Basque Country & Northern Spain
The road from San Sebastián to A Coruña is one of the big cities, pretty fishing towns, high cliffs and raging sea. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, and ends up in Galicia, on the wildly beautiful Costa de la Muerte.
You can't miss San Sebastián, a lovely seaside metropolis, widely considered one of the best places to eat in the world and Bilbao with its modern architectural landmark, Guggenheim Museum, undoubtly emblem of the city itself.
What better way to explore the North of Spain in depth than enjoy an active adventure focused on one or more specific regions? Spend time in the countryside, and enjoy historic villages and places of extraordinary beauty by bike or on foot. Creating your personalised Camino to Santiago de Compostela has never been easier.
When to visit
The summer months of July and August are the best times to visit northern Spain. Cities near the Atlantic like Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Santander, and San Sebastian experience their best weather and least amount of rainfall during these months.
If you’re looking just for a city break in northern Spain, you can pretty much visit any time of year. If you prefer outdoor activities however, then spring, summer or autumn are probably the best time to head there, but you may run the risk of encountering the rainy season, especially in the spring.