Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

Avilés - Muros

22’5 km Difficulty
You leave Avilés through the Parque del Muelle, towards Avenida de Alemania, this is the first effort of the day as it requires climbing. From the top, you have to come down through a gravel road to the tourist spot of Salinas, which has one of the longest beaches in Asturias. From there you continue to Santiagu´l Monte, past the village of La Cruz.

Forests and villages accompany you until you get to El Castiellu/El Castillo, with its wonderful castle, in private hands nowadays. You can ignore the signs for pilgrims and continue to the beginning of Sotu´l Barcu/Soto del Barco, it is a nice walk.

In Muros you have to go down towards the river, cross it and access the town, with the Plaza Marqués de Muros, where you will find the church of Santa María and the town hall. You can visit the old palaces of Valdecarzana and Vallehermoso although you can also see them the next day as they are on the way out towards the next section.

In Muros you will find the Playa d´Aguilar, from there you start the Ruta de Los Miradores (Route of the Miradors), an area with high cliffs that takes you to the mouth of the River Nalón. Barges used to sail down this river loaded with coal coming from the mines. There are tables, benches, huts and fountains along the way.

Tips from our postmen and women

 Isabel María Suárez, Correos de Muros.

“If you are not too tired you can take a detour from Sotu¨l Barcu/Soto del Barco up to San Esteban for a swim in the seawater pools. The first coal harbour in Spain was located here, and you can still see the cranes that were used to load the coal and the old coal harbour facilities in the present marina. Listed as one of Spain’s historical and industrial sites, you should not leave without taking a look at the night lighting”. Isabel María Suárez, Correos de Muros.


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.



Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.



Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 



Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.