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The Northern Way to Santiago • Short break
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The Northern Way to Santiago • Short break

The Northern Way to Santiago • Short break

A taste of the Northern Way

  • 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
  • E-bikes available for this trip
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Map Camino Norte cycling from Oviedo to Santiago
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Route

Start: Nueva de Llanes                                  End: Gijón

Day 1: Arrival in Nueva de Llanes & cycle to Colunga (39 km)
Day 2: From Colunga to Argüero (36 km)
Day 3: From Argüero to Gijón (29 km)
Day 4: End of program

Day 1:    Arrival in Nueva de Llanes & cycle to Colunga (39 km)

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 (60m to 90m) 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: 39 km

Villages on the way: Nueva, Ribadesella, Colunga

 

Day 2:    From Colunga to Argüero (36 km)

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: 36 km

Villages on the way: Villaviciosa, Tazones, Argüero

Day 3:    From Argüero to Gijón (29 km)

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 210m) 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 30km 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.

Challenge: 29 km

Villages on the way: Gijón

Day 4:    End of program

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

accommodation

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.

www.mardelsueve.com

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.

 www.hotellafigar.com

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.

www.hotelasturiasgijon.es

practical info

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

Arrival in Nueva

If you fly to Asturias airport (OVI)  there are easy shuttle connection to 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) or through your S-cape Travel office. 

Departure from Gijón

From Gijón there are easy bus connections to all 3 airports (Asturias-OVD, Santander and Bilbao). Check www.alsa.es. You can also book your bus tickets through S-cape Travel office

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

If you arrive in 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

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

  • Bike model: GIANT,  ESPECIALIZED or CUBE TOURING
  • Bike Type: Hybrid trekking bike
  • Frame: aluminum
  • Wheels: 28"
  • Gears: Adults bikes: 21 or 24 gears // Kids bikes: 7, 14 or 21 gears
  • Suspension: Yes
  • Frame sizes: (Adults): XS ,S ,M , L, XL (Kids): 20"/24"/26"

                            Male                                                                  Female

                                    GIANT

                               CUBE TOURING

MOUNTAIN BIKES (MBT)

  • 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

(*) ACCESSORIES INCLUDED

  • 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

FOR KIDS

Possibility of renting bicycle accessories for children

Fun-Trailer/add on bike                                Child seat   

      

                        

E-BIKES RENTAL

  • 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

included

Included:

  • Accommodation in nice hotels at rural locations & a city hotel
  • 3 hearty Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner (day 2)
  • Luggage transport according to program
  • Detailed route description and maps

Not Included:

  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Lunches, 2 dinners
  • Helmet and bike hire (can be booked separately)
  • Supplement for solo traveller if you book the bike through S-cape (to be applied separately)

Optional Services:

  • Bike rental: hybrid bicycles can be hired 
  • Electric Bike rental: TREK bikes (4 levels of support/ batteries charge while you descent)
  • Transfers to and from airport / train station / bus station
  • Transfer from last hotel back to the start or the program
  • Bus or train tickets
  • Extra nights at any hotel along the way, on the Cantabrian coast or city hotels in Oviedo, Gijón or Bilbao.
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