71.7 km – 3 stages
The Camino Lebaniego starts in San Vicente de la Barquera and ends at The Monastery of San Toribio. It connects the Camino del Norte with the Camino Francés if you continue via The Camino Vadiniense.
This pilgrimage to the Monastery of San Toribio crosses an amazingly beautiful part of Northern Spain.
The Monastery of San Toribio is guardian of The Ligum Crucis (“wood of the Cross”) considered by the Catholic Church to be the largest surviving piece of the cross upon which Christ was crucified.
In the year 2023, at the time of this writing, it is the Holy Year for this wonderful pilgrimage.
Km 0: San Vicente de la Barquera (all services) Book your accommodation here.
Taking the variant via Hortigal and Gandarilla (see map) you’ll be a bit quicker (8.5 km less) but is mostly on paved secondary roads – the official track before 2015. We continue on the ‘new’ official way:
Km 5.6: Serdio (albergue, bar, restaurant)
A few kms after Serdio or in Muñorrodero, you can still opt to switch to the Camino del Norte.
Km 8.8: Muñorrodero (pension, bar, restaurant)
Km 19.7: Cabanzón
Puente el Arrudo (albergue, bar, restaurant)
Km 23.7: Cades
Km 0: Cicera (albergues, bar, shop)
Km 7.5: Lebeña
Km 9.2: Allende
Km 11.7: Cabañes (albergue)
Km 13.7: Pendes
Tama (rural house, bar, restaurant, shop)
Aliezo (Rural house, bar, restaurant, shop)
Ojedo (all services)
Km 20.5: Potes (all services)
Km 23.3: Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébanas (opens at 10.00 am, more info)