The first section of the Camino del Norte begins in chic and elegant San Sebastián, a gastronomic mecca, home to several Michelin-starred restaurants. From San Sebastián (or Donosti in Basque), the Northern Camino travels West along the green coastline and countryside of the Basque Country for 127kms.
The trail takes pilgrims to the historic town of Gernika, made famous by Picasso’s masterpiece of the same name and finishes in Bilbao, where the impressive Guggenheim Museum is a must-see. This route can be challenging for those with little walking experience.
The Basque Country is renowned for its cuisine, its ‘pintxos’ and some of the country’s best chefs so this Camino walk will be an unforgettable gastronomic experience. This section of the Camino del Norte in the Basque Country is classed as moderate to challenging, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Walk through the Basque region with 4 and 5 stars from all of our clients.
This is the most popular itinerary; you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day.
All our trips include selected accommodation with private bathroom, holiday pack with route information, maps and GPS files; and 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising support vehicle if needed.
OPTIONAL: You will also have the option to add or remove the Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (where available), bike rental and airport transfers.
NOT INCLUDED: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
ACCOMMODATION: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers.
*This year, important restoration works continue at Santiago Cathedral in order to get the cathedral fully restored ahead of Holy Year 2021.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Bilbao airport is the best hub to travel from. We will assist in transfers from the airport.