How hard is the Camino del Norte?
The start of the Camino del Norte is quite challenging; two long ascends and descends on the way to San Sebastián. The scenery on the first day is amazing – one of the most beautiful walking days on the route. Most of the time the Camino goes through the mountains and forest, no road walking.
Where does Camino del Norte start?
The Camino del Norte offers a great maritime walking experience through Northern Spain. Starting in Irun, at the French border, the route runs parallel to the sea and passes through the stunning seaside town of San-Sebastián; the cosmopolitan Basque city of Bilbao; and the elegant city of Santander in Cantabria.
Which Camino is the most scenic?
Camino del Norte. The Northern Way is arguably the most scenic, running along the Bay of Biscay coast from foodie San Sebastián, via Bilbao and Santander and an array of beautiful beaches, to Oviedo; from here you can join the Camino Primitivo to reach Santiago.
How many people walk the Camino del Norte?
Pilgrimage as tourism
How long does it take to do the Camino del Norte?
The Camino del Norte, also known as Camino de la Costa, runs from San Sebastian along the Atlantic coast to Santiago de Compostela. You will need about five weeks for the whole section, but we have put together a compact two-week tour for you.
When did I start walking the Camino de Santiago?
One of my very first photos from day 1 after leaving St. Jean Pied de Port at 6:00 AM. On this day I would cross from France into Spain and begin my pilgrimage towards Santiago. It was upon taking this photo that I had my “I’ve arrived” moment.
Which is the best part of the Camino de Santiago?
The bridge in Puenta La Reina is the junction of the French Aragonese Way. In the morning, with the arches reflecting into perfect circles, it was hard not to just stop and admire how lucky I was to be there. 6.) Walking in to the town of Cirauqui was when I really started to hit my stride. I no longer had doubts or anxiety.
What makes you want to walk the Camino?
The sunflowers on the Camino were the anthem to my summer. Resembling the sun itself, reflecting warmth and happiness, even in stormy weather. 10.) Chasing shadows at dawn was a ritual I learned to love. I left Castrojeriz to get an early jump on the heat of the Meseta, and caught this stunning moment just after daybreak. 11.)
Are there pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostella?
I’m starting to see a lot blogs with pilgrims documenting their trips to Santiago de Compostella this summer, which allows me to relive my time in Spain vicariously. My uncle Jim is walking to Santiago, too!