Stage 16: Comillas-Colombres

Stage 16 of the Northern Way takes pilgrims from the picturesque Comillas to the charming town of Colombres. Throughout this route, walkers will enjoy the serenity of the rural landscape, as well as the architectural and cultural wealth that characterizes the region.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Comillas: Starting point known for its modernist architecture, charming beaches and the legacy of artists such as Antoni Gaudí.
  • Prellezo: A small town that dots the route, offering pilgrims a quiet rural environment before reaching Colombres.
  • Noriega: Another charming town that is part of the stage, showing the authenticity and beauty of the rural environment.
  • Colombres: The final destination of this stage, known for its Indian architecture and the Indianos Archive, which houses a valuable documentary heritage.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Chapel of Socorro in Comillas: A small chapel that stands out for its simplicity and picturesque location, offering pilgrims a place of tranquility.
  • El Capricho de Gaudí in Comillas: Mentioned previously, this modernist building designed by Antoni Gaudí is a highlight at the beginning of the stage.
  • Church of Santa María in Prellezo: A church that is part of the religious heritage of the region, offering walkers a sample of rural architecture.
  • Church of San Vicente in Noriega: Another church that highlights local history and traditional architecture, adding character to the rural landscape.
  • Indianos Archive in Colombres: The most significant monument of the stage, this building houses historical documents related to the emigration of Indians, providing pilgrims with a unique perspective on regional history.
  • Church of Santa María and Torre de Noriega: This Gothic church and its tower are notable examples of religious architecture in the region and offer pilgrims a cultural break.

This stage takes walkers from the architectural beauty of Comillas to the serenity of rural towns, culminating in Colombres with its fascinating architectural and cultural legacy.

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StagesNorthern Way

Etapa 1

Irún-San Sebastián

25 km
3/5
7h15min
Etapa 2

San Sebastián-Zarautz

22 km
3/5
6h
Etapa 3

Zarautz-Deba

21 km
3/5
5h45m
Etapa 4

Deba-Markina Xemein

24 km
4/5
6h30m
Etapa 5

Markina Xemein-Guernika

25 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 6

Guernika-Lezama

20 km
3/5
5h30m
Etapa 7

Lezama-Bilbao

11 km
2/5
3h15min
Etapa 8

Bilbao-Portugalete

19 km
2/5
4h45m
Etapa 9

Portugalete-Castro Urdiales

25 km
3/5
6h30m
Etapa 10

Castro Urdiales-Laredo

26 km
3/5
6h30m
Etapa 11

Laredo-Güemes

29 km
3/5
7h15m
Etapa 12

Güemes-Santander

15 km
1/5
3h45m
Etapa 13

Santander-Arce

16 km
2/5
4h
Etapa 14

Arce-Santillana del Mar

22 km
2/5
5h20m
Etapa 15

Santilla del Mar-Comillas

22 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 16

Comillas-Colombres

28 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 17

Colombres-Llanes

23 km
2/5
6h
Etapa 18

Llanes-Ribadesella

30 km
3/5
7h45m
Etapa 19

Ribadesella-Colunga

20 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 20

Colunga-Villaviciosa

18 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 21

Villaviciosa-Gijón

30 km
4/5
8h
Etapa 22

Gijón-Avilés

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 23

Avilés-El Pito

30 km
3/5
8h
Etapa 24

El Pito-Ballota

26 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 25

Ballota-Luarca

23 km
2/5
5h40m
Etapa 26

Luarca-Navia

21 km
3/5
6h
Etapa 27

Navia-Ribadeo

31 km
3/5
8h30m
Etapa 28

Ribadeo-Vilanova de Lourenzá

28 km
4/5
6h45m
Etapa 29

Vilanova de Lourenzá-Abadín

22 km
3/5
5h30m
Etapa 30

Abadín-Vilalba

21 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 31

Vilalba-Baamonde

18 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 32

Baamonde-Miraz

15 km
1/5
4h50m
Etapa 33

Miraz-Sobrado dos Monxes

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 34

Sobrado dos Monxes-Arzúa

222 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 35

Arzúa-O Pedrouzo

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 36

O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela

19 km
2/5
4h30m

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