Northern Route stage 17: San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria) - Bustio (Asturias)


This stage passes through...

San Vicente de la Barquera, La Acebosa, Serdio, Pesués, Unquera, Bustio

Outstanding destinations


Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
Northern Route

Mode of transport
  • Horseback

  • Bicycle

  • Walking

Main difficulties
It is important to watch carefully for signposts, as they may be covered by vegetation.

Flora, fauna and crops
The local flora consists mainly of oak, chestnut, willow, holm oak, alder, eucalyptus, American poplar, false olive, heather and furze. The fauna includes salamanders, toads, slow-worms, lizards, hen harriers, kestrels, laughing gulls, cormorants, peregrine falcons, black redstarts, weasels, foxes, mallards, curlews, common egrets, herons and common cranes.

Craft products
Pottery, wood, clogs, rebecs (stringed instruments) and walking sticks.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
Typical delicacies are the pastries from Unquera.

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