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
Complete & Searchable Albergue Listing
every albergue to date with
- Opening and closing times
- Season open
- Number / Type / Price for bed
- Kitchen Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Relaxing Facilities
- a map view – data connection required
- read comments / leave comments for other pilgrims
plus contact info
- and now with a facebook link too
Heaps of Points of Interest
- Pleasant detours from the camino
- A few restaurants (places where everyone eats, or places where only those in the know eat).
- and so on and so forth
Includes one long continuously scrolling Elevation Profile
indicating distances between cities with food and accommodation