Both the Lebaniego Way (or Camino Lebaniego) and the Vadiniense Route (or Ruta Vadiniense) cross Cantabria region. These alternative routes of the Camino de Santiago are strongly recommended to those pilgrims with an interest on the Jacobean history.
Liébana, town of Cantabria, preserves the largest piece of wood of the Holy Cross (the Lignum Crucis) since 1512. The origin of the Lebaniego Way goes back to the Middle Ages. Pilgrims (also called “crucenos” or “Pilgrims of the Cross”) used this trail to arrive into the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana, where the cross and the remains of the Saint had healing and miraculous properties.