Camino Primitivo

Follow the original Camino de Santiago by walking the medieval Camino Primitivo. The Camino Primitivo offers tranquillity and challenge as it travels along the rugged and diverse landscapes of Asturias in northern Spain en route to Santiago de Compostela. 

The Camino Primitivo tends to be walked by those who already have a Camino under their belt or are looking for a more challenging alternative to the Camino Frances, but it's a route rich in rewards. To start planning your next adventure on the Camino Primitivo, take a look through our available itineraries below.

  • How Tough is the First Day on the Camino de Santiago?

    One of the most frequently asked questions on the Camino de Santiago is about the first day.  You start off in St Jean Pied de Port in France and walk across the Pyrenees mountain range, into Spain before dropping down to finish your day's walk in Roncesvalles.  There is a lot of ascent and descent and rather than just give you tips, we thought that showing you the exact route would be more beneficial. 

  • Everything you need to know about the Camino de Santiago.

    In this video, Rachel and Ewan talk through the main points of walking the Camino.  While there are more detailed videos on most of the points covered, this is a great place to start to give you a general overview of what walking the Camino Frances is going to be like.  

  • What to pack for the Camino de Santiago

    One of the most important things people think about when walking the Camino is what to pack.  There are some essentials, but most people are trying to lighten their load and carry their backpacks with them as they go.  This is amazing, but with Macs Adventure, we transfer your luggage for you (which is not cheating!!) so you can pack whatever you like.  

  • How to travel to the Camino de Santiago

    How do you get to Sarria?  How do you get back from Leon? There are so many start and endpoints on this massive spiritual journey, that we thought it would be helpful to make a video that told you exactly how to get to and from the various points along the route.  No longer need you wonder about getting from Biarritz to St Jean Pied de Port, it is all laid out here for you.  

  • How many days to walk the Camino?

    With a walk that stretches all the way across the north of Spain, you might imagine that there is a lot of different itineraries on this route.  In this video we break down how many days it takes to walk the Camino de Santiago and all the different ways you can break it up.