The Northern Way, also known as Camino del Norte, is a favored choice among our walkers compared to the more famous Camino Francés. It offers a more challenging and rugged experience, but in return, it delivers authenticity and fewer crowds. The landscape on the Camino del Norte is incredibly diverse, featuring rugged cliffs, coastal paths hugging the sea, breathtaking vistas over the Cantabrian Sea, dense forests, green pastures dotted with traditional Basque farmhouses known as "Caserios."
This route lies midway between the "Green Spain," in stark contrast to the arid expanses of the Mesetas, and the deep blue of the Cantabrian Sea, with its cliffs plunging dramatically into the waves.
We recommend adding a couple of extra days to your journey to fully savor the delights of San Sebastian, the starting point of this itinerary. San Sebastian boasts the highest concentration of bars and restaurants in Spain, making it the perfect place to revel in tapas bars, Michelin-starred dining, and shopping streets.