explore Camino Norte bike & more

Explore Camino Norte Cantabria  –  St. James coast way – Santander – Mountain & Sea – Biking holiday – Local producers – Gourmet
Explore Camino Norte in Cantabria – green Spain. Biking holiday along the coast line, the Pasiego Valley, the impressive Cantabrian mountain range, & selected parts of the Camino Norte. Confortable biking with luggage transport, itinerary & maps and prebooked visits, meals and accomodation. Local guides, hands-on cooking session, brewery and cheese dairy visits & tastings and culture makes the most of this small group biking tour. (8 days/7 nights).

Bike & more Camino Norte in Cantabria is an excellent way to see more of the unknown Cantabria and to get a broader idea of the changes of its landscape, the isolation of its mountain range & valleys, and the natural beauty present in every corner…Bonito Norte

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Cooking fun
Bike Pasiego valley

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Itinerary highlights
This tour begins in Bilbao where we after a day of rest start the biking in Laredo and move on towards the west on the Way of St. James. We pass by highlights like Santander, Santillana & Comillas as well as smaller valleys in the mountains. We will learn and participate in local Cantabrian cooking with our guides, try beer & cheese, and visit Gaudís legacy in Cantabria. Biking on 21-24 gear confortable bicycles where you only have to carry the everyday necessities.

Day 1

Arrival, transfer to hotel, activities and dinner on your own.

Day 2

Pick up at hotel. Transfer to the starting point in Cantabria. Biking day following the Camino Norte coast line & picnic. Achovies visit and tasting. We pass by some of the most beautiful beaches of northern Spain and rest in a Spa hotel. Dinner close to the hotel.

Day 3

We follow the  coast and a Vía Verde to the Pasiego valleys. Visits to local producers, guiding and explanation of the territory and lunch in a small village. Transfer to Santander with cooking session and dinner.

Day 4

We continue to explore Camino Norte in Cantabria following the coast. Picnic close to our hotel. Fish and seafood dinner on beautiful Arnía beach. Intertidal Safari guiding tour at night with a special guiding tour showing us the after-dark night of the sea life on the rocky shore.

Day 5

Short transfer to begin the biking on another “Via Verde” from Barros to Suances following the old industrial lane. Fish restaurant lunch. Afterwards we continue to Santillana del Mar – the most important tourist village of Cantabria and on the northern Pilgrimage – and an evening on your own.

Day 6

From Santillana  we continue to beautiful Comillas , lunch on your own and a visit to The Gaudí Caprice – the most important legacy of the catalan world known artist. Check in at hotel and farwell dinner at traditional village restaurant.

Day 7

Check out. In the morning some free time in Santander and a market place visit. Afterwards 1,5h transfer to Bilbao. Afternoon and evening free.

Day 8

If you have time before leaving – see more of Bilbao. Transfer to airport.

Getting here & transfers


Bilbao is the best airport for regular incoming international flights. However, Ryanair operates to Santander  airport from several European cities. From UK there are weekly ferries to Bilbao and Santander. Ask us for the best option!
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All bus and minibus transfers in Spain included. Mostly short transfers 30min-1h.
Hotels & meals
Some pictures from our selected hotels on this tour!
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In the countryside you will rest and enjoy small family owned hotels. In Santander & Bilbao we use bigger hotels well situated.


On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking. On the roads and always in hand-picked sceneries you will taste & enjoy local products on charming country picnic lunches, where we often buy fresh products on the visits we make. The dinners will be the delicious results of our cooking sessions, pinchos as well as a countryside restaurant visit!
Activities on this tour

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Biking Level: Easy/Medium
Shortest/longest route 30km/50 km
Maximum climb 200m     Maximum descent 200m
By the coast, in the mountains or in charming villages, our routes in explore Camino Norte – bike Cantabria are always suited for all ages. As we have prepared written detailed itineraries and maps, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge we can provide you with some alternative extra kilometers to complete the physical activity of each day.
Recommended biking accesories : Light ruck-sack for daily necessities.
cooking greenOur cooking sessions are meant to be learning and inspiring.  We will visit small cheese-producers and wineries where we also will be able to taste their products. We will even be able to taste sweets and desserts at a Nun convent! Delicious and original picnics in hand-picked beautiful outdoor spots, wellness opportunities and just relaxing mindfulness in any of the family owned small country-side hotels where we will feel just like home, will make this week a 100% disconnecting experience.
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See the areas we explore on this tour!

What´s included?

7 nights double room at selected Hotel 3*** or equivalent

Transfers and luggage transport according to program

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners (Wine in all meals)

Cooking class, apron and recipes

Visits, tastings and activities according to program

Fully equipped 21-24 gear bike rental

Cantabria routes itineraries and maps

Travel documentation and useful information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 1.350,00€

(210,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes

Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

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