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Walk a part of the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo.
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If you're planning a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino Primitivo Route is an excellent option. This itinerary is considered the first pilgrimage route created to visit the Apostle James. It is believed that King Alfonso II, the King of Asturias, was the first to walk to Santiago after the discovery of the Saint's body. Get ready to start the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo!

What is the route of the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo?
As we just mentioned, this itinerary begins in the capital of Asturias, Oviedo. Our city is a combination of history, culture, and hospitality, with a monumental historic centre that has been a source of inspiration for many writers. Oviedo is also known for its pre-Romanesque art, of which it has some good examples.

From Oviedo, you can explore other points of interest in Asturias such as Grado, Salas, and Tineo. The path climbs up to the mountainous town of La Mesa, from where you can enjoy impressive panoramic views. After touring Asturias, the path will take you to Galicia, which is considered Asturias' “cousin” in terms of landscape.

The gateway to Galicia is through the municipality of A Fonsagrada, surrounded by green meadows and high mountains. Finally, if you follow the recommended path, you will reach the city of Lugo, known for its Roman wall. This ancient city is the endpoint of one of the most beautiful and satisfying parts of the Camino Primitivo.

Obviously, the itinerary continues to Santiago de Compostela and passes through some lovely towns, such as Friol or Toque, so it is highly recommended to continue. However, it is worth noting that the Camino Primitivo merges with the Camino Francés in the Galician town of Mellid (or Melide in Galician).

As you can see, the Camino Primitivo is an excellent option if you are looking for a historical and cultural pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Being one of the less travelled itineraries, it allows you to enjoy the rich culture and history of Asturias and Galicia with peace and tranquillity. Additionally, the road is full of important historical and cultural monuments that can be visited along the way, such as Oviedo’s Cathedral or Lugo’s Cathedral.

This path also offers the opportunity to enjoy local gastronomy, which is known for its authentic flavour and fresh, high-quality ingredients. From famous Asturian cheeses to Galician seafood, the Camino Primitivo is a unique culinary experience.

If you're looking for a unique and enriching experience on the Camino de Santiago, we invite you to walk the stretch of the Camino Primitivo between Oviedo and Lugo. And if you stay at the Hotel Vetusta in Oviedo, you can enjoy Asturian hospitality and discover a city full of history and culture. Additionally, you'll be in the perfect starting point to begin your journey towards Santiago de Compostela. Don't hesitate, book now!