The Camino del Norte from San Sebastian

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The Camino de Santiago from San Sebastian

Distance: 101 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 592€ per person

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The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from San Sebastian is the first section of the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way), starting in the cosmopolitan city of San Sebastian, one of the European centers for fine dining due to the multitude of restaurants in the city with Michelin Stars.

From San Sebastian, the Northern Way continues along the coast, although you can also enjoy the surrounding green hills.

The Camino passes through well-known villages such as Gernika, famous for the intense bombing it underwent during the Civil War. This section ends in the city of Bilbao, where we highly recommend paying a visit to the majestic building that is home to the Guggenheim Museum.

In the Basque Country you can enjoy its traditional cuisine, which means going out to eat “pintxos” accompanied by a nice “txakoli” wine that is typical of this area. If you want to enjoy good food and landscapes, this is the section for you.

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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from San Sebastian


San Sebastián

San Sebastian is a city with a beautiful landscape and is truly a foodie’s paradise. Enjoy a long walk along the La Concha beach or venture inside one of the 16 restaurants in San Sebastian that have a Michelin star, it being the second place in the world with more Michelin star restaurants per square meter, only to be surpassed by Tokyo.


From San Sebastian to Getaria - 27km

7h 30m| +943m / -911m

We start the route leaving the city of San Sebastian and walk along the coast of Vizcaya while enjoying its green meadows and mountains. On this route we can see the Romanesque church of San Martin de Tours before crossing through the beautiful villages along the coast. The day ends in Getaria, where you can admire its beautiful port. At Santiago Ways we recommend that you try the “txacoli”, a typical slightly sparkling white wine from this area.


From Getaria to Deba - 22km

6h30m| +617m / -654m

Leaving Getaria, we should head along the coast through the countryside before reaching Zarautz, which is known for its beautiful beach (the longest in the Basque Country). After Zarautz, the trail moves into green lands and passes by the church of Santa Maria La Real and the town of Elcano. Today’s session ends in the beautiful town of Deba.


From Deba to Markina - 20km

5h| +1099m / -1019m

Today the route leaves the coastal area for the last time as we head into the region’s interior. After crossing a river, the route makes its way to an area with plentiful vegetation, before reaching the Chapel of El Calvario. The regional road (GR-121) passes through several towns before reaching our destination for today: Markina.


From Markina to Gernika - 28km

7h30m| +663m / -741m

Leaving Markina we must continue to walk through the countryside, crossing the river in Bolivar before reaching the medieval monastery in Zenarruza. From here, we must continue to walk uphill until we reach the highest part of Gontzegarai. After passing through the Santiago Hermitage, a moderate descent leads to a small river and the historic village of Gernika, famous for Picasso’s masterpiece.


From Gernika to Lezama - 21km

6h30m +824 m / -771 m

After leaving Gernika, we will pass through the hermitage of Santa Luzia Zallo before ascending towards the road (PR-173). From here, a paved trail continues uphill towards the town of Morga, from where you begin the descent through the villages of Goikoletxea and Larrabetzu. Later we will cross the forest before reaching our destination for today: Lezama. An interesting fact, the Bilbao Athletic soccer team trains here in this town.


From Lezama to Bilbao - 15km

3h30m | +343 m / -387 m

As you can see, the route’s last day is also the shortest. The trail will take us through the town of Zamudio and the charismatic Roman Church of San Martin and the Zamudio Tower. From here, there is a gradual ascent to the top of Mount Avril, where your hard work will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Bilbao. When entering the outskirts of Bilbao, we must pay a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña. The walk comes to an end at the Unamuno Square, in Bilbao’s old town.



Bilbao (or Bilbo in the Basque language) has reinvented itself over the past 30 years, with the stunning Guggenheim Museum becoming home to some of the best art exhibitions in the country. Explore the old town of Bilbao with its quaint taverns and enjoy eating some typical “pintxos” before returning home!

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from San Sebastian

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from San Sebastian


Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.



Additional single room: €144 per person.

Extra night in Bilbao: €55 per person.

Transfer from San Sebastián to Bilbao: €160.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

About the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

We are now going to talk with you about the Camino de Santiago from San Sebastian to Bilbao, one of the most interesting and practical routes for many pilgrims. We will give you all the necessary information to carry it out and, incidentally, we will remind you of what are the most important advantages to do with Santiago Ways.

We hope that it will help you and we encourage you to consult other articles of other routes available on the Camino de Santiago in general and on the Camino del Norte in particular.

Why choose the Camino de Santiago del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao?

Although it is true that when it comes to choosing which way to go, the tastes of each one of us is very much at stake, it is also true that each of the routes has its own characteristics that make it more advisable for a pilgrim profile or another. That's why we want to start by telling you what are the main reasons why it's worth doing the Camino del Norte and, in concrete, the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao.

Museo Bilbao

1.- Gastronomy: One of the most important claims of the Basque Country as a Spanish region is without a doubt its gastronomy. This is famous all over the world and is, in fact, one of those that flag our gastronomy beyond our borders.

In this sense, we must particularly highlight gastronomic enclaves such as San Sebastian or Guernica itself, famous largely for its peppers (similar to those of Padrón).


Because of this, and as gastronomy is a point of utmost importance along the whole way (as you will learn while on the pilgrimage) We cannot overlook this wonderful incentive.

2.- The landscapes: The most genuine characteristic of the Camino del Norte is that it takes place almost entirely along the coast of the Cantabrian Sea.

This is one of the most beautiful coasts in Europe and constitutes itself a more than sufficient claim to undertake this Camino del Norte. So, if you are a fan of nature and above all the calm that the sea gives, the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao could be your choice.

3.-Infrastructure: The infrastructure of this stretch of the Camino del Norte is very well maintained. In infrastructure, we not only include the state of roads and roadways but also communications, signage for pilgrims and, of course, the facilities they have to carry out their supplies and rest along the way.

In this sense, the route of the Camino del Norte de San Sebastian scores a 10.

4.-Climate: Another of the points in favour that the Camino del Norte has and precisely because it passes near the sea is its climate. Being close to the coast, its temperatures are very mild and stable throughout the year.

Mar Camino del Norte

As we'll specify later when we talk about the best time to make the Camino de Santiago, the Camino del Norte has a special advantage at this point.

It can be done practically at any time of the year: much more if you do it with Santiago Ways, you do not need to book well in advance and you can do it at the time you choose.

5.-Without overcrowding: One of the biggest advantages of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao is that it does not suffer from overcrowding. In some times of the year and especially for those who do not travel with Santiago Ways, this can be a drawback (especially when it comes to finding good accommodation).

However, in the case of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao this is not a problem: much less with the work carried out by Santiago Ways.

Information about the route of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

The Camino de Santiago from San Sebastian forms part of the route of the Camino del Norte. In particular, this is your first section. Although It is possible to continue from Bilbao, here we will focus only on this section.

It begins in the beautiful city of San Sebastian, which is one of the world's gastronomic cradles. This has a large number of Michelin starred restaurants, so in itself is already an attraction.

Vistas San Sebastian

The Camino del Norte runs along the coast although it also has hill stretches of great natural beauty. On its route, there are places of great cultural, historical and artistic interest such as the emblematic enclave of Guernica.

It ends in the city of Bilbao, where we can enjoy some of its architectural jewels. The whole tour will be accompanied by one of the best gastronomic experiences in the world.

Route of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

Maps of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastián to Bilbao

Here, we offer the maps related to the route of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao. They are necessary to be able to plan your route correctly and to know the sites that you will visit on your pilgrimage.

San Sebastián - Getaria

Mapa etapa de San Sebastian a Getaria

Map stage from San Sebastian to Getaria

Getaria - Deba

Mapa etapa de Getaria a Deba

Map stage from Getaria to Deba

Deba - Zarautz

Mapa etapa de Deba a Markina

Map stage from Deba to Markina

Markina - Gernika

Mapa etapa de Markina a Gernika

Map stage from Markina to Gernika

Gernika - Lezama

Mapa etapa de Gernika a Lezama

Map stage from Gernika to Lezama

Lezama - Bilbao

Mapa etapa de Lezama a Bilbao

Map stage from Lezama to Bilbao

Profiles of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

We will now talk about the profile of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao. We will do it graphically so that at a glance you see what is its path. We can anticipate that it is a stretch where the difficulty can lie in the ruggedness of some sections but not by the slopes but by the many rivers that cross through it.

San Sebastián - Getaria

Perfil etapa de San Sebastian a Getaria

Profile stage from San Sebastian to Getaria

Getaria - Deba

Perfil etapa de Getaria a Deba

Profile stage from Getaria to Deba

Deba - Markina

Perfil etapa de Deba a Markina

Profile stage from Deba to Markina

Markina - Gernika

Perfil etapa de Markina a Gernika

Profile stage from Markina to Gernika

Gernika - Lezama

Perfil etapa de Gernika a Lezama

Profile stage from Gernika to Lezama

Lezama - Bilbao

Perfil etapa de Lezama a Bilbao

Profile stage from Lezama to Bilbao

Stages on foot on the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

We also enclose the steps of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao. These stages can be modified if you do it with Santiago Ways.

Stage from San Sebastian to Getaria

Stage from Getaria to Deba

Stage from Deba to Markina

Stage from Markina to Gernika

Stage from Gernika to Lezama

Stage from Lezama to Bilbao

How long does the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao take?

The route of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian is one of the easiest because of its length and duration. In addition, it has a nicer profile than other possible routes. It has a total length of 101 kilometres divided into 8 stages with its corresponding 7 nights.

This makes it an ideal way for short periods such as Easter, summer or Christmas. Later we will talk about it in detail.

Best time to do the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao

It is true that in every case the tastes of each person when choosing which time is best to make the Camino de Santiago play a very important role. However, it is also true that because of the characteristics of each of the routes, some have their own benefits that others do not have.

That's why we want to talk to you about each station to tell you when it's best to make the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian.

We hope that it will help you although we remind you that with Santiago Ways it is always possible to do it in the best hands throughout the year.


Spring is the preferred time for many pilgrims for several reasons. To begin with, during this period you will find Holy Week. The length and duration of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian make it ideal for that date.

On the other hand, the climate accompanies with mild and pleasant temperatures by passing near the coast. It must be said that the risk of precipitation can increase. Nothing that we can't avoid with proper preparation.

Also, we must emphasize that the beauty of the environment is intensified as a consequence of this season. That is why it is also a propitious time for nature lovers. The concurrence of pilgrims falls compared to the summer although there will still be pilgrims on the roads.


Summer is always the favourite time of pilgrims. In the case of making the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao you should know that the temperature will be smooth thanks to the crossing of oceanic climate zones. That means there will be a cool atmosphere despite it being summer.

Against this, it is necessary to say that the influx of pilgrims increases, but there are not as many as on other routes like that of the Camino Frances. It should not, therefore, be a problem and even less with Santiago Ways.


In autumn, the risk of precipitation increases again. The temperatures are still mild, but we must be cautious in this regard. On the other hand, the landscape becomes especially beautiful as a result of the mountains and vegetation losing its leaves and the colours that accompany us become even more beautiful.

Camino en Otono

Low occupancy: there's no problem with Santiago Ways, so September may be ideal to take advantage of the last days of summer.


Although winter is not recommended for routes like the Camino Primitivo, in the case of the  Camino del Norte the risks decrease because also in this season the temperatures are mild.

Yes, the risk of rain increase and most lodging centres close their doors. With Santiago Ways, this is not a problem because we offer you the best accommodation throughout the whole year.

Guide to the places that you cannot miss on the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian

There are many places of interest along this route from the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian. Among them there are not only places of cultural, artistic and historical interest but also some restaurants that we want to recommend for your stops and passing the best hotels where you will stay with Santiago Ways.

Places of interest

First, we want to talk about the most important points that you cannot miss on this route of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian. They are points of special monumental beauty that we advise you not to miss.



Guetaria is a beautiful village in the province of Guipúzcoa. It Is a town of seafaring tradition from where not only the legendary Basque whalers but also Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first navigator to lead the first round the world voyage.

It is located in the vicinity of a beautiful hillside tinged by a wonderful green colour that contrasts with the beauty of the sea that has historically given its raison d'être. No doubt, an enclave you can't miss.



This locality is famous for the beauty of its natural surroundings: a corner that by itself is enough to fall in love with the beauty of the Basque Country. Also located in the province of Guipúzcoa is another of the points of special interest in our route.



This town is built in the middle of the beautiful mountains of the province of Vizcaya. It Is one of the last sites before we reach Bilbao. In addition to the historic and spectacular surroundings, we recommend that you visit the quarry.

A powerful display of beauty and harmony between the work of man and nature.

Where to sleep – The best hotels

As we have said previously, with Santiago Ways you will be sure to stay in the best accommodation. Our vocation is to give you the best care and the best attention throughout your pilgrimage. Here are some samples.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

And as eating is an important part of the Camino, we also want to recommend some famous restaurants for the quality, service and care of its clientele. These are our recommended restaurants on the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian to Bilbao.

Restaurante Boliña el Viejo

In the emblematic town of Guernica that Picasso contributed towards making famous for the unfortunate fact of the Spanish Civil War, is located this restaurant with a family atmosphere where in addition to its exquisite peppers we will be able to taste the best of the Basque gastronomy in general and from the local area in particular.

Restaurante Pitis

Restaurante Pitis

In the town of Markina is this cosy location where we can rest as we deserve. They offer very personal service and are always ready to welcome the pilgrims with the biggest of smiles and the best of gastronomy from this magnificent region of Spain.

Restaurante Aizian

Restaurante Aizian

It is located in the city of Bilbao: It is perfect, therefore, to give yourself homage once you have completed your pilgrimage. In addition to a character typical of the traditional Basque cuisine, they offer us an avant-garde touch to a fairly acceptable value for money.

Origin of the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian

The Camino del Norte disputes with the Camino Frances the honour of being the first route. We could say that it's quite likely that the Camino Frances was first because the pilgrimage began during the times of the Reconquista.

Naturally, after the Camino Primitivo, we mean. It seems that to try to get away from the hotbeds of the struggle, this coastal route was often used.

Another hint that makes you think it was before is that it is more rugged: for a while, it stopped being used when the route of the Camino Frances became popular after taking control of the area.

The Camino de Santiago from San Sebastian with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian

Other sections of the Camino del Norte

Other users’ opinions about the Camino del Norte from San Sebastian

We also want to share with you the opinion of other users who have made the Camino del Norte with Santiago Ways. You will Probably be encouraged to undertake this wonderful adventure with us.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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