Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

Donostia/San Sebastián - Zarautz

20,5 km Difficulty
The renowned Paseo de la Concha is the starting point for this section before you climb Monte Igueldo. There are some spectacular views over the Bay of Biscay along this path, connecting several times with the road to Orio, where the Romanesque church of San Martín de Tours is located.

Orio is at the mouth of the River Oria and you can see the church of San Nicolás de Bari and the Information Centre (Centro de interpretación) on the Camino de Santiago in the old town. This place still preserves its medieval structure almost intact. You have to cross the bridge over the Orio and while pilgrims on bicycle follow the roads by the ria, those on foot have to follow the path to the hillock of Zarautz, where they start descending towards the village of the same name with some amazing views.

Zarautz is the preferred village for surfers in the area and is usually full of tourists in the summer. There you will find Santa María la Real, with its Gothic church, the Torre and several archaeological sites.


Tips from our postmen and women

Txema Fernandez, Correos of Zarautz.

“While in the English-speaking world chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver have become the talk of the town, in Spain we have had Karlos Arguiñano for much longer. He has a hotel and a restaurant in Zarautz. There, or in any of the other food spots in the area, you can try the local wine, the txakoli de Getaria. This type of wine has become popular in recent years, especially as an aperitif. Some of the most important wine producers are in this town”. Txema Fernandez, Correos of Zarautz.


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.