1.80km → Peñasieta
Altitude: 
550
6.30km → Alto de Palo
Altitude: 
670

Note that Peñasieta, AND the albergue, are not on the camino. Signs point the way and see the albergue notes on how to get a hold of the keys at the bar on the road.

The Road: 

From Peñasieta, the climb begins. The preferred, and more beautiful, route is along the trail so if you spent the night in Peñasieta avoid the temptation of following the road (even though it will get you there). The elevation gain is about 600 meters up to the ...

Accommodation in Peñasieta

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peñaseita
Municipal
Peñaseita
12 3€ Photo in Albergue de Peñaseita on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Montefurado
Altitude: 
1145
The Road: 

Welcome to the top. Be mindful of the way down, which is poorly signed.

The best way is to keep the road, and the guard rail, to your left while following the curve in the road. It soon joins a track and descends into Montefurado.

3.80km → Lago
Altitude: 
910

Montefurado is largely abandoned, apart from a few still occupied houses. One of them has a tap you can use for drinking water but ask first as a courtesy. There is also a small chapel dedicated to Santiago.

The Road: 

Pass through town and follow the trail to your left. You will have to step over a small wall. When the trail rejoins the road (AS-14) a few km onward, you can either stay on the track or follow along the road to Lago.

Camino Primitivo Map 6
3.70km → Berducedo
Altitude: 
890

The bar in town is pilgrim friendly and doubles as the local ALSA bus stop.

The Road: 

Just beyond town the camino again leaves the road in favor of a trail to your right. It will rejoin the road and then leave it again for a smaller side road to your left towards Berducedo.

4.40km → La Mesa
Altitude: 
910

The diminutive Berducedo is a common end of stage stopping point and is roughly halfway between Pola de Allande and Grandas de Salime.

The Road: 

The camino follows the road uphill for a quick ascent of about 80m and then descends another 100m into La Mesa.

Accommodation in Berducedo

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Berducedo
Municipal
Berducedo
12 5€
Private

2

Albergue Camin Antiguo
Private
Berducedo
27 15€ Photo in Albergue Camin Antiguo on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue-Pensión Casa Marqués
Private
Berducedo, 11
15 10€

4

Albergue Camino Primitivo
Private
Berducedo
18 12€
2.30km → Buspol
Altitude: 
875

The new albergue in La Mesa also has a bar and restaurant, a welcome addition to this convenient stopping point.

The Road: 

Pay close attention to the arrows when leaving town, there are 4 roads not including the one you walked into town on. The camino follows the road steeply uphill all the way to Buspol.

Accommodation in La Mesa

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de La Mesa
Municipal
Peñaseita
20 5€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos de La Mesa on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Miguelín
Private
Peñaseita
20 15€
Photo in La Mesa on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
975

The Capilla de Santa Marina de Buspol is the only thing of note in Buspol. The weather here is frequently shrouded in a rainy mist which obscures views of the embalse (reservoir) below.

Notice: 

At the sharp curve in the road in Buspol, the camino finally leaves the road in favor of a mountain track.

NOTE: It is almost entirely downhill to the dam of the reservoir, a descent of over 750m and often very steep. Furthermore, the trail crisscrosses several other...

Buspol - Camino de Santiago - 9
1.90km → Scenic overlook
Altitude: 
220

Bar and Restaurant 1km from the dam on the way back up.

History: 

The hydroelectric dam here was built in the early 1950. The abandoned concrete structures on the north side of the dam are leftovers from its construction, which required that most of the materials (primarily the concrete) be produced on site.

The Road: 

What goes down must go up, in this case it is about 300m back up to Grandas de Salime. It is mostly, but not entirely, along the road. Along the way is a scenic overlook (about 2km from the dam). Shortly after the most severe turn in the road (a 180 degree bend) the camino turns left to follow a...

Accommodation in Embalse de Salime

Hotel

1

Hotel Las Grandas
Hotel
Vistalegre
Photo in Embalse de Salime on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Embalse de Salime on the Camino de Santiago
1.30km → La Farrapa
Altitude: 
560

Grandas de Salime is the largest town since Salas and offers enough bars and shopping to occupy your afternoon.

The Iglesia de San Salvador stands at the center of town. There are several old manor homes scattered through the town, most of them dating from the 18th century. The...

Nuestra Señora del Carmen is celebrated on the 2nd and 3rd of July. San Salvador is celebrated during the first weekend in August.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town along Calle Carmen and passes the Capilla de Carmen before joining the AS-28 highway for several parts; leaving and rejoining between towns on its way up to the alto that marks the border between Asturias and Galicia. There is one more...

Accommodation in Grandas de Salime

Municipal

1

Albergue de El Salvador (Grandas de Salime)
Municipal
Costa, 20
28+20 6€ Photo in Albergue de El Salvador (Grandas de Salime) on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Casa Sánchez
Private
Dirección El Salvador
16 12€
Pension

3

Pensión Arreigada
Pension
Pedro de Pedre, 9
Hostal

4

Hostal Occidente
Hostal
Antonio Machado
Hotel

5

Hotel La Barra
Hotel
Costa, 4
Grandas de Salime - Camino de Santiago - 9
1.40km → Cereijeira
Altitude: 
670
1.40km → Castro
Altitude: 
645

Two bars in town, one in the town (Casa Federico, which is also a small shop) and one at the far end of town on the main road.

The Road: 

Just past the bar located on the main road the camino turns right to follow a quieter path. Between Cereijeira and Castro is the small Capilla de la Esperanza de Malneira.

Camino Primitivo Map 7
1.10km → Padraira
Altitude: 
675

The ruins of a prehistoric settlement, the Castro de Chao Samartín, are visible to the west (right) of Castro when leaving town. There is a museum (adjacent to the camino) which offers guided visits to the bronze age settlement.

Accommodation in Castro

Private

1

Albergue Residencia Juvenil de Castro
Private
Castro
16, and tents can be rented 13€ Photo in Albergue Residencia Juvenil de Castro on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Hotel Rural Chao San Martín
Casa Rural
Castro
Castro - Camino de Santiago - 9
Altitude: 
695
4.20km → Alto de Acebo
Altitude: 
860

Peñafuente sits at the top of a long gentle climb along the AS-28.

Notice: 

The camino crosses through town to the right and follows a track above the road, and eventually intersects it. Cross the road and continue UP the track, NOT down towards Bustelo.


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