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

Colombres - Llanes

23 km Difficulty
Just by the Correos office of Colombres, by the town hall, you need to take the Calle Pío Noriega and exit the village along the gravel road leading to the N-634. This stretch continues until La Franca and crosses the Cabra stream over a stone bridge. 

Back on the road, you reach Buelna and Pendueles, where you can choose to follow the coastal road, signposted by red and white stripes, or go straight ahead and follow the official route, which will take you to Llanes along paths close to the road or along the road itself.

Meanwhile, the coastal road goes to the beach of Vidiago, crosses the River Novales and goes through the interesting Bufones de Arenillas, a site where the sea gushes through rocky chimneys. The route continues past Andrín towards Llanes, either on the road or taking a detour of almost one kilometre along a gravel road to the left.

Llanes once was a Palaeolithic settlement that currently shows the influence of migrants to the Americas, with the “indiano” houses all over. Here you can see the ruins of the medieval wall, the Torreón and the church of Santa María del Concejo. In the harbour, you will find the “Cubos de la memoria” (Memory Cubes), painted by Agustín Ibarrola.

Llanes preserves its pleasant 13th-century medieval old town, a promenade, the Paseo de San Pedro, with amazing views over the town, the coast and the mountains around it, the Faro (lighthouse) and the beach of Toró with its rocky pinnacles.

The entire coast of Asturias is characterised by spectacular beaches. When you go from Llanes to Celoriu you will find the beach of Borizu, the beach of Torimbia with its cliffs, the peculiar beach of Gulpiyuri, in Naves, where the sea enters the beach through a tunnel, and the beach of La Huelga/ La Güelga in H.ontoria, all of them located in impressive surroundings.

Tips from our postmen and women

“At Puertas de Vidiago (Llanes) you should stop to see the Ídolo de Peña Tú, a rock with Neolithic paintings and carvings. You will also find the spectacular beaches of Cobih.eru/Cobijeru, in Buelna, a beach that is not open to the sea. In Llanes, you must drink cider at the “sidrerías” and taste the “borona” filled with chorizo, the “pantruque” of fresh bacon, or the “bollas”, a type of black pudding”.“In Llanes, you can visit the Playa de El Sablón, the Paseo de San Pedro from where you can see the whole town and the coast and its cliffs, the Museo del Mar and the harbour. You can visit the weekly market on Tuesdays”Mónica Armas, Correos de Llanes.
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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.