Camino Primitivo Full Route is a 295.2 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Oviedo, Asturias, Spain that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

Distance: 295.2 km Elevation Gain: 6,187 m Route Type: Point to Point




partially paved



wild flowers


historic site

The Original Way or Camino Primitivo got its name as it was the first route to Santiago de Compostela, when in the 9th Century most of Spain was under Moorish control. The Camino de Santiago and St. James became the de-facto symbols of the reconquest and the oppression of Christians. Today, the "Camino Primitivo" is the most challenging of all routes. It goes across the Cambrian Mountains, with outstanding views over the Pico de Europa, giving a chance for trekkers to push themselves. The second part from the Roman city of Lugo (only Roman walled city in Spain, UNESCO), is a peaceful walk through forests and farmlands, joining the French Way to Santiago de Compostela, in Melide.

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