The Camino del Norte in the Asturias | Page 2 | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
3.90km → Cuerres
Altitude: 
65

Beware the signs for the Bici Route Bufones de Praía.

Accommodation in Piñeres de Pría

Private

1

La Llosa de Cosme
Private
La Llosa de Cosme
10 5/10€
Hotel

2

Hotel Rural Alfoz de Rondiella ⭑
Hotel
Barrio Rondiella, 9
Photo in Hotel Rural Alfoz on the Camino de Santiago
6.50km → Ribadesella
Altitude: 
55

Don’t miss a visit to the slightly off the camino Iglesia de San Mamés de Cuerres; it served as a pilgrim hostal in the 16th and 17th centuries and preserves a pretty great stone vault. In front is the Fuente de Peregrinos from the 16th century too.

San Antón is celebrated on the 17th of January.

Accommodation in Cuerres

Private

1

Reposo del Andayon
Private
La Güera
10 Donativo€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Villalen
Casa Rural
Finca Villalén
Hotel

3

Hotel Rural Aldea del Trasgu ⭑⭑
Hotel
Cuerres
Photo in Hotel Rural Aldea del Trasgu on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
45

Accommodation in Camango

Casa Rural

1

Casa de Aldea Ruiloba
Casa Rural
Camango 20
Photo in Casa de Aldea Ruiloba on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

2

Hotel Camangu ⭑⭑
Hotel
Camango
Photo in Hotel Camangu on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hotel Rural Alceu ⭑⭑
Hotel
Camango
Photo in Hotel Rural Alceu on the Camino de Santiago

4

Casa de Aldea El Frade ⭑⭑
Hotel
Camango
Photo in Casa de Aldea El Frade on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
15

Like most towns divided by a river, it is sometimes difficult to work up the strength to go exploring “the other side.” Ribadesella is that way, and if you stay on the east side of the river you will miss out on the wonderful Playa de Santa Marina.

On the other hand if you stay in the...

History: 

When the Romans settled here they divided the population to form a town on each bank. When Alfonso X (the wise) came around in the 13th century he united them. As coastal towns go it was one of great natural wealth. Historically the townspeople have enjoyed the prosperity that comes from the...

San Antón is celebrated on the 17th of January, San Juan on the 24th of June, La Virgen de la Guia in July, and Santa Marina on the 25th of August.

The Road: 

The city of Ribadesella is bisected by the Río Sella, on the east back of which is the old town and the west bank its expansion along the beachfront. The camino crosses the river along the road and turns right once across. The arrows point the way along the beach through town.

At the far...

Accommodation in Ribadesella

Private

1

Albergue juvenil Roberto Frasinelli
Private
Ricardo Cangas
50 13/15€
Pension

2

Pensión Arbidel
Pension
Oscura, 1
Photo in Pensión Arbidel on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

Hotel Brisas del Sella ⭑⭑
Hotel
El Corberu, 9
Photo in Hotel Brisas del Sella on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel Ribadesella Playa ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ricardo Cangas, 3
Photo in Hotel Ribadesella Playa on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Argüelles ⭑
Hotel
Sol, 9
Photo in Hotel Argüelles on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Verdemar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Elías Pando, 19
Photo in Hotel Verdemar on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel Marina ⭑⭑
Hotel
Gran Vía, 36
Photo in Hotel Marina on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

After passing through San Pedro the camino nears the town of Abeu, where there is a turn off to get to the albergue in San Esteban which is a short distance down the road.

Altitude: 
105

Slightly off the camino and without any services in sight.

The Road: 

If you stayed at the albergue here retrace your steps to Abeu to resume the camino, turning left at the bend in the road to follow the left most trail.

Accommodation in San Esteban de Leces

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de San Esteban de Leces
Municipal
San Esteban de Leces
38 6€
Camino del Norte Map 13
2.60km → Berbes
Altitude: 
5

Vega is something of a hidden gem on the camino, a beach-side village with a rustic mountain vibe. A beach, some beach bars, a small shop and the Ermita de la Magdalena are all there is to see and do but they are just enough.

The Road: 

The camino descends through Vega de Ribadesella all the way to the beach, where it then climbs back up to Berbes, passing along the way a few hamlets without any services.

Accommodation in Vega de Ribadesella

Private

1

Albergue Tu Casa
Private
La Sertal, 21
7 Donativo€
5.40km → La Espasa
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

Straight through Berbes, crossing the N-632 but eventually following along it for a short distance. Leave the road for a trail to your right which takes you briefly uphill and then back down again to the beach and campsite at Moris. From here the camino follow a coastal trail to the beach of La...

1.80km → La Isla
Altitude: 
10

La Espasa is essentially just a beach with a couple of restaurants along the promenade, as well as a public restroom and a kids park (in case you were looking for a flying fox).

The Road: 

The camino follows the beach here, at the far end of which is a bar and public restroom. Beyond that the camino crosses a small river and follows along the N-632.

At this point the camino follows along the N-632, leaving it on several occasions for safety but always returning to it.

3.60km → Colunga
Altitude: 
5

Not quite on the camino, but not quite off it either.

Notice: 

The town of La Isla sits to the north of the N-632, and the camino does not technically pass through town.

From the albergue in La Isla it is possible to get to Colunga via a coastal path that takes you through Güerres. Inquire at the albergue for more information.

The Road: 

At the start of La Isla, which itself sits at the edge of the camino, the camino turns left off the N-632 to follow a quiet road through a number of small hamlets. It rejoins the N-632 at the entrance to Colunga.

Accommodation in La Isla

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos La Isla
Municipal
Subida al Castro, 85
24 5€
Private

2

Albergue El Furacu
Private
Paseo Marítimo Enrique Hidalgo, 196
42 20€
Hotel

3

Hotel La Isla ⭑⭑
Hotel
Francisco Carrillo
Photo in Hotel La Isla on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel Los Caspios ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Isla
Photo in Hotel Los Caspios on the Camino de Santiago
English translation unavailable for Güerres.
5.20km → Pernús
Altitude: 
20

The Capilla de Santa Ana is all that remains of the pilgrim hospital that once stood here. The old road through town, now known as the Calle del Doctor Grande Covián was once the Calle Real. It has always been the Camino de Santiago through town.

The Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Loreto is held on the second Sunday in July.

The Road: 

At the far end of Colunga turns left to follow the AS-258, and then quickly thereafter it turns right at a fork to follow the CL-1. It follows this paved country road all the way to Pernús, passing under A-8 at the half way point. It nears several small hamlets.

Accommodation in Colunga

Hostal

1

Hostal El Mesón
Hostal
Plaza de Santa Ana
Hotel

2

Hotel Mar del Sueve ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Asturias, 22
Photo in Hotel Mar del Sueve on the Camino de Santiago

3

Hotel Villa de Colunga ⭑
Hotel
Playa 10

4

Hotel El Sueve ⭑
Hotel
Ctra. Infiesto

5

Hotel Entreviñes ⭑⭑
Hotel
Entreviñes
Photo in Hotel Entreviñes on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → La Llera
Altitude: 
40
The Road: 

The camino leaves the CL-1 only to pass the Church of San Pedro, but then continues to follow it to La Llera.

Accommodation in Pernús

Hotel

1

Hotel Rural La Casona del Fraile
Hotel
Pernús
1.50km → Priesca
Altitude: 
155
The Road: 

Again the camino leaves the road to pass the local church, this time dedicated to San Antolín. Again it resumes along the CL-1 to Priesca.

8.10km → Sebrayo
Altitude: 
145

The 10th century Iglesia de San Salvador is one of the most significant examples of Pre-Romanesque architecture in Asturias. If it is locked up, and it most certainly will be, don’t just give up. A few of the locals have keys and if you ask around or get somebody’s attention enough to...

The Road: 

In Priesca, after visiting the church, the camino leaves the CL-1 briefly along a path to the right. It rejoins the road for a short distance not far ahead, but then leaves it for the last time along a trail to the left. This trail begins a road shortly after passing under the A-8 at the start...

Accommodation in Priesca

Private

1

La Rectoral de Priesca
Private
Quintana, 2
22 12€
1.10km → Villaviciosa
Altitude: 
25
The Road: 

At the far end of Sebrayo turn left to pass under the A-8 and once on the other side turn right. Keep on this road. It will round the hillside to your left and come to an intersection where you have two options. The split occurs near a crossing for the A-8, and you can either continue straight...

Accommodation in Sebrayo

Municipal

1

Albergue de Sebrayo
Municipal
At the entrance to Sebrayo
14 4€
Camino del Norte Map 14
Altitude: 
5

The town has been called Villaviciosa, an allusion to the fertility of the land, since the 14th century. It occupies a low valley south of the estuary and the rich land here supports a cattle and dairy industry, but perhaps more importantly it grows very good apples for the production of the...

Santumedero de Sietes is celebrated on the 3rd of March. San Juan on the 24th of June, and Santiago on the 25th of July.

The Road: 

Pay close attention to the arrows through town. The camino follows a route which takes you past most of the more notable monuments, including the Ayuntamiento building, the monument to Carlos I, and the Iglesia de Santa María de la Oliva. At the church it turns left to follow the AS-255...

Accommodation in Villaviciosa

Private

1

Albergue Villaviciosa
Private
Marqués de Villaviciosa, 5
18 13€

2

Albergue El Congreso
Private
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 25
32 12/15€ Photo in Hostal El Congreso on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

Hotel Avenida Real ⭑⭑
Hotel
Carmen 10
Photo in Hotel Avenida Real on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel El Manquín ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza de Santa Clara, 2
Photo in Hotel El Manquín on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Casa España ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Carlos I, 3
Photo in Hotel Casa España on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel AB Murias Blancas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Víctor García de la Concha, 12
Photo in Hotel AB Murias Blancas on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → La Parra
Altitude: 
25
The Road: 

In La Ferrería the camino leaves the road and crosses the Río de la Ria. On the other side of the small river is La Parra.

Accommodation in La Ferrería - Amandi

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos La Ferrería
Private
La Ferrería, 1
12 Donativo€

This guide is also available as a printed book and a mobile app for iOS and Android