Camino del Norte

A popular 825 kilometer Camino along the northern coast of Spain originating in Irun and taking you through San Sebastian and Bilbao in Basque Country. Less crowded with more natural beauty than Camino Frances.

Which Camino Should I Walk? The Camino Frances Or?

Frances may be my favorite but each Pilgrim is unique. The better question to ask is, “Which Camino Is Best For Me?” First of all, it is important to be aware that the Camino de Santiago is a personal journey and there is no right, wrong, best or worst Camino. Do some research and walk …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE DAYS 15-16

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. DAYS 127-128. Another quiet early morning walk eventually taking me to coast for brilliant sunrise. Walked into Cuerres where I was welcomed so nicely by Sandra at Reposo del Andayón. Sandra is a Camino buddy from last year’s Camino Primitivo. The albergue is closed for the season …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE. DAYS 13-14

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. Days 125-126. 3 Oct: Woke at 6:15 and had breakfast before nice walk in dark and then along coast to Camillos where I chatted with Steve and Georgina from Canada. Came to Convent where the nuns are cloistered and they had interesting contraption for passing your Credentials …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE-Day 11-12

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. Days 123-124. Walked on enjoying beautiful calm in dark and then changing skies of gray, orange, yellow to blue. Took coastal walk to ferry taking us to Santander. Inese came running up to the boat just as we were leaving. We carried on together visiting cathedral in …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE-Day 10

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. Day 122. A wonderfully quiet walk today. Had an interesting discussion with Tomas from Czech Republic at tea break. He still has anger towards his parents. Hope he can sort that out. I need to call my kids. Arrived in Güermes and had bocadillo before walking to …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE DAYS 8-9

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO DAYS 120-21. Pobeña to Noja. Gorgeous walk up around rocky coast. The beauty of Del Norte continues to awe. Even the cities are impressive as we walked up beach to the Cathedral and fortress of Castro Urdiales. ——— ———- ——— Going over the mountains I stopped for …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE-DAYS 6-7

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO-Days 118-119; Walked alone through hills passing young guys from Canary Islands in their tent and stopped in Larrabezco for excellent local version of tortilla patata; layered as sandwich with cheese tomato and lettuce. The 3 German sisters showed up and we walked together off and on on …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE-Days 3-5

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. Days 115-117 Walked in the dark through hills enjoying peaceful solo stroll eventually descending into Zumaia. Then a scenic continued walk in hills to Deba where I got into Albergue in train station after ridiculous back and forth to get keys. Enjoyed an interesting chat with Polish …

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CAMINO DEL NORTE-Days 1-2

IT’S A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO. Day 114 Why not keep walking.     Having 15 days ago completed a 111 day Camino de Santiago from my ancestral home in County Clare in the west of Ireland to Santiago, Finisterre, and Muxia, I am now back in Spain and two days out of …

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HOW THE CAMINO DEL NORTE IS DIFFERENT FROM CAMINO FRANCES.

This is one peregrino’s perspective so admittedly biased but I also talked with other pilgrims who have done both to confirm these points. For anybody considering either or both of these 2 great Caminos. ——– 1. MORE BEAUTIFUL NATURE ON DEL NORTE:You walk in the mountains and near or on the coast so the combined …

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