Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo

El Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo (Primitive Way) is the oldest and most ancient pilgrim route.

It was the route traveled by Alfonso II El Casto when he walked to Santiago de Compostela to recognize the remains of the Apostle Santiago. The entire journey connects Oviedo with the walled city of Lugo and finally ends at the Cathedral of Santiago.

pola de allende
Grandas de Salime
Cadavo Baleira
IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.
We prepare this route of the Camino Primitivo for people who travel alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family. We adapt the kilometers to suit your needs.
Special discounts for groups of at least 6 people: €15/person. (Not combinable with other discounts)

Itinerary Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

Day 1: Arrival in Oviedo. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Oviedo to Grado (24,9 kms)

Day 3: Stage from Grado to Salas (20 kms)

Day 4: Stage from Salas to Tineo (19 kms)

Day 5: Stage from Tineo to Pola de Allende (27,2 Kms)

Day 6: Stage from Pola de Allende to Berducedo (16,3 kms)

Day 7: Stage from Berducedo to Grandas de Salime (19,08 Kms)

Day 8: Stage from Grandas de Salimes to Fonsagrada (26,8 km)

Day 9: Stage from Fonsagrada to Cadavo Baleira (24,8)

Day 10: Stage from Cadavo Baleira to Lugo (30,2 Kms)

Day 11: Breakfast – End of our services



The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo?

El Primitive Way It is a variant that runs parallel, between the Camino Frances and Camino del Norte, with which it intersects. This route offers wonderful landscapes and a wonderful gastronomic offer. In fact, it is deeply rooted in the Asturian traditional cuisine.

If you intend to do this route, in this article we are going to expose you the most typical dishes that you will be able to savor on this route, from Oviedo to Melide, where it intersects with the French Way. We will take the opportunity to expose you the best places to eat on the Camino Primitivo, from Oviedo to Santiago.

Typical dishes of this section

The gastronomic wealth, like the natural one, in this section is extremely varied and diverse. You will easily find options that suit your tastes and demands. Among the typical dishes that you should always keep in mind, are:

Asturian bean stew

There is not and will not be a list of typical Asturian dishes without fabada not being present. It is practically a signature dish of this region.

The Asturian fabada, or simply fabada for the locals, it is made from beans (a kind of beans) typical of the area. They are getting ready together with black pudding and a variety of chorizos, as well as pork.

In fact, the importance of this dish is such that It has been compared to the very same potato omelette. Due to its high caloric level, it is usually recommended for lunch, being prepared since the XNUMXth century.


Another of the most traditional dishes of Asturian cuisine. The cachopo can have many comparisons, although to give you an idea, we could say that, at the level of preparation, could well be bought with a St. James.

It is a slice of ham that in turn surrounds a slice of cheese and is later placed between two beef steaks, yes, large, then they are passed through a kind of flour and oil breading.

Both for its exquisite flavor and for the ideal thing that is to satiate the appetite quickly, It can be consumed at any time, always perfect result.

Chorizo ​​with cider

Sausages have always been part of our tradition and in Asturias, chorizos are the protagonists of its most traditional recipes and of course, delicious.

Chorizo ​​in cider, as its name indicates, is based on two ingredients, fresh chorizos or, if necessary, a few cured ones that are cooked in cider.

You can find it practically in any restaurant or bar in the area, always accompanied by fresh bread. Just dip it in and enjoy this simple but delicious recipe.

Scorpion fish pie

It is a starter or appetizer that enjoys all the necessary tradition to be considered one of the most important of Asturian cuisine par excellence.

Is an improved version of the famous hake pudding. In 1970 it was renamed scorpionfish cake due to the fact that the protagonist of the recipe is this powerfully flavored fish. The cake is prepared with fish meat, previously cleaned to remove the bones, cream and tomato sauce.

Where to eat on the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo?

Best places to eat from Asturias to Santiago

In this section there are also a series of typical places that you cannot miss for any reason, especially if you are looking for a traditional gastronomic experience.

Among these, we can mention:

Inn the Comtienda (Oviedo)

La Comtienda is a series of restaurants that are developed in different parts of the province of Asturias. They make a kind of homage to its exquisite gastronomy. In Oviedo there are three establishments, two on Manuel Pedregal street and the last one in the surroundings of Plaza Pedro Miñor.

Right in the center, you can enjoy a wide and assorted menu that includes sausages, salads, cachopos, fish and shellfish, meat and rice dishes and of course, the most delicious desserts.

Without a doubt, it is a true tour of the most succulent and traditional of traditional Asturian cuisine.

Pachón House (Rooms)

Located on Calle de la Campa in the beautiful town of Salas, Casa Pachón is a picturesque establishment that invites you to enjoy its good service and dedicated menu.

With quite abundant and traditional dishes, They offer a pilgrim's menu that changes daily. Here, you will always be able to enjoy typical preparations, made with the freshest seasonal ingredients, which, by the way, are very good for your pocket and budget.

The staff that work here always strive to make you feel at home, no matter the day or time, you find options.

Nueva Allandesa Hotel Restaurant (Pola de Allende)

On the number 3 of Donato Fernández street in the heart of Pola de Allende, this is the perfect hotel restaurant for any pilgrim. It offers cozy facilities, good service and the most delicious food.

It is the authentic traditional Asturian cuisine, with abundant portions at all times, from pot, pudding, meat, fish and shellfish. Surely you will always find options that go according to your most specific tastes.

All their preparations have that homemade touch that will make you live a true typical experience, but without having to spend large sums.

To Reigada (Grandas de Salime)

Grandas de Salime is a small, but very pretty town, one of those jewels that you find when you do the Camino de Santiago. Just here, on Pedro de Pedre street is the cozy restaurant A Reigada.

In the first place, attention must be highlighted, since everyone who works here has a special treatment with all visitors, especially pilgrims. Now about their menu and dining options, it's easy. You will enjoy homemade dishes with good portions and a wonderful quality-price ratio.

You can choose between the extensive menu or bet on the options of the day they are always perfect.

What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo

Of all the routes that mark Spain, it is in this trip to the Camino de Santiago organized where you will really move to the true origin of the Camino. Next we are going to discover the secrets of each of the different stages.


In Oviedo, it is worth a tour of its entire old town, where its walled enclosure, its medieval city and its monuments will transport us to the origin of the city in the XNUMXth century.

As the most important monument in this section of the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo we must highlight the Cathedral of San Salvador, from the XNUMXth century. Numerous pilgrims came to it in the Middle Ages, who made a detour to Oviedo to visit it. From there comes the popular saying who goes to Santiago and does not go to El Salvador, visits the vassal and not the Lord. Due to its numerous reconstructions, it has different artistic styles, although the predominant one is flamboyant. The Holy Chamber stands out for its highly valued relics, its numerous chapels, the Old Tower, the Cloister, the Chapter House and the altarpiece of the High Altar.

In the Cathedral Square we can admire a set of noble buildings.

In San Lázaro de Paniceres, its Hermitage of medieval origin stands out.

In Premoño, there is the Chapel of Santa Ana.



In Cornellana, the Monastery of San Salvador stands out, from the year 1024.

In Salas we can admire the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the Palacio de Valdes Salas, in which its medieval tower stands out.

In Tineo we can find the Church of San Pedro, which is believed to have been founded by the Knights Templar. It conserves its original tower and Romanesque portal. We can also find La Ermita de San Roque together with the Fuente de las Musas. It is worth noting its numerous palaces arranged throughout its council.



In Borres, the parish church of Santa María de Borres stands out, one of the oldest in the council.

In Pola de Allande we can see the Palace of Cienfuegos, which was built on the basis of a primitive building from the XNUMXth century and which underwent renovations in the XNUMXth century. It has a very sober exterior appearance given its defensive nature.

The Church of San Andrés and its Indian houses are other points of interest that we can visit in this town.



In Berducedo, the parish church of Santa Maria, from the XNUMXth century, stands out.

La Mesa is a small town belonging to the Grandas de Salime council.

In Grandas de Salime, the Church of San Salvador stands out, an old collegiate church located in the center of the town. The primitive Church dates back to the XNUMXth century, although a major reform was carried out in the XNUMXth century. The old Romanesque doorway surrounding the baptismal font is preserved from it.

We can observe the Ethnographic Museum inside which we can immerse ourselves in the forgotten rural world, remembering the old trades, customs, ancient traditions ... which has been superseded by technological advances and by the industrial era.



Fonsagrada, known as the sacred fountain of the pilgrims. One of the best waterfalls in Galicia (Semeira de Vilagocende) is very close to this town. We can visit the Church of Santa María, in the baroque style. We cannot stop going to the source, they say it is miraculous, which gives its name to this town.

In Cadavo we can visit his recreation area, in which his sculptural group stands out, belonging to the project that Gaudí conceived for the temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Throughout the entire municipality we can see vestiges of the military culture. As well as numerous Churches and Hermitages.

On the other hand we can not stop enjoying all its nature, which will be accompanying us throughout our Camino de Santiago.



In Villavade we can contemplate the Church of Santa María.

In Castroverde, its fortress castle stands out, built on the ruins of an old fort from the XNUMXth century, today only the Torre del Homenaje remains.

And to finish our What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo, in Lugo, we can admire its walls, a fortification of more than two kilometers. It is the only one of Roman origin that preserves its entire route. You cannot miss visiting the Roman Baths, as well as the Sanctuary of Santa Eulalia de la Boveda and the Cathedral of Santa María. Other important monuments are: The Episcopal Palace and the Palace of San Marcos, among others.

How to get to Oviedo

The best options to travel to Ovedo are:

1 Option: go car and leave it in a parking lot in Oviedo. Private car.

Option 2: Bus

Travel from Oviedo to Madrid with Alsa.

Option 3: Train (Renfe). Travel from Madrid and Barcelona to Oviedo

Option 4: Plane

The closest airport to Oviedo is Asturias Airport (48 Kms)

From here to get to Oviedo you can go by bus (Alsa) or by private transfer with us.

What is the busiest route?

Although, as we have commented, the Camino from Oviedo was the germ of all the routes that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago, the route par excellence and the most traveled continues to be the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago.

Price and Formalize Reservation
Double room with breakfast
835€ per person
Route Information
  • Distance from Oviedo to Lugo: 154 kms
  • Duration: 11 days / 10 nights / 9 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
  • No cancellation fees
    • Up to 15 days before starting the Camino
  • IVA

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Single room supplement: Consult
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)