In Camino de Santiago from Irún a Bilbao alternates coastal area with mountains. The city of Irún is the starting point of the Northern Way. Rich and copious gastronomy as well as its famous restaurants and chefs await us on the route. Lush landscapes and spectacular views will accompany the pilgrim through Basque lands.

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IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.
We prepare this Camino del Norte route for people traveling alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.
Special discounts for groups of at least 6 people: €15/person. (Not combinable with other discounts)


Day 1: Arrival in Irún. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Irún to San Sebastian (27,46 kms)

Day 3: Stage from San Sebastian to Zarauz (22,72 kms)

Day 4: Stage from Zarauz to Deba (21,55 kms)

Day 5: Stage from Deba to Markina (22,53 Kms)

Day 6: Stage from Markina to Guernika (25 kms)

Day 7: Stage from Guernika to Bilbao (31,5 Kms)

Day 8: 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.

What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Irun


In Irún, the Church of Santa María del Juncal stands out, which dates from the XNUMXth century and the Hermitage of Santa Elena, where the remains of a Roman temple from the XNUMXst century are found.

Walking through its streets we find its Baroque-style Town Hall, from the XNUMXth century.

In the square we find the column of San Juan de Harria.

Fuenterrabia stands out for its medieval essence. We can walk its narrow cobbled and walled streets admiring, for example, the Plaza del Obispo, the Casadevante Palace and the Plaza de de Guipuzcoa.

Leaving the walled part of the city is the powder keg from the XNUMXth century.



Touring the bay of La Concha, we will leave on our left the Miramar Palace.

In the old town we will meet the Basilica of Santa Maria. Opposite is the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Also in the old town is the San Telmo Museum. The old Town Hall stands out in the Plaza de la Constitución.

In the Ribera del Urumea, outside the old part, stands the Hotel Maria Cristina and the Victoria Eugenia theatre, close to the Kursaal, a famous building by the architect Moneo.

From Monte Igueldo, where the hotel is located, we can enjoy spectacular views of San Sebastián.

Before arriving in Orio, we find the Hermitage of San Martin de Tours, patron of the pilgrims.

In Orio, the Church of San Nicolas stands out.



In Zarautz, the Church of Santa María la Real stands out, inside which you can see a Gothic image of the Virgin and the “pilgrim's tomb”. Attached to the Church is the Torre de los Zarautz. At the end of the promenade is the Palacio de Narros.

In Guetaria the monument to Juan Sebastian Elcano.

The Church of El Salvador, Gothic from the XNUMXth century. The promontory mount of San Anton “Ratón de Guetaria”

In Zumaia, highlight the Church of San Pedro XII century.

In Itziar, its Plateresque Church stands out, inside which is the image of the Virgin with the child, from the XNUMXth century. Sailors have offered themselves to it since ancient times, and as proof there remains a votive offering hanging from the nave.

In Deba we can appreciate the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, in which its cover stands out. We also find the Ekain caves, famous for their cave paintings.

In Markina, the medieval towers stand out, such as Barroeta and Mugartegui.



In Bolibar we find the Church of Santo Tomás (XNUMXth century) and the Casa Bolibar - Jauregui (XNUMXth century). From this town the cobbled road leads to the Collegiate Church of Cenarruza. Next to its cover is a sepulcher decorated with a Santiago Matamoros.

In Arbaicegui we can see the porch, linked to Guerricaiz by a Renaissance bridge of great importance in the XNUMXth century, which has numerous tower-houses such as those of Jauregui or Bengolea. 

In our what to see on the Camino De Santiago from Irún and of great importance we highlight the natural ecosystems of Urdaibai, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Guernika, town founded  by DonTello in 1366, it is characterized by hosting the Casa de Juntas de Vizcaya. The Church of Santa María, characterized by its grand staircase, also stands out.



In Mujica, the parish church of San Vicente, where a half-point window stands out in the north wall, clearly Romanesque in style, which makes it unique in these lands.

The Roman road on the road to Alto de Guerequiz.

In Larrabezu, the hermitage of San Salvador de Arechabalagana, where a monolithic stone window from the XNUMXth century stands out.

The Juradero Church of San Emeterio and San Celedonio, which contains in its interior one of the most important altarpieces of Biscay.

In Lezama the Humilladero de Santa Cruz. We can also contemplate the Church of Santa María XIII century.

We close our proposals on what to see in the section of the trip to the Camino de Santiago organized from Irún to Bilbao, with the latter city founded in 1300 as a medieval town by Don Diego López de Haro. The Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña and the Cathedral of Santiago, built around the XNUMXth century, stand out. The Church of San Antón Abaz, which together with the bridge at its feet, constitutes a symbol of Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art. The Palaces of the Deputation and the Palace of Gómez de la Torre.



How to get to Irun

We indicate the different options of How to get to Northern Way starting in Irún.

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 the Avda. de America Station in Madrid.

Option 3: Train (Renfe). Direct trains every day from Madrid and Barcelona.

Option 4: Plane

The closest airport to Irún is San Sebastian, approximately 5 minutes away by car.

- From here, by taxi to the accommodation in Irún.
Who walks the Camino from Irún

This Camino is highly sought after by foreign clients, since it passes through very famous and internationally renowned cities such as:

  • San Sebastián, with its famous Film Festival, good gastronomy and its well-known Playa de la Concha archive.
  • Pamplona with its popular San Fermines and its famous pintxos.
  • Bilbao gastronomy once againhe Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art does the rest.

This path is a little more physically demanding than the most popular path and with flatter terrain than the popular and most traveled one. Way of Saint James from Sarria to Santiago. However, with a little physical preparation prior to the start of our trip; as well as the fantastic views will make it a more bearable Camino.

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Double room with breakfast
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Route Information
  • Distance from Irun to Bilbao: 151 kms
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 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: € 245
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)