Camino del Norte: Stage 13
Santander – Santillana del Mar (37 km – 23 miles)
It is a long stage. You will be accompanied all time by the Pas river and you will have to cross it many times, you will be walking towards Quevada and Santillana del Mar. if you don’t want to walk so much we offer you other different alternatives in our itinerary section.
You will have to get to Pereda first that is one of the oldest streets in all the city, near the Cantabrian Sea. Then you will have to cross a square called Cuatro Caminos, the Avenida de Valdecilla avenue and the Calle Cajo street to get to Campogiro and Castro. You will have to cross through a bridge over the train rails to continue through the left, through a path parallel to rails for a while. Before getting to Santa Cruz de Bezana you will have to go through Lluja and cross a tunnel to get to the Avenida José María de Pereda avenue. The next village that you will visit is Mompía that belongs to Santa Cruz de Bezana where you can see a Casa Indiana on the main avenue. You will have to continue on the road, cross a bridge and continue through the CA-304 towards Bojar. Once you get to this village you will leave the asphalt to get into a path to get again to the train rails. Thanks to an underpass you will get to Boo de Piélagos. It used to be a boat to cross the river to Miengo, and nowadays you have the option of crossing the train rails but we don’t recommend it to you, the best option is to go through Puente Arce. Another option is to take the train to Boo and get tot Mogro. The other option is getting to Puente Arce, going through an underpass, cross a neighborhood called Mina. Once you get to Arce you will have to continue through the national road that will lead you to Monseñor and also to a bridge to cross the Pas river.
Once you get to Oruña you will have to continue through the road towards Mogro, where you will visit its Santuario de la Virgen del Monte sanctuary. This hermitage is located on a hill and it was built devoted to the Virgin. You will get tot Mogro, a wonderful place where you will enjoy its landscape. You will also see the Iglesia de San Martín church that was built in the 16 century in the highest part of the village. Once you get to the road you will have to turn left and go through Bárcena de Cudón. Then you have to go to the right and go through a path that will lead you to Carriazo, once you get there you just have to cross the road and continue through the left to Cudón. Then you will have to cross again the train rails to get tot Requejada in Polanco. You will have to go through the national road to Santillana del Mar, but before you will have to cross Barreda where you will have to cross the river again. Before getting to your final destination you will have to go through the CA-132 towards Suances and a little bit after going to the left through Camplengo, you will continue to get to the hostel There are lots of pilgrims that decide to conclude here their stage. After leaving Camplengo you have to get tot Fontanilla and go through the Colegiata de Santa Juliana collegiate church. It is a monument from the 12 century and before it used to be a monastery. Currently, there are not any remains of the old monastery, but there is an altarpiece from the 15 century. You will get to the city centre to the Plaza de Ramón Pelayo square where the city hall is located.
What to see
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What to eat
- Typical stew
- Suckling lam´s sirloin steak
- Red bream
- Typical cheeses
- Typical small sponge cake
- Typical sponge cake
Bear in mind
It is a hard stage but there are some options and different variations that you could follow You can also divide this stage; if you want to modify the route and find accommodation you just have to visit the section accommodation in each village or city, there you will find all the needed information.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|Peña Cruz de Bezana||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Boo de Piélagos||✔|
|Santillana del Mar||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|