Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)
Camino del Norte (The Northern Way)

L.luarca/Luarca - A Caridá/La Caridad

29’5 km Difficulty
From the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in L.luarca/Luarca, you need to go into the area of El Chano towards the ruins of the 10th-century church of Santiago. The first village on the Camino is Outur/Otur, and from there you will be walking on a path that is quite dull at the beginning but becomes interesting when descending towards El Vau/Bao. Once you reach Vil.lapedre/Villapedre, you go past the church of Santiago and you need to cross the River Monte over a wooden bridge.

When you come to the main road you will see a private home where pilgrims who want to stay at the hostel of Piñeira must register. Here you can see the church of San Salvador. You will have cross a creek walking on stepping stones, and you will come close to the industrial park of La Colorada, where you have access all sorts of services.

The next village is Navia, where you can see the mouth of the river of the same name and the neo-Gothic church of Nuestra Señora de la Barca. You leave Navia going up towards the main road while you overlook the ria, and that is the last push to A Caridá/La Caridad.

Tips from our postmen and women

 María del Carmen Gayol, Correos of A Caridá/La Caridad.

“This whole area is full of wonderful beaches, for example in this section you will see the beaches of Outur/Otur, 6 kilometres away from L.luarca/Luarca, that of Barayu (with accesses from Vigu/VeigaVigo-Puerto-Vega), that of Sabugu, World Biosphere Reserve, and Pormenande and Porcía, both in El Franco. In A Caridá/La Caridad you can see the Museo de la Forja, admission is free and it exhibits ironworks forged the traditional way. The Cuevas de la Andina, 9 km away, are a natural monument of ancient caves, with a walk excavated into the rock, a walkway and wooden stairs. Nearby, some 2 km away, you will find El Porto/Viavélez, a picturesque fishing village where Corín Tellado, our own Barbara Cartland, was born. You can take a walk along the harbour and visit the Palacio de Jardón”. María del Carmen Gayol, Correos of A Caridá/La Caridad.

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Transfer Rucksack


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.


Pilgrimage Stamps


Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.


Send Parcels


Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 


Luggage Storage


Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.