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
A map of the Camino del Norte.
A map of the Camino del Norte.
Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

Available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Our iOS and Android apps do differ slightly in their appearance. However, the majority of their features remain the same, and they access the same trail guide data.

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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