Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

From Uviéu/Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. 14 sections. 323 kilometres. Section 11 links to The French Way.

The Camino Primitivo (The Original or Primitive Way) is the oldest of all the Caminos: this is the first historic route of which there is a written record. This was the route followed by King Alfonso II the Chaste in the 9th century to visit the tomb of Saint James, which had just been discovered. 

Nowadays the route still follows its original layout and there are more pilgrims doing this Camino every year. The Original or Primitive Way departs from Uviéu/Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, and continues towards the West along this region to reach Galicia through A Fonsagrada, in the province of Lugo. It meets the French Way in the village of Palas de Rei. 

The route has good signage and crosses lush landscapes on the border between Asturias and Galicia. It hardly goes through roads and avoids traffic most of the time, thus offering a joyful walk through nature.

The Camino Primitivo includes some hard sections with ups and downs, muddy tracks and typical mountain paths. All in all, thanks to the beautiful landscape and a fully-fledged network of hostels and accommodation, more and more pilgrims are choosing this route every year.

All stages

How to get to the starting point?

Stage 1

How to get to the starting point?
Uviéu/Oviedo
Gráu/Grado

Stage Kms
26 km
Accommodations on the stage
81
Stage Difficulty

Camino de Santiago associations

Asturias

Asociación Astur Leonesa de Amigos del Camino de Santiago

Email
info@caminosantiagoastur.com

Direction
Calle San Pedro Mestallón, 1, Bajo Uviéu/Oviedo, 33099

Asturias

Cofradía Santiago Apóstol de San Lázaro del Camino

Email
cofradiasantiago@gmail.com

Direction
Calle San Mateo - Iglesia de San Lázaro Uviéu/Oviedo, 33008

Asturias

Asociación Cultural "Salas en el Camino de Santiago"

Email
salustianocrespo@gmail.com

Direction
Godán Salas, 33869

Asturias

Asociación de Amigos del Paisaje de Salas

Email
buzon@amisalas.org

Direction
Rabadiellu, 7 Villazón, 33868

Asturias

Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago Astur Galaico del Interior

Email
laureanogarciadez@gmail.com

Direction
Avenida de González Mayo, 3 Tinéu/Tineo, 33870

Galicia

Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de la provincia de Lugo

Email
lugocamino@gmail.com

Direction
Plaza Comandante Manso, 11, Entresuelo Lugo, 27001

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