If you like challenges and are looking for a challenge, your best route is the oldest and one of the hardest on the Camino de Santiago, the Primitive Way. Together with the Camino de la Costa, they make up the so-called Camino del Norte, which is attracting many pilgrims in recent years.
Its origin is historical. This is the starting point that Alfonso II took, nicknamed the Casto, during the ninth century, from which he crossed the crossing to reach Santiago to visit the tomb of the Apostle, newly discovered then. Being a fundamental monarch in the history of the city of Santiago, he is considered the first pilgrim.
We accompany you from the beginning of your trip in Oviedo, resting in our four-star Santo Domingo Plaza Hotel, located 5 minutes walk from the historic city center. In addition, we have a pet friendly service, that is, adapted for pets, so you have the opportunity to do the Camino with your faithful furry companion.
Following the path, cross the mountain that separates Asturias from Galicia north of Os Ancares, passing through different municipalities such as Regueras, Grado, Salas, Tineo, Pola de Allande and Grandas de Salime, then crossing the city of Lugo and its emblematic wall , to finish in the Plaza del Obradoiro. Already in the city of Santiago, you can conclude your adventure in our OCA Puerta del Camino, four stars and ideal for family accommodation, which also includes pet service. If you prefer to enter the heart of the city and are looking for a more central option, we also offer accommodation in our apartments Duerming Cruceiro do Galo, Sete Artes, Rúa Travesa or Casa Reales, all of them very close to the cathedral. If you also want to end your experience as a pilgrim in Fisterra, we also have hotels very close to the “end of the world”.
The Primitive Way could be considered as one of the most attractive routes both for its wild and mountainous nature and for its isolation and lack of massification of pilgrims, which helps the spiritual retreat. It is not an easy route, some cyclists refer to it as a “leg-breaker” terrain, full of continuous ups and downs, so it is advisable to do it on foot and take into account the weather. However, its charm makes the journey worthwhile, and is a way to escape the monotony. Live the Camino with us without sacrificing comfort and quality offered by our establishments. Book now!