A guidebook to walking the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo through northern Spain, popular variants of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage or Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela. Suitable for most abilities, the 820km (510 mile) Camino del Norte takes around 5 weeks to complete, whereas the shorter 355km (221 mile) Camino Primitivo requires about a fortnight.
The Camino del Norte is described in 32 stages and the Camino Primitivo in 12 stages, each between 15 and 39km (9–24 miles) in length. The Camino del Norte roughly follows the coast from Irun visiting San Sebastian, Bilbao and Santander, whilst the Camino Primitivo takes an inland route from Villaviciosa via Oviedo and Lugo. An extension to Finisterre and link routes to connect the Norte and Primitivo are also described.
GPX files available to download 1:100,000 mapping plus larger-scale town maps for key locations Handy route summary tables and pilgrim lodging listings help you plan your itinerary Detailed information about refreshments and facilities along the route Advice on planning and preparation