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Bike with low traffic Santander to Gijon but not rough tracks

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St Francis planned June 22
Gijon-Santander July22
Please can anyone suggest a good bike route for myself and my wife with little traffic but no rough tracks from Santander to Gijon. We are having difficulty picking out quiet scenic roads. Celebrating our 75th birthdays. Thanks.
 
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Corned Beef

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C. Norte Sept/2022
You'll probably have to plan your own version as there will be parts where you will have to go offroad. It's simply the geography of the area.

The Spanish Depart of Transport (DGT) have a site where it shows you, in their expert view, might be unsafe which is what I think you are concerned about. Have a look at their take on the Norte


It shows caution points and risk points. These are the sections you either need to take care or route around - which might be difficult.

Are you going to use maps or gps?
 

Helen1

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Skinnybiker

The Skinny Biker in Spain
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Norte, Frances, Primitivo May 2022
By bike
About 200km but plenty of short wicked steep hills in north Spain. Remember most of the traffic will be on the A8/E70 with local traffic coming off to the popular coastal towns. Apart from the two previous suggestions also look on Wikiloc for suitable routes and try Komoot, if not already using it, a very good bike routing app. Enjoy the ride.
 
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What day are you leaving, if from the US? I have the latest edition of Guia del Camino de Santiago en tu mochila Camino Norte. A very fit couple from here in Anchorage used this guide for their e-bike trek on the del Norte a couple of years ago and said it was a lifesaver. It is in Spanish. I will give you my copy and send it to you by Priority mail if you can get it in time. I am guessing its earliest arrival in the US would be no earlier than June 8 or 9. You could pm me your mailing address or just post it on a reply if you want. You will love the del Norte. Buen Camino
 
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2019
I forgot to mention the subtitle of the guide book is Guia del Peregrino Practico a pie o en bicicleta. It is very well illustrated. I think useful even without being able to read Spanish. (The Anchorage couple were fluent in Spanish.) Buen Camino
 
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St Francis planned June 22
Gijon-Santander July22
Thanks again. We are leaving from the UK next Tuesday. Feeling well equiped now with pilgrim resources, and nearly planned up on GPS Garmin and Komoot.. Hope weather might be a bit warmer than here. Hoping for wind on our backs - not very likely I think - and minimal rain. Hope to be in the cathedral at Santiago on July 2nd and 3rd.
 

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