32 Stages / 824 km
The Northern Way, is a pilgrimage route that dates back to the 9th century. Due to the Muslim domination of some of the northern territories of the peninsula, this route towards the tomb of the Apostle was created and used to travel to Santiago safely by the European kings, the most historic.
As Northern Way we understand a set of routes as it happens in the Portuguese Way, but they take as the official one the one that makes reference to the Coastal Way. It starts at the border between Spain and France and runs along the north coast of Spain. Enter Galicia through the town of Ribadeo until joining in the last kilometers with the French Way. This Way is one of the most popular and the oldest.
As it happens in the French Way the complete route has a quite big distance, of around 815 kilometers, approximately 32 stages. From the beginning in Irun we will pass through cities as important as Santander, San Sebastian, Baamonte among many others. This itinerary was recognized as a World Heritage Site.