Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)
Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

Castro Urdiales - Laredo

26’5 km / 33 km Difficulty
From the plaza de Toros (bullring) you go up to Campijo and under the A-8 through a forest path towards the village of Alledelagua, in order to walk parallel to the autovía until Cerdigo. Once you have walked past the village cemetery, another beautiful forest trail starts heading towards the cliffs.

You reach Islares and the beach of Arenillas to continue along the main road for over 2 kilometres. Once again, you go under the autovía A-8 and here you have two routes to Laredo:

The official one is 18 and a half kilometres long, going through Risoseco, La Magdalena and finally Hazas. This is longer and steeper than the alternative route which follows the main road for 12 and a half kilometres through El Pontarrón. In Hazas you can see the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción; both routes meet here and then you can climb the mountain of La Vida. 

You enter the coastal village of Laredo through the Puerta de Bilbao. The old town is built around the church of Santa María de la Asunción, and you can see several manors erected between the 15th and 18th centuries.
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Tips from our postmen and women

“Laredo’s old town -known as Puebla Vieja- is worth a guided tour to get to know and understand its heritage. At the Tourist Office in Alameda Miramar, you can check the timings and dates of these tours. Apart from the charm of the old town, you can also go for a walk on its sandy beach, Playa de Los Niños”. Raquel Lastra Cruz, Correos of Laredo.

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Transfer Rucksack

 

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.

Send Bicycle

 

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.

Send luggage to Santiago

 

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 Payment Card

 

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.

 

Pilgrimage Stamps

 

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.

 

Send Parcels

 

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. 
 

 

Luggage Storage

 

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 Offices

 

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.