Sea and mountains are the hallmarks of this Camino de Santiago from Bilbao to Santander. Coastal cities, with a great cultural wealth and history such as Portugalete, having in its Hanging Bridge (declared a World Heritage Site), its main hallmark, the fishing village of Castro Urdiales, Laredo, with its fantastic old town and its extensive beach and Santander, which we will access by boat, with the Magdalena Palace as a witness, will be the main attractions of this beautiful route of the Way of Santiago del Norte.

This route runs between the communities of the Basque Country and Cantabria, both being at the end of La Arena beach and the town of Pobeña.

In the Cantabrian part we will find numerous valleys dedicated to pastures due to the immense cattle ranch that this region has and the fishing villages that dot its coastline.

We are “lucky” on this route to be able to make two transfers by boat; one of them from Laredo to Santoña, a city famous for its famous anchovies and the other transfer from the Somo jetty to the monumental Cantabrian capital, Santander.

Castro Urdiales
IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL ASSISTANCE INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.
We prepare this route of the Northern Way from Bilbao for people who travel alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family. If you wish, we adapt the kilometers to your physical needs.
Special discounts for groups of at least 6 people: €15/person. (Not combinable with other discounts)


Day 1: Arrival in Bilbao. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Bilbao to Portugalete (19,61 Kms)

Day 3: Stage from Portugalete to Castro Urdiales (27 kms)

Day 4: Stage from Castro Urdiales to Laredo (26,6 km)

Day 5: Stage from Laredo to Guemes (26,89 Kms)

Day 6: Stage from Guemes to Santander (11,56 kms)

Day 7: Breakfast-End of our services



The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

Qué ver en el Camino de Santiago desde Bilbao


Portugalete, city founded by Doña María de Haro. The old town was declared a historic-artistic complex. The Church of Santa María from the XNUMXth century stands out. Nearby is the Torre de Salazar.

Portugalete is famous for its suspension bridge, built in 1893, which is the most representative architectural element of the city.

In Somorrostro we can see the Church of San Julián de Muskiz. Muñatones Castle, which together with the Palace and the Hermitage is a Historic Artistic monument.

Otañes, the parish church of Santa María de Llovera. Noble Houses such as Sierralta and Helguera.

In our what to see on the Camino De Santiago from Bilbao, the town of Castro Urdiales constitutes one of the four coastal towns of Cantabria, along with Laredo, Santander, and San Vicente de la Barquera. One of the main monuments is the Church of Santa Maria. This Gothic temple is one of the most important in the north of the peninsula. Inside it houses a canvas attributed to Zurbarán. We also find the medieval castle. It must be remembered that Puebla Vieja has been declared a Historic-Artistic site.



In Hazas, the Church of Our Lady of Liendo, in the Baroque style. Also the Arboretum and the Forest Interpretation Center.

In Laredo, the Church of Santa María de la Asunción, in Gothic style, whose interior houses a Flemish altarpiece of Our Lady of Bethlehem. The Hermitage of San Martín and Santa Catalina from the XNUMXth century.

In Santoña, the Church of Santa María del Puerto, of Gothic and Renaissance style, in which its baptismal font and the altarpiece of San Bartolomé from the XNUMXth century stand out.

On the seafront, the monument to Juan de la Cosa, famous Cantabrian navigator.

The defensive fortifications of the city stand out. The old Hospital for pilgrims and the Marshes.



Y cerramos esta sección de qué ver en el organized trip to the Camino de Santiago desde Bilbao con la ciudad de Santander y su Catedral, de estilo gótico. En su interior podemos ver la Cripta del Cristo así como el Retablo Mayor y el Claustro de estilo gótico. La Iglesia de la Anunciación. El Palacio de la Magdalena, que constituyó un regalo del pueblo de Santander al Rey y que en la actualidad es escenario de numerosas actividades de la Universidad Menéndez Pelayo. La Biblioteca Menéndez Pelayo, Monumento histórico artístico y La Plaza Porticada, de estilo Herreriano.

How to get to Bilbao

Te indicamos las distintas opciones de Cómo desplazarte a Bilbao

Option 1: Private car and leave the vehicle parked in Irún. You can park in the vicinity of the accommodation where you stay. Another option is to request private parking.

Option 2: Bus

Madrid - Irún with the company Alsa, with frequent departures from Avda. de America Station in Madrid, and from Madrid Airport (Terminal 4)

Opción 3: Tren (Renfe). Direct trains every day from Madrid and Barcelona.

Option 4: Plane

To get to Bilbao by plane you have numerous airlines from Madrid and Barcelona and, to a lesser extent, from other cities.

  • Desde el aeropuerto te puedes trasladar en taxi o autobús público hasta Bilbao.
Price and Formalize Reservation
Double room with breakfast
20€ per person
Request budget according to dates
Route Information
  • Distance from Bilbao to Santander: 111,66 kms
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Prices valid from March to October, except July, August and September (Consult Rates)
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
  • No cancellation fees
    • Up to 15 days before starting the Camino (for no reason)
  • IVA

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

  • Single room supplement: € 210
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)