On royal tracks through the mountains
Camino Primitivo can be translated as "the original way". It bears this name, because it is alledged that King Alfonso II made the first pilgrimages to Santiago on the Camino Primitivo in the 9th century.
To follow the royal steps is often a challenge: The Camino Primitivo leads over high mountains and includes some rather strenous climbs. But the magnificent views over green valleys and untouched nature make every effort worthwhile and this comparably quiet Way of St. James a charming alternative to the most popular routes.
From Oviedo to Lugo
After leaving the city of Oviedo, you slowly head towards the mountains. Through woods and over partly steep mountain passes you walk towards Lugo. The stunning views will make up for all you efforts. Learn more...
207 km 11 days hard
From Lugo to Santiago de Compostela
Walk the last 100 kilometres from Lugo to Santiago. Enjoy the solitude of the Camino Primitivo on your first days. From Mélide on you will walk in company of pilgrims from the Camino Francés and Camino del Norte until you reach Santiago. Learn more...
97 km 6 days hard - moderately difficult