Camino de Santiago from Santander to Gijón

The Camino de Santiago from Santander transits between the sea and the mountains, of great monumental beauty, in which the Jacobean tradition has left its 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 touring this route of the Way of Santiago del Norte.

Of rugged orography, 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 of the Camino de Santiago from Santander 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 Santander (11 days-10 nights-9 stages)

Day 1: Arrival in Santander. Accommodation.
Day 2: Santander-Mogro stage (24,5 kms)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the first stage of the Camino de Santiago from Santander.

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

Through Peñacastillo, Santa Cruz de Bezana and Boo de PIélagos, we will reach Mogro.

Arrival to Mogro. Accommodation.

Day 3: Mogro – Santillana del Mar Stage (19 kms)
Difficulty: Easy 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 passes 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.

DID YOU KNOW… on our Camino de Santiago from Santander, you can visit Santillana del Mar.

Arrival in Santillana del Mar Listed among the most beautiful in Spain with its Collegiate Church declared a National Monument. Accommodation.

Day 4: Santillana del Mar – Comillas Stage (21,7 kms)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Pleasant and attractive stage, for its splendid landscapes, although with enough asphalt, in which we will see some typical Cantabrian mansions. The passage through the Playa de Luaña becomes pleasant.

We highlight the magnificent baroque Church of San Martin de Ciguenza. In Cobreces, the Abbey Via Coeli and the Church of San Pedro Adlink.

In Comillas, the Whim of 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.

On our Camino de Santiago de Roncesvalles we find ourselves before a stage of marked rural character and with 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-Pesús and Unquera-passing through the Oyambre Natural Park, between Comillas and San Vicente.

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

Arrival to Unquera. End of the stage

Day 6: Unquera – Llanes Stage (24,1 kms)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Placid stage and beautiful landscapes, with few slopes.

We move closer to the sea, but without seeing it until we reach Llanes. Beautiful and caring villages.

Wonderful views from Colombres, with wooded trails.

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

Arrival in Llanes. End of the stage

Day 7: Llanes-Ribadesella Stage (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 Casas de Indianos abound in a marked agro-livestock environment with a smooth itinerary with moderate slopes

We highlight the Torimbia Beach in Niembro and the Church of Dolores in Barro.

Arrival to Ribadesella with its well-known descent from the river sella. End of the stage.

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

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We will enter the cider region. Flat land without any complications.

Much of the stage takes place in the coastal area, with a beautiful route from Berbes to the Espesa, where we will find something more uneven.

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

If we have time, it is worth visiting Lastres, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.

Arrival to Ribadesella. End of the stage

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

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage away from the coast, with more mountainous terrain, compared to the previous stages, being the usual companion asphalt.

Zone of fertile and humid valleys, apple and chestnut forests.

We highlight 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 to 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 goes to A Casquita, after Amandi, where the most important Crossroads of the Camino de Santiago del Norte is located, either you go to Oviedo or Gijón. We will arrive at Nievares, from where the ascent to Alto de la Cruz is taken.

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

Arrival to Gijón. End of the Camino de Santiago section from Santader, if you have more days you can extend your Camino de Santiago from Gijón.

Day 11 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
€ 815 per person
July, August and September-Consult Supplement
Route Information
  • Northern Way 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 or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 or more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)