Join us in 2020 for a 10 day adventure in Basque Country. Three days we will be walking on the Camino del Norte.
“Despite being slightly less known, Camino del Norte, also known as Camino de la Costa, the Northern Route, and the Coastal Camino, is said to be the oldest pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
When the remains of Saint James were first discovered, Muslim occupation had spread to many northern territories making it the safest passage for pilgrims at the time. However, as the Spanish began regaining their land, this route was slowly abandoned in favour of the less challenging options such as Camino Frances.
Today, the Camino del Norte is the third most popular way to Santiago, according to information gathered by the pilgrim’s office in Santiago. It is a great alternative for first-time pilgrims who strive to get away from the crowd while still benefiting from the well-developed service infrastructure along the way.”
Day 1 – Arrive in Bilbao, spend first night in San Sebastian/ Donostia.
Day 2 – Tour and explore San Sebastian and experience their food and beaches (adjust to time change).
Day 3 – Travel to Irun/Pamplona and begin walk to San Sebastian – 15 miles.
Day 4 – Walk from San Sebastian to Zaruatz – 12 miles.
Day 5 – Walk from Zarautz to Deba – 12 miles.
Day 6 – Experience city Basque culture in Zarautz and Getaria. (Visit where filming of the Game of Thrones was done.)
Day 7– Visit Olabe, a 400 year old farm house being restored near Bedarona and experience rural Basque Culture.
Day 8 – Visit Monastery de Zenarruza, San Juan Gaztelugatxe (featured in the TV series Game of Thrones).
Day 9 Depart from Bilbao, visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
Day 10 – Arrive back in the States.
Cost: $1450 (does not include airfare)
What is provided:
- ground transportation & support in Basque Country
- three meals a day
- travel insurance
What is not provided:
- airfare (arrange own flight to arrive on designated day, depart after the last day of adventure)
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