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Walking from Hondarribia to Bilbao 8d 
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Walking from Hondarribia to Bilbao 8d 

Walking from Hondarribia to Bilbao 8d 

1st stage Camino del Norte

  • Cuisine, culture, and natural beauty.
  • Beaches, hermitages, and forests that invite reflection and relaxation.
  • Places of great beauty and history like Guernika and Hondarribia.
  • You will experience the transitions from rural to urban landscapes as you approach the city.
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Day 1: Arrival in San Sebastián
Day 2: Hondarribia – San Sebastián (23 km / 14 mi)
Day 3: San Sebastián – Zarautz (22 km / 13.5 mi)
Day 4: Zarautz – Deba (22 km / 13.5 mi)
Day 5: Deba – Markina (24 km / 15 mi)
Day 6: Markina – Gernika (25 km / 15.5 mi)
Day 7: Gernika – Bilbao (23 km / 15 mi)
Day 8: End of Program

Day 1:    Arrival in San Sebastián

San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is a refined city focused on offering the enjoyment of all the senses: its gastronomy, the Concha beach, the Basque culture, a great film festival ... In the city there is no shortage of places to visit; the old port district, take a dip in the Concha beach or stroll through the 19th century Ensanche district which is now the fashionable district for shopping. 
San Sebastián is easy to reach from Bilbao airport, as there is a direct connection to San Sebastián. 

Day 2:    Hondarribia – San Sebastián (23 km / 14 mi)

After a transfer to Hondarribia, a beautiful town a the river that makes the border to France, you will start walking at the flanks of the Jaizbikel mountain to arrive back to San Sebastián. 

Day 3:    San Sebastián – Zarautz (22 km / 13.5 mi)

Your journey continues as you head to Zarautz, a charming coastal town. The trail meanders through lush green hills, providing magnificent views of the ocean. Zarautz is renowned for its beautiful beach, and you'll have the chance to relax and rejuvenate by the water. 

Day 4:    Zarautz – Deba (22 km / 13.5 mi)

The path leads you to the quaint town of Deba, taking you through rolling hills and past charming rural landscapes. Along the way, you'll pass by the Hermitage of Itziar, a place of tranquility and reflection. 

Day 5:    Deba – Markina (24 km / 15 mi)

Today's journey includes a mix of landscapes, from quiet forests to small villages. You'll also cross the iconic Deba Bridge, an architectural gem. Markina-Xemein welcomes you with its Basque culture, and you can enjoy some delicious pintxos and local specialties. 

Day 6:    Markina – Gernika (25 km / 15.5 mi)

Your pilgrimage leads you to Gernika, a town with a rich history and cultural significance. It’s worth a visit to the Tree of Gernika, a symbol of Basque identity, and reflect on the region's past. The town's atmosphere and welcoming people make this a memorable stop on your journey. 

Day 7:    Gernika – Bilbao (23 km / 15 mi)

On your last walking day, you continue towards Bilbao, the largest city on the route. You will experience the landscape transitions from rural to urban approaching the city. To avoid an industrial section you will take a transport in the middle of your walk. In Bilbao, you can explore the Guggenheim Museum, savor more Basque cuisine, and reflect on the transformative journey you've undertaken. 

Day 8:    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.



  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Access to the trip on our navigation app
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

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.

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