Camino Primitivo in Asturias | Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino de Santiago

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Oviedo is both the beginning and the end of several caminos. Descriptions below are separated.

Arriving along Camino San Salvador:

Shells and arrows will bring you right into the old quarters of Oviedo, passing a plaza and the beautiful Ayuntamiento building.

There is talk...

Name Beds Price

1

Albergue de El Salvador de Oviedo
Leopoldo Alas, 20

Association
32 5

2

Residencia-Albergue Villa Cecilia
Emigrante, 12

Private
34 10

3

Albergue La Peregrina
Covadonga, 8

Hostal
32 7
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Oviedo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
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San Lázaro de Paniceres - Camino de Santiago - 9
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There is a small chapel here, the Capilla de Carmen, where you can get a stamp. Follow the track in front of the chapel as it veers to the right and away from the road. There are a fountain and picnic area a short distance ahead.

Capilla de Carmen

Keep on the track that the Capilla is on, do not follow the road.

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Routing
Camino Primitivo
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Lloriana - Camino de Santiago - 9
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Puente de Gallegos

The "Bridge of Gallegos (the town up the road)" originally dated from the 13th. c. but was destroyed in 1934.

After crossing the bridge, continue along the road. It will take you uphill and straight through town. An arrowed detour to the right offers an opportunity to break from the road, but does add a km. Statistics below. Note that the albergue in town is on the far side of Escamplero.

1.8 from Bridge to Escamplero (start of town, bar) along road.

2.5 to Albergue(˜up 168, down 55)

2.9 from Bridge to Escamplero (start of town, bar) along trail.

3.4 to Albergue (˜up 202, down 86)

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Routing
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Camino Primitivo
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2 bars, one at the start of town and another closer to the albergue. The latter bar keeps the keys to the albergue, and if they are closed (Wednesdays, check under the flower pot on top of the wine barrel at the rear of the bar next to the entrance). There is also a new shop, which although it...

Name Beds Price

1

Albergue del Escamplero
El Escamplero

Municipal
33 4 Photo in Albergue del Escamplero on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Albergue del Escamplero on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
196

Before Valsera, the camino will leave the road for 400m. Once it rejoins the road, be on the lookout for a marker on your left where you will once again leave the road and follow a track through the countryside. You will once again meet a road shortly before arriving in Premoño.

Photo in Valsera on the Camino de Santiago
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There is a poorly kept picnic area on the way into town. Bar Feliciano is the only place in town.

At the end of town, the camino turns to the right near a large horreo and onto a country track. Cyclists should leave town by staying on the road, down the hill, and to the right at the first...

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Offers a bench and shaded rest area, as well as a fountain which is 20m away behind a house. Turn right at the first road, and then right again at the entrance to the first house. Straight back.

Between Paladin and Peñaflor you will be walking with the Rio Nalón and the train tracks on...

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If you are accustomed to using road signs to know where you are, then Peñaflor might confuse you. It is signed twice, once before the bridge and again afterward. For the sake of measurements, this guide uses the latter as it is closer the town.

However! If you are looking for the bar, it...

Photo in Peñaflor on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Peñaflor on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
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Tourist information office in the park at the start of town. Beware guidebooks which erroneously place an albergue in Grado, when it is 3.5 km outside of town. There are several groceries in town. Many pilgrims eager to get on to San Juan stay on the road and get straight out of town. If you...

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Hotel El Lacayo de Sestiello
Sestiello, 1

Hotel
Photo in Hotel El Lacayo de Sestiello on the Camino de Santiago

2

Hotel Auto Bar
Flórez Estrada, 29

Hotel

3

Pensión Narcea
Flórez Estrada, 48

Pension

4

Albergue de Peregrinos de Grado
Maestra Benicia, 1

Municipal
16 Donativo
Altitude: 
240
Name Beds Price

1

Albergue de San Juan de Villapañada
San Juan de Villapañada

Municipal
22 5
Altitude: 
368

Warning!There remain several yellow arrows directing you uphill from the church in El Fresno. These are from a detour which existed during the construction of the nearby A63. The camino has returned to it's original route which goes downhill from here.

Where the camino meets the road...

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With the recent completion of road works in the area, Cabruñana has once again found itself NOT on the camino proper. It is still possible to go there, and the albergue is still open. To do so, go UP from El Fresno, and not down. The route in this direction remains well marked.

Name Beds Price

1

Albergue de Cabruñana
Alto de Cabruñana

Municipal
18 5
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157
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361
Samarciellu - Camino de Santiago - 9
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Reaz - Camino de Santiago - 9