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Stage 21: Villaviciosa-Gijón

Stage 21 of the Northern Way takes pilgrims from the cozy Villaviciosa to the dynamic city of Gijón. On this route, walkers will experience a mix of rural and urban environments, enjoying green landscapes and culminating in the coastal vitality of Gijón.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Villaviciosa: Starting point, a historic city known for its cider and its beautiful old town.
  • Pola de Siero: A town that dots the route, marking the transition to the urban environment and connecting Villaviciosa with Gijón.
  • Gijón: The final destination of this stage, a coastal and cultural city that offers a rich combination of history, art and maritime life.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Santa María in Villaviciosa: A prominent church in the historic center of Villaviciosa, reflecting the religious architecture of the region.
  • Torreón de los Valdés in Villaviciosa: An old medieval tower that adds a historical touch to the urban landscape of Villaviciosa.
  • Monastery of Santa María de Valdediós in Villaviciosa: Although not directly on the route, this Romanesque monastery is a significant monument that pilgrims can visit near Villaviciosa.
  • Church of San Juan in Pola de Siero: A church that is part of the religious heritage of Pola de Siero, adding character to the urban section of the stage.
  • Roman Bridge in Gijón: An ancient bridge that crosses the Ñora River in Gijón, connecting different parts of the city and offering pilgrims a historical perspective.
  • Statue of Pelayo in Gijón: A monument that pays tribute to King Pelayo, a key figure in Asturian history, located in the Gijón marina.
  • Plaza Mayor in Gijón: A lively place in the heart of the city, where pilgrims can enjoy the historic architecture and urban life of Gijón.

This stage offers pilgrims a transition from the tranquility of Villaviciosa to the cosmopolitan energy of Gijón, with opportunities to explore historical monuments and enjoy the unique mix of cultures that characterizes Asturias.

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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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