Ontón

Camino del Norte

To end of camino
648.7
Altitude
30

Pobeña

6.00

Ontón

4.60

Mioño

Services
Bar
Yes
Grocery
Yes
The Road

In Ontón the camino climbs a set of stairs to bring you back up to the level of the N-634, at a point where the road curves sharply and arrows point in two distinct directions.

‌Option 1: Along N-634 through Mioño & tunnel- 7.1

To follow the new route, simply follow the bend in the road and keep on it as it twists and turns. It will cross under and over the A-8 several times before arriving in Mioño.

‌Option 2: ‌The Old Camino - 14.8

The old camino route crossed over the N-634 at this bend, and followed the CA-523 in the direction of Baltezana. The way is still well marked but has been largely abandoned in favor of a newly marked route along the N-634.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

It's a nice walk, very few cars and people, with one long climb that's not steep though. Didn't see any bars or anything really (fountain, shop, etc) until santullán.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Always on the road, often with no space for pedestrians, cars driving fast. I was scared most of the time. For me it was the worst part of el camino since Irun. I would definitely NOT recommand this option.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Lovely albergue. Donativo dinner is one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Highly recommend staying here.

Camino de Sant…

Friendly hospitalero, option to buy drink from his source. Alberque is quite tinny, no space around a very close to frequented road. 7€ bed, dinner donativo, breakfast 3€

Camino de Sant…

Guten Tag, leider macht die Herberge erst ab 1. April auf.

Camino de Sant…

The N634 is short by almost half, and the description says coastal, which it technically is, but it is scary! The Camino is on the asphalt roadway, with virtually no shoulder and blind curves. If you can't see the cars (and there were many), they can't see you! In addition, where there is a run off at times for water that you can walk in, there was tons of tree debris (leaves, branches, dirt), refuse and clay rocks. A couple in a car actually stopped to offer us a ride because they thought we were lost. It's not great. We would suggest taking Option 2, the older Camino trail.

Camino de Sant…

I read the comments here, so I took the longer route which was a very welcome departure from the busy road - walking though nature on a almost deserted forest road for the first half, and on a pleasant bike path the other. Others who I met later said the shorter option wasn’t as bad though, so I guess it depends how much time you have and what you prefer!

Camino de Sant…

Contrary to the indication here there is no grocery store in walking distance - and the restaurant and bakery shown on google maps in the next village turned out to be sheds. So stock up on groceries in La Arena if you are staying here and need a snack before dinner or for lunch the next day

Camino de Sant…

This is a lovely Albergue. Run by Maria who cooked a fantastic meal for about 20 of us last night.

Camino de Sant…

The new route is terrible. No shoulder on the highway and cars can’t see around the curves. Do not recommend!! This should not be an official Camino route.