San Antonio is celebrated on the Sunday closest to the 13th of June, and La Virgen del Carmen on the 16th of July.
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.
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 property for guests. If it is open, do not miss the visit, it is an absolute wonder inside and out.
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...
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....
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.
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.
Keep in mind that Pepe was part of the group that waymarked the Ballota route, so his opinions are somewhat biased. Choose the option that suits you best.
If you arrive early, consider an extra 2km to the beach, signed.
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
Albergue de peregrinos de Soto de Luiña
Albergue La Reguera
Hostal Paulino ⭑
If you enjoy the architectural styling of the Asturian hórreos (also known as paneras, those squarish corn cribs on conical stilts) you will be delighted to know that there are close to 100 of them scattered around the area. The local beach is a quick walk away.
La Fiesta de la Regalina, replete with traditional dances and costume, is held on the last Sunday of August.
From here the camino passes Villademoros, San Cristóbal, and Queruás along back roads and paths.
Accommodation in Cadavedo
The patroness of the pueblo is Santa Ana, and the dual feasts of Santa Ana and Santa Anina are celebrated on the 26th and 27th of July.
From Queruás the camino follows farms roads towards and under the A-8, and then descends into Canero.
Both the hotel and the bar are located outside of Canero, on the far end of town.
Arriving at the few industrial buildings that signal your arrival in Canero, the camino joins the N-632a briefly. It passes through a roundabout and over the river, and then resumes along a trail on your right. From here you begin climbing back out of the valley, and along the way you...
From Barcia the walk is across gently rolling hills, though along paved country roads. There is a small descent into the east side of Luarca, which is located along a bend in the Río Negro.
After crossing the river you enter into the historic center of town,...