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Map: Northern Way

Northern Way

Irun Arzúa
Stages
32
KM
814,7
Profile: Northern Way
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This route is as old as the French Way, the European kings of the Middle Ages leaned towards it to reach Santiago

As the Reconquista advanced and the southern lands regained peace, the Camino del Norte gradually gave way. For centuries it was hardly used by pilgrims, however, the boom of walking to Santiago has returned its status as a route and began to be again very popular. The distance that runs is the second longest, behind the Vía de la Plata. The landscape and the terrain make it a very special option, but on the contrary the network of pilgrim accommodation is somewhat scarce, although there are hostels throughout the tour and it is very well marked.