Camino Primitivo Map 2

Camino Primitivo Map 2
To Santiago: 
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...

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

Private

1

Albergue A Pociña de Muñiz
Private
Vilar de Cas, 29

16
14€
Association

2

Albergue de El Salvador de Oviedo
Association
Leopoldo Alas, 20

50
6€
Hostal

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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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Fidalgo

7

Hostal Álvarez ⭑⭑
Hostal
Independencia, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Álvarez ⭑⭑

8

Hostal Romero ⭑⭑
Hostal
Uría, 36

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Romero ⭑⭑
Hotel

9

Hotel El Ovetense ⭑
Hotel
San Juan, 6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel El Ovetense ⭑

10

Hotel Santa Clara ⭑⭑
Hotel
Santa Clara, 1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Santa Clara ⭑⭑

11

Hotel Campoamor ⭑⭑
Hotel
Argüelles, 23

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Campoamor ⭑⭑

12

Hotel Confort Oviedo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Joaquina Bobela, 3

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Confort Oviedo ⭑⭑

13

Hotel Blue Longoria Plaza ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 13

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Blue Longoria Plaza ⭑⭑⭑

14

Hotel Favila ⭑⭑
Hotel
Uria, 37

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Favila ⭑⭑

15

Hotel Vetusta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Covadonga, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Vetusta ⭑⭑⭑

16

Hotel Rosal ⭑
Hotel
Cabo Noval, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Rosal ⭑

17

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

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel NH Principado ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Oviedo and the Start of the Camino Primitivo on the Camino de Santiago
2.50km → Lampajúa
To Santiago: 
302.20
Altitude: 
235

The first hamlet after leaving the suburbs of Oviedo. The bar is on your right.

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.

Photo of San Lázaro de Paniceres on the Camino de Santiago

Camino Primitivo Map 3

Camino Primitivo Map 3
1.10km → Lloriana
To Santiago: 
299.70
Altitude: 
225

There is a small chapel here, the Capilla de Carmen, where you can get a stamp.

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.

Photo of Lampajúa on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → La Bolguina
To Santiago: 
298.60
Altitude: 
165
The Road: 

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

Photo of Lloriana on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
298.00
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
To Santiago: 
297.40
Altitude: 
100

The Bridge of Gallegos belongs to the town of Gallegos (just up the road). It originally dated from the 13th century but was destroyed in 1934 during the run up to the start of the Civil War; this was a common fate for many other bridges along the way, a deliberate...

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 ...

Photo of Puente de Gallegos on the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Valsera
To Santiago: 
294.80
Altitude: 
250

Two bars, one at the start of town and another (El Tendejón) closer to the albergue. The latter bar keeps the keys to the albergue. They are closed on Wednesdays and the key is then available at the shop on the road closer to the albergue. The albergue here is located in the old school...

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€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue del Escamplero
Pension

2

Pensión El Tendejón de Fernando
Pension
Lugar de Navió s/n
3.10km → Premoño
To Santiago: 
293.10
Altitude: 
195

Capilla de Fatima.

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 ...

Photo of Valsera on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Paládin
To Santiago: 
290.00
Altitude: 
130

There is a small picnic area on the way into town. Bar Feliciano is the only place for a drink in town and is on the left past the Capilla de Santa Ana de Premoño.

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
To Santiago: 
287.30
Altitude: 
55

Paládin offers a bench and shaded rest area, as well as a fountain, the ‘fuente lavadero la sierra’, which is 20m away behind a house. To get to the fountain turn right at the first road, and then right again at the entrance to the first house, then head straight back.

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...

Accommodation in Paládin

Municipal

1

Villa Palatina Hostel
Municipal
Paladín, 4

30
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Villa Palatina Hostel
3.00km → Grado
To Santiago: 
284.10
Altitude: 
55

If you are accustomed to using road signs to know where you are, then Peñaflor might confuse you. It is signed twice, once before the bridge and again afterward. For the sake of distance measurements, this guide uses the latter as it is closer the actual town. However! If you are...

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 of Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Peñaflor on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
281.10
Altitude: 
50

With close to 10,000 inhabitants the city of Grado is the first opportunity to stock up on supplies since leaving the capital. There is a tourist information office in the park at the start of town and several grocery stores throughout the town. If you would like to stop and look around...

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...

Notice: 

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

Fiesta: 

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...

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 Auto Bar
Hotel
Flórez Estrada, 29

4

Hotel Areces ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Alonso de Grado, 20

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Areces ⭑⭑⭑

5

Hotel El Lacayo de Sestiello ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Sestiello, 1

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1.40km → El Friesnu
To Santiago: 
277.60
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.

Photo of Turn right for Villapañada (albergue) or left to follow camino on the Camino de Santiago
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€
Photo of San Juan de Villapañada  on the Camino de Santiago
1.30km → Samarciellu
To Santiago: 
276.20
Altitude: 
370

Warning!  There remain several yellow arrows directing you uphill from the church in El Fresno.  These are from a detour which existed during the construction of the nearby A63.  The camino has returned to it's original route which goes downhill from here.

Where...

1.10km → Reaz
To Santiago: 
274.90
Altitude: 
205
The Road: 

At the far end of Samarciellu, where the road meets a roundabout, the camino turns left onto a trail to Reaz, and beyond it Doriga.

Photo of Samarciellu on the Camino de Santiago
0.30km → Doriga
To Santiago: 
273.80
Altitude: 
155

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