On foot: Santander-Gijón

The Northern Way transit between the sea and the mountain, of great monumental beauty, in which the Jacobean tradition has left its marked mark, throughout history.

The green of its valleys and the numerous rivers that mark it, as well as its accentuated cultural, seafaring, gastronomic and livestock traditions, are another of the main arguments for traveling this route of the Camino de Santiago.

Of rugged terrain, although not too demanding. The itinerary takes place in a very pleasant environment, predominantly rural, dotted with numerous wooded areas and water courses, ending the stages in beautiful cities full of history.

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Remember that in Mundiplus we can adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs and physical condition.
We prepare the route for people traveling alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.

Itinerary (11 days-10 nights-9 stages)

Day 1: Arrival in Santander. Accommodation.
Day 2: Santander-Mogro Stage (24.5 km)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Like all the exits of the big cities, it passes through industrial estates and polygons. The rest of the stage passes mainly, by asphalted areas and rural tracks with moderate slopes.

Through Peñacastillo, Santa Cruz de Bezana Y Boé de PIélagos, we will arrive to Mogro.

Arrival in Mogro. Accommodation.

Day 3: Stage Mogro-Santillana del Mar (19 kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that runs along paved roads and dotted with numerous small towns, as in much of Cantabria.

The itinerary goes through Cudon-Mar-Requejada, Barreda and Viveda ending in Santillana de Mar, where we highlight the Romanesque collegiate church of Santa Juliana and in the vicinity of Santillana, the Cave of Altamira., as well as the Casas del Aguiola and La Parra.

Arrival in Santillana del Mar. Accommodation.

Day 4: Santillana del Mar-Comillas Stage (21.7 kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Placid and attractive stage, for its splendid landscapes, although with enough asphalt, in which we will see some typical Cantabrian houses. Pleasant is the step for the Beach of Luaña.

We highlight the magnificent Baroque church of San Martin de Ciguenza. In Cobreces, the Abadia Via Coeli and the Church of San Pedro Ad Vincula.

In Comillas, the Capricho by Gaudi, The Palace and the Chapel-Pantheon of the Marquises of Sobrellano.

Comillas is known as the «Villa of the archbishops»

Arrival in Comillas. Accommodation.

Day 5: Comillas-Unquera Stage (28 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage marked rural character, less asphalt.

Successive ups and downs of little importance, mark the route.

The route will take us through San Vicente de la Barquera-La Acebosa-Hortigal-Serdio-Pesus and Unquera-passing through the Oyambre Natural Park, between Comillas and San Vicente.

We highlight the Bridge of the Mace, in San Vicente de la Barquera, as well as Church-Fortress of Santa Maria de los Angeles, the Castle and Old Puebla.

Arrival at Unquera. End of the stage.

Day 6: Unquera-Llanes Stage (24.1 km)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Placid stage and beautiful landscapes, with few unevenness.

We advance next to the sea, but without getting to see it until we reach Llanes. Beautiful villages and cared for.

Wonderful views from Colombres, with wooded trails.

In Colombres we will find beautiful houses of Indianos. In Llanes, we highlight its monumental complex, Church of Santa Maria del Consejo and the Cubes of Memory.

Arrival in Llanes. End of the stage.

Day 7: Stage Llanes-Ribadesella (29 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that crosses numerous small towns such as Celorio-Barro-Niembro-Naves-Nueva-Cuerres, where the Indianos Houses abound in a marked agro-livestock environment with a smooth itinerary with moderate differences

We untie the Torimbia beach in Niembro and the Church of Dolores en Barro.

Arrival in Ribadesella. End of the stage.

Day 8: Ribadesella-Colunga Stage (21 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We will enter the region of cider. Flat land and without any complication.

Much of the stage goes through the coastal area, with a beautiful route from Berbes to La Espesa, where we will find something more uneven.

The itinerary goes through the towns of (San Pedro de Leces-Vega of Ribadesella-Berbes-La Espesa-La Isla-Huerres)

If we have time, it is worth approaching The three, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Arrival in Ribadesella. End of the stage.

Day 9: Stage: Colunga-Villaviciosa (17 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 4h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage far from the coast, with more mountainous terrain, in comparison to the previous stages, being the usual asphalt companion.

Area of fertile and humid valleys, forests of apple trees, and chestnut trees.

We unite in Priesca, its Pre-Romanesque Church of San Salvador, the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria de la Oliva (Villaviciosa) and San Juan de Amandi (at the exit of Villaviciosa)

Arrival in Villaviciosa. End of the stage.

Day 10: Villaviciosa-Gijón Stage (28 Kms)
Difficulty: High Duration: 7h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Hard stage that changes the profile that we brought in previous stages. The itinerary is driven to A Casquita, after Amandi, Where is he Crossroads of most important roads of the Northern Way, you'll either go to Oviedo or Gijón. We reach Nievares, from where the rise to the Alto de la Cruz.

The Alto del Infanzón It will be another important point of the stage.

Arrival in Gijón. End of the stage.

Day 11 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
€ 815 per person
July, August and September-Consult Supplement
Route information
  • Northern Road from Santander
    • Total distance: 218 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 people or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 people or more
  • 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)