Way of St. James from Oviedo to Lugo

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Discover the Way of St. James from Oviedo to Lugo

The Way of St. James from Oviedo to Lugo (the Primitive Way) is the oldest and most ancient pilgrimage route. It was the route traveled by Alfonso II the Chaste when he walked to Santiago de Compostela to pay homage to the remains of the Apostle James. The complete route connects Oviedo with the walled city of Lugo and finally ends at the Cathedral of Santiago.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

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Origin

Oviedo
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Destination

Lugo
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Duration

11 days / 10 nights / 9 stages
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Total Kms

154
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Price / person

815€

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Services

Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Rooms with private bathroom

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

Obsequios especiales

Gifts-

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Optional Services

Single Room Supplement

✓ Check

Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!

Stages

Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the first stage of the Way of Saint James from Oviedo.

DID YOU KNOW that the start of your Primitive Way in the city of Oviedo represents the “kilometer 0 of the Way of St. James”? Oviedo has the honor of being the first capital of the Way!

We take the Cathedral of San Salvador de Oviedo as our starting point to leave the city.

The stage initially runs along the slope of Monte Naranco. We will walk along dirt tracks and paved roads. Chestnut trees and large meadows will mark the route, with the climb to Escamplero being the difficulty of the day.

Highlights include the Casona de la Portalada in Premoño, the Peñaflor Bridge, and its Church.

In Grado, we highlight the Valdecarzana Palace.

Arrival in Grado. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Our Way of St. James from Oviedo enters Central Asturias, with numerous meadows, mountain passes, and small villages.

We will encounter beautiful views, with plains and banks of the Cornellana and Salas rivers, with many rural houses, granaries, and pantries. An area with a great Jacobean tradition, as it is a crossroads of the inland route to the coast.

The Monastery of San Salvador de Cornellana as a prominent monument in Cornellana.

Salas is a medieval town with numerous well-preserved monuments, including the Tower of the Valdes and the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor.

Arrival in Salas. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We will alternate wooded areas at the beginning of the steep ascent to La Espina, with beautiful views of Tineo.

The stage runs close to the road and is an area of manor houses, water mills, and old hermitages.

In Tineo, its old town, the Palace of Merás, and the late-medieval Tower of the García Palace.

Arrival in Tineo. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 7h
  • Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

A more complicated stage in terms of orography. Wooded areas abound and the large meadows and valleys disappear.

There is a sense of tranquility and “solitude” on the Way.

We highlight the Monastery of Santa María la Real in Obona.

Arrival in Pola de Allende. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The most beautiful stage of our Way of St. James from Oviedo is also the most challenging in terms of terrain, with the ascent to the El Palo mountain pass, although the views are worth it.

We highlight the Chapel of Santiago in Montefurado with its carving of the Apostle Santiago, and in Berducedo, the Church of Santa María.

Arrival in Berducedo. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Spectacular views and mountainous terrain will mark this stage, overlooking the Navia river valley and the Grandas de Salime reservoir. A steep descent will lead us to the end of the stage.

The Ethnographic Museum of Grandas de Salime and its Parish Church of San Salvador are must-see attractions.

Arrival in Grandas de Salime. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Difficulty: High

The climb to the Acebo pass, entering the province of Lugo, will be the challenge of the day, although the ascent is gentle.

Spectacular views with green mountains where silence and tranquility reign.

Arrival in Fonsagrada. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Difficulty: Medium

A stage with constant ups and downs, but now more gently, running very close to the road.

The Alto de Montouto, with an old ruined hospital, will be the landmark of the day.

Arrival in Cadavo Baleira. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low
Breakfast and start of the stage.

The last climbs of our Way, to descend to the plains, through small parishes, tracks, and roads that cross lush forests.

The entire Old Town of Lugo, with its fabulous wall, will compensate for the effort of the stage.

Arrival in Lugo and end of our exciting Way of St. James from Oviedo.

If you have more days, you can extend your Primitive Way from Lugo.

We’re coming to the last day of your trip! Enjoy breakfast and conclude this unforgettable experience with us.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!

Lodging

In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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