Camino Primitivo

Self-Guided – Two Stages of 11 and 7 days OR One Stage of 16 Days/15 Nights

This route through Green Asturias and Galicia is one of several other historic trails that were known as the Camino Primitivo. Used by the Asturian King Alfonso ll in 829 on the first pilgrimage from Asturias to Santiago del Compostela, it is a scenic, less busy route from Oviedo through picturesque villages, hilly landscapes dotted with pre-Romanesque churches that combines cultural heritage, folklore and nature.

This itinerary, walked by millions of ‘peregrinos’ over the centuries, reveals the beautiful natural settings, captivating historical monuments, gorgeous rural farmland and authentic friendly villages of Northern Spain. Near Lugo, the Camino Primitivo joins the more popular French route, which is almost entirely paved.

Without a doubt one of the greatest highlights of any Camino are the culinary delights attached to each region where the natural flavours and aromas follow you every step of the way. The deep rooted traditions and rituals combined with simple fresh ingredients is easy to understand why the Camino is a natural provider in first class gastronomic culture.

Gourmet delicacies vary between regions from the rich hearty stews of Asturia made with oak-smoked chorizo, morcilla sausage and fabada beans typically served with warm crusty bread and a glass of local cider to the Galician star tapa - ‘Pulpo Gallego’, octopus, drizzled with olive oil and sweet paprika, polished off with a glass of chilled Albariňo.
We offer the Camino Primitivo in two sections. You can choose to walk just one of the sections or combine them to complete the original way to Santiago.

Highlights include:

  • Oviedo – World Heritage cathedral of the saint Sebastian and many sculptures
  • A countryside of green pastures, rolling hills, backdrop of peaks, Romanesque churches, traditional architecture and medieval villages
  • 3rd Century Roman walls of Lugo
  • Shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela


Your Journey - Stage 1

Oviedo to Lugo - 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1

Arrive Oviedo

Day 2

Walk Oviedo to Grado 28 km then transfer by road to Sama de Grado

Day 3

Transfer to Grado and walking to Salas 23 km

Day 4

Walk Salas ‐ Tineo 22 km

Day 5

Walk Tineo ‐ Pola de Allande 31 km

Day 6

Walk Pola de Allande ‐ La Mesa 20 km then transfer back to Pola de Allande for overnight.

Day 7

Transfer by road to La Mesa and walk to Grandas de Salime 18 km

Day 8

Walk Grandas de Salime ‐ A Fonsagrada 28 km

Day 9

Walk A Fonsagrada ‐ O Cádavo 26 km

Day 10

Walk O Cádavo ‐ Lugo 32 km

Day 11


Price (Stage 1)

Please note that pricing is per person in Euro, including breakfast and luggage transfers.

2019: Share twin / double €797, SSup €210 (travelling with other people)

Solo traveller supplement €305, 9 x Dinners Supplement €160.

Your Journey - Stage 2

Lugo to Santiago de Compostela - 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day 1

Arrive Lugo

Day 2

Walking Lugo‐A Ponte Ferreira 29 km

Day 3

Walking A Ponte Ferreira‐Melide 20 km

Day 4

Walking Melide‐Arzúa 15 km

Day 5

Walking Arzúa‐Rúa 19 km

Day 6

Walking Rúa‐Santiago de Compostela 19 km

Day 7


Price (Stage 2)

Please note that pricing is per person in Euro, including breakfast and luggage transfers.

2019: Share twin / double €415, SSup €135(travelling with other people)

Solo traveller supplement €160, 6 x Dinners Supplement €105.


Easy to moderate walking on quiet paths and some roads. There are some long stretches so a good level of fitness is required.


Breakfast daily. Dinner supplements are available

Price (Stage 1 and 2) for 16 Days/15 Nights Oviedo - Santiago de Compostela

Please note that pricing is per person in Euro, including breakfast and luggage transfers.

2019:  Share twin / double €1115, Single Supplement €300

Dinner supplement €230, Solo Traveller supplement €415


2019: Start any day year round.


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