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    Cycling Camino Del Norte

    These are what stand out in my memory! Hondarribia -old town walls, then eat upstairs in the fish packing plant San Sebastián - Aquarium and pintxos Zumaia - detour to see the beach used as Dragonstone in GoT Markina-Xemein - Church with huge rock Gernika - the Oak, the painting, the story...
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    Cycling Camino Del Norte

    Places where cyclist route differs from walking route include; Between Hondarribia and Santuario de Guadeloupe - uphill - stay on road to avoid sandy track, Between Pasaia and San Sebastián -for shortcut stay on road that goes past Arzak’s restaurant, Leaving San Sebastián - take road to Igueldo...
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    Cycling Camino Del Norte

    Things you want to avoid!
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    Cycling Camino Del Norte

    Hi! I used this to get an idea of stages... We were crawling, you might do two or more of those stages per day! https://tourism.euskadi.eus/contenidos/recurso_tecnico/aa30_folletos/en_def/folletos/2011/santiago/Caminos%20del%20Norte%20INGLES.pdf I also used the Wisely Norte app to see the...
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    Cycling Via de La Plata or del Norte?

    San Sebastián, Zarautz, Deba, Markina Xemein, Gernika, Lezama, Portugalete, Castro Urdiales, Liendo, Santoña, Guemes, Suances (off Camino slightly as nice bike path and beach), Santillana, Comillas, La Franca, Llanes, Sebrayo, Colunga, Villaviciosa, Gijon, Salinas, Cudillero, Novellana, Luarca...
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    Cycling Via de La Plata or del Norte?

    We did on average 25km a day (as with kids 9 and 12) so I’d expect that isn’t much help! 33 days of cycling from Irun, 15 of those were on this trip... roughly followed the Euskadi Tourism leaflet...
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    Cycling Via de La Plata or del Norte?

    Hi, I have no experience with the Via de la Plata... the Camino del Norte is quiet, we restarted in Villaviciosa March 27th and enjoyed meeting some Spaniards on the Camino the first day but they were only doing a few days over Easter holidays, after that we only saw a handful of people until we...
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    Cycling - Franics vs Norte/Camping vs Not/Road vs actual route

    Wikiloc has various cycling and MTB routes for the Norte. I have used the CSJ’s 2 part guide, which has some advice for cyclists on which parts are less suitable for cyclists. I poured over google maps and Norte app and plotted route onto ViewRanger at home beforehand to reduce the decision time...
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    Mature couple cycling the Camino

    Hi, my sons (9,7) and I started the Camino del Norte, they had only gone on 10 km rides at home so I thought 20 km spread out over entire day was possible. We were able to do 25km without pressure, the only time that distance was difficult was on those days when we spent too much time at the...
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    Doing Norte route - hopefully Spring or Autumn 2018 - but getting freaked out by weather...

    Hi, I was on Camino del Norte end October 2015 and weather was unseasonably warm- we got to swim most days... returned October 2016 and weather not as warm but very pleasant. Looking to return in April, am expecting it to be more changeable than Autumn...

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