13.50km → Caminayo
To end of camino: 
264.20
Altitude: 
1121

Accommodation in Velilla del río Carrión

Casa Rural

1

Casas Rurales Casán
Casa Rural
Calle El Escudo, 16

2

Casa Rural Anti
Casa Rural
Calle Mayor, 2
Hostal

3

Hostal Casa Mauro
Hostal
Calle Mayor, 18

4

Hostal Stop
Hostal
Ctra. Riaño, km 100

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Stop
0.40km → Santecilla
To end of camino: 
457.80
Altitude: 
192
To end of camino: 
365.10
Altitude: 
851
To end of camino: 
0.00
Off Camino: 
500.00

Located a short distance from the camino.

Accommodation in Nestar

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Galana
Casa Rural
San Martín 8

2

Casas Villa Esperanza
Casa Rural
Barrio San Martín, 14
Hotel Rural

3

Hotel Rural Amontes Rural
Hotel Rural
Calle San Juan, 5
To end of camino: 
0.00
Altitude: 
20

And another disclaimer — The Olvidado/Invierno combination is my all time favorite camino. So don’t expect balanced and objective information from this peregrina!

As always, the first task is to get yourself to Bilbao and get oriented. There’s a great airport bus, but of course that’s to be expected since you are in Spain. I don’t believe the tram goes to the airport, but the bus will drop you off at the station if you are going to a place served by the tram. But I just got off at the main stop and crossed the river to get to the old town where my pensión was.

Bilbao, in my...

History: 

Though settled by the Romans, the modern city of Bilbao didn’t really take root until the 14th century, alongside the majority of cities along the Basque coastline.

Within a few centuries iron ore would be discovered in the mountains nearby and the city would achieve a level of...

Fiesta: 

The main festival of Bilbao is known as La Semana Grande (though you will more likely see posters for ‘Aste Nagusia’); it celebrates the Assumption of Mary on the 15th of August. The 9-day celebration kicks off the following Saturday.

The Road: 

Day 1. Bilbao to Güeñes, 25 km.

The departure from Bilbao has changed since I walked the Olvidado from Bilbao in 2014. It now continues along the river past the Guggenheim and splits from the Norte when crossing a small tributary at Puente del Diablo. Comparing...

Accommodation in Bilbao at the start of the Camino Olvidado

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Bilbao
Municipal
Kobetas, 60

40
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos de Bilbao
Private

2

Albergue Ganbara Hostel
Private
Prim, 13

62
18*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ganbara Hostel

3

Albergue Bilbao Central Hostel
Private
Fernández del Campo, 24

40
17*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Bilbao Central Hostel

4

Albergue Moon Hostel Bio
Private
Luzarra, 7

92
10€
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Photo in Albergue Moon Hostel Bio on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Bilbao Akelarre Hostel
Private
Morgan 4-6 - Metro Deusto

36
15-17*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Bilbao Akelarre Hostel

6

Albergue BBK Bilbao Good Hostel
Private
Miraflores 16 - Metro Bolueta

104
18*€
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Photo in Albergue BBK Bilbao Good Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

7

Bilbao Hostel
Private
Carretera Basurto - Castrejana 70

142
18*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Bilbao Hostel
Parochial

8

Albergue de peregrinos Santa Cruz de Begoña
Parochial
Padre Remigio Vilariño, 1

22
Donativo€
Association

9

Albergue Claret Enea
Association
Plaza Corazón de María

28
11*€
Pension

10

Pensión de la Fuente ⭑
Pension
Sombrereria, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión de la Fuente ⭑

11

Pensión Zubia Urban Rooms ⭑
Pension
Amistad, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Zubia Urban Rooms ⭑
Hostal

12

Pil Pil Hostel & Suites
Hostal
Sabino Arana, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pil Pil Hostel & Suites
Hotel

13

Hotel Carlton ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Federico Moyúa, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Carlton ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Bilbao at the start of the Camino Olvidado on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Bilbao at the start of the Camino Olvidado on the Camino de Santiago
5.60km → Morgoviejo
To end of camino: 
250.70
Altitude: 
1260
1.40km → Gijano de Mena
To end of camino: 
457.40
Altitude: 
194
To end of camino: 
363.70
Altitude: 
851

Accommodation in Llano - Las Rozas de Valdearroyo

Hotel

1

Hotel Araz ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Barrio de Llano
To end of camino: 
315.20
Altitude: 
915
4.60km → La Quadra
To end of camino: 
489.10
Altitude: 
29

Accommodation in Alonsotegi

Private

1

Albergue Mendizain
Private
Barrio San Martin
Hotel Rural

2

Agroturismo Ordaola
Hotel Rural
Pagasarri Bidea

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Agroturismo Ordaola
4.00km → Sodupe
To end of camino: 
484.50
Altitude: 
50
5.60km → Valderrueda
To end of camino: 
245.10
Altitude: 
1030

Accommodation in Morgoviejo

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Mata
Casa Rural
Calle la Mata, 84
To end of camino: 
464.30
Altitude: 
307
To end of camino: 
359.60
Altitude: 
853
5.70km → Corvio
To end of camino: 
311.30
Altitude: 
898

Accommodation in Aguilar de Campoo

Camping

1

Camping Monte Royal
Camping
Virgen del Llano
Pension

2

Posada Sta. María La Real
Pension
Monasterio de Santa María la Real

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Posada Sta. María La Real
Hostal

3

Hostal Cortés Poza
Hostal
Calle del Puente, 39
Hotel

4

Hotel Villa de Aguilar
Hotel
Comercio, 15

5

Hotel Valentín
Hotel
Ronda, 25

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Valentín
Hotel Rural

6

Hotel Los Olmos ⭑
Hotel Rural
P. Industrial, parc. 1
5.40km → Güeñes
To end of camino: 
480.50
Altitude: 
56
3.80km → Puente Almuhey
To end of camino: 
239.50
Altitude: 
1034
To end of camino: 
460.30
Altitude: 
318

Accommodation in Villasana de Mena

Hotel

1

Hotel Foramontanos
Hotel
Calle del Medio, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Foramontanos
To end of camino: 
358.10
Altitude: 
870
4.80km → Matamorisca
To end of camino: 
305.60
Altitude: 
931