4.90km → Pajares
To end of camino: 
60.70
Altitude: 
1380

The Puerto de Pajares is one of the few mountain passes which for centuries has offered passage over the mountains into Asturias from the meseta. It remained the primary corridor until the construction of the A-66 to the west. It remains a difficult road for drivers and snow is not too uncommon here in June. Although still popular with secondary traffic and locals, most of the business here has been shuttered. However the  former alpine Parador National that looks over the valleys to the North has recently re-opened their bar.

The Road: 

The camino leaves the main road to follow a trail behind some farm houses at the far end of the alto; if you have gone as far as the old Parador you will have to backtrack a bit and avoid the temptation to follow the road. At the farm buildings turn right and begin a gentle ascent to the border...

To end of camino: 
55.80
Altitude: 
1019

One restaurant in town closed on Tuesdays. No grocery.

The Road: 

Leaving town, stay on the road to the city limits. The camino turns left and begins a steep descent into San Miguel del Rio in the valley below.

Accommodation in Pajares

Municipal

1

Albergue de Pajares
Municipal

16
5€
Pension

2

Pensión El Mirador
Pension
N-630
1.20km → Santa Marina
To end of camino: 
54.10
Altitude: 
537
The Road: 

NOTE: From San Miguel follow the signs to Santa Marina. The village is divided, and you want the upper half, so turn Left at the first fork in the road where a shell (on your right) indicates that you should keep on the road. DO NOT follow the granite marker...

Photo of San Miguel del Rio on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
52.90
Altitude: 
778

Small hamlet without any services.

To end of camino: 
50.70
Altitude: 
864

Fountain, and a place to relax in front of the church. If you do so, don't be surprised if a local comes along to unlock the church for you to visit.

The Road: 

From here on to Puente de los Fierros stay on the road, but before entering the small town look for a path to your left marked Fresnedo. In fact, you do not actually need to enter the town of Puente de los Fierros. This route takes you through two hamlets and past one...

Accommodation in Llanos de Someron

Private

1

Albergue Cascoxu
Private
Llanos de Somerón

20
16€
6.30km → Herias
To end of camino: 
46.90
Altitude: 
524

At the very entrance to Puente de los Fierros, the camino splits into two different routes. The more common, less scenic, and completely along the roadway version is to the right and is signed La Frecha. Over the bridge, turn left and follow the N-630. Alternatively, you can return to the mountains by turning uphill to your left towards Fresnedo. This route takes you through two hamlets and past one ermita (San Miguel), and a fountain. Both routes rejoin in Campomanes. If you ask me, take the upper route via Fresnedo....

1.40km → Campomanes
To end of camino: 
40.60
Altitude: 
422

Accommodation in Herias

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos Santuario de Bendueños
Private
Santuario de Bendueños

8
6€
2.90km → Vega del Rey
To end of camino: 
39.20
Altitude: 
388

Campomanes is the return to civilization that you may be looking for. Restaurants, bars, and private accommodation are to be found here. The town sits between the old national road and the fancy new autopista. Geographically speaking it lies at the north end of the convergence of two valleys.

The Road: 

The camino will continue straight through the town turns right to cross the N-630 and a bit later the river. Just past the river it doubles back on itself to the left to follow a road along the river and to the Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena.

ALTERNATIVE: Some...

Accommodation in Campomanes

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Fuente el Vache
Casa Rural
Castion, 10

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Pension

2

Pensión Casa Del Abad
Pension
Felipe Canseco, 15

3

Pensión Casa del Abad
Pension
Felipe Canseco, 15

4

Pensión Senda del Huerna
Pension
Huerna, 8

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Hostal

5

Hostal Senda del Huerna
Hostal
Av del Huerna, 8
Hotel

6

Hotel El Reundu ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
El Reundu

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Photo of Campomanes on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
36.30
Altitude: 
347

In Vega del Rey keep a lookout for the black pedestrian bridge on your right. Across the highway, and up a short but rigorous climb, lies one of the most important little churches in Asturias... the Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena.

Palacio is not on the camino, but it is the site of Santa Cristina de Lena, the church mentioned above. It is also included in the guide because there is a hotel there, however getting there and back adds 2 km to your journey.

Accommodation in Palacio

Hotel

1

Hotel Santa Cristina ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Av del Huerna, 8

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1.40km → Vega del Cielo
To end of camino: 
35.60
Altitude: 
2.50km → Pola de Lena
To end of camino: 
34.20
Altitude: 
333
2.50km → La Vega
To end of camino: 
31.70
Altitude: 
311

Pola de Lena is a larger town than any other you have seen since León, spread lengthwise along the road. There is an albergue with basic services located near the train station, and plenty of bars and groceries to meet pilgrim needs. To leave town, keep on following the main road.

Accommodation in Pola de Lena

Municipal

1

Albergue de Pola de Lena
Municipal
Ramón y Cajal

36
6.75€
Hotel

2

Hotel Ruta de la Plata ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Vital Aza, 6

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3

Hotel La Payareta ⭑
Hotel
Menéndez Pidal, 12

4

Hotel Lena ⭑
Hotel
La Playa, 4

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Photo in Hotel Lena on the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Villallana
To end of camino: 
29.20
Altitude: 
291
3.40km → Ujo
To end of camino: 
28.20
Altitude: 
285
2.40km → Santullano
To end of camino: 
24.80
Altitude: 
246

Upon entering Ujo keep to your left if you wish to stop for a coffee or breakfast. To your right is an exercise path that you can also take but which doesn't pass any of Ujo's services. The Church, the train station, and the breakfast bar are all in the square which is to your left when you follow the road. Both routes meet up at the end of town, and from here to Mieres, you will follow the exercise trail.

3.60km → Mieres
To end of camino: 
22.40
Altitude: 
231

Included in the guide for the sake of measuring distances, Santullano for pilgrims is nothing more than a train station.

Photo of Santullano on the Camino de Santiago
2.20km → La Peña
To end of camino: 
18.80
Altitude: 
210

Another commercially oriented town, Mieres has all services. The albergue is located outside of town in La Peña.

The Road: 

Cross over the river and into town. If you are not interested in the town, and would rather breeze through it, continue straight after crossing the bridge, through the first major intersection. At the second one (with a large car park on your right) turn left.

You will pass an urban park...

Accommodation in Mieres

Hostal

1

Hostal Pachín
Hostal
Escuela de Capataces, 13
Hotel

2

Hotel Mieres del Camino ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Numa Guilhou, 74

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3

Hotel Albar
Hotel
Teodoro Cuesta, 3

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1.20km → Rebollada
To end of camino: 
16.60
Altitude: 
206
The Road: 

From La Peña you begin the 5km climb to El Padrún. There are rest places along the way as the camino passes through a few small villages.

Accommodation in La Peña

Municipal

1

Albergue de Mieres (La Peña)
Municipal

18
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Mieres (La Peña)
Hostal

2

Hostal La Peña
Hostal
La Peña, 82
Photo of La Peña on the Camino de Santiago
1.20km → Copián
To end of camino: 
15.40
Altitude: 
234
1.00km → Cardeo de Arriba
To end of camino: 
14.20
Altitude: 
330
1.10km → Aguilar
To end of camino: 
13.20
Altitude: 
358
0.50km → El Padrun
To end of camino: 
12.10
Altitude: 
376
0.40km → Casares
To end of camino: 
11.60
Altitude: 
339

There are a bar and a fountain at the top of the climb. Beneath you (by some 200m) runs the A-66.

Photo of El Padrun on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Olloniego
To end of camino: 
11.20
Altitude: 
339
1.50km → El Portazgo
To end of camino: 
9.10
Altitude: 
155
The Road: 

Continue along the main road out of Olloniego, past El Cruce, and over the bridge to El Portazgo.

Photo of Olloniego on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Pico de Lanza
To end of camino: 
7.60
Altitude: 
165

El Portazgo is little more of an outpost than a village, in fact the neoclassic building on your left once you cross over the rio Nalón was originally the toll station where you would pay for the pleasure of doing so.

DO NOT stay on the road here, but look to the left for a pair of mojons which direct you up a steep path. It is about 600m uphill until you emerge on a road with a few houses, turn left and continue on the road past a multipurpose sports field. Not far beyond the sports field the camino leaves the road along a narrow path...

Photo of El Portazgo on the Camino de Santiago
0.30km → Venta del Aire
To end of camino: 
6.10
Altitude: 
347

All of the steepest climbs are now behind you. From here to Oviedo the camino follows along gently rolling hills.

0.70km → San Miguel
To end of camino: 
5.80
Altitude: 
350

Oviedo is now visible, weather permitting, to your north.

2.10km → Los Prietos
To end of camino: 
5.10
Altitude: 
302
0.50km → Los Barreros
To end of camino: 
3.00
Altitude: 
296
2.50km → Oviedo
To end of camino: 
2.50
Altitude: 
307
To end of camino: 
306.80
Altitude: 
245

If you are starting your camino in Oviedo be sure to leave enough time to visit the Cathedral, which is the origin of the camino itself. It is also the place to pick up your credential (pilgrim passport) which will cost you 2.5€ but will include a visit to the Camara Santa, the oldest part of the Cathedral which was originally built to secure relics.

The greater Oviedo area is home to more pre-Romanesque architecture than any other place in Asturias; including the Iglesia de San Julián de los Prados, Santa María del Naranco and San...

The Road: 

Arriving along Camino San Salvador: Shells and arrows will bring you right into the old quarters of Oviedo, passing a plaza and the beautiful Ayuntamiento building. There is talk of a new certificate which you can claim upon completion of the route, but details of where to find...

Accommodation in Oviedo

Association

1

Albergue de El Salvador de Oviedo
Association
Leopoldo Alas, 20

50
6€
Hostal

2

Hostal Romero ⭑⭑
Hostal
Uría, 36

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3

Albergue La Peregrina
Hostal
Covadonga, 8

32
7€

4

Hostal Los Arcos
Hostal
Magdalena, 3

5

Hostal San Juan
Hostal
Palacio Valdés, 4

6

Hostal Fidalgo
Hostal
Jovellanos, 5

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7

Hostal Álvarez ⭑⭑
Hostal
Independencia, 14

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Hotel

8

Hotel Vetusta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 2

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9

Hotel Rosal ⭑
Hotel
Cabo Noval, 2

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10

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

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11

Hotel El Ovetense ⭑
Hotel
San Juan, 6

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12

Hotel Santa Clara ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Clara, 1

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13

Hotel Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hotel
Argüelles, 23

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14

Hotel Confort Oviedo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Joaquina Bobela, 3

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15

Hotel Blue Longoria Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 13

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16

Hotel Favila ⭑⭑
Hotel
Uria, 37

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Photo of Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo on the Camino de Santiago

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