Camino Primitivo

Through the mountains of Asturias to Santiago de Compostela.


Spaniards often refer to the Camino Primitivo as the knee wrecker. For some it is.

This camino begins at the San Salvador Cathedral in the Asturian capital of Oviedo.  It plunges quickly into wilderness and follows a course due South West to join the Camino Francés in Melide.

As alternative routes are go, it is one of the most popular.  There are enough pilgrims to keep the albergues busy, but not so many to over crowd them.

“Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.”

― John Muir

Camino Primitivo app guide

Complete & Searchable Albergue Listing

every albergue to date with

  • Opening and closing times
  • Season open
  • Number / Type / Price for bed
  • Meals
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Relaxing Facilities


  • a map view – data connection required
  • read comments / leave comments for other pilgrims

plus contact info

  • phone
  • email
  • website
  • and now with a facebook link too

Camino Primitivo app guide

Heaps of Points of Interest

  • Churches
  • Capillas
  • Pleasant detours from the camino
  • A few restaurants (places where everyone eats, or places where only those in the know eat).
  • Bridges
  • Monuments
  • and so on and so forth

Camino Primitivo app guide

Everything On a Map*

if it is in the app, it is on the map

standard and satellite views

map includes camino route

*data connection needed

Includes one long continuously scrolling Elevation Profile

indicating distances between cities with food and accommodation

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The camino is always changing.
Driven by the frequently updated data behind,
this app is always current.getitnow