The Camino del Norte The coastal route from Bilbao to Santander

The Camino del Norte


The coastal route from Bilbao to Santander

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Starts from Bilbao and ends in Santander. It is 126.2 km long and can be travel in 6 days. Intermediate Hike Tour, good fitness required

Map of The coastal route from Bilbao to Santander

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The stages of The coastal route from Bilbao to Santander

      stage 1 Bilbao to Portugalete

      • 17.5 km
      • 3:35 h

      Starts from Bilbao and ends in Portugalete. It is 17.5 km long and can be travel in 3:35 h. Intermediate Hike, good fitness required

      stage 2 Portugalete to Castro-Urdiales

      • 33.9 km
      • 6:35 h

      Starts from Portugalete and ends in Castro-Urdiales. It is 33.9 km long and can be travel in 6:35 h. Expert Hike, very good fitness required.

      stage 3 Castro-Urdiales to Hazas

      • 25.9 km
      • 5:00 h

      Starts from Castro-Urdiales and ends in Hazas. It is 25.9 km long and can be travel in 5:00 h. Intermediate Hike, good fitness required

      stage 4 Hazas to Noja

      • 20.1 km
      • 4:00 h

      Starts from Hazas and ends in Noja. It is 20.1 km long and can be travel in 4:00 h. Easy Trail, great for any fitness level.

      stage 5 Noja to Güemes

      • 13.8 km
      • 2:35 h

      Starts from Noja and ends in Güemes. It is 13.8 km long and can be travel in 2:35 h. Easy Trail, great for any fitness level.

      stage 6 Güemes to Santander

      • 15.0 km
      • 2:55 h

      Starts from Güemes and ends in Santander. It is 15.0 km long and can be travel in 2:55 h. Easy Trail, great for any fitness level.

Plan your route with the The coastal route from Bilbao to Santander App

With our guides you will be able to personalize duration and difficulty of the routes based on your own wishes and walking pace. In a few clicks you can create your personalized hiking guides. Choose your starting point, your arrival point and, if you wish, even a middle point where to take a break.

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Download or print the PDF guide of The Camino del Norte

The Forwalk paper guide is an A5 format mini-book with all the information on your chosen paths, the detailed maps, the list of hotels and much more. It is very easy to consult and to carry along during your trip. This guide is completely personalized to your needs and made available to you digitally (Acrobat Reader PDF file), to be accessed through smartphones and tablets or printed by you. You can also order it already printed in color on glossy paper, and delivered to you as a finely bound book.

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Download the gpx routes map of The Camino del Norte

GPX tracks are maps that you can download on GPS device to take with you on your walk. Our GPX tracks include routes with details of places such as shops, restaurants, lodgings, drinking fountains and springs.

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Our GPX tracks are tested on the following devices : Garmin ETREX 22x, Garmin eTrex Touch 35, Garmin Oregon 700, Garmin GPS MAP 66

Where to sleep in the most important stages of The Camino del Norte