The Primitive Way

Since you are thinking of doing the Camino de Santiago, why not start at the beginning? Discover the Primitive Way, the first pilgrimage route to Santiago, which follows the paths trodden by King Alfonso II in the 9th century: the first pilgrim to a Compostela that did not yet exist. One of the most authentic routes, completely surrounded by nature in the highlands of Asturias and Galicia and far from the noise and stress of everyday life. Shall we do the Camino?

Primitive Way from Oviedo
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Information about the Primitive Way

With more than 260 km in length, the Primitive Way has a large number of points of interest. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Oviedo Cathedral and its historic centre
  • The historic town of Salas
  • The friars' walk in Tineo
  • The Palo pass and the Grandas de Salime reservoir
  • The Acebo pass
  • The Roman wall of Lugo and its historic centre
  • The church and nymphaeum of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda


Or you can also check the agenda of cultural events on the Camino.