La Franca

Camino del Norte

To end of camino



La Franca




When the camino returns to the N-634 things get a bit confusing. There are two routes here, one that follows the road all the way to Buelna and beyond and an alternative which follows the coastline. The second route is the preferred option for its safety and scenery but it can be difficult to locate.

To follow the coastal route cross the N-634 when you get to it and turn left to follow it towards Buelna. The turn off is almost immediate and the arrows to show the way are frequently covered over with black paint so look for either a yellow arrow or a mess of black paint. To your right is a small path that crosses the railway line. Follow this trail and it will bring you to Buelna.

The Road

The turn off is to the left, remember that in Asturias the shell symbols are typically oriented such that the ‘hinge’ of the symbol represents Santiago.

The albergue is down this side road a short distance. Beyond it the camino descends and then turns off to the right, crosses uphill through some forests and then zig-zags back down to the N-634. See notice below.

City Map


Camino de Sant…

Terrific private Abergue in refurbished home. The owner can’t do enough to help pilgrims. Full facilities in a variety of shared rooms. Feels like being at home. Reasonable additional fee for dinner cooked by owner. Self service breakfast is free. Not to be missed ! Nice local restaurant/bar just up the street. Only 12 beds so call ahead

Camino de Sant…

This is one of the best on the North.
Very nice hospitaleros.
Super beds,showers and vegetarian food.
Nothing is to much for those people's!!

Camino de Sant…

Super, clean, beautiful and new Alberge. 15 €, dinner 5 €. One of the top ones I have been during Camino. Awesome hospitalero. The Alberge which is on the way, like 300 m closer then the Alberge showed on the map. Totally recommended! Oskar, Prague.

Camino de Sant…

Stayed here last night - very welcoming, kind hosts. 10 minute walk from the beach, and with an option for dinner (5 euro). Price is 15 and includes breakfast with homemade cake. A nice alternative to the big albergue in colombres. Gracias, Reyes!

Camino de Sant…

Stayed here and loved it. Very comfortable and stylish space. One room has an en suite bathroom. Sheets are provided. Breakfast is basic and the treatment of pilgrims very hospitable

Camino de Sant…

New Albergue ! There’s a great new,
Clean and spacious Albergue as you walk through la Franca lovely owner who made a great dinner!

Camino de Sant…

I totally agree with all comments above. Stay here and enjoy this clean, spacious albergue run by very warm, welcoming and caring hospitalera Reyes. This is a place that won’t disappoint you<3 / Lovisa, Sweden