El Camino del Norte

Una ruta por el litoral cantábrico y el interior de Galicia

The Northern Camino also known as the Camino of the Northern Coast of Spain is the third most popular route of the Camino de Santiago nowadays still the number of pilgrims who choose this option is significantly lower. The Northern Way runs by the Bay of Biscay from the Basque Country passing by Asturias until Galicia. It’s one of the Caminos with the oldest historical background and famous pilgrims such as Saint Francis of Assisi have walked this path.

The UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site in the year 2005 and it’s a great alternative if you have already done the French Way previously. The Northern Way provides the opportunity to discover wonderful cities such as San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santander and Gijón. Despite its urban character some points of the route switch between sea and mountain stretches.

Its green and wooded landscapes and the enchanting fishermen villages are its marks of identity. This path abandons the coastline and goes deep into the inland of Galicia through Ribadeo. Starting from Ribadeo the Northern Way has approximately 198 kilometres until Santiago passing by the Biosphere Reserve of the River Eo and the Terras do Miño.

So if you wish to enjoy a path with fewer pilgrims let yourself be seduced by our tours of the Northern Way. If you prefer to customise your trip or if you wish to start from another point the route don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll put all our efforts into making your Northern Way of the Camino de Santiago unique.

Venture into this amazing trip with Galician Roots!

The Camino de Santiago customised

Your Camino made to measure

At Galician Roots, we are specialised in offering to our clients customised tours of the different paths of the Camino de Santiago and personalised trips of Galicia. We are from Galicia and our land and the Camino captivate us.

We offer a wide variety of options and services with the only purpose that your Camino de Santiago is just as you dreamt. You’ll be able to start your itinerary from a determined point, you can also shorten the stages and walk fewer kilometres, relieve your muscles with a massage upon your arrival to your accommodation, taste traditional food, visit unique places of our geography, enjoy a dinner with traditional Galician music and much more…

Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll give you all the information about all our optional services. You can choose any of our organised trips or if you prefer we can work on a fully customised tour for you.
  • Huge selection of accommodations
  • Customised itineraries
  • Assistance during the entire trip
  • Gastronomic tastings and wine tasting
  • Private cultural visits
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Dinners with Galician traditional music
  • Transfer from the airport to your starting point
  • Bike rental
  • And much more...


We pick you up and drive you where you wish

In order to give you the maximum comfort when planning your journey, at Galician Roots we also provide a transfer service from any airport in Galicia or any other arrival point and we drive you to the starting point of your trip.
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