El Camino del Norte by bike from Irún It is one of the oldest routes that pilgrims have traveled and do today. In its beginnings, when the remains of the Apostle Santiago were discovered, around the year 830, in Santiago de Compostela, there was a large flow of pilgrims from all over Europe. Many of them went by boat to ports in the Cantabrian Sea to continue, from there, their pilgrimage on foot.

The route runs along the entire Cantabrian coast, very close to it and even in some areas, by the sea. In the Galician town of Ribadeo, it heads inland to join, in the town of Arzúa, with the French Way in a single Way to Santiago de Compostela.

It begins in Spain, in the city of Irún, and travels over a distance of about 817 km, through the Communities of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.

Tour of great scenic, cultural, architectural, gastronomic and historical beauty, in which the breeze from the North will accompany us on our way.

Throughout such a long journey, the pilgrim will travel through mid-mountain areas, and with constant ups and downs, as in the Basque section, with fertile and green valleys as in the Asturian and Cantabrian sections and we will find numerous fishing ports with eminent marine flavor.

The main towns, to name a few, that we will find in this Jacobean itinerary are: San Sebastián - Bilbao - Santander - Gijón.

Castro Urdiales
Quotation marks
Santiago de Compostela

IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.

In Mundiplus we adapt the kilometers of the stages of this Camino del Norte from Irún according to your needs and physical condition. You can travel alone or accompanied by 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

Day 2: Stage by bike from Irún to Zarauz (50,16 kms)

Day 3: Stage by bike from Zarauz to Markina (43,8 kms)

Day 4: Stage by bike from Markina to Bilbao (56 kms)

Day 5: Stage by bike from Bilbao-Castro Urdiales (46,6 Kms)

Day 6: Stage by bike from Castro Urdiales to Santander (65 kms)

Day 7: Stage by bike from Santander to Comillas (65 Kms)

Day 8: Stage by bike from Comillas to Llanes (51 Kms)

Day 9: Stage by bike from Llanes to Colunga (50 kms)

Day 10: Stage by bike from Colunga to Gijón (45 kms)

Day 11: Stage by bike from Gijón to El Pitu (51,5 km)

Day 12: Stage by bike from El Pitu to Luarca (48 kms)

Day 13: Stage by bike from Luarca to Ribadeo (51 kms)

Day 14: Stage by bike from Ribadeo to Abadin (52 kms)

Day 15: Stage by bike from Abadin to Miraz (54 kms)

Day 16: Stage by bike from Miraz to Arzúa (47 km)

Day 17: Stage by bike from Arzúa to Santiago de Compostela (40 kms)

Day 18: 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.

How to get to Irún

In Mundiplus as organizing agency of the Camino de Santiago We recommend the different options of how to navigate to Irun.

Option 1: Private car and park it in public parking in Irún.

Option 2: Bus

Madrid>Irún with the passenger transport company ““Alsa”, with regular departures from the Avenida de America Station in Madrid.

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

Option 4: Plane

The closest airport to Irún is San Sebastian, a 5-minute drive away.

– From here you can take a taxi to the reserved accommodation in Irún; or we request a vehicle to pick you up upon arrival at the airport.
Price and Formalize Reservation
Double room with breakfast
20€ per person
Request Budget according to dates
Route Information
  • Distance from Irun to Santiago: 817 Kms
  • Duration: 17 days / 16 nights / 15 stages
  • Accommodation reservation: Hotels / Country houses / Hostels
  • Diet to choose between:
    • Special breakfast
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
    • Galician Typical Product
  • IVA

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

  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 80 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)
  • 1-day excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas