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Camino Primitivo

From £1,380.00
16 Days & 15 Nights
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Camino Primitivo

  • The original pilgrims trail to Santiago
  • Following ancient paths through the Cantabrian mountains
  • The unspoilt regions of Asturia and Galicia
  • Delicious food and drink
  • Completing a unique and rewarding journey and gaining your Compostela in Santiago
Camino Primitivo is the original pilgrims trail to Santiago, and a quieter and more challenging alternative to the more well-known Camino Frances. It’s distinct characteristics paint a perfect picture of authentic Spanish culture. Starting in Oviedo, the former medieval capital of Asturia, your journey stretches across the unspoilt regions of Asturia and Galicia. Follow ancient paths through the Galician mountains and lush green valleys, and pass through traditional villages and market towns. We offer the Camino Primitivo in two sections. You can choose to walk just one or combine them to complete the original way to Santiago.


Day 1 Arrive Oviedo and overnight Day 2 Oviedo to Grado and transfer to Sama de Grado 17.4 miles / 28 km Day 3 Transfer to Grado and walk to Salas 14.3 miles / 23 km Day 4 Salas to Tineo 13.7 miles / 22 km Day 5 Tineo to Borres and transfer to Tineo 13.7 miles / 22 km Day 6 Transfer to Borres, walk to Beducedo and transfer to Pola de Allande 14.9 miles / 24 km Day 7 Transfer to Beducedo and walk to Grandas de Salime 15.8 miles / 25.5 km Day 8 Grandas de Salime to A Fonsagrada 17.4 miles / 28 km Day 9 A Fonsagrada to O Cádavo 16.1 miles / 26 km Day 10 O Cádavo to Lugo 19.9 miles / 32 km Day 11 Lugo to A Ponte Ferreira 18 miles / 29 km Day 12 A Ponte Ferreira to Melide 12.4 miles / 20 km Day 13 Melide to Arzúa 9.3 miles / 15 km Day 14 Arzúa to A Rúa 11.8 miles / 19 km Day 15 A Rúa to Santiago de Compostela 12.4 miles / 20 km Day 16 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 4.5 cheeseburgers. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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