Camino del Norte: Stage 14
Santillana del Mar – Comillas (22 km – 14 miles)
This is a long stage so you can divide it into two. You will go through lovely villages with amazing landscapes, such as the Parque Natural de Oyambre natural park. You can conclude this stage in Santillana del Mar or even in San Vicente de la Barquera where there are a lot of places to visit.
If you have stayed the night in Queveda you will continue this fourteenth stage to Santillana del Mar or Comillas. If you start in Queveda you will have to walk towards Camplengo going through Fontanilla and also crossing the Colegiata de Santa Juliana collegiate church. Once you get here you will have to cross the Plaza de Ramón Pelayo square. This is where pilgrims that start in Santillana del Mar and pilgrims that stayed the night in Queveda meet. You will have to leave Santillana del Mar through the Calle de Los Hornos street and then continue through Tejera to get to the camping. From here you will have amazing views. Then you will get tot Oreña through Cuesta del Bosco. Once you get tot Alfoz de Lloredo you will see a church devoted to San Pedro that was rebuilt many times since the 18 century. Then you will get tot Caborredondo a wonderful place where there are some holiday cottages and restaurants where you can taste the typical gastronomy. After 4 kilometers more you will get to Caborredondo walking near the CA-131. Once you have crossed the first-holiday cottage you will have to turn right and leave the road to get to a rural path that will lead you to Cigüenza. Here you can visit it Baroque church devoted to San Martín de Tours built in the 18 century. It is a wonderful temple. Then you will continue to Novales also known as El Pueblo de Los Limones (the lemons village).
Its name is due to its emplacement, on a valley surrounded by mountains. This creates a climate good for this type of Mediterranean fruits. Here you will find a cave called La Cueva de Las Aguas that has cave paintings. To get to this village you will have to take a turn away from the left and go through a path to find the CA-356. After visiting Novales you have to return to the road and walk to Cóbreles and see its church devoted to San Pedro. It is a gothic temple from the 19 century paid by Pedro José de Villegas Ruiz. You will also see the Abadía de Santa María de Viaceli abbey located in Alfoz de Lloredo Originally, it was an abbey but today it is a Trappist monastery dedicated to Saint Mary Viaceli. Next to it you will find a church paid by two brothers called Quirós Pomar. After visiting this monument you will get to a path full of oak trees that will lead you to the CA-131 just after Venta del Tramalón. You will continue combining the asphalted road with some paths to get to a village called La Iglesia. After crossing this village you will return to the road and then you will cross a stream before getting to Pando where you can visit the Iglesia de San Roque church both belong to Ruiloba. In this village you can also visit its hermitage and the Monasterio de San José monastery from the 18 century. Currently, it is inhabited by a group of nuns who work with porcelain. You are now close to Comillas where lots of pilgrims decide to conclude their stage, especially those that come from Queveda.
If you want you can continue to San Vicente de la Barquera. To continue the way you will have to walk through a street called Solatorre towards San Vicente. You will be walking through a path parallel to the CA-131and you will see the Palacio de Sobrellano palace while going through a bike lane. This wonderful building if from the 19 century; inside it has some furniture designed by Antonio Gaudí. It belongs to the Cantabrian government and is nowadays a museum. You will go through the Puente de la Rabia bridge that goes over the estuary. You are now in the Parque Natural de Oyambre natural park. This wonderful landscape belongs to San Vicente de la Barquera. It has lots of wild animals, plants and trees. It is located among two estuaries and Picos de Europa mountain pass. Here you will find lots of beaches. Through an asphalted road you will get to Santa María del Tejo. This small village was created around a monastery from the 12 century. Once you return to the CA-363 you will get to de village centre that is surrounded by a golf course. Once you return to the CA-363 you will get to de village centre that is surrounded by a golf course. Then you will get to a stream and then to a chapel. Before concluding this stage you will have to go through La Revilla a village that belongs to San Vicente de la Barquera. If you follow the yellow arrows you will get to the N-634 in San Andrés. A little bit after you will have to go through a path across the Puente de la Maza bridge to get to your final destination.
What to see
From the stage 14 destinations can vary depending on each pilgrim. If you don’t know where to conclude your stage, we will help you.
What to eat
- Fish and seafood
- Sorropotún (typical fish stew)
- Typical stews
- Marmita barquereña
- Salpicón de marisco
- Corbatas (typical pastries made with puff pastry, butter, sugar, eggs, flour and almonds)
Bear in mind
Please, bear in mind that in Santillana city center, signposts are rare or inexistent. It is an easy stage.What to see
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