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Riding to Santiago: the last stages of Camino del Norte


Riding to Santiago: the last stages of Camino del Norte

Collection by tristanbogaard



15:35 h

134 mi

13,100 ft

When Belén and I got invited by @spain to ride the last stages of the Camino del Norte, a version of the famous pilgrimage to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, we didn't think twice about it! Stretching from La Caridad at the seaside of Asturias, we cycled about 220km in 5 days to show you the last stages of this incredible route to Santiago!A few things to know about this route are:
- The Camino routes are very famous and well known in Spain and around the world, and are therefor a very important part of the Spanish tourism sector. This means that you'll be able to find accommodation and food infrastructure in many different forms along each Camino route. From Albergues (hostels) to hotels and restaurants, bars, cafes or supermarkets, every Camino route boasts lots of adventure-ready infrastructure!
- As the Camino del Norte is an official pilgrimage route, those hiking and biking it can request a booklet at a local tourist office in which one collects stamps at the above mentioned hotels, restaurants etc. If you manage to collect 2 stamps each day, and do a minimum distance of 200km by bike (or 100km by foot), you can request a certificate of completion upon your arrival in Santiago de Compostela!
- The Camino del Norte is the greenest of all Camino routes, and provides a lot of coastal scenery for those hiking or biking the whole route. In our case, we started in La Caridad and therefor cycled inland rather quickly, but if you do the whole Camino del Norte you'll be seeing the coast quite a lot!
Here's a great website to plan your trip: caminodelnorte.com/gpscaminodelnorte.htmOther than that, enjoy this collection!

On The Map



  1. Riding to Santiago: Camino del Norte, day 1

    37.7 mi
    8.4 mph
    4,075 ft
    3,850 ft

    The first day of our Camino adventure! @Belén Castelló (belletoscan) and I started out in a little town called La Caridad, to make our way to the end of the first stage: 58km to Mondoñedo. Following the Camino del Norte is a really straightforward process, as you'll find signposts with a yellow shell


  2. 03:10
    23.8 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,025 ft
    1,800 ft

    The second day of our Camino adventure! @Belén Castelló (belletoscan) and I started out from hotel Montero (a fantastic place to stay for a night!) to cycle 38km to Vilalba. The weather had improved and the clouds provided a nice cool shade from the sun.


    Today we passed a lot of rural little towns, as


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  4. 02:58
    25.7 mi
    8.6 mph
    2,225 ft
    1,825 ft

    Day three of our Camino adventure! @Belén Castelló (belletoscan) and I started from the Parador hotel in Vilalba to cycle around 41km to a rural hotel named BiTerra. A blue sky and sunshine greeted us this morning and persisted throughout the day, which made the ride all the better!


    Alike the previous


  5. 02:19
    23.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,675 ft
    2,275 ft

    Day four of our Camino adventure! @Belén Castelló (belletoscan) and I started this day at a lovely rural hotel called BiTerra, from where we rode about 38km to Arzúa, with most of the route being downhill!


    As other days, we passed mostly rural villages and lots of greenery, on a mix of asphalt, gravel


  6. 02:39
    24.0 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,475 ft

    Day four of our Camino adventure, the final stretch! @Belén Castelló (belletoscan) and I started out in Arzúa, where the Camino del Norte meets the french Camino, thus making the trail quite busy and lively as everyone is so close to making it to Santiago!


    We kept to the official trail for a while, but


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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    134 mi
  • Duration
    15:35 h
  • Elevation
    13,100 ft

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