On foot: Bilbao-Santander

Sea and mountain are the hallmarks of this route, which started in Bilbao. Coastal cities, with a large cultural richness and history as Castro Urdiales, Laredo, and Santander, which we will access by boat with the Palacio de la Magdalena as a witness, will be the main attractions of this beautiful route of the Camino del Norte.

Castro Urdiales
Remember that in Mundiplus we can adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs and physical condition.
Any route can be planned both for individuals traveling alone, and for large groups or families.

Itinerary (7 days- 6 nights-5 stages)

Day 1: Arrival in Bilbao. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage Bilbao-Portugalete (19,61 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 4h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that runs, along the ria of Bilbao, on the right bank of the Nervión River, if we decide not to take the Official Road.

The Official Road passes through numerous streets of Bilbao, Baracaldo and Sestao, through industrial neighborhoods, with numerous slopes, before reaching our destination. We leave this decision, for our pilgrims.

We highlight in this stage, all the Casco Viejo de Bilbao, with its Plaza Nueva, the Cathedral of Santiago, Basilica de Begoña, City Hall and Guggenheim Museum.

In Portugalete, the symbol of the City - the Suspension bridgeWorld Heritage.

Arrival in Portugalete. Accommodation.

Day 3: Stage Portugalete-Castro Urdiales (27 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

In this stage we meet again with the Cantabrian Sea, at the Playa de la Arena, at the end of the bidegorri, which has brought us from Portugalete. We entered Cantabria, with Ontón, as the first Cantabrian city, to go to the beautiful Castro Urdiales, before having enjoyed some magnificent views of it, from a distance.

We highlight the Church of Santa Maria, the Castle-Lighthouse and the hermitage of Santa Ana, in this town.

Arrival at Castro Urdiales. Accommodation.

Day 4: Stage Castro Urdiales-Laredo (26.6 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 6h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that, in its first half, runs close to the sea, with continuous views of cliffs and wooded areas, between Cerdido and Islares, to enter, later, into the interior, where, to a large extent, we will cross a lot of paved road until we reach Laredo, that in his day was the «Port of Castilla», with its excellent beaches and splendid church.

We emphasize in this stage the Church of San Vicente de la Maza (Guriezo), the Church of San Martin (Islares), Churches of Santa Maria (Liendo and Rioseco)

In Laredo, we can see the Church of Santa María de la Asunción, Houses of Nobles and the town hall building.

Arrival in Laredo. Accommodation.

Day 5: Stage Laredo-Guemes (26,89 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The stage begins at the Puntal de Laredo, where a boat will take us to Santoña, famous for its canning industry, mainly its famous anchovies. The stage goes by, in many areas where the views of the sea are constant. We will cross the beach of Berria and Noja, where we cross the hill of El Brusco, which will give us beautiful views. We will visit large green areas with scattered population centers and flat land.

We emphasize in this stage, the Church of Santa Maria del Puerto, in Santoña and the Church of Santa María de Bareyo.

Arrival in Guemes. End of the stage.

Day 6: Guemes-Santander Stage (11.56 kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 3h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Short, totally flat stage, where we will also have to take the boat (Pedreñeras) that from Somo, will help us to reach Santander, through its bay.

As an option, we can take the coastal variant that, from Galizano, Langre and Loredo, takes us to Somo.

The points of interest of this stage are: Church of Our Lady of Cans, in Somo, as well as the Santander Cathedral, Porticada Square Y Palace of the Magdalena, in the same city.

Arrival in Santander. End of the stage.

Day 7: Breakfast-End of our services

The accommodations that we offer to our clients are from great quality and all rooms have a private bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort. All establishments have been supervised and selected by Viajes Mundiplus, based on the satisfaction expressed by our customers over the years. On our routes, we never offer hostels.

As they are dates of free election in which they can carry out the Camino, and when they are accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the same will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified the availability in them.

Our primary objective is his tranquility, rest and enjoy the Camino de Santiago.

Then, you can see and display a wide selection of some of our usual accommodations where you could stay.


Double room with breakfast
€ 495 per person
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Route information
  • Northern Road from Bilbao
    • Total distance: 111.66 km
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Applicable discounts:
    • € 25 for children under 12 in a shared room
    • € 20 / person for groups of 4 people or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 people or more
  • Prices valid from March to October, except July, August and September (Consult Rates)
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
    • (Double room with private bathroom)
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Information dossier of the road / profiles stages
  • Telephone assistance en route
  • Transfer of luggage in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's Credential
    • Pilgrim scallop
  • VAT

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Supplement single room
    • Consult
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Insurance Cancellation (Foreigners)