Road to Santiago
The Forgotten Path
The famous pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela passes through Balmaseda as part of the %22Mountain Route%22. A beautiful stretch of singular beauty, full of sensations and experiences.
This is one of the oldest known routes. The history of this route goes back to the 9th and 12th centuries, the time of the Spanish Reconquest.
During the second stage of this Jacobean route, which runs from Güeñes to Nava de Ordunte (22.9 km) through the Cadagua River basin, Balmaseda is an obligatory stop to enjoy the cultural heritage offered by the Historic Town.
Walking along this path, which is an ancient Roman road and was used by merchants in the Middle Ages, is undoubtedly a unique experience.
Balmaseda has a youth hostel prepared to welcome pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. It is necessary to book in advance, you can find all the information here.