The Camino Primitivo is one of the many Caminos de Santiago, or Ways of St James. All of the paths lead to Santiago de Compostela in the north-west of Spain and are walked or cycled by thousands of pilgrims every year. We’ve walked four caminos now: the Camino Francés, which is the way most people think of when they hear the words “Camino de Santiago”, the Via de la Plata from Seville, the Camino Inglés from A Coruna, and most recently, the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo.

The Camino Primitivo is considered to be the hardest of all the Ways of St James, but we loved it! The terrain was generally pleasant and there was very little road walking, and we accumulated a fantastic group of people to walk with.

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The cloisters of Oviedo Cathedral, our starting point for the Camino Primitivo.

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Week one

Day two of the Camino Primitivo started out a little damp, but full of beautiful nature scenes.

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As we approached Salas, a local farmer told us that we were going to like the town. He was right.

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Week two

After we got through the fog yesterday, we were rewarded with this view of a dam. Brilliant.

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We made a relatively early start this morning, so the light over the Roman bridge at Lugo was pretty nice.

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  • Great pictures. Definitely worth visiting that place. Simply beautiful...

    on September 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm Reply

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