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6.10km → Otur
Altitude: 
5

On the way into Luarca take a pause to admire five of its finest Casas de los Indianos; immediately on the camino are the Villas Excelsior, Cristina, Rosario, Argentina, and Barrera.

Being a river city the monuments, beaches and accommodations...

The fiesta of Nuestra Señora del Rosario is celebrated on the 15th of August and San Timoteo is celebrated on the 22nd.

The Road: 

Leaving Luarca the camino climbs a bit, winding its way uphill though a residential expansion of the city. The road straightens out and levels off, and the camino follows it all the way to Otur. It crosses the N-634 along the way and when it passes through Otur (which is located on the N-634) it...

Accommodation in Luarca

Private

1

Albergue Villa de Luarca
Private
Álvaro de Albornoz, 3
22 12€
Pension

2

Pensión La Moderna
Pension
Crucero, 2
Hostal

3

Hostal Oria
Hostal
Crucero, 7
Photo in Hostal Oria on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

4

Hotel Dabeleira ⭑⭑
Hotel
Nicanor del Campo, 12
Photo in Hotel Dabeleira on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Báltico ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Pº del Muelle, 1
Photo in Hotel Báltico on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Rico ⭑
Hotel
Plaza Alfonso X, 6
Photo in Hotel Rico on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel Villa de Luarca ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Álvaro de Albornoz, 6
Photo in Hotel Villa de Luarca on the Camino de Santiago

8

Hotel La Colmena ⭑⭑
Hotel
Uría., 2

9

Hotel Casona El Gurugu ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Peña, 93
Photo in Hotel Casona El Gurugu on the Camino de Santiago
4.60km → Bao
Altitude: 
85
The Road: 

The camino keeps to this back road through Otur. It follows a not very straight path, and its twists and turns are designed to lessen the steepness of the climb up the Monte Faro. It doesn't climb all the way to the top thankfully, just far enough to get around the nearby A-8. The...

Accommodation in Otur

Camping

1

Camping Playa Otur
Camping
Ctra. N-634 Km 511
Hotel

2

Hotel Casa Consuelo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-634 Km 511
Photo in Hotel Casa Consuelo on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Villapedre
The Road: 

In Bao the camino follows the N-634 over the Río Barayu but quickly leaves it along a path on the left, charting a different course up this hillside to Villapedre.

2.00km → Piñera
Altitude: 
70
The Road: 

In Villapedre the camino follows along the N-634, but only very briefly. Do not miss the arrow to your right which takes you back onto a country road and over the railway tracks. It is the quieter path to Piñera but does require you to cross back over the N-634 again.

Accommodation in Villapedre

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Villa Auristela
Casa Rural
La Llamiella
Photo in Casa Rural Villa Auristela on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

2

Hostal El Pinar ⭑
Hostal
Ctra. N-634 Km 516
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1.70km → Villaoril
Altitude: 
75
The Road: 

The roads in these parts, you may have noticed, are a web of country lanes which are not altogether very straightforward. Leaving Piñera you may or may not cross the railway line twice. But you will certainly return to the N-634 for a brief strech of walking along the road.

It leave to...

Accommodation in Piñera

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Piñera
Municipal
Junto a la N-634
24 5€
2.50km → La Colorada
Altitude: 
70
The Road: 

Continue along the country road that brought you into Villaoril all the way to La Colorada, where you are greeted by a gas station and several industrial warehouses on your left.

Accommodation in Villaoril

Casa Rural

1

Bed & Breakfast Ilab
Casa Rural
Villaoril
20 5€
1.80km → Navia
Altitude: 
85

Bar at hotel.

The Road: 

Not far past the industrial buildings there are a few homes, and the camino turns left to take a quieter road to Navia.

Accommodation in La Colorada

Hotel

1

Hotel Spa Blanco ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Colorada
Photo in Hotel Spa Blanco on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Jarrio
Altitude: 
5

Nuestra Señora de La Barca is celebrated from the 14th to the 17th of August.

The Road: 

Beyond Jarrio the camino mostly avoids the N-634 and instead keeps to the countryside back roads. Once it crosses over the A-8 however that pattern changes, and it follows the main road into Cartavio. From Cartavio to La Caridad it then struggles to stay off the road, leaving for brief stretches...

Accommodation in Navia

Private

1

Albergue San Roque
Private
Manuel Suárez, 3
24 11€
Pension

2

Pensión Cantábrico ⭑⭑
Pension
Mariano Luiña, 12
Photo in Pensión Cantábrico on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

3

Hostal La Marina
Hostal
Pardo, 61
Hotel

4

Hotel Casona Naviega
Hotel
Emigrantes, 37
Photo in Hotel Casona Naviega on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hotel Arco Navia ⭑⭑
Hotel
San Francisco, 2
Photo in Hotel Arco Navia on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Palacio Arias ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Emigrantes, 11
Photo in Hotel Palacio Arias on the Camino de Santiago
3.70km → Cartavio
Altitude: 
80
The Road: 

Beyond Jarrio the camino mostly avoids the N-634 and instead keeps to the countryside back roads. Once it crosses over the A-8 however that pattern changes, and it follows the main road into Cartavio. From Cartavio to La Caridad it then struggles to stay off the road, leaving for brief stretches...

Accommodation in Jarrio

Hotel

1

Hotel Las Camelias ⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-634
Photo in Hotel Las Camelias on the Camino de Santiago
2.50km → Arboces
Altitude: 
100

Accommodation in Cartavio

Casa Rural

1

Casa de Castro ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Ctra. N-634 Km 530
Photo in Casa de Castro on the Camino de Santiago

2

Casa El Nido de Olvido
Casa Rural
El Esteler
Photo in Casa El Nido de Olvido on the Camino de Santiago
English translation unavailable for Arboces.
Camino del Norte Map 19
3.40km → Valdepares
Altitude: 
60

Legend has it that the town earned its name for the charity it showed to pilgrims during the mid 19th century. Prior to that it was known as San Miguel de Mohíces, hence the celebration in his name. Plenty of services in town for pilgrims.

San Miguel, patron of La Caridad, is celebrated on the 29th of September.
Market day is Tuesday.

The Road: 

The way through La Caridad is entirely along the old N-634 which will eventual meet up with the new N-634. Just before it does, the camino leaves both roads to follow a different road to the left. You will return to and cross the N-634 on the way into Valdepares, and you will then return to and...

Accommodation in La Caridad

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de A Caridá
Municipal
Asturias
18 5€
Private

2

La Xana
Private
Asturias, 18
15 11/13€
Pension

3

Pensión Sayane
Pension
Galicia, 6
Hotel

4

Hotel Casa Xusto ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Prendones, 8
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2.00km → Porcía
Altitude: 
45

There is not much happening in Valdepares these days, most of the homes are either empty or used seasonally. Nearby (on alternate route detailed below) is the Cabo Blanco with the remains of a Celtic castro.

The Road: 

From the church in Valdepares, where the camino turns left to cross over the N-634, it is possible instead to turn right and follow a coastal path in the direction of the ‘Castro y Mirador de Cabo Blanco.’ This path is certainly the long way around to Porcía (4.1km), but it does follow...

Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

Approximately 5.5km after La Caridad, after passing through Porcía, the camino again splits. Ahead are two distinct routes to Figueras, the last town in Asturias.

NOTE: The town of Figueras, with all the services, is technically along the southern route but not far from...

9.60km → Figueras
Altitude: 
25

Tapia is included here as being on the official camino because there are historical reasons to do so, and modern arrows make it easy. It is a medium-sized town built around a modest fishing port with plenty of options for food.

The municipal albergue here wins the award for best-views-...

The Road: 

From Tapia to Figueras there are a few walking options, including several coastal variations that are not officially the camino. If you follow close to the coast you won’t get lost and it is a beautiful walk. It cannot help but bring you to Figueras, which is the riverside border town of...

Accommodation in Tapia de Casariego

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Tapia de Casariego
Municipal
San Martín, 13
30 8*€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos de Tapia de Casariego on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

2

Hotel Puente de los Santos ⭑
Hotel
Primo de Rivera, 31
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3

Hotel La Ruta ⭑
Hotel
Galicia, 4
Photo in Hotel La Ruta on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel La Casa del Abuelo ⭑⭑
Hotel
San Antonio, 15

5

Hotel San Antón ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza de San Blas, 2
Photo in Hotel San Antón on the Camino de Santiago
1.80km → Tol
Altitude: 
55
4.00km → Barres
Altitude: 
90

Accommodation in Tol

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Tol
Municipal
Antiguas escuelas de Tol
16 Donativo€
1.50km → Figueras
Altitude: 
40

San Pedro is celebrated on the last weekend of July.

Accommodation in Barres

Hostal

1

Hostal Casa Enrique
Hostal
3.30km → Ribadeo
Altitude: 
35
Notice: 

The extra options along the coast are a quality alternative to the roads that get you to Figueras. However you may be swayed by the somewhat confusingly created signs for the albergue in Figueras. They are full of arrows and say Camino del Norte and their primary function is to get you to the...

Accommodation in Figueras

Private

1

Albergue Camino Norte
Private
Rozadela
16 15€
Hostal

2

Hostal Casa Venancio
Hostal
Figueras
Hotel

3

Hotel Rural Casa Peleyón
Hotel
Lois
Photo in Hotel Rural Casa Peleyón on the Camino de Santiago

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