Walking the Camino Primitivo
Hiking the Camino Primitivo between Oviedo and Santiago de Compostela with a Cicerone guidebook adds to the enjoyment of the amazing, 11 stage Camino by a more mountainous route through the mountains of Asturias into Galicia. Passing through Campiello, Grandas de Salime and World Heritage Roman city of Lugo the Camino Primitivo will be best enjoyed by people who are fit and used to hill walking.
The Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo
To Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre from Irun or Oviedo
Guidebook to walking the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The 820km Camino del Norte from Irún via Bilbao and Santander takes around 5 weeks to complete. The 355km Camino Primitivo takes about 2 weeks. Includes the Camino Finisterre from Santiago to the coast.More information
The Camino Primitivo is where it all began. This first major pilgrimage route to Santiago originated in Oviedo; even after the Camino Francés emerged, many pilgrims viewed Oviedo to be a mandatory stop along the way. Today, the Primitivo feels largely untouched, enjoying long stretches of rugged countryside dotted with occasional small villages and towns. While the route traditionally begins in Oviedo, this guide picks up the trail near Villaviciosa, where the Primitivo splits from the Camino del Norte. All told, the Primitivo spans roughly 300km between Villaviciosa and Melide, where it joins the Camino Francés for the final 50km to Santiago. Along the way, the Camino Primitivo enjoys two striking cities – Oviedo and Lugo – numerous medieval villages, and some of the most dramatic mountain views of any camino.
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