Primitive Camino by Bicycle (8 Days)

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From Oviedo


DAY 2: OVIEDO-SALAS (50 KM): Departure from Oviedo. This Asturian city is the main point of many pilgrimages due to King Alphonse ll the Chaste, possibly the first known pilgrim, who, upon hearing the news of the discovery of the Saint’s remains, took this route to Compostela to witness the event. This first stage is characterised by its incomparable landscapes and its slopes, such as the ascent to the Alto del Escamplero and the Alto del Fresno. The closer you get to Salas, the steeper the slopes will be.

DAY 3: SALAS-POLA DE ALLANDE (48 KM): This is a mountain and altitude stage. It is recommended you do this stage by road due to its complexity. Leave Salas by the N-634 to La Espina and then cycle to Tineo on the AS-216. A few kilometres further on turn right onto the AS-350, which will take you to one of the two important monasteries in this area, worth stopping to see: Obona and Bárcena. After passing the two monasteries you are getting closer and closer to your final destination for this stage.

DAY 4: POLA DE ALLANDE-FONSAGRADA (66 KM): You cross the Asturian mountains so this leg will be a little more laborious than the previous one. It is advisable to do this section also by road. From Pola de Allande you climb the ten kilometers of the Puerto de Palo along the AS-14 road, after the mountain you take a long descent where you will see Montefurado and end up at the Salime Dam. From the dam there is a long climb of 800m to the Alto do Acevo, where theh holly grows, after crossing it you will be in the autonomous community of Galicia; from this point you will continue along the original road to Fonsagrada.

DAY 5: FONSAGRADA-LUGO (53 KM): The landscapes which you travel through on this leg are spectacular, as long as you follow the original route, if you are not able to do so, you can choose to go by road between Paradavella and A Lastra. After passing A Lastra you enter Fontaneira. On this stretch you will pass a point which, according to the legend of the Apostle Santiago, was a battlefield where the army of Alphonse II and the Muslims clashed, and where weapons and armor were found. Once past this stretch the road will be much easier. Halfway through this stage, there is less to go to reach Lugo.

DAY 6: LUGO-MELIDE (46 KM): Melide, meeting point between the French Way and the Primitive Way. The section goes from Lugo to San Román and from there to Melide. You could say that this stage presents no difficulty whatsoever. There is only a short distance now separating you from the capital.

DAY 7: MELIDE-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (53 KM): You leave Melide and begin by passing through a series of well-known villages of the French Camino such as Arzúa, O Pedrouzo, Cimadevilla, Lavacolla, Monte do Gozo where you will have to make a stop to see the first view of the towers of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Once you have passed all these towns, you will be very close to your destination.


– Accommodation in double or single room. Breakfast incl.
– Transport of backpacks for each of the stages along the route (max. 15 Kg per backpack).
– Accommodation along the way: Hotels, rural houses, hostels or pensions.
– 1 Guided tour of Santiago (historic centre): 2h in Spanish.
– Informative dossier.
– Travel insurance with 24-hour telephone assistance service.
– Support car. Transfers IN/OUT

– Discount for third person in extra bed sharing room with 2 adults 10%.
– Half board supplement (no discount for 3rd person) per person/night €18.00
– Picnic lunch supplement: sandwich, drink and dessert person/day €9.40
– Santiago-Sarria airport transfer supplement: (max. 4)* €162.50
– Santiago city to Santiago airport transfer supplement: (1 to 3 people) €41.25
– Santiago city to Santiago airport transfer supplement: (4 to 7 people) €63.75
– Private transfers and/or support car during the route: please ask.
– Cancellation insurance: please ask.