From Marqués de Comillas street you carry on to the regional road 131 to cross the ria of La Rabia. After the chapel of Santa María de El Tejo, the nature park of Oyambre offers us amazing views over the Picos de Europa and the ria itself. It has over 6,000 hectares of dunes, forests and lots of flora and fauna, all the way to the ria of San Vicente.READ MORE
Precisely, 80% of the municipality of San Vicente de la Barquera belongs to the natural park. When you get to the last town in the Northern Way in Cantabria, you understand its close relationship to the sea, traditionally the most important source of food and resources. You will see the Castillo and the church of Santa María de los Ángeles.
The road to Las Calzadas leads to La Acebosa and from there you go past the medieval tower of Estrada, towards Serdio. You go down the valley of the River Nansa until its mouth. The path continues to the town of Unquera where you have all types of services.
In order to go from Unquera to Colombres, an “indiana” village with its palace La Quinta Guadalupe, you have to cross the River Deva. Here the route in Cantabria ends and the Asturian sections start.
Tips from our postmen and women
What to do and see in Colombres?
“Go for a walk around Villa de Colombres, whose architecture has been declared a national monument. If you have time enough, go to “La Quinta Guadalupe”, the most significant example of the so-called “indiano” architecture in Asturias (houses built by wealthy migrants returned from the Americas). Inside this villa you will find the Museo de la Emigración (Migration Museum) and the headquarters of the Fundación Archivo de Indianos”.