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Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way)
Stage

Uviéu/Oviedo - Gráu/Grado

Gráu/Grado - Salas
26 km

The Original or Primitive Way departs from the historic city of Uviéu/Oviedo. Before you leave, do not miss the chance to visit it. You can start by walking around the Plaza del Fontán, where you will see the market (Mercado de Abastos) and the historic building of the University to then move to the Cathedral of San Salvador along the Calle Schultz where the Way begins. Follow the iron signs on the ground to reach the Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, to then cross the railway line. After exiting Uviéu/Oviedo and 5 kilometres away from the starting point you will reach San Lázaro de Paniceres and, after 7, Llampaxuga, where you will see the chapel of El Carmen.

After a deep descent, you go up to Llubrió with its church of Santa María. From there you descend to La Bolguina, where there is a tavern to take a break. You reach the bridge of Gallegos over the River Nora, and once you cross it through the road, you will reach
L´escampleru; after the last house, you can go right and go into a path flanked by chestnut trees. This is a beautiful place, but you have to descend to then go up a strenuous climb afterwards. If you would rather skip this beautiful chestnut grove, you can reach
L´Escampleru by road. 

Paladín is located 20 kilometres away from the starting point after you cross the bridge of Peñaflor over the River Nalón. The village of Peñaflor is 300 m away, and you have to take a right to go under the railway line. After that, you enter Gráu/Grado. You can find all services in Gráu/Grado and in 2016 a new municipal hostel is expected to open here.

Gráu/Grado is a nice town with very well preserved indiano architecture, i.e., buildings built by migrants to the Americas. A walk in the Parque de San Antonio will lead you to the Palacio Miranda-Valdecarzana and the ruins of the medieval wall. Close by, you will find the town hall with its lively colours and the General Ponte square, where there is a traditional market particularly for bread.

How to get to Uviéu/Oviedo

The closest airport to Uviéu/Oviedo is the Aeropuerto de Asturias, located in Castrillón, 47 kilometres away from the city. Airlines such as Iberia, Iberia Express, Air Europa, Air Nostrum, EasyJet, Evelop, TAP Portugal, Volotea and Vueling Airlines operate from this airport. There are regular buses from the airport to the city operated by Alsa.
The bus station of Uviéu/Oviedo is at Calle Pepe Comen, a central location close to the railway station. You can call +34 902 499 949 for more details. There are coaches arriving from different places in Spain with Alsa.
There are trains from Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia or León to Uviéu/Oviedo. You will find all details at Renfe.
To get to Uviéu/Oviedo by car you have to follow the toll highway (autopista) A-66 linking the city with other towns such as Avilés and Xixón/Gijón. You can also access the A-8, the toll-free highway, from this road.

Tips from our postmen and women

What to do and see in Oviedo?

Mariano Rodríguez
Mariano Rodríguez Correos Uviéu/Oviedo

“In Uviéu/Oviedo, there is a medieval fountain that is not always apparent to visitors: the fountain of La Foncalada located on the street of the same name. Pre-Romanesque buildings in Asturias are also interesting, for instance, the church of Santa María del Naranco, which is very close to Uviéu/Oviedo”


Accommodations Uviéu/Oviedo - Gráu/Grado

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Oviedo, punto de inicio del Camino Primitivo
Oviedo, punto de inicio del Camino Primitivo
Plaza del Fontán en Oviedo, ciudad inicio del Camino Primitivo
Plaza del Fontán en Oviedo, ciudad inicio del Camino Primitivo
Señalización del inicio del Camino Primitivo en Oviedo
Señalización del inicio del Camino Primitivo en Oviedo
Etapa Oviedo - Grado del Camino Primitivo
Etapa Oviedo - Grado del Camino Primitivo
Peregrino recorriendo la primera etapa de Camino Primitivo
Peregrino recorriendo la primera etapa de Camino Primitivo
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