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

Llanes - Ribeseya/Ribadesella

31’5 km Difficulty
The AS-263 leaves Llanes towards Po and the beach of Celorio/Celoriu, going past the monastery of San Salvador. The Camino continues past the esplanade until Barru and the church of Los Dolores, going around the ria. You must climb up to Niembru and then descend towards the beach of San Antolín to continue until Naves.

After you get some provisions, the walk continues through the forest and leads to Nueva. If you cross the river of the same name, you will be in Piñares de Pría and you can climb the hill to the church of San Pedro. The next river to cross is the Guadamia before you reach Cuerres.

Ribeseya/Ribadesella,  famous for whaling in the past, is reached by the railway station. The highlights are the old town, with its church of Santa María de Junco and the Palacio de Pietro Cutre, whose façade is the only part of the palace still extant. It currently houses the town hall. The newer part of town includes Art Nouveau buildings and the historic Route through the Harbour with murals explaining the history of the town. The murals were designed by Spanish cartoonist Mingote.

Fishing is still very important here, and there is a very interesting auctioning system called “la rula”. Fish is, of course, the king in Llanes: you can try the marmitas, the calderetas or the fideos con besugos, all of which are dishes that fishermen used to cook on board in the ships' galleys.

The most important festival in Asturias is held in August in Ribeseya/Ribadesella, the Fiesta de Les Piragües or Descenso Internacional del Sella, this is listed as one of Spain’s Festivals of International Tourist Interest.

Tips from our postmen and women

Laureano Victorero, Correos de Llanes.
“Towards Ribeseya/Ribadesella you come to Nueva, where you can visit the beach of Cuevas del Mar, one of the most photographed beaches. In order to reach the beach you have to go into Pueblo de Nueva and watch out for the detour to the right, leading to the beach. When you leave Naves towards the autopista you will find the access to one of the most visited inland beaches in the Principado de Asturias, the Playa de Gulpiyuri”. 
“In the village of Cuerres there is  a park by the church where pilgrims may stop to rest and grab a  bite and drink some water from the fountain, and if the weather is not fair, pilgrims may always take shelter inside the church portico”Laureano Victorero, 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.