Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)

Gráu/Grado - Salas

23 km Difficulty
The Camino continues to San Xuan de Villapañada, after this village, the next 2 kilometres take you up to Colláu del Fresnu, with its church and wonderful views. You descend through a nice walk to the village of La Doriga, where you can see the palace of the same name, listed as a heritage building in Spain and one of the key examples of the architecture of rural Asturias.

Past the bar, there is a light climb and then a narrow path to your left. You have to be careful as it is slippery and there is much vegetation. You get to the river park and the bridge over the River Narceo and Corniana/Cornellana, where you can leave the Camino and take a rest, visit the Monastery of San Salvador and find a hostel for pilgrims where you may get some provisions. You must go past the Monastery to the left and climb to Suburriba/Sobrearriba and Cermoñu, past Suburriba/Sobrearriba, there is a beautiful view of Corniana/Cornellana.
When you reach km 15 you will arrive in Quintana where you will find the church of Santiago de Villazón and the fountain of Santiago. You cross the bridge of Zorrina/Casazorrina, climb to Maecina/Mallecín and you finally reach Salas, one of the best-preserved medieval villages in Asturias, with its medieval tower, the palace of Valdés Salas and the Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor. Indiano architecture is also largely present in Salas.


Tips from our postmen and women

Roberto Quintana, Correos of Salas.
“Salas has beautiful vegas and holm oak groves that are a listed as heritage sites in Spain. This is an area where animal husbandry has a long tradition - you have to try our meat”. Roberto Quintana, Correos of Salas.


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.


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.


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 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.



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.



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. 



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 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.