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1.10km → Casquita
Altitude: 
5
The Road: 

Follow the road through the small village, but turn right at the end of town to follow the VV-10 in the direction of Grases. Casquita, and an important split in the camino, are 1km away.

5.70km → Niévares
Altitude: 
25
Notice: 

In Casquita the Camino del Norte splits twice. Pay extra close attention to which route you chose as not all of them rejoin later.

At the first split, just past the chapel at the start of the village and indicated by two shells on a post, you are presented with the option to leave the...

The Road: 

For Oviedo and the Camino Primitivo: Turn left at the fork in the road in the direction of Camoca. The camino passes through several small hamlets on before arriving in San Pedro de Ambás: El Ronzon, La Fontana, El Campu, El Pelu Riva, and La Cruz. After La Cruz, at a small intersection with a...

6.80km → Peón
Altitude: 
125
The Road: 

Beyond Niévares the camino joins the VV-8 and follows it to Peón.

6.30km → Deva
Altitude: 
80
The Road: 

Beyond Peón the camino leaves the VV-8 and begins climbing uphill. It rejoins a different road at the summit and descends along it as far as the El Pinal restaurant. Just beyond the restaurant it leaves the road for a trail on your right. From here it continues desceding to cross the A-8 and...

8.20km → Gijón
Altitude: 
55

Most services available at the campsite.

Notice: 

As you near the large and largely industrial city of Gijón the countryside virtually disappears. From here, all the way to Avilés, is difficult walking almost exclusively on pavement through city and industrial areas; the exception to the grime is the protected habitat west of the steel plant....

The Road: 

From the campsite in Deva there are two possible routes into Gíjon. The offical camino turns right at the campsite (with the campsite on your left). The alternative and some say more pleasant route along the river, turns left at the campsite and downhill past the parking lot. At the bottom of...

Accommodation in Deva

Private

1

Albergue and Camping Deva
Private
Ctra. N-632 km 64
36 5€ Photo in Camping Deva on the Camino de Santiago
Camino del Norte Map 15
Altitude: 
25

Gijón marks the start of a long stretch of industrial city walking, the only highlight of which is the city center itself. The best sidrerías are in the oldest part of town so if you have not yet had the cider the time is running out.

The old town occupies the peninsula that...

History: 

The Romans called this place Gigio and it was their most important port on the northern coast.

San Pedro is celebrated on the 29th of June, as well as several other festivals celebrating Asturias and Cider throughout the year.

The Road: 

The best landmark to use when leaving Gijón is the boat harbor. Follow along the coast, as far as the first residential apartment blocks to appear on your right-hand side. Pass to the right of the first building, heading down the Calle de Mariano Pola. Keep on this road as it changes...

Accommodation in Gijón

Municipal

1

Albergue juvenil San Andrés de Cornellana
Municipal
Camino de los Caleros, 4
130 15€
Private

2

Albergue El Peregrin
Private
Profesor Pérez Pimentel, 251
17 15€
Pension

3

Pensión La Avilesina
Pension
Corrida, 38
Hostal

4

Hostal Verdemar ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Adaro, 4
Photo in Hostal Verdemar on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hostal Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hostal
Ctra. de la Costa, 8
Hotel

6

Hotel Celuisma Pathos ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Elena, 6
Photo in Hotel Celuisma Pathos on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel Hernán Cortés ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Fernández Vallín, 5
Photo in Hotel Hernán Cortés on the Camino de Santiago
4.40km → Tabaza
Altitude: 
110
The Road: 

Cross over the CE-6 and pass the church of Santa Eulalia. At the next large road, the CE-5, turn left. Keep straight on this smaller country road as it passes the sign to Los Celleros, a village that doesn’t appear to have any buildings. This stretch of country roads is the quietest until you...

4.30km → Trasona
Altitude: 
50
The Road: 

At Tabaza the camino begins to follow along the main road into Avilés, the next 9km are along it.

5.00km → Avilés
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

You will enter Avilés from the south and the municipal albergue is on your left-hand side when you get to the turn into the old town.

5.00km → Salinas
Altitude: 
15

Avilés is a town deserving of a good wander. The old town is a well preserved knot of narrow cobbled streets, lined with multicolored homes sat atop limestone arcades, and which open up into pleasant squares; the Plaza de Espana and the Plaza de Mercado.

As monuments go...

History: 

Although Avilés can trace its roots to prehistoric times (see museum) it wasn’t until King Alfonso III recognized its importance as the premier Asturian Port that growth really kicked off, starting with defensive walls to keep the Normans out. The walls are gone, having lasted until 1818, but so...

The Road: 

The walk through Avilés, set upon the river, is due north. It is pleasant compared to the other side of town and the only real obstacle is a small but steep climb just before you get to Salinas.

Accommodation in Avilés

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos Pedro Solís
Municipal
Gutiérrez Herrero, 4
80 6€
Pension

2

Pensión El Parque ⭑
Pension
Doctor Graíño, 1
Photo in Pensión El Parque on the Camino de Santiago

3

Pensión La Fruta ⭑⭑
Pension
La Fruta, 19
Photo in Pensión La Fruta on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

4

Hostal Puente Azud
Hostal
Acero, 5
Photo in Hostal Puente Azud on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Don Pedro ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
La Fruta, 22
Photo in Hotel Don Pedro on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

6

Hotel Palacio Valdés ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Llano Ponte, 4
Photo in Hotel Palacio Valdés on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Avilés ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza España, 9
Photo in Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Avilés on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
10

The camino does not near the beach on its path through Salinas, which is a pity because that is where the best restaurants and sidrerias are. The beach-side promenade runs the length of the 2.5km beach that is popular amongst surfers.

The Road: 

At the end of Salinas the camino begins one of the steepest and most challenging climbs of the camino. It is only 600m long but you will be glad to reach the Iglesia de San Martín at the top.

Accommodation in Salinas

Hostal

1

Las Dunas Hostel
Hostal
Bernardo Álvarez Galán, 1
Hotel

2

Hotel Castillo de Gauzón ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Campón, 22
Photo in Hotel Castillo de Gauzón on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

From the high point of San Martín the camino goes down but right back up again to follow along the ridge of the hillside. It goes up and down a few times before climbing up to the church at Santiago del Monte.

Accommodation in San Martín de Laspra

Private

1

Albergue San Martín de Laspra
Private
Navalón, 39
46 Donativo€
Camino del Norte Map 16
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

The camino from Santiago del Monte is along the road, winding uphill to pass beneath the A-81 after which it descends through the forest to El Castillo where it crosses the main road and climbs up to an overlook near the castle.

Accommodation in Linares

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Ruralsurf
Private
Linares, 132
12 17*€ Photo in Albergue Turístico Ruralsurf on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
95
The Road: 

The camino from Santiago del Monte is along the road, winding uphill to pass beneath the A-81 after which it descends through the forest to El Castillo where it crosses the main road and climbs up to an overlook near the castle.

0.90km → Soto del Barco
Altitude: 
20

The town earns its name from the nearby Castillo de San Martín, which was an improvement on the castle that the Romans built in the same location.

History: 

The town earns its name from the nearby Castillo de San Martín, which was an improvement on the castle that the Romans built in the same location.

The Road: 

Descending from the castle overlook the camino arrives at a roundabout littered with old arrows and new arrows. At this roundabout, which is now cut off by guard rails, the camino does NOT turn right. Instead it follows the road a bit longer to the next roundabout. At this roundabout it does NOT...

4.20km → Muros de Nalón
Altitude: 
60
The Road: 

Past the Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena in Soto the camino continues down the old N-632, descending to the new N-632 bridge crossing over the Río Nalón. As it climbs back up keep an eye open for the arrows which take you off of the N-632 to your left which takes you through a...

Accommodation in Soto del Barco

Hotel

1

Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Finca de la Magdalena
Photo in Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
25

Located 2km off the camino, turn right after crossing the bridge onto the MU-1.

Accommodation in San Esteban de Pravia

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Bocamar
Private
Fierro
28 13€
4.30km → El Pito
Altitude: 
130

San Antonio is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the 13th of June, and La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th of July.

The Road: 

At the end of the park the camino crosses over the railway line and turns right onto the Calle Francisco Cabal parallel to the track and past the train station. It quickly returns to the forest, winding its way to El Pito.

Accommodation in Muros de Nalón

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Casa Carmina
Private
Riego 21-23
20 16€

2

Albergue La Naranja Peregrina
Private
Era, 27
20 Donativo€

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