Altitude: 
45

Accommodation in Camango

Altitude: 
15

Like most towns divided by a river, it is sometimes difficult to work up the strength to go exploring “the other side.” Ribadesella is that way, and if you stay on the east side of the river you will miss out on the wonderful Playa de Santa Marina.

On the other hand if you stay in the...

History: 

When the Romans settled here they divided the population to form a town on each bank. When Alfonso X (the wise) came around in the 13th century he united them. As coastal towns go it was one of great natural wealth. Historically the townspeople have enjoyed the prosperity that comes from the...

San Antón is celebrated on the 17th of January, San Juan on the 24th of June, La Virgen de la Guia in July, and Santa Marina on the 25th of August.

The Road: 

The city of Ribadesella is bisected by the Río Sella, on the east back of which is the old town and the west bank its expansion along the beachfront. The camino crosses the river along the road and turns right once across. The arrows point the way along the beach through town.

At the far...

Accommodation in Ribadesella

Private

1

Albergue juvenil Roberto Frasinelli
Private
Ricardo Cangas
50 13-15€
Pension

2

Pensión Arbidel ⭑⭑
Pension
Oscura, 1
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Hotel

3

Hotel Ribadesella Playa ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ricardo Cangas, 3
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4

Hotel Argüelles ⭑
Hotel
Sol, 9
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5

Hotel Verdemar ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Elías Pando, 19
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6

Hotel Marina ⭑⭑
Hotel
Gran Vía, 36
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7

Hotel Covadonga ⭑
Hotel
Manuel Caso de la Villa, 6

8

Hotel Brisas del Sella ⭑⭑
Hotel
El Corberu, 9
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Altitude: 
30
The Road: 

After passing through San Pedro the camino nears the town of Abeu, where there is a turn off to get to the albergue in San Esteban which is a short distance down the road.

Altitude: 
105
Slightly off the camino and without any services in sight.
The Road: 

If you stayed at the albergue here retrace your steps to Abeu to resume the camino, turning left at the bend in the road to follow the left most trail.

Accommodation in San Esteban de Leces

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de San Esteban de Leces
Municipal
San Esteban de Leces
38 8€
2.60km → Berbes
Altitude: 
5
Vega is something of a hidden gem on the camino, a beach-side village with a rustic mountain vibe. A beach, some beach bars, a small shop and the Ermita de la Magdalena are all there is to see and do but they are just enough.
The Road: 

The camino descends through Vega de Ribadesella all the way to the beach, where it then climbs back up to Berbes, passing along the way a few hamlets without any services.

Accommodation in Vega de Ribadesella

Private

1

Albergue Tu Casa
Private
La Sertal, 21
7 Donativo€
5.40km → La Espasa
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

Straight through Berbes, crossing the N-632 but eventually following along it for a short distance. Leave the road for a trail to your right which takes you briefly uphill and then back down again to the beach and campsite at Moris. From here the camino follow a coastal trail to the beach of La...

1.80km → La Isla
Altitude: 
10
La Espasa is essentially just a beach with a couple of restaurants along the promenade, as well as a public restroom and a kids park (in case you were looking for a flying fox).
Notice: 

Das Dorf La Isla liegt nördlich der N-632, und der Camino verläuft nicht direkt durch den Ort. Von der Albergue in La Isla kann man aber auch über einen Küstenweg über Güerres nach Colunga gelangen. Erkundigen Sie sich in der Albergue nach weiteren Informationen.

The Road: 

The camino follows the beach here, at the far end of which is a bar and public restroom. Beyond that the camino crosses a small river and follows along the N-632.

At this point the camino follows along the N-632, leaving it on several occasions for safety but always returning to it.

3.60km → Colunga
Altitude: 
5

Not quite on the camino, but not quite off it either.

Notice: 

The town of La Isla sits to the north of the N-632, and the camino does not technically pass through town.

From the albergue in La Isla it is possible to get to Colunga via a coastal path that takes you through Güerres. Inquire at the albergue for more information.

The Road: 

At the start of La Isla, which itself sits at the edge of the camino, the camino turns left off the N-632 to follow a quiet road through a number of small hamlets. It rejoins the N-632 at the entrance to Colunga.

Accommodation in La Isla

Private

1

Marejada Hostel
Private
Paseo Marítimo Enrique Hidalgo, 196
42 20€
Hotel

2

Hotel La Isla ⭑⭑
Hotel
Francisco Carrillo
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3

Hotel Los Caspios ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Isla
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Closed

4

Albergue de peregrinos La Isla
Closed
Subida al Castro, 85
24 5€
Altitude: 
40
5.20km → Pernús
Altitude: 
20

The Capilla de Santa Ana is all that remains of the pilgrim hospital that once stood here. The old road through town, now known as the Calle del Doctor Grande Covián was once the Calle Real. It has always been the Camino de Santiago through town.

The Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Loreto is held on the second Sunday in July.

The Road: 

At the far end of Colunga turns left to follow the AS-258, and then quickly thereafter it turns right at a fork to follow the CL-1. It follows this paved country road all the way to Pernús, passing under A-8 at the half way point. It nears several small hamlets.

Accommodation in Colunga

Hostal

1

Hostal El Mesón
Hostal
Plaza de Santa Ana
Hotel

2

Hotel Villa de Colunga ⭑
Hotel
Playa 10

3

Hotel El Sueve ⭑
Hotel
Ctra. Infiesto

4

Hotel Entreviñes ⭑⭑
Hotel
Entreviñes
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5

Hotel Mar del Sueve ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Asturias, 22
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1.70km → La Llera
Altitude: 
40
The Road: 

The camino leaves the CL-1 only to pass the Church of San Pedro, but then continues to follow it to La Llera.

Accommodation in Pernús

Hotel

1

Hotel Rural La Casona del Fraile
Hotel
Pernús
1.50km → Priesca
Altitude: 
155
The Road: 

Again the camino leaves the road to pass the local church, this time dedicated to San Antolín. Again it resumes along the CL-1 to Priesca.

8.10km → Sebrayo
Altitude: 
145
The 10th century Iglesia de San Salvador is one of the most significant examples of Pre-Romanesque architecture in Asturias. If it is locked up, and it most certainly will be, don’t just give up. A few of the locals have keys and if you ask around or get somebody’s attention enough to make the...
The Road: 

In Priesca, after visiting the church, the camino leaves the CL-1 briefly along a path to the right. It rejoins the road for a short distance not far ahead, but then leaves it for the last time along a trail to the left. This trail begins a road shortly after passing under the A-8 at the start...

Accommodation in Priesca

Private

1

La Rectoral de Priesca
Private
Quintana, 2
22 12€
1.10km → Villaviciosa
Altitude: 
25
The Road: 

At the far end of Sebrayo turn left to pass under the A-8 and once on the other side turn right. Keep on this road. It will round the hillside to your left and come to an intersection where you have two options. The split occurs near a crossing for the A-8, and you can either continue straight...

Accommodation in Sebrayo

Municipal

1

Albergue de Sebrayo
Municipal
At the entrance to Sebrayo
14 4€
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 13-15€

2

Albergue El Congreso
Private
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 25
32 10-15€
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Hotel

3

Hotel AB Murias Blancas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Víctor García de la Concha, 12
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4

Hotel Avenida Real ⭑⭑
Hotel
Carmen 10
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5

Hotel El Manquín ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza de Santa Clara, 2
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6

Hotel Casa España ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Carlos I, 3
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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...

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...

6.80km → Peón
Altitude: 
125
The Road: 

Beyond Niévares the camino joins the VV-8 and follows it to Peón.

6.30km → Deva
Altitude: 
80
The Road: 

Beyond Peón the camino leaves the VV-8 and begins climbing uphill. It rejoins a different road at the summit and descends along it as far as the El Pinal restaurant. Just beyond the restaurant it leaves the road for a trail on your right. From here it continues desceding to cross the A-8 and...

8.20km → Gijón
Altitude: 
55

Most services available at the campsite.

Notice: 

As you near the large and largely industrial city of Gijón the countryside virtually disappears. From here, all the way to Avilés, is difficult walking almost exclusively on pavement through city and industrial areas; the exception to the grime is the protected habitat west of the steel plant....

The Road: 

From the campsite in Deva there are two possible routes into Gíjon. The offical camino turns right at the campsite (with the campsite on your left). The alternative and some say more pleasant route along the river, turns left at the campsite and downhill past the parking lot. At the bottom of...

Accommodation in Deva

Private

1

Albergue and Camping Deva
Private
Ctra. N-632 km 64
36 7€
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