Camino del Norte 3/4 - From Santander to Ribadesella
This third section, from Santander to Ribadesella takes you through the western coast of Cantabria with a mixture of coast walking and inland more hilly country. Leaving Santander you will move inland passing through towns before coming back to the estuary and village of Arce. A hilly day, passing meadows and sleepy villages will have you arrive into Santillana del Mar.
Another day of coastline and pretty villages takes you to the impressive beach of Comillas, where the town also boasts some impressive architecture. A somewhat long day follows with more coast, a Natural Park and then green pastures and forest to arrive in Unquera. Now entering Asturias an undulating walk takes you up and then down a few times to reach Llanes. Your last day is a long day but beautiful beaches will warm you up before the steady uphill climb to the Church of San Pedro de Pria before coming down to the town of Ribadesella your final stop on this section.