Camino del Norte Map 18

Camino del Norte Map 18
6.10km → Otur
To end of camino: 
241.80
Altitudine: 
5

On the way into Luarca take a pause to admire five of its finest Casas de los Indianos; immediately on the camino are the Villas Excelsior, Cristina, Rosario, Argentina, and Barrera.

Being a river city the monuments, beaches and accommodations in Luarca are on both side; it is a crooked river and there are several crossing points. As usual, the best views are a hike away to the headland where you will find the faro (lighthouse) and the Capilla de la Atalaya.

Festività: 

The fiesta of Nuestra Señora del Rosario is celebrated on the 15th of August and San Timoteo is celebrated on the 22nd.

Il cammino: 

Leaving Luarca the camino climbs a bit, winding its way uphill though a residential expansion of the city. The road straightens out and levels off, and the camino follows it all the way to Otur. It crosses the N-634 along the way and when it passes through Otur (which...

Photo of Luarca on the Camino de Santiago
4.60km → Bao
To end of camino: 
235.70
Altitudine: 
85
Il cammino: 

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....

Accommodation in Otur

Private

1

La Casa del Peregrino
Private
14
Donativo€
2.10km → Villapedre
To end of camino: 
231.10
Il cammino: 

In Bao the camino follows the N-634 over the Río Barayu but quickly leaves it along a path on the left, charting a different course up this hillside to Villapedre.

2.00km → Piñera
To end of camino: 
229.00
Altitudine: 
70
Il cammino: 

In Villapedre the camino follows along the N-634, but only very briefly. Do not miss the arrow to your right which takes you back onto a country road and over the railway tracks. It is the quieter path to Piñera but does require you to cross back over the N-634 again.

Accommodation in Villapedre

1.70km → Villaoril
To end of camino: 
227.00
Altitudine: 
75
Il cammino: 

The roads in these parts, you may have noticed, are a web of country lanes which are not altogether very straightforward. Leaving Piñera you may or may not cross the railway line twice. But you will certainly return to the N-634 for a brief strech of walking along the road.

It...

Accommodation in Piñera

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Piñera
Municipal
24
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de Piñera
2.50km → La Colorada
To end of camino: 
225.30
Altitudine: 
70
Il cammino: 

Continue along the country road that brought you into Villaoril all the way to La Colorada, where you are greeted by a gas station and several industrial warehouses on your left.

Accommodation in Villaoril

Casa Rural

1

Bed & Breakfast Ilab
Casa Rural
20
5€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast Ilab
1.80km → Navia
To end of camino: 
222.80
Altitudine: 
85

Bar at hotel.

Il cammino: 

Not far past the industrial buildings there are a few homes, and the camino turns left to take a quieter road to Navia.

Accommodation in La Colorada

2.70km → Jarrio
To end of camino: 
221.00
Altitudine: 
5
Festività: 

Nuestra Señora de La Barca is celebrated from the 14th to the 17th of August.

Il cammino: 

Beyond Jarrio the camino mostly avoids the N-634 and instead keeps to the countryside back roads. Once it crosses over the A-8 however that pattern changes, and it follows the main road into Cartavio. From Cartavio to La Caridad it then struggles to stay off...

3.70km → Cartavio
To end of camino: 
218.30
Altitudine: 
80
Il cammino: 

Beyond Jarrio the camino mostly avoids the N-634 and instead keeps to the countryside back roads. Once it crosses over the A-8 however that pattern changes, and it follows the main road into Cartavio. From Cartavio to La Caridad it then struggles to stay off the road,...

Accommodation in Jarrio

2.50km → Arboces
To end of camino: 
214.60
Altitudine: 
100

Accommodation in Cartavio

1.40km → La Caridad
To end of camino: 
212.10
Altitudine: 
70

Accommodation in Arboces

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de Arboces
Municipal
5€

Camino del Norte Map 19

Camino del Norte Map 19
3.40km → Valdepares
To end of camino: 
210.70
Altitudine: 
60

Legend has it that the town earned its name for the charity it showed to pilgrims during the mid 19th century. Prior to that it was known as San Miguel de Mohíces, hence the celebration in his name. Plenty of services in town for pilgrims.

Festività: 

San Miguel, patron of La Caridad, is celebrated on the 29th of September.
Market day is Tuesday.

Il cammino: 

The way through La Caridad is entirely along the old N-634 which will eventual meet up with the new N-634. Just before it does, the camino leaves both roads to follow a different road to the left. You will return to and cross the N-634 on the way into Valdepares, and you will...

Accommodation in La Caridad

Municipal

1

Albergue de peregrinos de A Caridá
Municipal
18
7€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de A Caridá
Private

2

La Xana
Private
15
13-15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: La Xana
Pension

3

Pensión Sayane
Pension
2.00km → Porcía
To end of camino: 
207.30
Altitudine: 
45

There is not much happening in Valdepares these days, most of the homes are either empty or used seasonally. Nearby (on alternate route detailed below) is the Cabo Blanco with the remains of a Celtic castro.

Il cammino: 

From the church in Valdepares, where the camino turns left to cross over the N-634, it is possible instead to turn right and follow a coastal path in the direction of the ‘Castro y Mirador de Cabo Blanco.’ This path is certainly the long way around to Porcía (4.1km),...

To end of camino: 
205.30
Altitudine: 
15
Il cammino: 

Approximately 5.5km after La Caridad, after passing through Porcía, the camino again splits. Ahead are two distinct routes to Figueras, the last town in Asturias.

NOTE: The town of Figueras, with all the services, is technically along...

9.60km → Figueras
To end of camino: 
199.70
Altitudine: 
25

Tapia is included here as being on the official camino because there are historical reasons to do so, and modern arrows make it easy. It is a medium-sized town built around a modest fishing port with plenty of options for food.

The municipal albergue here wins the award for best-views-without-a-climb but it is not large so get here early.

The Iglesia de San Esteban was built in 1898, making it almost brand new (and neo-gothic).

Il cammino: 

From Tapia to Figueras there are a few walking options, including several coastal variations that are not officially the camino. If you follow close to the coast you won’t get lost and it is a beautiful walk. It cannot help but bring you to Figueras, which is the riverside...

Photo of Tapia de Casariego on the Camino de Santiago
1.80km → Tol
To end of camino: 
197.40
Altitudine: 
55
4.00km → Barres
To end of camino: 
195.60
Altitudine: 
90
1.50km → Figueras
To end of camino: 
191.60
Altitudine: 
40
Festività: 

San Pedro is celebrated on the last weekend of July.

Accommodation in Barres

Hostal

1

Hostal Casa Enrique
Hostal

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