This route is an alternative to the Northern Way across Basque lands. Like many other Jacobean routes, this way follows the same track as an ancient Roman causeway. It also passes through beautiful places such as the tunnel of San Adrián, used by Emperor Charles V himself on his way from Flanders to Madrid, when he was proclaimed King of Spain.
NOTes for pilgrims
The entire Way is properly signposted with yellow arrows, although their number sometimes changes depending on the section.
Hostels are well distributed along the route and they have enough capacity too, considering that it is not a very busy route.
In several sections, the route overlaps cycle lanes (called “bidegorri” i.e. “red road” in Basque), which run separately traffic and are well fitted for cyclists and pedestrians.