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

Comillas - Colombres

29 km Difficulty
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.

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.

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Tips from our postmen and women

Miguel A.Díaz, Correos of Llanes.

“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”. Miguel A.Díaz, Correos of 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.