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Stage 7: Lezama-Bilbao

Stage 7 of the Northern Way is an exciting stretch that connects Lezama with the vibrant city of Bilbao. Throughout this journey, pilgrims experience a gradual transition from rural serenity to urban energy, while enjoying the beauty of the landscape and the cultural richness that characterizes the Basque region.

Towns that pass through the stage

  • Lezama: Starting point that offers pilgrims a last glimpse of rural peace before entering the city.
  • Zamudio: A charming town that marks the transition between rural life and the metropolis, with its traditional architecture and cozy atmosphere.
  • Bilbao: The final jewel of this stage, a bustling and culturally rich city that welcomes pilgrims with a mix of history, art and modernity.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Parish Church of San Juan Bautista in Lezama: A church that dates back to the 13th century and stands out for its Gothic architecture, providing a spiritual beginning to the stage.
  • Zumalakarregi Palace in Zamudio: This Renaissance palace is a testament to Basque history and offers pilgrims a glimpse of aristocratic life in the region.
  • Rontegi Bridge: A bridge that crosses the Kadagua River, near Bilbao, offering panoramic views and a direct connection with the river geography of the area.
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Upon arriving in Bilbao, pilgrims can marvel at the avant-garde architecture of this famous contemporary art museum, symbolizing the modernity of the city.
  • Cathedral of Santiago in Bilbao: A historical monument that combines Gothic and Renaissance styles, the cathedral is a place of great religious and cultural importance in the heart of Bilbao.

This stage not only offers a physical connection between Lezama and Bilbao, but also a cultural connection that allows pilgrims to explore the richness of Basque heritage while immersing themselves in the vitality of the city.

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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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