To Santiago: 
341.20
Altitude: 
25

Gíjon marks the start of a long stretch of industrial city walking, the only highlight of which is the city center itself. The best sidrerías are in the oldest part of town so if you have not yet had the cider the time is running out.

The old town occupies the peninsula...

History: 

The Romans called this place Gigio and it was their most important port on the northern coast.

Fiesta: 

San Pedro is celebrated on the 29th of June, as well as several other festivals celebrating Asturias and Cider throughout the year.

The Road: 

The best landmark to use when leaving Gíjon is the boat harbor. Follow along the coast, as far as the first residential apartment blocks to appear on your right-hand side. Pass to the right of the first building, heading down the Calle de Mariano Pola. Keep on this road as it...

Accommodation in Gijón

Private

1

Albergue El Peregrin
Private
Profesor Pérez Pimentel, 251
17 15€
Pension

2

Pensión La Avilesina
Pension
Corrida, 38
Hostal

3

Hostal Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hostal
Ctra. de la Costa, 8

4

Hostal Verdemar ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
Adaro, 4
Photo in Hostal Verdemar on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

5

Hotel Celuisma Pathos ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Elena, 6
Photo in Hotel Celuisma Pathos on the Camino de Santiago

6

Hotel Hernán Cortés ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Fernández Vallín, 5
Photo in Hotel Hernán Cortés on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

7

Albergue juvenil San Andrés de Cornellana
Closed
Camino de los Caleros, 4
130 15€
4.40km → Tabaza
To Santiago: 
330.10
Altitude: 
110
The Road: 

Cross over the CE-6 and pass the church of Santa Eulalia. At the next large road, the CE-5, turn left. Keep straight on this smaller country road as it passes the sign to Los Celleros, a village that doesn’t appear to have any buildings. This stretch of country roads is the...

4.30km → Trasona
To Santiago: 
325.70
Altitude: 
50
The Road: 

At Tabaza the camino begins to follow along the main road into Avilés, the next 9km are along it.

5.00km → Avilés
To Santiago: 
321.40
Altitude: 
15
The Road: 

You will enter Avilés from the south and the municipal albergue is on your left-hand side when you get to the turn into the old town.

5.00km → Salinas
To Santiago: 
316.40
Altitude: 
15

Avilés is a town deserving of a good wander. The old town is a well preserved knot of narrow cobbled streets, lined with multicolored homes sat atop limestone arcades, and which open up into pleasant squares; the Plaza de Espana and the Plaza de Mercado.

As...

History: 

Although Avilés can trace its roots to prehistoric times (see museum) it wasn’t until King Alfonso III recognized its importance as the premier Asturian Port that growth really kicked off, starting with defensive walls to keep the Normans out. The walls are gone, having lasted until...

The Road: 

The walk through Avilés, set upon the river, is due north. It is pleasant compared to the other side of town and the only real obstacle is a small but steep climb just before you get to Salinas.

Accommodation in Avilés

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos Pedro Solís
Municipal
Gutiérrez Herrero, 4
48 6€
Pension

2

Pensión El Parque ⭑
Pension
Doctor Graíño, 1
Photo in Pensión El Parque on the Camino de Santiago

3

Pensión La Fruta ⭑⭑
Pension
La Fruta, 19
Photo in Pensión La Fruta on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

4

Hotel Don Pedro ⭑⭑⭑
Hostal
La Fruta, 22
Photo in Hotel Don Pedro on the Camino de Santiago

5

Hostal Puente Azud
Hostal
Acero, 5
Photo in Hostal Puente Azud on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

6

Hotel Palacio Valdés ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Llano Ponte, 4
Photo in Hotel Palacio Valdés on the Camino de Santiago

7

Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Avilés ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza España, 9
Photo in Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Avilés on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
311.40
Altitude: 
10

The camino does not near the beach on its path through Salinas, which is a pity because that is where the best restaurants and sidrerias are. The beach-side promenade runs the length of the 2.5km beach that is popular amongst surfers.

The Road: 

At the end of Salinas the camino begins one of the steepest and most challenging climbs of the camino. It is only 600m long but you will be glad to reach the Iglesia de San Martín at the top.

Accommodation in Salinas

Hostal

1

Las Dunas Hostel ⭑
Hostal
Bernardo Álvarez Galán, 1
Hotel

2

Hotel Castillo de Gauzón ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Campón, 22
Photo in Hotel Castillo de Gauzón on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
310.10
Altitude: 
20
The Road: 

From the high point of San Martín the camino goes down but right back up again to follow along the ridge of the hillside. It goes up and down a few times before climbing up to the church at Santiago del Monte.

Accommodation in San Martín de Laspra

Private

1

Albergue San Martín de Laspra
Private
Navalón, 39
46 Donativo€
To Santiago: 
303.80
Altitude: 
95
The Road: 

The camino from Santiago del Monte is along the road, winding uphill to pass beneath the A-81 after which it descends through the forest to El Castillo where it crosses the main road and climbs up to an overlook near the castle.

4.20km → Muros de Nalón
To Santiago: 
298.10
Altitude: 
60
The Road: 

Past the Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena in Soto the camino continues down the old N-632, descending to the new N-632 bridge crossing over the Río Nalón. As it climbs back up keep an eye open for the arrows which take you off of the N-632 to your left which takes you through a...

Accommodation in Soto del Barco

Hotel

1

Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Finca de la Magdalena
Photo in Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena on the Camino de Santiago
0.90km → Soto del Barco
To Santiago: 
299.00
Altitude: 
20
History: 

The town earns its name from the nearby Castillo de San Martín, which was an improvement on the castle that the Romans built in the same location.

The Road: 

Descending from the castle overlook the camino arrives at a roundabout littered with old arrows and new arrows. At this roundabout, which is now cut off by guard rails, the camino does NOT turn right. Instead it follows the road a bit longer to the next roundabout. At this roundabout it does...

Altitude: 
25

Located 2km off the camino, turn right after crossing the bridge onto the MU-1.

Accommodation in San Esteban de Pravia

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Bocamar
Private
Fierro
28 13€
4.30km → El Pito
To Santiago: 
293.90
Altitude: 
130
Fiesta: 

San Antonio is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the 13th of June, and La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th of July.

The Road: 

At the end of the park the camino crosses over the railway line and turns right onto the Calle Francisco Cabal parallel to the track and past the train station. It quickly returns to the forest, winding its way to El Pito.

Accommodation in Muros de Nalón

Private

1

Albergue Turístico Casa Carmina
Private
Riego 21-23
20 16€

2

Albergue La Naranja Peregrina
Private
Era, 27
20 10€

3

Albergue Camino de la Costa
Private
Marqués, 12
19 10€
2.50km → El Peñedo
To Santiago: 
289.60
Altitude: 
125

On your right when walking through town you will find the Quinta de El Pito, known also as the Versailles of Asturias. At the time of writing this it is unknown whether the foundation that manages this palatial estate (built by the very clever sons of the local grocer) will re-open the...

The Road: 

The camino crosses through town along the main road, past the parks on your right, and the church on your left. Shortly past the church it turns off to the left and onto a road which becomes a path and dives through the forest again. It crosses beneath the railway track near El Peñedo...

Accommodation in El Pito

2.10km → El Rellayo
To Santiago: 
287.10
Altitude: 
130
The Road: 

In El Peñedo the camino crosses the N-632 and continues to pass under the A-8. It follows a trail and small country roads at this point and will pass under both of these roads several more times as it passes through El Rellayo, and then again when you leave Rellayo....

Accommodation in El Peñedo

Hotel

1

Complejo hotelero Lupa ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. N-632 Km 122
3.70km → Mumayor
To Santiago: 
285.00
Altitude: 
130
The Road: 

The terrain near El Rellayo becomes a series of ascents and descents, and is seldom on a straigh course. It tries to follow a level elevation and you will often feel as if you are walking in a broad curve as you traverse several hillsides on the way to Mumayor.

Accommodation in El Rellayo

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Casona de Benito ⭑⭑
Casa Rural
El Rellayo
Photo in Casa Rural La Casona de Benito on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Soto de Luiña
To Santiago: 
281.30
Altitude: 
115
The Road: 

Beyond Mumayor the camino traverses two more hillsides and then descends to a shallow valley and Soto de Luiña.

20.30km → Villademoros
To Santiago: 
278.50
Altitude: 
15

The Iglesia de Santa María was once a hospital for pilgrims. Those pilgrims, like today’s pilgrims, had to choose between two westward routes. They did not have maps or gps or Pepe who gives a description of the following days walk every night at 7pm at the municipal albergue.

...

The Road: 

From Soto de Luiña there are two different routes to take. Both are well waymarked and the split is evident. It occurs along the road and there is a marker with two shells indicating which direction to go.

Option 1: ‌Mountain Route - 19.9

This route is...

Accommodation in Soto de Luiña

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Soto de Luiña
Municipal
Old Schoolhouse
22 6€
Hostal

2

Hostal Paulino ⭑
Hostal
Los Quintos
Hotel

3

Hotel Casa Vieja del Sastre ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Los Quintos
Photo in Hotel Casa Vieja del Sastre on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel Valle Las Luiñas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Soto de Luiña
Photo in Hotel Valle Las Luiñas on the Camino de Santiago

5

Apartahotel La Hortona ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Principe de Asturias
Photo in Apartahotel La Hortona on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Novellana
To Santiago: 
277.40
Altitude: 
160
1.80km → Castañeras
To Santiago: 
275.90
Altitude: 
140

Accommodation in Novellana

Municipal

1

Albergue Andén de Novellana
Municipal
Estacion
14*€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural El Gavieiro
Casa Rural
Ctra. de la Costa, 18
Hotel

3

Hotel El Fornón ⭑
Hotel
Novellana
Photo in Hotel El Fornón on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Santa Marina
To Santiago: 
274.10
Altitude: 
125
The Road: 

Turn off at Playa del Silencio.


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