Book of the Month - The Northern Caminos

Our Book of the Month is a guide to the Northern Caminos - covering three different routes to Santiago de Compostela, away from the crowds of the main route.

Vital stats:

  • Covers the Camino del Norte (800km), Camino Primitivo, Camino Ingles (116km route) and the Camino de Finisterre.
  • advice on gear, pilgrim hostels and a glossary in English, Spanish and Euskera.
  • Major cities include San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, Gijón, Lugo, and Santiago de Compostela.

Where is it?

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What is so special about this book?

There is no definitive way to Santiago. Away from the crowds on the Camino Francés (the most popular pilgrimage route), there is a spiderweb of paths, leading towards Santiago de Compostela. This guidebook includes three of these Northern Caminos, along the coast through Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and into Galicia. With fewer crowds, no need to race for a bed, and scenery ranging from the hilly and remote, to seafronts and cities, the Norte, Primitivo and Inglés Caminos offer pilgrims all the fascination and cameraderie of the Way of St James without the scrum.

A one-line review:

Some of the best waymarked walking routes through the northwest of Spain, enjoying lush scenery, coastal views and great facilities.

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