6.10km → Otur → 4.60km → Bao
To Santiago: 
235.70
Altitude: 
85
The Road: 

The camino keeps to this back road through Otur. It follows a not very straight path, and its twists and turns are designed to lessen the steepness of the climb up the Monte Faro. It doesn't climb all the way to the top thankfully, just far enough to get around the nearby A-8. The descent is steeper and brings you to the N-634 once again, which descends to the bottom of the shallow river valley and to Bao.

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Accommodation in Otur

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Storm drain is easiest part. You’re going through a horrible thicket. No trail just a very unclear path. Strongly advise against it unless you are with someone and both adventurous. Any time saved by distance is waisted by slowly navigating the thorny thicket

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Beautiful albergue with a wonderful host. Pay attention to the left of the road as you are leaving Otur.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

There is a lovely new albergue just past Otur. Eleven euros and a very comfortable bed. It’s a nice option for those who don’t want to stay in Luarca as she’ll take reservations and so you can enjoy the day exploring the city and then sleep in a nice spot. Twenty minutes walk from a great beach and good options for cheap dinner about ten minutes away. Highly recommended!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

This scary dangerous “shortcut” should be eliminated: Terribly treacherous savage “shortcut” that includes the zero visibility creepy half full of water tunnel and the path now impassable because it’s overgrown with brambles and nettles. Wish I’d read the comments before I took this awful red route and had to fight my way through all the thorns and past one big fat spider to the blue Norte path!

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

The red dot path to the left noted in the map after Otur and going into Bao looks like a shortcut but it is impossible to walk through a steep narrow and wet concrete tunnel under the main road. It is not marked, you will miss it. Do not take the red dots here. Stay on the blue, it gently winds around the road. We thought it would save our tired legs but it added at least 3km until we figured it out and had to walk back up the hill to rejoin where we had been.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Took the red shortcut today after otur it is a bad option we ended up crossing motorway underneath in stormwater tunnel using walking pole to feel our way through due to zero visibility then in terrible vegetation on way out before we hooked up to blue path again spoke to a woman at cafe later she turned around and went back after coming to stormwater making it a much longer 30min lost before back on the blue again I use this app all the time 100percent happy until this diversion
I THINK IN INTEREST OF SAFETY IT SHOULD BE REMOVED REGARDS MICK FROM AUSTRALIA

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Took the red shortcut today after otur it is a bad option we ended up crossing motorway underneath in stormwater tunnel using walking pole to feel our way through due to zero visibility then in terrible vegetation on way out before we hooked up to blue path again spoke to a woman at cafe later she turned around and went back after coming to stormwater making it a much longer 30min lost before back on the blue again I use this app all the time 100percent happy until this diversion
I THINK IN INTEREST OF SAFETY IT SHOULD BE REMOVED REGARDS MICK FROM AUSTRALIA

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

We took the red route on the wise pilgrim map crossing the A8. It is a shortcut and takes you over the A8... and then the adventure starts. Through a dark very long water tunnel, and then following a trail back to the road. Unfortunately this trail is becoming overgrown with thorny bushes, not recommended to walk unless you are in jacket with long sleeves and pants.