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Stage 14

Santander to Queveda

km 41,4
Time 10H 25’
Difficulty Medium
Hostels 6
Available without an Internet connection

It is convenient to walk across the rail bridge to save the Pano River

Information about the stage 14: Santander to Queveda

Profile: Santander to Queveda

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Points of interest in the stage 14: Santander to Queveda

  • 6 Albergue Arco Iris
  • 5 River Saja next to Sovay
  • 4 Regato de las Anguilas
  • 3 Church of Santa Cruz de Bezana
  • 2 Palacio Real de la Magdalena
  • 1 Cathedral of Santander

The route

From the hostel of Ruamayor we have to pay attention to the plates scattered on the ground where the shell and a red cross coincide, this referring to the itinerary of the Camino Lebaniego. They will help us out of the urban maze of the Cantabrian capital.

First you have to go down to Calvo Sotelo Avenue to continue along the streets Jesús de Monasterio, Burgos, San Fernando and pass the roundabout of Cuatro Caminos to Avenida Marqués de Valdecilla. Take the direction of the N-611 to Palencia and Torrelavega and move along the street of Cajo, which will be called Campogiro after passing under the railway bridge. Between the national and a polygon of services located on the right hand we will advance to Peñacastillo, where it twists to the right hand to pass through the bridge of the FEVE and then to the left to continue along a path parallel to the road.

We pass between houses in the Lluja district and cross the S-20 under a tunnel to enter the municipality of Santa Cruz de Bezana on Avenida José María de Pereda. Next to the church of Santa Cruz, a wooden indicator indicates the distance to Boo from Piélagos. It's 4.6 kilometers. Here you can turn left onto the Santa Cruz Hostel, located about 800 meters.

After leaving the municipality of Bezana in Mompía we will enter the municipality of Piélagos. Both Bezana and Boo are two Cantabrian municipalities that have experienced strong demographic growth in recent years, mainly due to the proximity of the capital and the excellent communication of the Torrelavega – Santander corridor. In Boo de Piélagos, at the foot of the Camino and next to the church of San Juan Bautista, we find the Hostel of Piedad.

The pilgrim will already have the information that at the exit of Boo it is possible to cut the stage by about 8 km if he crosses the river Pas by the rail bridge, thus avoiding the rodeo to Puente Arce. There are leaflets that warn about it and ban passage. If you are going to take the shortcut, the safest and most legal option is to take the train at Boo station and get off at Mogro station. It is logically forbidden to cross the bridge of the train as well as being dangerous. The official Camino, without a shortcut, goes to the Escobal district and then to Puente Arce, where the bridge over the Pas crosses. For pilgrims who have crossed the bridge with the train once in Mogro we cross the town in a slight ascent until we reach the church of San Martin and turn left. Another indication, this time that of Cudón, shows us the distance of 5.7 kilometers to this nucleus of the municipality of Miengo.

Again, by asphalted roads and after several repeches we go down to the CA-232 to cross it and find a long and desolate stretch, stretched further by the pipes of the company Solvay, an important international chemical and pharmaceutical group. A journey where the yellow arrow becomes an endless tube of several kilometers.

After this section, on the left, at the height of a STOP, we crossed a bridge over the way to enter Requejada, population of the municipality of Polanco that already has pilgrims hostel. It opened its doors in May 2013 and is dedicated to the female voter Clara Campoamor. To reach the other hostel, El Regato de las Anguilas, you have to go back about a kilometer by the N-611.

If our intention is to reach the next hostel of the municipality of Queveda you must continue along the arcén of the N-611 direction Santillana del Mar. We will pass Barreda and cross the Saja river next to the Solvay factory. In the roundabout we will continue through the CA-131 direction Santillana del Mar and about three kilometers we will find the hostel “Osa de Andara” on the right hand.

Those pilgrims who want to continue to Santillana del Mar must continue straight through the CA-131 and in 2.5 kilometers from the hostel "osa de andara" will arrive in Santillana.

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