Deba | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
3.80km → Deba → Galbario Ermita
To Santiago: 
765.90
Altitude: 
5

A small and compact town with a large beach, and one of the few towns along the way built on terrain so steep that elevators have been installed to help people get up and down. The Ermita de San Roque, on the hillside, is along the camino as you descend into Deba.

Notice: 

Wave goodbye to the sea. It will be exactly 80km before it returns into view in Bilbao. Between here and there are several mountainous stretches.

Fiesta: 

San Roque is celebrated from the 14th to the 18th of August.

The Road: 

The camino and the GR-121 alternate route meet in Deba near the ermita. The camino crosses the river along a footbridge near the train station and on the opposite bank turns right. A short distance later it crosses the road and just beyond that it turns left, going upwards once again along a...

History: 

Not many ships come to Deba these days, but that has not always been the case. Because of the Ermita de San Roque, it was once a popular starting point for pilgrims arriving at the peninsula by sea.

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Accommodation in Deba

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Footbridge is still down.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

The bridge out of town is broken, adding 2kms onto the walk out of town.