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Ways and routes to Santiago >> Camino Primitivo >> Itinerary and distances

El Camino Primitivo   (Oviedo - Melide - Santiago de Compostela)
This is the list of the towns or places through which this way passes, with partial distances, total distances and the services available in them. (Updated in February de 2019).

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Town / Place

Parcial
(Km)
Total
(Km)
Services
Comments
Oviedo  
0.0
0.0 The way starts from the Cathedral and along the street that goes by the statue of Alfonso II. It continues to the left on Schultz Street. You have to follow the shells stuck on the ground to the outskirts Oviedo.  
San Lázaro de Panicieres  
4.7
4.7 Remember that, in this region of Asturias, the sense you must follow is indicated by the confluence of the lines of the shells. If in doubt, follow the yellow arrows.  
Llampaxuga  
2.5
7.2  
Loriana  
1.2
8.4  
La Bolguina  
0.7
9.1 We continue on the A-232 road  
Fabarín  
0.3
9.4  
Gallegos  
0.6
10.0 After the town, you must be attentive to take a path that goes to the right.  
La venta del Escamplero  
2.4
12.4 The detour to go to the Hostel is to the left, 400m after the restaurant. To continue, go straight.  
Valsera  
1.5
13.9 After the chapel, the road leaves the AS-232 road on the left.  
Premoño  
3.5
17.4 At the junction of the entrance, we continue straight towards Valduno. At the end of the village, the way leaves the road on the right.  
Paladín  
2.6
20.0 Cross the bridge over the Soto River and turn left.  
Puerma  
0.9
20.9  
L'Arache  
1.5
22.4 Before reaching the town, you'll walk a section on the AS-232 road without roadside. So walk with caution in this section.  
El Puente de Peñaflor  
0.4
22.8 Turn left to cross the bridge over the Nalón River, and after on the right by N-634 road without roadside. So, walk with caution in this section.  
Peñaflor  
0.5
23.3  
Grado  
2.7
26.0  
El Cascayal  
2.7
28.7  
Desvío a San Juan de Villapañada  
1.0
29.7 On the ascent to Alto del Fresno, we find the detour signposted to go to the hostel of San Juan de Villapañada, which is about 800 meters from the detour.  
Alto del Fresno  
1.5
31.2 At the junction of Alto del Fresno, one of the roads goes to Cabruñana (OR 1.6 Km), where there is a Hostel (and bar-restaurant). From Cabruñana you can continue to join the way again without having to go back.  
San Marcelo  
1.3
32.5  
La Reaz  
1.0
33.5  
La Doriga  
0.4
33.9 We pass under the A-63 highway after 800m. Pay attention because we must take a small path that goes to the left.  
Casas del Puente  
1.4
35.3  
Verdugos  
0.6
35.9 At the roundabout, take the road on the left.  
Cornellana  
0.7
36.6 After crossing the bridge over the Nalón River, a path on the left offers the possibility of continuing the way and passing through the Monastery (Albergue) without entering the town.  
Sobrerriba  
1.6
38.2  
Alto de Santa Eufemia  
1.0
39.2  
Llamas  
1.8
41.0  
Quintana  
2.6
43.6 After 600m, the way leaves the road and takes a path to the left.  
Casazorrina  
2.0
45.6  
La Debesa  
0.7
46.3 After 400 m, we go under the highway and cross the N-634 road to continue on a small path that goes out in front.  
Mallecín  
1.6
47.9  
Salas  
1.2
49.1  
Porciles  
5.5
54.6  
Bodenaya  
1.9
56.5 We must cross the N-635 road  
La Espina  
1.0
57.5 When leaving, at the roundabout, we take a small path that goes to the right.  
La Pereda  
1.0
58.5  
El Espín  
1.9
60.4  
Bedures  
0.2
60.6  
El Pedregal  
0.8
61.4 At the exit, we leave the road for a track that goes to the right.  
Santa Eulalia  
3.9
65.3 Shortly before arriving you turn to the right.  
Tineo  
3.4
68.7 We enter the town by the Paseo de los Frailes. If you want to go to the municipal hostel, you will turn left on a downhill street. If you want to continue, go straight. When you reach the church, turn on the right.  
Alto de Guardia  
5.0
73.7  
Piedratrecha  
1.3
75.0 At the junction, turn right onto the AS-218 road. After 700m, we take a path that goes to the left.  
Desvío al Monasterio de Obona  
1.8
76.8 To continue the way, we turn left.  
Villaluz  
1.8
78.6  
Vega de Rey  
0.6
79.2  
Las Tiendas  
1.7
80.9  
Campiello  
0.8
81.7 If you are going to do the alternative route by Hospitales, it is recommended to spend the night here or in Borres.  
El Fresno  
1.0
82.7  
El Espín  
0.3
83.0  
Borres  
1.9
84.9 We cross the road and continue straight on a track that continues to climb.  
Desvío por Hospitales  
1.2
86.1 Variant of Hospitals: It is a mountain route of about 16 km, in which there is no type of service. It is well signposted and ends at Puerto del Palo, where it joins the official itinerary. Not recommended in winter and in bad weather.  
Samblismo  
0.4
86.5 We cross the AS-219 road.  
La Mortera  
1.3
87.8 Until Pola de Allande we enter and leave the road several times  
Colinas de Arriba  
1.6
89.4  
Alto de Porciles o San Roque  
1.3
90.7  
Porciles  
0.5
91.2  
Lavadoira  
1.1
92.3  
Alto de Lavadoira  
0.2
92.5 We leave the road AS-219, on a path to the left in descent.  
Ferroy  
1.8
94.3  
Pola de Allande  
1.4
95.7 We leave the town following the AS-14 road  
El Mazo  
1.1
96.8 After 500m we leave the AS-14 road for a path on the left  
El Teixu  
0.8
97.6  
Desvío a Peñaseita  
1.2
98.8 On the right, there is a signposted path to go to Peñaseita and its hostel (OR 150m)  
La Reigada  
2.1
100.9 The climb to the top hardens.  
Puerto del Palo  
3.2
104.1 Here the variant of the Hospitals converges.
A strong descent begins.
 
Montefurado  
1.7
105.8 Ruins of an old Pilgrims Hospital  
Alto Sesto de la Fuente  
0.9
106.7  
Lago  
3.0
109.7  
Berducedo  
3.9
113.6  
La Mesa  
4.2
117.8  
Buspol  
2.4
120.2 It begins a strong descent to the dam of the reservoir, with a difference in level of 750m.  
Presa del Embalse de Salime  
7.6
127.8  
Vistalegre  
1.0
128.8 The hotel also has a hostel for pilgrins.
We continue 3,5 km along the road and after a sharp turn, the road is left along a path to the left.
 
Grandas de Salime  
5.4
134.2  
Cereixeira  
3.0
137.2  
Malneira  
1.5
138.7  
Castro  
1.0
139.7  
Gestoselo  
2.3
142.0  
Peñafuente  
1.7
143.7  
Alto del Acebo  
3.0
146.7  
Venta del Acebo  
1.4
148.1 Border with the region of Galicia. Attention, in Galicia, the shells of the landmarks change orientation with respect to Asturias. Now the direction of march is marked by the open part of the shell. In case of doubt, if there are yellow arrows, follow them.  
Cabreira  
2.2
150.3  
Fonfría  
2.0
152.3  
Barbeitos  
1.6
153.9 We return to the LU-701 road, next to a restaurant, without reaching the town. Then we cross the road and walk parallel to it.  
Silvela  
1.7
155.6  
Paradonova  
2.7
158.3 After the chapel, there are two signs. We must take the road on the left. We must not take the option to follow the road, LU-701, and later cross it.  
A Fonsagrada  
1.4
159.7 We leave the town on the LU-530 road  
O Padrón  
1.5
161.2 Pilgrins hostel is closed  
Vilardongo  
3.0
164.2 We continue straight without entering the town  
Pedrafitelas  
1.4
165.6  
Montouto  
1.5
167.1 At the exit of the town, at the crossroads, we take the track on the left, and after on the right.  
Hospital de Montouto (ruinas)  
1.4
168.5 It starts a strong descent to Paradavella  
Paradavella  
4.0
172.5 Leaving the town, take a path that goes to the right.  
A Calzada  
1.7
174.2  
A Degolada  
0.5
174.7  
A Lastra  
2.8
177.5 Another tough climb begins until Alto da Fontaneira (summit)  
Alto da Fontaneira  
1.7
179.2  
A Fontaneira  
0.7
179.9  
O Cádavo Baleira  
5.0
184.9  
Pradeda  
1.1
186.0  
Alto da Vacariza  
1.1
187.1 We reach the LU-530 road and continue parallel to it by a forest track on the right.  
Bifurcación Vilalle/Vilabade  
0.4
187.5 The official itinerary was modified in 2017. Now it passes through Vilalle, being 500m shorter. The old itinerary is marked as "camino complementario" (complementary route) and passes through Vilabade, which has a beautiful church known as the "Cathedral of Castroverde". Both routes meet in Castroverde.  
Vilalle  
2.6
190.1  
Castroverde  
2.7
192.8 When leaving the town, we must cross the LU-530 road and turn left to go through a tunnel.  
San Miguel do Camiño  
1.4
194.2  
Souto de Torres  
2.6
196.8  
Nadela  
1.7
198.5  
Vilar de Cas  
0.8
199.3  
Soutomerille  
0.5
199.8  
Gondar  
2.2
202.0 We continue 2km along the road LU-P-2917  
A Estrada  
2.7
204.7 After 1.2km, we reach the LU-530 road. After 1.3km we must leave it to take a path to the right.  
As Casas da Viña  
4.5
209.2  
Castelo  
4.2
213.4  
A Chanca  
0.8
214.2 In this neighborhood of Lugo there is a Pilgrins Hostel  
Lugo  
1.2
215.4 Cathedral
From the Cathedral, we go out through the door of Santiago of the city wall. After 1 km we cross the bridge over the Miño river, and turn on the right.
 
San Lázaro  
2.0
217.4 At the crossroads we take the road on the left.
The road on the right is to take the alternative route through Sobrado dos Monxes: Signposted route of 2 stages that connects with the Camino del Norte in Sobrado and ends in Arzúa linking with the French road, about 15km after Melide. The itinerary is Lugo-Friol (+ 25Km, pension) - Sobrado (+ 27Km, hostel of the monastery) - Boimorto (+ 12Km) - Arzúa (+ 10Km)
 
Fornelo  
4.3
221.7 We continue on the same local road LU-2901  
San Xoán / Seoane  
0.7
222.4  
Carrigueiros  
1.5
223.9  
San Vicente do Burgo  
0.8
224.7  
San Antonio  
2.9
227.6 Leaving the town, we leave the road and take a path that goes to the right.  
Bacurín  
0.9
228.5 After about 300m, we turn left.  
Carricova  
1.6
230.1  
O Paso  
0.7
230.8  
San Pedro da Baixo  
1.1
231.9  
Taboeiro  
0.9
232.8  
San Romao da Retorta  
1.1
233.9 Its hostels are located past the town, in the village of Castrelo.
The alternative itinerary to Ferreira called Vía Romana, has become the official and unique itinerary.
 
Castrelo  
0.9
234.8  
O Burgo de Negral  
2.8
237.6  
Vilacarpide  
1.1
238.7  
O Pacio  
0.7
239.4  
A Covela (Ferreira)  
2.1
241.5  
Mosteiro  
0.3
241.8 We take the track on the left. Then we cross the river and turn right.  
O Carballal (Ferreira)  
0.4
242.2  
A Leboreira  
2.2
244.4  
Bouzachás  
0.6
245.0 We continue on the LU-231 road  
San Xurxo  
0.5
245.5  
Montecelo  
0.6
246.1 After 300m, we leave the LU-231 road by a small path that goes to the right.  
Merlán  
0.9
247.0  
As Seixas  
0.9
247.9  
Casacamiño  
1.5
249.4 We turn to the right and then to the left.  
O Hospital de As Seixas  
1.1
250.5  
Vilouriz  
3.2
253.7  
Vilamor de Arriba  
1.8
255.5  
Vilamor de Abaixo  
0.5
256.0  
Irago de Arriba  
0.7
256.7  
Curutelo  
1.5
258.2  
Zaramil  
1.7
259.9  
O Mascaño  
1.0
260.9  
Melide  
1.3
262.2  

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