Camino de Santiago from Irun to Bilbao

On the Camino de Santiago from Irún to Bilbao, alternate coastal area next to the mountain. 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.

Saint Sebastian
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Remember that in Mundiplus we can adapt the kilometers of the stages of the Camino de Santiago from Irún according to your needs and physical condition.
We prepare this Camino del Norte route for people traveling alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.

Northern Way Itinerary from Irun (8 days-7 nights-6 stages)

Day 1: Arrival in Irún. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage Irún-San Sebastian (27,46 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage of our Camino de Santiago from Irun.

Stage that runs between the coast and the mountains. Once arrived at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will go down the slopes of Mount Jaizkibel, through tracks and trees. We will arrive at Pasajes de San Juan, where we will cross the estuary to Pasajes de San Pedro, by boat.

The entrance to San Sebastián will give us some beautiful views of the bay of San Sebastián. For lovers of good food as we pass through the city of San Sebastian within a radius of 25 kilometers, 18 Michelin stars are concentrated. You can enjoy its excellent cuisine also with its famous pintxos.

Arrival in San Sebastian. End of the stage

Day 3: San Sebastian – Zarauz Stage (22,72 kms)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The exit from the city will offer us magnificent views from Monte Igeldo, which we will access, as soon as the stage begins.

Similar to the previous stage, with wooded areas and dirt tracks, in most of the route.

Orio, a seaside town par excellence, is the place prior to our arrival in Zarautz.

Arrival to Zarautz. End of the stage

Day 4: Zarauz – Deba Stage (21,55 km)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 5h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that runs very close to the sea, halfway up the hill and with constant ups and downs.

Magnificent views and important fishing villages, such as Guetaria, and Zumaia, we will meet until we reach Deba.

Arrival to Deba. End of the stage

Day 5: Deba-Markina Stage (22,53 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage with absence of population centers and a multitude of typical farmhouses and large areas of trees, will accompany us throughout the route.

We highlight Calvario de Maia and the Caserio de Kostolamendi area, as the maximum altitude of the stage.

Arrive in Markina. End of the stage

Day 6: Markina – Guernika stage (25 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 6h 15m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Many rural towns, some with history, such as Bolibar, mark this stage, which runs through land similar to the previous stage, with some medieval road, such as the one that gives access to the Collegiate Church of Ziortza and with the final surprise, before reaching Gernika, having entered the Urdabai Biosphere Reserve.

Arrival to Guernika. End of the stage

Day 7: Guernika-Bilbao stage (31,5 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 8h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage with two faces, like all those that end in large population centers. Half of it, offers us the bucolic and rural environment, of our entire route, since we started our Camino in Irún, and the rest we find the industrial development, typical of the big cities.

Arrival to Bilbao. End of the stage and the Camino de Santiago from Irún, if you have more days you can extend your Camino de Santiago from Bilbao.


For those people with little physical preparation or who prefer to perform the stage in a more calm and relaxed way, it would be advisable to divide the stage into two days:

Stage: Guernika - Lezama (20,7 Kms)

Stage: Lezama - Bilbao (10,8 Kms)

Day 8: Breakfast-End of our services

The accommodations we offer our clients are of high quality and all the rooms are private and have their own exclusive 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 clients over the years. On our routes, we never offer Hostels.

As they are free choice dates in which they can make the Camino, and when dealing with accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified their availability.

Our primary objective is your tranquility, rest and enjoyment on the Camino de Santiago.

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


Double room with breakfast
€ 665 per person
July, August and September-Check rates
Route Information
  • Northern Road from Irun
    • Total distance: 151 kms
  • 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 or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 or more
  • 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 dossier of the road / stages profiles
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
  • IVA

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

  • Supplement habitación individual
    • Consult rate
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Split the Guernika-Bilbao Stage (2 stages)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)