Camino Primitivo Map 2
Altitude: 
245
History: 

When Oviedo was founded in 761 it was all but deserted apart from two monks; Fromestano and his uncle Máximo. These two dedicated their church to San Vicente, and 20 years later it would grow to become a monastery. In that monastery was born the future King Alfonso II...

The Road: 

The road out of Oviedo is notoriously confusing. To make matters worse, there are too many shells on the ground to be helpful, especially in the center. They mark several of the caminos into, and out of, Oviedo. There is no distinction between the two directions.

This is how it is done:...

Accommodation in Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo

Association

1

Albergue de El Salvador de Oviedo
Association
Leopoldo Alas, 20
50 6€
Hostal

2

Hostal Fidalgo
Hostal
Jovellanos, 5

3

Hostal Álvarez ⭑⭑
Hostal
Independencia, 14

4

Hostal Romero ⭑⭑
Hostal
Uría, 36

5

Albergue La Peregrina
Hostal
Covadonga, 8
32 7€

6

Hostal Los Arcos
Hostal
Magdalena, 3

7

Hostal San Juan
Hostal
Palacio Valdés, 4
Hotel

8

Hotel Confort Oviedo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Joaquina Bobela, 3

9

Hotel Blue Longoria Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 13

10

Hotel Favila ⭑⭑
Hotel
Uria, 37

11

Hotel Vetusta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 2

12

Hotel Rosal ⭑
Hotel
Cabo Noval, 2

13

Hotel NH Principado ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
San Francisco, 6

14

Hotel El Ovetense ⭑
Hotel
San Juan, 6

15

Hotel Santa Clara ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Clara, 1

16

Hotel Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hotel
Argüelles, 23
Closed

17

Residencia-Albergue Villa Cecilia
Closed
Emigrante, 12
20 10€
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
2.50km → Lampajúa
Altitude: 
235
The Road: 

The camino goes straight through the hamlet along the road but leaves it in favor of a track on the right. This track crosses the countryside into Lampajúa.

San Lázaro de Paniceres - Camino de Santiago - 9
Camino Primitivo Map 3
1.10km → Lloriana
Altitude: 
225
The Road: 

Follow the track in front of the chapel as it veers to the right and away from the road. There are a fountain and picnic area a short distance ahead.

0.60km → La Bolguina
Altitude: 
165
The Road: 

Follow the road through Lloriana. It will merge with the larger AS-232 in La Bolguina.

Lloriana - Camino de Santiago - 9
0.60km →
Altitude: 
120
The Road: 

Beyond La Bolguina the camino keeps to the road, passing through Fabaria, and only leaves it just before the río Nora. It does so in favor of crossing the river via the Puente de Gallegos and quickly returns to the road as it passes through...

2.60km → Escamplero
Altitude: 
100
Notice: 

If you chose to stay on the road, remember that drivers expect you to be on the trail.

The Road: 

After crossing the bridge, continue along the road. It will take you uphill and straight through town. The arrows at the end of town turn right into the forested countryside. This is officially the camino, but on very wet days it is very muddy and it is just as easy to stay on the road into...

1.70km → Valsera
Altitude: 
250
The Road: 

Exit town via the road (turn left from the albergue). Before Valsera, the camino will leave the road for 400m.

Accommodation in Escamplero

Municipal

1

Albergue del Escamplero
Municipal
El Escamplero
33 5€
Photo in Albergue del Escamplero on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

2

Pensión El Tendejón de Fernando
Pension
Lugar de Navió s/n
3.10km → Premoño
Altitude: 
195
The Road: 

The camino rejoins the road in the small hamlet of Valsera, be on the lookout for a marker on your left where you will once again leave the road and follow a track through the countryside. You will once again meet a road shortly before arriving in Premoño.

Photo in Valsera on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Paládin
Altitude: 
130
The Road: 

At the end of town, the camino turns to the right near a large horreo (the square plan structure on stilts) and onto a country track. Cyclists should leave town by staying on the road, down the hill, and to the right at the first junction (PALADIN 1km...

3.20km → Peñaflor
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

Between Paladin and Peñaflor you will be walking with the río Nalón and the train tracks on your left-hand side. You will pass through the roadside villages of Puerma and Laracha. Peñaflor is on the opposite side of the river when you get to the first bridge. Once you have passed the...

Accommodation in Paládin

Municipal

1

Villa Palatina
Municipal
Paladín, 4
30 15€
3.00km → Grado
Altitude: 
55
The Road: 

The camino leaves the main roads and crosses underneath the railway in Peñaflor, and will cross back over them at the outskirts of Grado.

Photo in Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
50
History: 

Los Indianos. In the late 19th century, during a period of great poverty, a great many Gallegos, Asturianos, Cantabrians, and Basques emigrated to Central and South America; their proximity to the sea enabled them to travel more readily. A great many left but only a few struck it rich, and when...

Notice: 

Beware guidebooks which erroneously place the Villapañada albergue in Grado, when it is in fact 3.5 km outside of town.

There is a traditional market held every Wednesday and Sunday.

The Road: 

Leave Grado along the main road (N-634). You will pass the 18th century Fuente de Arriba, from which the people of Grado drew their water before the installation of running water, on your right. Shortly beyond a cruceiro (stone cross) on your left the camino turns left and begins...

Accommodation in Grado

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Grado
Municipal
Maestra Benicia, 1
16 Donativo€
Private

2

Albergue La Quintana
Private
Eulogio Díaz de Miranda, 30
24 12€
Hotel

3

Hotel El Lacayo de Sestiello ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Sestiello, 1
Photo in Hotel El Lacayo de Sestiello on the Camino de Santiago

4

Hotel Areces ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Alonso de Grado, 20

5

Hotel Auto Bar
Hotel
Flórez Estrada, 29
Closed

6

Pensión Narcea
Closed
Flórez Estrada, 48
1.40km → El Friesnu
Altitude: 
240
The Road: 

San Juan de Villapañada and the albergue are about 700m up the road and off the camino. If you spend the night there, retrace your steps to rejoin the camino.

On the way up to El Friesnu you will pass through La Pelona.

Altitude: 
240
History: 

In the 13th century the Order of St John operated a hospital for the poor and for pilgrims here. These days the hospitality is provided by Domingo in the modest albergue.

The Road: 

Retrace your steps to get back to the camino as it ascends to El Friesnu.

Accommodation in San Juan de Villapañada

Municipal

1

Albergue de San Juan de Villapañada
Municipal
San Juan de Villapañada
22 5€
1.30km → Samarciellu
Altitude: 
370
Notice: 

There are two routes which descend from El Friesnu to Cornellana.

The Ermita de la Virgen del Fresno is usually locked. However if you are passing through on the 28th of September, when a romería (a type of local pilgrimage) is held, you can get a peak inside.

The Road: 

Where the camino meets the road before El Friesnu, a new information board indicates your options. The official camino descends to the left, following the old access road left behind from the construction of the adjacent highway....

3.00km → Moratín
Altitude: 
360
The Road: 

Keep on the road beyond the albergue for 2.3km. At that point the camino leaves the N-634 for a side road in the direction of Moratín.

Accommodation in Cabruñana [off camino]

Municipal

1

Albergue de Cabruñana
Municipal
Alto de Cabruñana
18 5€
Altitude: 
155

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