Spain Self Guided Package Northern Way Accommodation 4 Days

Price: €275 (excluding flights)

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NORTHERN WAY

SANTANDER – SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA

This short four day hike on the Northern Way is fast-becoming one of the best-loved alternatives to the other more popular Camino trails. Known as El Camino del Norte, this excellent section of the hiking route takes travellers through Cantabria before completing at Santiago de Compostela.

Running from east to west from the town of Irún, beside the French border, the Northern Way represents a much less busy experience where authenticity has been retained over commercialism and a variety of natural and historic landscapes mark the trail over relatively flat gradients.

This easy going, flattish terrain is an ideal starter route for first time Camino walkers or those short on time to gain a taste of the ‘Camino experience’. From charming seaside fishing villages and Cantabrian coastal scenery to medieval heritage and mountains giving way to beaches, this is a beautiful walk for those looking to really get to understand the essence of northern Spain.

On arrival day you will make your way to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar. Starting the walk, proper, on Day two lets you get orientated after a good night’s rest with the scent of sea breeze and flower-filled pastures ensuring the stretch to Comillas always invites a hearty appetite for the evening’s local fare. Your second and final full day of walking is about half the distance of the first and provides a unique glimpse at life on the coast as you take in the sandy stretches at Oyambre before booking into San Vicente de la Barquera backed by the sea and views of the Picos mountains.

As part of this four day Northern Way walking vacation you’ll find featured three nights in comfortable locally-owned hotels with breakfasts. One evening meal is also included as is luggage transportation between accommodation. Don’t forget to bring a day pack and refillable water bottle. Around-the-clock emergency assistance is also included which adds confidence to the walking route notes that cover landmarks, distances and things to see over the course of two days walking.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival day to Santillana Del Mar

Day 2 – Santillana Del Mar – Comillas (24.6km)

Day 3 – Comillas – San Vicente de la Barquera (12.2km)

Day 4 – Departure Day from San Vicente de la Barquera

 

PRICE – 2019

Mid Season

April, May, June, September (16th – 30th) & October

Price €275 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €95

 

High Season

July, August and September (1st-15th)

Price €350 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €120

 

CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP

  • Add Airport Transfers from and to Santander Airport
  • Increase / reduce trip length

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from and back to the airport.

 

CALENDAR – 2019

Self guided, tailor made trips are available from the 30th March to the 20th October 2019. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.

 

CONTACT US 

For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at info@magichillholidays.com

At a glance:

  • 3 nights in a 2 or 3 star Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Travel review:

“Magic Hill were just fantastic, myself and my 13 year old nephew recently completed a section of the Northern Way Camino, from Santander to Llanes, we had an absolute ball, so well organised, everything went like clockwork, will be using Magic Hill again and would recommend them to anyone, Thanks Bronagh and all the team”.

Carmel Simpson, Longford, Ireland – April 2019

 

“It was all magic of a very high order and all perfectly arranged. Thank you so much!”

Sebastian Barry, Dublin, Ireland – September 2018

Quote of the day:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

Mark Twain