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

Soutu de Luiña/Soto de Luiña - Cadavéu/Cadavedo

23 km Difficulty

If you follow the N-632 with some short detours, you will come to a signpost indicating Camino del Norte to the left and straight ahead towards Val.louta/Ballota. We recommend that you go straight ahead, as the historic route has some difficult and even dangerous stretches, with parts that may be missing or inaccessible if the weather is rough.

If you go straight ahead, you will reach Nuviana/Novellana and Castañeras, where you can leave the Camino and enjoy the views close to the beach of Playa del Silencio. The next villages in the Camino are Santa Marina and Val.louta/Ballota, accessed through the main road by many pilgrims.

1 kilometre after Val.louta/Ballota, there is a detour down a forest track and across the creek amongst vegetation towards Tablizu. From there to Ribón there is a gravel road parallel to the coast with great views. After that, there are only some 3 kilometres left to reach Cadavéu/Cadavedo. The chapel of Regalina is about a mile away from the village and those who decide to walk a little further will enjoy the views from the mirador at Picu´l Cuernu/Punta del Cuerno, located on the cliffs and overlooking the beaches of Cadavéu/Cadavedo, Ribeirona and Ribón. 

In Cadavéu/Cadavedo, you can also find some villas of indianos such as the Villa Hilda, which is supposed to be a replica of El Vedado, in Cuba, or the Casa Roja, taking its name from its red façade.

Once you leave Cadavéu/Cadavedo, you will see the Torre de Vil.lamouros/Villademoros, a tower of the Late Middle Ages and a good example of defence architecture.

Tips from our postmen and women

“Cadavéu/Cadavedo was a very relevant spot for whaling during medieval times and you must not miss its shell-shaped beach. In August, they hold the Romería de la Regalina, an open air festival held on a field located next to the shrine, in the Campo de La Garita. This romería started in the Middle Ages to honour the Virgen de Regla and is still celebrated, also supported, by pilgrims. The romería includes feasting outdoors, in particular enjoying the “bollos preñaos” (delicious bread buns filled with chorizo)”Pedro Peláez, Correos de Cadavéu/Cadavedo.

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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.