The Primitive Way (18 days)
The “Primitive Way”, or in Spanish “Camino de Santiago Primitivo”, leads Saint James pilgrims from Oviedo (Asturias) to Santiago de Compostela. The first recorded pilgrimage was undertaken by the Asturian King Alfonso II, called Alfonso the Chaste, as early as in the 9th century, shortly after the apostle’s remains had been discovered in Iria Flavia, Galicia. Thus, the city of Oviedo became the starting point of the Way of Saint James and the king’s pilgrimage marked the beginning of a movement that would attract pilgrims from all over Europe and become one of the most important religious and cultural phenomena in the History of Mankind.
PRIMITIVE WAY PROGRAM
Meeting at the Hotel to greet you and deliver all the documentation.
Visit the San Salvador Cathedral and the Holy Chamber
|DAY 2||OVIEDO – GRADO (24 Km)
Following in the footsteps of King Alfonso II, your walk begins in the centre of Oviedo at the Cathedral of El Salvador.
|DAY 3||GRADO – SALAS (22 Km)
The first stage of the second day requires a bit of effort: the climb to Alto del Fresno via San Juan de Villapañada.
|DAY 4||SALAS – TINEO (20 Km)
Today’s walk starts right under the arch connecting the Palace of Valdés Salas with the impressive medieval tower.
|DAY 5||TINEO – POLA DE ALLANDE (26 Km)
The village of Tineo marks the beginning of several stages through a more challenging area: You will leave the hilly agricultural land behind and enter into mountainous woodland.
|DAY 6||POLA DE ALLANDE – BERDUCEDO (22 Km)
The mountain pass of Puerto de Palo is the undoubted challenge of day 6.
|DAY 7||BERDUCEDO – EMBALSE GRANDAS DE SALIME (11 Km)
Today it is rather short and sharply descends to the dam of the Embalse de Salime.
|DAY 8||EMBALSE GRANDAS DE SALIME – FONSAGRADA (32 Km)
The mountain pass Puerto del Acebo, which was named after the holly trees growing in this area, marks the frontier with the Galician province of Lugo.
|DAY 9||FONSAGRADA – CÁDAVO BALEIRA (25 Km)
Enjoy the fresh drinkable mountain water of the fountains along the way!
|DAY 10||CÁDAVO BALEIRA – LUGO (31 Km)
The Old Town of Lugo was fortified with an impressive wall by the Romans can be accessed through several gates
Day off to visit Lugo. This is a city with a Roman origin which walls have been declared World Heritage from Unesco.
|DAY 12||LUGO – FERREIRA (30 Km)
Leaving the fortified city of Lugo behind, the trail leads on through the villages of San Román, Guntin and Pacio to Ponte Ferreira.
|DAY 13||FERREIRA – MELIDE (20 Km)
. Melide is the destination of today’s stage: In the centre of this little town, right in front of the former pilgrims hospital, the “Camino Primitivo” joins the “Camino Francés”, the “French Way” coming from Burgos and León.
|DAY 14||MELIDE – ARZÚA (14 Km)
The “Camino” from Melide to Arzua, the latter is a little town famous for its tasty cheese.
|DAY 15||ARZÚA – AMENAL (23 Km)
There is only 40 kilometres distance between Arzúa and Santiago and today’s destination, the village of Amenal lies halfway between the two cities.
|DAY 16||AMENAL – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (16 Km)
Finally, the last stage has arrived! Travelling through sleepy villages, small eucalyptus and oak forests you will reach the parish of Lavacolla where Santiago’s airport is located. Continuing through the parish of Sabugueira you will get to “Monte do Gozo”, the “Mount of Joy”, from where you can catch a first glimpse of Santiago de Compostela
|DAY 17||SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Resting day in Santiago de Compostela.
|DAY 18||SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast, check-out and end of our services.
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES (TWO PEOPLE)
- Accomodation in Double room including Breakfast
- Dinner at the embalse of Grandas de Salime.
- Transfer of Luggage
- Berducedo – Pola de Allande
- Pola de Allande – Berducedo
- Insurance and Travel Assistance
- Guide of the Camino Primitivo.
- Ticket to visit the Cathedral of Oviedo and the Holy Chamber
- Pilgrim credential
- Telephone assistance during the trip.
Wikipedia: The Primitive Way
PRICE OF THE PACKAGE (License AV-210-AS)
From 1.390 € per person
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