Camino del Norte Map 6

Camino del Norte Map 6
5.00km → Allendelagua
To end of camino: 
641.60
Altitude: 
5

The life of Castro Urdiales still revolves around the Puebla Vieja, or old village. It is here that you can explore the most impressive and oldest monuments.

Make your way down to the harbor (a short distance from the camino) to visit Iglesia de Santa Maria perched up high. Nearby is the Faro y Castillo de Santa Ana, the Medieval Puente Romano, and the Ermita Santa Ana. When you are done exploring hustle back to the Plaza Del Ayuntamiento for a fill-up.

History: 

Castro Urdiales was settled first by the Romans, who used the location more for its iron than the sea. It prospered under the reign of the Kingdom of Castile right up until 1813 when the French Army destroyed the city. It was quickly rebuilt and fortified.

Fiesta: 

June: San Juan on the 24th, and San Pelayo Mártir (the patron of Castro Urdiales) on the 26th.
July: La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th, and Santa Ana on the 26th.
August: The Assumption of Mary is celebrated on the 14th.
November: San Andrés on the 30th.

The Road: 

The camino through Castro Urdiales follows the N-634 but it is possible to walk the coastline, a route which is a great deal more scenic. It can be followed as far as the beach at which point you will need to turn back towards the main road. A short distance later the camino turns left...

Photo of Castro Urdiales on the Camino de Santiago
1.80km → Cerdigo
To end of camino: 
636.60
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

From Allendelagua the camino turns left, and follows a road that is parallel to the A-8. It turns right to cross under it at the first opportunity. After the underpass it leaves the paved road for a path that cuts up through the forest and into Cerdigo, passing the Iglesia...

3.20km → Islares
To end of camino: 
634.80
Altitude: 
50
The Road: 

At the far end of Cerdigo the camino crosses the N-634 where it picks up a coastal path. You will pass the Cerdigo cemetery along the way, eventually rejoining a smaller road that parallels the N-634 and into the town of Islares.

The first building you come to...

To end of camino: 
631.60
Altitude: 
30

Islares is stretched out along the coast and held in place by the road and mountain to the south. The Iglesia de San Martín and is one of the first buildings you come to.

Notice: 

When leaving Islares exercise caution along the N-634. There is no dedicated place for pedestrians along this stretch.

Accommodation in Islares

Camping

1

Camping Playa Arenillas
Camping
12€
Booking.com
Hotel

2

Hotel Arenillas ⭑⭑
Hotel
Photo of Islares on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Rioseco
To end of camino: 
627.30
Altitude: 
15

If you plan on staying at the albergue in town, check for the key at the bar first.

Fiesta: 

January: San Vicente Mártir on the 22nd.
May: San Isidro Labrador on the 15th.
June: San Juan on the 24th.
August: Las Nieves, patron of El Pontarrón, on the 5th. San Mamés on the 7th.

The Road: 

The camino splits in El Pontarrón. The official route continues due south along a pedestrian path adjacent to the main road (which becomes the CA-151) and a coastal option follows the N-634 across the river.

2.10km → La Magdalena
To end of camino: 
625.40
Altitude: 
10

High up on the hillside on the south side of town is the 17th century Iglesia de San Vicente de la Maza; unfortunately its remote location in the hillside forest means that there is seldom someone available to unlock the doors.

The Road: 

After Rioseco, the camino continues to the first roundabout and turns right to cross the river and enter the small hamlet of La Magdalena.

Accommodation in Rioseco

Casa Rural

1

Posada Valle de Guriezo
Casa Rural
Pension

2

Posada Fernanda
Pension
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Posada Fernanda
Photo of Rioseco on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Rioseco on the Camino de Santiago
7.10km → Hazas - Liendo
To end of camino: 
623.30
Altitude: 
30

17th century Iglesia de La Magdalena.

Fiesta: 

La Magdalena is celebrated on the 22nd of July.

The Road: 

The camino leaves the main road at the church in La Magdalena, turning right and uphill to follow the trail over the hillside. When it descends it passes under the A-8 and enters the area known as Liendo.

Photo of La Magdalena on the Camino de Santiago
3.20km → Tarrueza
To end of camino: 
616.20
Altitude: 
30

Hazas is the center of the Liendo area, a collection of towns spread out across this broad valley. As such it has most of the services you need. The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción stands opposite the albergue.

The Road: 

From the albergue the camino climbs up to join the N-634, turning left to follow it a short distance. When it splits the official camino turns left to leave the main road and descend to Tarrueza. You can alternatively keep on the N-634 on a shorter course to Laredo; this option will...

Accommodation in Hazas - Liendo

3.40km → Laredo
To end of camino: 
613.00
The Road: 

After Tarrueza the camino crosses back over the A-8 and at a large roundabout junction with the N-634 it leaves the busy road for a side road uphill. There is only one clear way across this large roundabout, to your right, and the road uphill is the first obvious choice. The road takes...

4.40km → El Puntal
To end of camino: 
609.60
Altitude: 
5

Laredo is a popular tourist town, drawing beachgoers to its 5km of beachfront. The camino brings you through the old town but sort of goes around the best parts. Take your time to explore a bit before setting off down the long beach. In the old town, you will find the Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción.

Fiesta: 

July: Día del Carmen on the 16th.
August: The Batalla de Flores (the battle of flowers) sees large flower covered floats parading and is held on the last Friday, and San Roque (the patron of Laredo) on the 16th of August.

The Road: 

In Laredo the camino follows two options, and in this instance the alternate route is part of a series of options that appear further to the west.

At issue is the best way to cross the broad estuary between Laredo and Santoña. The official camino requires the...

Photo of Laredo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Laredo on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Santoña
To end of camino: 
605.20
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

Note that the distance to the center of Santoña includes the water crossing, a distance of about 600m. The ferry will deliver you to the south shores of Santoña, where you cross through the park and into the city.

Photo of El Puntal on the Camino de Santiago

Camino del Norte Map 7

Camino del Norte Map 7
2.60km → Berria
To end of camino: 
603.70
Altitude: 
10

Santoña is surrounded by the Cantabrian Sea on three sides, and has a mountain on the fourth; so it is no wonder that the economy here is much to do about fishing, canning, and seafaring. From the docks and the monument to Juan de la Cosa, it is a straight path through town. The Iglesia de Santa María del Puerto is not on the camino proper but does merit a visit.

History: 

The Iglesia de Santa María del Puerto, which dates from the 13th century, was built in the same location as an earlier 8th century Benedictine Monastery which itself is rumored to have been built at the location of a church founded by Santiago himself in the year 37.

The monument...

The Road: 

From the ferry terminal, with your back to the water, walk straight into the city. You will pass through the Plaza San Antonio and then the large Manzanedo Park. Keep going straight when you get to the first roundabout (bus terminal here) and at the next one do the same; you...

Accommodation in Santoña

Photo of Santoña on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Santoña on the Camino de Santiago
3.80km → Helgueras
To end of camino: 
601.10
Altitude: 
10

The town of Berria has been built on an isthmus that was formed by dueling north winds. The beach here is a popular day tourist destination.

Notice: 

At the end of Berria, the camino splits. This is one of the rare points where the official camino might not be the best option. Where the main road turns left at the end of town, the camino turns right onto a trail which climbs 100m up to the top of the El Brusco headland....

The Road: 

The official camino over the Alto de Brusco is straightforward. To follow the alternative along the road, turn left at the bend to follow a pedestrian path past the first roundabout. At the second roundabout bear right to follow the CA-141 in the direction of Somo. There exist several...

Accommodation in Berria

1.70km → Treto
To end of camino: 
604.20
Altitude: 
10
Fiesta: 

June: San Juan, the patron of Colindres, on the 24th.
July: El Carmen on the 16th and Santiago on the 25th.
August: San Roque on the 16th and San Ginés on the 25th.

Accommodation in Colindres

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Colindres
Municipal
18
6€
3.10km → Cicero
To end of camino: 
602.50
Altitude: 
30

Accommodation in Treto

1.70km → Escalante
To end of camino: 
596.80
Altitude: 
5

Accommodation in Gama

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Gama
Municipal
12
4€
To end of camino: 
595.10
Altitude: 
5

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