Cantabria Sports & Outdoors

  • View of Ribadeo from the bridge
    View of Ribadeo from the bridge
    by into-thin-air
  • En-route to Vilela
    En-route to Vilela
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  • The route towards Ponte
    The route towards Ponte
    by into-thin-air

Cantabria Sports & Outdoors

  • Ribadesella

    After packing, but not checking out of the pension, Birgit, Stevie and myself all went out for breakfast, then I took myself to the “Ambiatori”, It took a good 10 minutes for the reception staff to register me using my European health card (E111), I was then shown to a waiting room and by bottom had barely touched the chair when a young lady doctor...

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  • Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela 11k

    The restaurant at A Concha opens early for breakfast so we took advantage of this before continuing on the ”Way” on our last days walking – in many ways I was pleased that this was the last day as my knee was becoming increasingly painful and therefore I was looking forwards to reaching my goal and then having the opportunity to rest up for a...

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  • Salceda to Lavacolla – Approx 18k

    We were offered breakfast for 5e so happily took this, Toast and jam with ample coffee – then the Hotel / Albergue owner directed us out of the back where there was a very minor road and told us to walk along it for a short while as it intersected the official route – soon we were back on the “Way” and passed through O Xen, Ras, A Brea, Rabina, O...

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  • Vilanova (Boimorte) to Salceda - Approx...

    After leaving the Refugio, we took our breakfast at the Cafe Bar Villanova before continuing on the route, back through the centre of Boimorte before being directed onto a minor road that undulated fairly gently and passed through Pineiro, then Vilar and Casaldoeiro before eventually dropping into Arzua. We stopped off at a bar for a coffee and a...

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  • Sobrado de los Monjes to Vilanova...

    The bar opposite the monastery entrance opens early for breakfast, so we took advantage of this before leaving town, first to Vilarchao on minor roads, then on pleasant slightly undulating tracks which turn into a minor road just before reaching the hamlet of La Iglesia before meandering through another tiny village, Madelos where we turned left...

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  • Miraz to Sobrado de los Monjes – Approx...

    Breakfast is provided by the Hospitalario’s at the Refugio, it is available from around 06.30, so before leaving we took advantage of this, Bread, butter and jam washed down with ample coffee. The we continued on the “Way”, First on a very minor road to Laxes where soon after we took a left turn onto a beautiful track through some very wild country...

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  • Baamonde to Miraz – Approx 15k

    We took our breakfast at the bar next door to the Refugio before heading off, the first 3k were on the quiet N-V1, then at the 100k marker we turned left onto a nice track that first crosses the RENFE railway line, then a small river on a magnificent old bridge, The “Puente de San Alberte”, then slightly uphill past The church of San Alberte, then...

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  • Vilalba to Baamonde - Approx 19k

    We took breakfast at the hotel before leaving Vilalba, Alas the weather wasn’t so good, it was raining hard so it was a case of putting full waterproofs on before setting off, we were directed onto tracks as soon as we left town, these tracks being rather muddy, but we kept going, first downhill crossing the Rio Ladra / Madalena and then uphill...

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  • Gontan to Vilalba – Approx 22k

    After leaving the Refugio, we stopped for breakfast in the same bar on the corner as we had our meals the day before then continued on a minor road through Abadin then turned right onto a nice track that soon crossed over The Rio Abadin on a wooden footbridge and then gently undulated its way through Barral to Martinan / Castromajor where we popped...

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  • Mondonedo to Gontan Approx - 20k

    The route from Mondonedo to Gontan turned out to be one of the nicest of the entire walk – We left the Refugio early and took the shortcut onto the main route (By following some simple directions given to us by another Perigrino – Simply walk out of the Refugio, turn left onto the road, then follow uphill out of the town, where it turns into a very...

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  • Calzada to Mondonedo - Approx 17k

    Calzada to Mondonedo Approx 17kThe bar A’Curva opens early for breakfast so we took advantage of this before leaving Calzada, Then we head uphill on a nice track through woodland over the summit of Monte Calvario before descending to Lourenza, gently on the same pleasant track at first, then the last part Very Steeply on a concrete path. The route...

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  • Vilela to Calzada Approx 19k

    The bar near that Albergue opened at 8am, so we took advantage of this before leaving Vilela. The route took us on a minor road, fairly level at first, then dropped a long way down to Ponte, before climbing a long way up, at first on a minor road, then on a good track to Villamartin Pequeno with it’s useful fuente, from here we dropped into the...

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  • Tapia de Casariego to Vilela - Approx...

    The hotel opposite opened up at 8am for breakfast so after checking out, we took advantage of that before leaving Tapia de Casariego, the route out was at first on the main road, but after crossing The Rio Baudois de Anguileira we turned onto a minor road, then after Calambre onto a track, all went well for a couple of kilometres when we came to an...

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  • Navia to Tapia de Casariego – Approx 20k

    After checking out of the Pension, we head back to The Cafe El Santillo for our breakfasts then headed out of Navia crossing a large concrete bridge over The Rio Navia, then turned left onto a minor road and walked uphill through Barqueros where we picked up a track that climbed steeply at first which we followed to Jarrio. we then continued on...

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  • Luarca to Navia - Approx 19k

    After leaving the Albergue, we found a bar that opened early and had breakfast before leaving Luarca, then left town climbing steeply on a minor road, when we reached the old church of Santiago it levelled out as we continued to Taborcias. We continued on to Villuir where we met the N634 and as my knee was again been painful we decided to keep to...

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  • Cadavedo to Luarca – Approx 19k

    We returned to El Salon one more time as they opened at 8am for breakfast before heading out of Cadavedo, first on the N634, but soon turned off onto a minor road that eventually turned into a track. we passed through Cueruas which, according to the CSJ guidebook has a bar, but we weren’t able to locate it. We then passed through Chano de Canero...

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  • Soto de Luna to Cadavedo - Approx 22k

    The Hostal just below the Albergue on the N634 opens at 07.30 for breakfast so we took advantage of this before leaving town, we had been advised that most Perigrino’s now followed the N634 as it was now very quiet since the new M-Way has opened, so we elected to do the same. The road climbs out of Soto de Luna, then levels off around Las Chavolas,...

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  • Soto de Barco to Soto de Luna - Approx ...

    After checking out of The Palacio de la Magdalena, we head back to The Bar Stop for breakfast then walked down the road and crossed the large bridge following the N632, then as we approached Muros de Nalon a Monolito directed up a steep hill into the town. There is now both an Albergue and apartments to rent at special rates for Perigrino’s in...

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  • Aviles to Soto de Barco Approx 20k

    Stevie and I got up early and met up with Birgit at the bus station as she had to get back to Madrid for her flight back to Germany, So after saying our good bye’s, we had our breakfast in the bar next to the bus station before heading up the street opposite the bus station to pick up the route. The route is a bit circuitous, it climbs out of...

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  • Gijon to Aviles Approx 24k

    The cafe opposite the hotel opened at 8am for breakfast so we took advantage of this before leaving Gijon, then we walked on pavements near the seafront to Puente Seco. stopping for a coffee at what turned out to be the last bar there, Cafe bar Himalaya (right hand side), then we passed through a heavily industrialised are before heading uphill...

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  • Camping Deva-Gijon (near Somio) to...

    Alas that site restaurant didn’t open early for breakfast, but at it was only a very short days walk, we weren’t overly concerned. The route was also flat and mainly on minor roads, but very circuitous and although we were soon passing through Somio, we had to walk about 5k before finding a useful bar next to the bridge – Bar Restaurant El Rincon...

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  • Villaviciosa to Camping near Somio 24k

    Villaviciosa to Camping Deva-Gijon (near Somio) 24kAfter eating an early substantial breakfast we picked up the route and made our way out of Villaviciosa on a minor road, we past the right turn for Covadonga, then ignored the next right turn for Oviedo on The Camino Primitivo (We had walked this a few years before) we continued on The Camino...

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  • La Isla to Villaviciosa 22.5k

    We had an early start and unfortunately there was nowhere open for breakfast, so we left La Isla and after a small problem picking up the route we arrived at Covian and from there onto the town of Colunga on a mixture of tracks and minor roads – Here we found a bar open for breakfast before continuing on, uphill, on minor roads to Pernus, then,...

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  • Ribadesella to La Isla 19.5k

    Bob and Cal arose early and made Stevie and myself Bacon Butties for breakfast, Birgit being a vegetarian didn’t partake, then after saying our fond farewells and thanking them for their kind hospitality we set off, crossing the road bridge and stopping at a pharmacy to by a heavy duty knee brace and then continuing through the suburbs of...

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  • Celorio to Ribadesella (24k)

    After taking our bread and jam breakfast on the balcony we set off along the coast on a minor road to Barro, my knee was very painful and the pace was very slow. then the route heads inland and after a while crosses the M-Way, here there is a very useful bar on the slip road that was open, so we took advantage of this for a proper breakfast before...

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  • La Franca to Celorio (Approx 24K)

    After a reasonable breakfast we set off on minor roads through some nice countryside with occasional glimpses of the sea. The route, mainly sticking to minor roads and taking us through several small villages and hamlets - Then after some time we came to the nice little fishing port of Llanes (All Facilities) – Here we went into a small shops and...

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  • San Vicente de la Barquera - La Franca...

    After taking breakfast in the bar beneath the Hospedaje we followed the route steeply out of San Vicente de la Barquera on a minor road which then levels off to La Acebosa, then after crossing a more major road the route takes you very steeply uphill before levelling out and then undulating to the village of Serdio, (Albergue available) alas the...

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  • Cobreces to San Vicente de la Barquera...

    The Hospitalario appeared about 7.30 to make our breakfasts, these consisted of Coffee and Magdalena Cakes, we were a bit disappointed that there was no toast, but at least there was plenty of coffee !! We then made our way out of town and “The Way” first of all mainly on roads to the town of Venta de Tramallon (all facilities) and then on passing...

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  • Cudon to Cobreces (25k)

    We arose soon After 7, and as La Cantina wasn’t open, set off on “The Way” following a large pipe track downhill, Shortly we spied a bar just off the route that was open, Bar Vielo, so we popped in there for some breakfast before continuing, passing through Requejada and Bareda on a road, then after crossing rail and river bridges we turned left...

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  • Santander to Cudon - (Approx 21k)

    We arose at 7 and checked out and soon found a bar open and had our breakfasts, Toast, Butter and jam washed down with a wonderful large cup of coffee. Then we picked up the route of “The Camino Norte” which was well waymarked with signs in the pavement. My Big Rucksack already felt heavy so I had to stop several times to attempt to adjust it. The...

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  • Arriving in Santander and obtaining...

    SantanderI awoke soon after 7 and put my watch forward by one hour to Spanish time and when Stevie arose, we made our way back to The Self Service Restaurant for breakfast, there was a full English on offer at a reasonable price so we availed ourselves of that before heading out on deck, it was a beautiful spring morning and very soon the...

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  • My Daily Stages

    In the tips below I intend to write up each daily stage as we chose to split this Camino – We had a reasonable amount of time available to us, so didn’t walk Long days, then unfortunately I started to suffer with a knee problem, so we were forced into cutting the distance down again – Anyway, I hope that it is of use to some of you.

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  • Canoeing

    Canoeing (traineras) is a traditional sport in all the fishing towns of North Spain, mainly in Cantabria and the Basque Country. There are competitions where the different cities and towns can measure their strength. In spite of the fact that they seem to be more popular in the Basque Country than in anywhere elese, Castro-Urdiales has been the...

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Cantabria Hotels

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  • Hotel Bahia de Santander

    The Bahía is a classic in the Santander hotel business. The building collapsed while undergoing...

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  • Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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  • Casa Cayo

    c/ Cántabra no. 6, Potes, 39570, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Josein

    Cl Manuel Noriega 27, Comillas, 39520, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Don Ramon

    Playa De Meron s/n, San Vicente de la Barquera, 39540, Spain

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Cortijo

    Gonzalez Gallego 3, Laredo, 39770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Posada Campo

    Plaza de la Cuba 28, Suances, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Maritimo Ris Hotel & Apartments

    Paseo Maritimo, 5, Noja, 39180, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Husa Wuppertal

    Avda Solvay 99, Torrelavega, 39300, ES

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

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