Spain 4 Day Northern Way (Santillana Del Mar – San Vicente)
Durartion: 4 Days
Price: From $355 (excluding flights)
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 3 and 4 star hotels with breakfasts as well as 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 (24.5km)
Day 3 – Comillas – San Vicente de la Barquera (12km)
Day 4 – Departure Day from San Vicente de la Barquera
Total Distance 36.5km
April (excluding Easter), May, June, September (16th – 30th) & October
Price €295 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €105
Easter, July, August and September (1st-15th)
Price €395 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €150
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add airport transfers
- Add free day at the end of the trip
If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from and back to the airport.
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to mid October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.
For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At a glance:
- 3 nights in a 3 or 4 star Hotels
- 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
"We had the most fantastic few days and our first Camino experience couldn’t have gone any better. Everything was flawless; from the directions, the transfers and accommodation. We didn’t have to think about anything other than blisters and sore muscles!!! (That was just me - Jen and Mary were fine!!). Thanks for everything and please feel free to use the above for feedback on your facebook page/website. We’ll be in touch next year to continue our Camino journey."
"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".
"It was all magic of a very high order and all perfectly arranged. Thank you so much!"
"We had a ball and the trip was a brilliant introduction to the Camino. We have so many stories to take home"
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