To end of camino: 
273.50
Altitude: 
125

At first sight, there appears to be little of note in the very tiny town of Doriga. The church and bar stand across from one another. However just down the road a few meters to the east (turn right at the church) is the enormous and amazing Palacio de Doriga. Its earliest construction, the tower, dates back to the 14th century. Although it is private property, you can still walk right up to the gate and admire the garden and manor from a respectable distance.

The Road: 

Shortly beyond Doriga, the camino passes under the highway and on the other side it meets up with the alternate route that went through Cabruñana. Be mindful not to walk the wrong way back up to Cabruñana. The camino turns left sharply...

Photo of Doriga on the Camino de Santiago
3.00km → Moratín
To end of camino: 
276.10
Altitude: 
360

With the recent completion of road works in the area, Cabruñana has once again found itself NOT on the camino proper. It is still possible to go there, and the albergue is still open.

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€
To end of camino: 
273.10
Altitude: 
155
1.60km → Cornellana
To end of camino: 
271.90
Altitude: 
55

The large plantations to your left as you walk through Las Casas are often mistaken for vineyards. In fact grapes grow poorly in this climate and these are kiwi.

Notice: 

After crossing the bridge into Cornellana there is a sign indicating a trail to your left. This option takes you directly to the albergue without first passing through town. It is the same distance.

The Road: 

There is a large traffic interchange at the end of Las Casas, in the hamlet of La Rodriga. The camino keeps to the left and towards the river. In the summer months there may be a bar open in the park alongside the river.

Camino Primitivo Map 4

Camino Primitivo Map 4
1.30km → Sobrerriba
To end of camino: 
270.30
Altitude: 
55

Cornellana sits at the confluence of the río Narcea and the río Nonaya, which made for a suitably strategic place to build a monastery. Dedicated to San Salvador it remains the centerpiece of the town and is where the municipal albergue is housed.

History: 

A monastery has stood here for nearly 1,000 years. Operated in the earlier centuries as a Cluniac order. At that time it was one of the most important monasteries in Asturias and a key stopping point for pilgrims along the Camino Primitivo. It remains an active monastery, though of a much...

Fiesta: 

San Juan is celebrated on the 24th of June, and Nuestra Señora on the 15th of August.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town from the road behind the monastery. Arrows are weakly painted here. Simply follow the road to the left of the monastery, and turn right at the first junction to follow the property line behind the monastery and uphill.

Accommodation in Cornellana

Municipal

1

Albergue de Cornellana
Municipal
Monasterio de San Salvador de Cornellana

36
7€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Cornellana
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Casa el Médico
Casa Rural
Fernández Pello, 97
Hotel

3

Hotel Cornellana
Hotel
Fernández Pello
Photo of Cornellana on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
269.00
Altitude: 
100
The Road: 

600m after Sobrerriba, at a point where the houses crowd the road, the camino turns right onto a mountain track. The track uphill curves to the left and around the mount before descending near a sand pit and the town of Llamas.

Photo of Sobrerriba on the Camino de Santiago
2.20km → Quintana
To end of camino: 
266.20
Altitude: 
105
0.80km → Fuentecaliente
To end of camino: 
264.00
Altitude: 
130

Picnic area and “Fuente de Santiago”.

The Road: 

Beyond the town you will pass under a roadway. Shortly beyond that you will leave the road and continue by trail, passing over the Puente de Casazorrina.

1.20km → Casazorrina
To end of camino: 
263.20
Altitude: 
140
The Road: 

Just past the fuente the camino leaves the road for a riverside trail on your left.

2.00km → Mallecín
To end of camino: 
262.00
Altitude: 
150

Gas station on main road.

The Road: 

Between Casazorrina and Mallecín the camino follows a trail, which crosses under the autopista (highway).

Accommodation in Casazorrina

Private

1

Alojamiento La Figal de Xugabolos
Private
Casazorrina

21
15€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Alojamiento La Figal de Xugabolos
1.00km → Salas
To end of camino: 
260.00
Altitude: 
230
Fiesta: 

San Pedro is celebrated on the 28th of June.

3.30km → El Llanón
To end of camino: 
259.00
Altitude: 
245

Almost everything there is to see or do in Salas is centered around the Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor, a 16th century church whose patrons also built the nearby Palacio de Valdés Salas. The tower of the Palacio is now a museum for pre-Romanesque pieces.

History: 

Salas is the setting for the dramatic capture in the year 1586 of Bartholomeus Cassanu, an Italian pilgrim and habitual thief. Having successfully stolen from a Church in Zarautz (on the Camino del Norte) he tried to repeat the effort in Salas. Unfortunately for him he was caught with the loot...

Fiesta: 

The Romería del Viso is held on the 15th of August.

The Road: 

To exit town, carry on under the archway and up the road. There is a fair amount of climbing ahead of you. The climb meets the road at El Llanón, which is easy to miss as its infrastructure counts for little more than an abandoned factory along the road....

Accommodation in Salas

Private

1

Albergue Valle del Nonaya
Private
Albergue Valle del Nonaya

20
13*€
Booking.com

2

Albergue de Salas
Private
Plaza La Veiga, 8,

16
5€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Salas

3

Albergue El Rey Casto
Private
Ayuntamiento, 18

16
10€

4

Albergue La Campa
Private
Plaza de la Campa, 7

40
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Campa

5

Albergue Casa Sueño
Private
Plaza La Veiga, 8,

14
17€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Sueño
Hotel

6

Hotel Castillo de Valdés-Salas ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza La Campa

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Castillo de Valdés-Salas ⭑⭑

7

Hotel Soto
Hotel
Arzobispo Valdés Salas, 9
Photo of Salas on the Camino de Santiago
3.90km → Bodenaya
To end of camino: 
255.70
Altitude: 
480
The Road: 

The upward climb out of Salas meets the road at El Llanón, which is easy to miss as its infrastructure counts for little more than an abandoned rest stop along the road.

Not long ago this junction posed problems, but the way is now clear.  Turn right here and follow the...

Photo of El Llanón on the Camino de Santiago
1.20km → La Espina
To end of camino: 
251.80
Altitude: 
635

Bodenaya does not account for much more than the albergue. It is, however, a nice albergue and you are welcome to stop there for a break.

Accommodation in Bodenaya

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Bodenaya
Private
Bodeyana

21
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Bodenaya
1.30km → La Pereda
To end of camino: 
250.60
Altitude: 
665

You will pass through La Espina by a secondary street which runs parallel to the main road. If you need any of the services in town, head to the main road which is to your left.

Notice: 

This is the last place to buy anything until Tineo.

The Road: 

At the far end of La Espina keep on straight, do not follow the curve of the N-634.

Accommodation in La Espina

Private

1

Albergue El Cruce
Private

12
Donativo€

2

Albergue El Texu
Private
Plaza de la Iglesia, 6

16
10€

3

Albergue Casa Aladino
Private
Constitución, 52

18
10€
Pension

4

Pensión Dakar
Pension
N634, 41
Photo of La Espina on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → El Pedregal
To end of camino: 
249.30
Altitude: 
675
7.30km → Tineo
To end of camino: 
246.60
Altitude: 
715

Sadly, El Pedregal no longer offers any services to passing pilgrims. The church in town, that of Justo y Pastor, dates from the 16th century. When the camino turns right to leave the road it passes two important camino landmarks. The first is El Humilladero, a stone cross that was installed in the early 18th century to mark the camino. The large estate with a rectangular tower that sits on the site behind the cross is the 16th century Casa de la Torre o del Hospital, which served as a pilgrim hospital.

The Road: 

Approximately 3.5km beyond Pedregal, the camino nears but does not enter the village of Santa Eulalia de Tineo. Turn sharply right when the camino meets the road at this point.

To reach the municipal albergue in Tineo: from the Capilla de San...

Photo of El Pedregal on the Camino de Santiago

Camino Primitivo Map 5

Camino Primitivo Map 5

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