Cross over the river and into town. If you are not interested in the town, and would rather breeze through it, continue straight after crossing the...
There are a bar and a fountain at the top of the climb. Beneath you (by some 200m) runs the A-66.
Just past the bar, turn right to follow a steep concrete track to Casares. Descending to Olloniego, the camino continues along a trail which periodically intersects with the road.
El Portazgo is little more of an outpost than a village, in fact the neoclassic building on your left once you cross over the Rio Nalón was originally the toll station where you would pay for the pleasure of doing so.
DO NOT stay on the road here, but look to the left for a pair of mojons...
All of the steepest climbs are now behind you. From here to Oviedo the camino follows along gently rolling hills.
Oviedo is now visible, weather permitting, to your North.
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...