coast of Northern Spain, take part in this ancient pilgrimage, all the way from San Sebastián, along the coast to Santiago de Compostela.
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Embarking on the Camino de Santiago along the picturesque coast of Northern Spain, the journey spans from the enchanting San Sebastián to the revered destination of Santiago de Compostela. The meticulously planned 15-day tour unveils the diverse beauty of the Spanish coastline and invites travelers to immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of landscapes, culture, and history.
The adventure commences in San Sebastián, a city renowned for its breathtaking setting and culinary delights. The option to explore the French border by train and cycle back adds an extra layer of flexibility to the itinerary. As the journey unfolds, cyclists traverse the coastal route towards Bilbao, relishing the finest Spanish coastal scenery. Charming villages and dramatic cliffs mark the path to Lekeitio, a picturesque fishing village that serves as a tranquil retreat.
The route continues, weaving through historic landmarks such as Guernica, the inspiration for Picasso’s poignant painting. Cyclists encounter Game of Thrones fame on the island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and the fascinating transporter bridge in Getxo, a UNESCO World Heritage monument.
Santoña, known for its exquisite anchovies, becomes a delightful stop before reaching Santander, the capital of Cantabria. The tour embraces the medieval charm of Santillana del Mar and the renowned Altamira Caves with ancient paintings. Crossing into Asturias, the journey reveals dinosaur footprints and the vibrant city of Gijón.
The coastal villages of Candás and Luanco set the stage for the picturesque Cudillero, with its colorful houses cascading to the harbor. Continuing west, Luarca and Navia offer more seaside beauty before the tour reaches Galicia, bidding farewell to the coastal landscapes.
Entering Galicia, the landscape transforms into charming green countryside, leading to the Roman-walled city of Lugo. The final stretch takes cyclists through the Galician countryside to Arzúa, setting the stage for the triumphant arrival in Santiago de Compostela. The tour concludes with a short ride to the Plaza do Obradoiro, where pilgrims savor the achievement, reflect on the journey, and celebrate with scallops and white wine.
Departing from Santiago de Compostela, travelers bid farewell to this extraordinary adventure, or extend their stay to further explore the charms of this historic city. The Camino de Santiago along the Northern Spanish coast promises an unforgettable blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and personal accomplishment.
Highlights of the tour:
- The camaraderie of sharing the route with a multitude of pilgrims
- Getxo with the fascinating transporter bridge, now a World Heritage monument.
- San Sebastián, it is difficult to say enough about this wonderful city and its unique setting.
- Beautiful cities and villages along the coast of Spain
- The picturesque and lively fishing village of Llanes is surrounded by beautiful beaches.
- The route c along the delightful coastline through the resorts of Noja, Isla, Ajo, and Galizano.
- Ever-changing scenery as we cross Northern Spain from east to west
- The indescribable sensation of arriving in Santiago