Northern Route stage 14: Santander - Santillana del Mar


This stage passes through...

Santander, Santa Cruz de Bezana, Boo de Pielagos, Arce, Oruña, Mogro, Miengo, Cudón, Requejada, Barreda, Queveda, Santillana del Mar

Outstanding destinations


Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
Northern Route

33,00 km

Mode of transport
  • 8,00. Horseback

  • 4.00. Bicycle

  • 5.00. Walking

Main difficulties
In Lluja, in order to not to go too far off the route, it is advisable to seek out a low tunnel under the S-20 road.

Flora, fauna and crops
he local vegetation features particularly holm oaks, strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo), laurel, buckthorn, juniper, chestnut, ash, oak, hazel, heather, thrift, meadow species, rock samphire. The fauna includes crustaceans (species of crab, barnacles), octopus, eels, small squid, sea bass, conger eel, gilthead sea bream, pollack, pouting, wrasse; and birds: thrush, magpies, wood pigeon, common sparrows, starling, common swift, swallows, tits, kestrels, buzzards, peregrine falcon, owls, barn owls, oystercatcher, yellow-legged seagull, European shag, sanderling. Fox, weasel, water rats, hedgehogs, badgers, moles and bats, toads, frogs, lizards, newts, and vipers.

Craft products
Leather, wood and ceramics.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
Fish, shellfish and dairy products.