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Camino del Norte short break - Asturias
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Camino del Norte short break - Asturias

Camino del Norte short break - Asturias

A taste of the Northern Way to Santiago

  • A taste of España Verde (Green Spain)
  • Views to both the mountains and the sea along the routes
  • Comfortable and charming accommodations in rural locations
  • Romanesque chapels and traditional local architecture
  • A taste of the Asturian gastronomy; in the region of natural apple cider with an amazing variety of locally-produced artisan cheeses
Map Camino Norte cycling from Oviedo to Santiago
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Start: Nueva de Llanes                                  End: Gijón

Day 1: Arrival in Nueva de Llanes & cycle to Colunga (37 km / 23 mi)
Day 2: From Colunga to Argüero (37 km / 23 mi)
Day 3: From Argüero to Gijón (29 km / 18 mi)
Day 4: End of program

Day 1:    Arrival in Nueva de Llanes & cycle to Colunga (37 km / 23 mi)

Today you pick up your hire bike in Nueva de Llanes then cycle to your first accommodation. A long but gentle route today with no tough ascents, just a few hills (60 m to 90 m) halfway through the route. You follow the pilgrimage route along the coastline and do one section through the foothills of the Sueve range. You can stop off to visit the interesting cave art at Cueva Tito Bustillo, the fossilized dinosaur tracks on the beach between Ribadesella and Colunga, or the karstic formations on the cliffs near Guadamía (blowholes!), at the protected nature area called Castru Arenas.

Challenge: 37 km / 23 mi, 400 m ascent, 365 m descent.

Villages on the way: Nueva, Ribadesella, Colunga

Day 2:    From Colunga to Argüero (37 km / 23 mi)

Today you start off with a lovely section, which is shorter but also steeper than yesterday’s ascents. Once again, the route follows the Camino de Santiago, passing the “Sierra del Sueve” to reach Villaviciosa, capital of cider-production in Asturias. In the town centre, there are some interesting buildings dating back to times when many pilgrims walked the Santiago Trail following the ‘Camino del Norte’, or northern route. From Villaviciosa you follow the estuary through a protected area (especially interesting for birdwatchers). Finally, you ascend via the picturesque port of Tazones to the plateau at Argüero.

Challenge: 37 km / 23 mi, 420 m ascent, 390 m descent.

Villages on the way: Villaviciosa, Tazones, Argüero

Day 3:    From Argüero to Gijón (29 km / 18 mi)

Your last day of cycling is not too long (in terms of kilometres) but do remember that halfway through the route, a tough ascent (of 210 m) awaits. You cycle along a narrow winding road (the only way to avoid heavy traffic), then ‘sail down’ into the city of Gijón and ride along the boardwalk past San Lorenzo beach, to reach your hotel. In the afternoon, you can take a short bus or train ride to the regional capital of Oviedo, some 30 km inland, which has a very interesting Gothic cathedral and three of the most important pre-Romanesque monuments, which figure on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

If you have parked your car in Nueva on the first day, a transfer (1 person + bikes) is included today at 3 pm from Gijón to Nueva to pick-up the car and return to Gijón. 

Challenge: 29 km / 18 mi, 240 m ascent, 280 m descent.

Villages on the way: Gijón

Day 4:    End of program

Your cycling programme comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Departure from Gijón.


The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights: Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Mar del Sueve*** (Colunga)
Hotel Mar del Sueve*** (Colunga)

This hotel was opened in 2002. they renovated a typical “Casa de Indianos” that was built in 1881. The hotel preserves the stately charm at the same time as it provides all the modern amenities for its guests.


Hotel La Figar (Argüero)
Hotel La Figar*** (Argüero)

Hotel Rural La Figar opened in 2000. This family-run hotel was opened after turning an old, family home into a small, welcoming rural hotel. It is located in Argüero, in the heart of cider region. The hotel has eight comfortable rooms personalized and decorated differently, with all the comforts you may need.


Hotel Asturias**** (Gijón)
Hotel Asturias**** (Gijón)

Historical and catalogued builiding, located in the Plaza Mayor, in the monumental quarter of Gijón. Between the marina, the beach of San Lorenzo and the fishing quarter of Cimadevilla, the oldest in the city.



You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and October.

The nearest airports are Oviedo - Asturias (OVD), Santander (SDR) and Bilbao (BIO).

Arrival in Nueva

If you fly to Asturias airport (OVD)  there are easy shuttle connections to the city centre bus station, then take a bus to Nueva de Llanes (check timetables at www.alsa.es).

If you fly to other airports (Santander-SDR or Bilbao-BIO) you can catch a direct bus to nueva de Llanes from Santander or Bilbao city centre. 

It is wise to book your bus tickets and taxi transfer in advance, especially if you're travelling in summer or at weekends. Bus tickets can be purchased in advance on the ALSA website (www.alsa.es).


Departure from Gijón

From Gijón there are easy bus connections to all 3 airports (Asturias-OVD, Santander and Bilbao). Check www.alsa.es

If you want to return to the start, in Nueva, you can take a slow train or a faster trip by bus (without bike).

S-Cape Travel can also arrange private transfers to / from the different airports at the beginning or end of the tour.

If you arrive with your own vehicle, you can leave it parked in a public parking lot in Nueva de Llanes, but it is not a guarded parking lot.


Hybrid bikes, 21-speed, lock, pump, repair kit, map holder
Children's bikes, carts and trailer bikes also available

  • Model: Cube Aim Race Allroad
  • Type of bicycle: Híbrids/trekking 
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Speeds: 2x8
  • Suspension: Suntour de 100 mm (with lockout)



  • Bike model: MMR KUMA 29
  • Bike type: MBT
  • Frame: Aluminium 6061-T6 double hydroformed crowned 
  • Brakes: Shimano MT-200 Hydraulic 
  • Tires: Hutchinson Python 2


                           MMR KUMA 29


  • Rental bicycles ALWAYS include: repair kit, pump and lock.
  • Depending on the type of bicycle you can add (for free, but on request): map holder, 1 front pannier or 1 rear pannier
  • Helmet available (on request): € 5/adults, free for children


Possibility of renting bicycle accessories for children

Fun-Trailer/add on bike                                Child seat   




  • Bike model: Kalkhoff Endeavour MOVE B9 Trapez
  • Bike Type: Electric
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Cruise, 250 W
  • Frame: 28 '' Aluminum Wave
  • Battery: 500 Wh
  • Autonomy: 180 km
  • Technology: Shift-sensor technology for smooth shifting 
  • Wheels: Schwalbe Marathon Plus  
  • Sizes: S, M & L (Unisex)


                         Kalkhoff Endeavour MOVE B9 Trapez

GPS tracks are available upon request



  • 3 nights' accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transport according to program (1 piece per person, max. 18 kg)
  • Transfer on Day 3 for 1 person (with pick-up of own bikes/ rental bikes) to pick up car in Nueva. For a transfer for all participants + bikes at the end of the trip, you should book an extra transfer on the booking form.
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on GUIBO
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

*During high season, it must be left everyday by 8:00 hrs although you leave later

Not Included:

  • Lunches, dinners
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist Tax
  • Transfers to first accommodation at the beginning of the holiday
  • Helmet and bike hire (can be booked separately)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, tips, extra transfers, etc.
  • Any items that have not been mentioned in the programme


  • Extra nights at any of the accommodation of the programme, as well as city hotels in Oviedo, Gijón or Bilbao.
  • Helmet rental
  • Bike rental: hybrid bicycles  or electric bikes can be hired 
  • Transfers to and from airport / train station / bus station
  • Transfer from last hotel back to the start or the program
  • Bus or train tickets
  • Single Room supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveler supplement
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation

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