phone: +34 985 846 455 / UK call free 0800 707 44 35
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm (CET)
Forest in Pais Vasco
Find your perfect trip!
Find your perfect trip!
Walking from Bilbao to Santander 6d
style :
Level :
Duration :
6 days
Comfort :
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Pilgrimage Walking
Price On request
Walking from Bilbao to Santander 6d

Walking from Bilbao to Santander 6d

2nd stage Camino del Norte

  • From the lush greenery of the interior to the stunning cliffs of the north, overlooking the ocean.
  • Bilbao, an energetic city filled with gastronomy and cutting-edge art, with the Guggenheim Museum as the protagonist.
  • Santander, a beautiful city with a rich history, culture, and natural beauty.
  • Charming villages with vast white sandy beaches.
Map of the journey
View map
Day 1: Arrival in Bilbao
Day 2: Bilbao – Portugalete – Castro Urdiales (25 km / 15.5 mi)
Day 3: Castro Urdiales – Laredo (26 km / 16 mi)
Day 4: Laredo - Güemes (29 km / 18 mi)
Day 5: Güemes – Santander (16 km / 10 mi)
Day 6: End of Program

Day 1:    Arrival in Bilbao

As you arrive in the modern and vibrant city of Bilbao you can sample the renowned Basque cuisine. If you arrive early it's worth visiting the Guggenheim Museum, walk through the old town and along the river at the center of the city. 

Day 2:    Bilbao – Portugalete – Castro Urdiales (25 km / 15.5 mi)

After a transfer from Bilbao to Portugalete you will start walking. The Camino del Norte unveils rugged cliffs and stunning ocean panoramas. A long cycle path leads us to the beach of La Arena, where we will meet the Cantabrian Sea, we then follow a path along the cliffs, a very beautiful stretch where we leave the Basque Country to enter Cantabria. The coastal trail leads you to Castro Urdiales, a town with a beautiful harbor and a rich history. Take some time to explore its historic streets and taste the local seafood. 

Day 3:    Castro Urdiales – Laredo (26 km / 16 mi)

Your journey continues along the northern coast, with the beauty of the Bay of Biscay as your backdrop. An interesting stage with beautiful scenery, with several beaches, cliffs and stretches through forest, alternating with green inland valleys. Its profile is a continuous up and down, but with moderate gradients. Laredo, your destination for the day, is known for its golden sandy beaches. This is a great place to relax, recharge, and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. 

Day 4:    Laredo - Güemes (29 km / 18 mi)

The trail winds through lush countryside and charming villages, crossing three long beaches: Salvé (in Laredo), Berria (after Santoña) and Helgueras-Trengadín (Noja). From the Puntal de Laredo to Santoña you will take short sail. You will then turn inland to finish the day in Güemes, which offers a peaceful respite with its green and quiet landscapes. 

Day 5:    Güemes – Santander (16 km / 10 mi)

As your last walk you will have a short stage with almost no ascents, which will allow you to spend the afternoon visiting the city of Santander, capital of Cantabria. The coastal route skirts the cliffs and offers some beautiful scenery. Once in Somo, you take a passenger boat across the bay, leaving you right in the centre of the city. Santander offers a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, making it a perfect ending point for your pilgrimage. 

Day 6:    End of Program

After breakfast your journey comes to an end. 


You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between Abril 1st and October 15th.

The nearest airport is Bilbao (BIO)

GPS tracks area available upon request.



  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance
  • Not included

Not included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist Tax
  • Transfers by public transportation
  • Transfer to first/ from last accommodation
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, tips, extra transfers, etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the programme 


  • Extra nights at any of the accommodations of the programme or in Bilbao.

S-Cape Travel uses cookies to manage the website, to show you personalized content and to manage business goals. Below you can find more information on how we use cookies. You can accept all cookies, select them individually or reject them all. To learn more about our cookie policy, you can visit the dedicated page at any time.