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.

City Map

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

There were two big events in Bilbao and this was the closest albergue we could get into. The lovely couple who run it did there best to serve us a delicious dinner and breakfast and make sure everyone was comfortable.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Donativo Albergue. You can wash and hung dry your clothes while you wait for pilgrim meal. Breakfast was also included in your Donativo. showers and bathrooms were fine, and since their is nothing close, host has drinks for sale during off hours. Good stop.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

We took the short route along the street and on a Sunday morning there were barley cars.
When in Mioño go to the beach and take coastal walk to Castro. It’s stunning.
You won’t pass miono on the longer route that’s why we took it.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

All the way from Onton to Mioño is on the car road. Hardly any camino signs either. I would have never chosen this route if I had known better.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

We went the shorter way from Onton. It was fine, but did not feel the safest. Having started in Portugalete that day, we did not have the time or energy for the longer route. The short was is along a big road that is fairly windy so it’s hard to see cars. Would probably go the other way next time!

All Caminos App User (not verified)

The shorter option here is on a road with no space for pedestrians. Unsafe and uninteresting too. Next time We sure take the old route.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I am sooooo happy I chose the long route. It goes through the forrest with almost no cars. You walk in the shaddow of the trees and can enjoy the nature to the fullest. The elevation was not extreme. It was a little up and a little down. Very very nice.
I try to walk away from the big roads, so if you like me enjoy the nature, then you should definetely choose the long route.
I took a stop in Otañes for a coffee. The bar opened at 11.00 but other days maybe a little later, the owner told me.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The “short route” is dangerous. I hitchhiked to Castro Urdiales because of the hills and sharp curves, with no space for pedestrians, just felt unwise. They should at least add a die walk for pilgrims.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Albergue Tu Camino was great. Average facility, but the hosts were great and the spirit of the Camino was super. I have not really experienced that spirit on the Norte thus far.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The new main camino route (N634, option 1) is dangerous. Poorly marked, no safe road shoulder to walk in many sections, multi highway intersections with no safe way to cross. The good...we survived and it is shorter than the original route.