Camino del Norte 4/4 - From Ribadesella to Oviedo
This final section of the Camino del Norte, Ribadesella to Oviedo takes you from the coast inland to Oviedo which is also the starting point of the Camino Primitivo. From Ribadesella, you still get to enjoy the coastline as you go up and down to towns and beaches before passing the Templar site and Benedictine Monastery of Santiago to arrive in Colunga. A relatively short day follows along the valley before climbing up the Cabanona pass and coming back downhill to another valley and the town of Villaviciosa.
The start of this day is the last coastal section as you move inland, crossing a river and going up and down a number of times one final descent will take you to Pola de Siero. The last day walking is a short day and as you get closer to Oviedo it has a more urban feel. Oviedo was one of the most important cities in the Middle Ages for pilgrims as there were many relics in the Cathedral of San Salvador for pilgrims to visit. Many of these relics are still in the Cathedral to this day.