Camino Primitivo or the Original Way

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Oviedo - Lugo

Section 1 of 2
11 Days
Moderate Plus Difficulty

This Walking Holiday explores the first section of the Camino Primitivo / Original Way, following the iconic Camino de Santiago de Compostela; the famous Way of Saint James.

This Camino was used in the 9th Century by the first devout pilgrims from the kingdom of Asturias. This is the most beautiful section of the Camino, starting in medieval Oviedo.

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Lugo to Santiago de Compostela

Section 2 of 2
7 Days
Moderate Difficulty

Beginning in the walled city of Lugo, this walking holiday catches up with the Camino Frances in Melide and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, where you can pick up your certificate of completion. You will walk through heavily forested rural Galicia, witnessing the Roman influence on Spain’s roads and bridges.

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Full Camino Primitivo

16+ Days
Moderate Plus Difficulty

The road less traveled, the Camino Primitivo, may not be as popular as the famous Camino Frances, but has everything for a walker who is looking for peace, a challenge and gorgeous scenery.

The full route takes approximately 16 days to complete, and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

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