This is one of the most charming stages of the Camino del Norte with the mountains of the north providing a dramatic contrast to the picturesque coastline. Your journey starts in Santillana de Mar, a lovely medieval village with its buildings huddled together in a maze of cobbled streets and red rooftops. You will finish you walk in the pleasant seaside resort of Ribadesella.
Day 1 – Fly Dublin to Santander and transfer (optional) to Santillana
Day 2 – Walk from Santillana del Mar to Comillas (22 km)
Day 3 – Walk from Comillas to Unquera (26 km)
Day 4 – Walk from Unquera to Llanes (25 km)
Day 5 – Walk from Llanes to Nueva (18 km)
Day 6 – Walk from Nueva to Ribadasella (16 km)
Day 7 – At leisure in Ribadesella
Day 8 – Transfer (optional) from the hotel to Santander airport for return flight to Dublin
Your accommodation will be in 2/3* hotels/pensions while walking. Your en suite room will be simple, basic and clean. Facilities generally consist of a reception area and a breakfast room. Some have restaurant facilities. Breakfast is usually of the continental variety - coffee and croissants – anything else is bonus!
As we use a wide range of accommodations in the various overnight locations you will be advised of names of all accommodation with your travel documents.
Upgrade to the Parador de Santillana del Mar
This Parador is a manor house, located in the heart of the Old town Plaza of Santillana del Mar. This 8th century town was declared a National Monument. The Parador maintains the traditional local style of architecture, with stone arches and wooden balconies, modern, yet in harmony with its old and tranquil surroundings. Bedrooms have wooden furnishing with rustic decor and generally overlook the delightful garden.
Upgrade to the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas
This Parador is in a lovely 17th century mansion. The grand entrance leads to open welcoming public areas with wooden floors and traditional décor. There are wrought-iron balconies and beamed ceilings. The bedrooms are comfortable and in keeping with the traditional feel of the hotel. There is a bar and a restaurant serving traditional cuisine and a garden and a sauna.
Call us for our special pilgrim rates. It is a unique experience and a real treat!
From / To
Dublin / Santander
Santander / Dublin
Sun 19 May 2019
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