The Camino Primitivo from Villaviciosa to Oviedo | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Camino Primitivo Map 1
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 El Manquín ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza de Santa Clara, 2
Photo in Hotel El Manquín on the Camino de Santiago

4

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

5

Hotel AB Murias Blancas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Víctor García de la Concha, 12
Photo in Hotel AB Murias Blancas on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Avenida Real ⭑⭑
Hotel
Carmen 10
Photo in Hotel Avenida Real 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€
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 Camino del...
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...

The early 13th century Monasterio de Santa María de Valdedíos, and the 9th century Iglesia de San Salvador de Valdediós next to it, merit a detour. The Monastery is inhabited by a dozen or so Carmelite nuns who also run the albergue here.

Accommodation in Valdedíos

3.60km → Alto de La Campa
Altitude: 
215
The Road: 

In San Pedro de Ambás the camino again splits, from the main road (AS-257) you again have the option to go to Valdedíos (1.5km).

1.30km → Figares
Altitude: 
400

Gas station and a small bar.

Altitude: 
360
1.50km → Vega de Sariego
Altitude: 
285
The Road: 

Follow the road signs towards Vega.

Altitude: 
290

Picnic table just before Vega. The grocery store is 70m past the main square.

The Road: 

The camino passes through Barbechu, Aramante, and El Castru. From El Castru the camino can either follow the road or a trail. The trail passes through Aveno before returning briefly to the road. Between here and Vega de Poja there are many intersections of small country lanes. Keep an eye open...

Accommodation in Vega de Sariego

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Vega de Sariego
Municipal
La Vega
16 5€
2.80km → Pola de Siero
Altitude: 
230
The Road: 

The yellow arrows in Vega de Poja, which direct you to the right, are not quite the right yellow and could be dismissed as farm markings. They are not. However if you go wrong there are more arrows which will eventually bring you back to the right path.

3.90km → El Berrón
Altitude: 
220

The landmark building in La Pola is the Iglesia de San Pedro, located near the original site of a 13th century pilgrim’s hospital. The current church dates back to the first years of the 19th century.

History: 
Founded by Alfonso X in 1270, La Pola is one of the largest towns in the surrounding municipality.
Market day is every Tuesday. The Fiesta de los Huevos Pintos is celebrated on the Tuesday after Easter Sunday, with traditional dances and the sale of painted eggs.
The Road: 

The camino passes the municipal albergue and at the next roundabout follows signs to the barrio of La Carrera. At the highest point along this stretch, a large black billboard of a bull stands on the opposite hillside. The camino enters El Berrón along the back roads.

Accommodation in Pola de Siero

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Casona de San Miguel
Municipal
Celleruelo, 57
18 6€
Hostal

2

Hostal Siero
Hostal
Campes, 33
Closed

3

Hotel Loriga
Closed
Valeriano León, 22
2.90km → Fonciello
Altitude: 
210

Most services but no accommodation.

The Road: 

When you get to the main road in El Berrón (a divided highway) turn left (south) to cross the intersection with care. A short distance later you will cross to your right to follow the Avenida de Oviedo through and out of town. From here the camino passes along smaller paved roads,...

Camino Primitivo Map 2
1.20km → Mieres
Altitude: 
185
2.50km → Castañera
Altitude: 
185
Notice: 
In Mieres the camino splits into two directions. Turn right.
2.10km → Colloto
Altitude: 
185
The Road: 

Just beyond Castañera the camino joins the N-634 for a short while as it enters Colloto.

4.50km → Oviedo
Altitude: 
180

The town of Colloto derives its name from 'collis-altus,' a reference to the hilltop location.

The Road: 

Between Colloto and Oviedo it is mostly urban walking, and entirely along the trajectory of the N-634 into Oviedo.


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