Spain, Camino del Norte
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Find a pilgrimage of lush countryside, stunning beaches, and rich history on Spain's Camino del Norte.

The Camino del Norte, or The Northern Way, is the northernmost of the Spanish Camino routes, taking pilgrims through the beautiful green countryside of Northern Spain. Though it is less well known, it is said to be one of the oldest Camino routes. This Camino is a coastal route, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Lush green landscapes from coast to mountain await pilgrims on the Camino del Norte, and the delicious coastal cuisines of the region will have you stopping at every rural restaurant to sample the local flavors.

513 mi (825 km)       $7.99 full guide       A Camino de Santiago route
513 mi (825 km)
$7.99 full guide
A Camino de Santiago route
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The Camino del Norte, or The Northern Way, is the northernmost of the Spanish Camino routes, taking pilgrims through the beautiful green countryside of Northern Spain. Though it is less well known, it is said to be one of the oldest Camino routes. The route travels through Basque country—Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia—to eventually join with the Camino Frances in the city of Arzúa and continue the rest of the way to Santiago de Compostela. This Camino is a coastal route, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. Lush green landscapes from coast to mountain await pilgrims on this route, and the delicious coastal cuisines of the region will have you stopping in to every rural restaurant to sample the local flavors.

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