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Camino Salvador

nickymunch

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Camino(s) past & future
via de la plata
#1
Hi I’ve just completed my first Camino (Frances) and the experience has manifested a beast in me that just wants more... on my travels I met a lovely lady from Spain who told me of a lesser known camino, the Camino Salvador, which goes from León to Oviedo.
I live in the UK and was wondering if there could be any information about this route because when I asked at the pilgrims office in Santiago they had nothing!
Hopefully this forum can shed some light!
Blissfully happy either way
Nicky
 

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Camino(s) past & future
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2016.Primitivo
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte?
#2
You can look in the category "Other routes in Spain" and you will find very much information there. I walked the Salvador in August last year. It is not long but very beautiful and mountainous. You can very easily combine it with the Camino Primitivo Oviedo to Santiago. This combination will take about three weeks. Information about the Primitivo YouTube will find in the same category
 

Brandy

Active Member
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28th May will start the EPW
#3
Nicky just search "Camino San Salvador" on the forum and you will get plenty of info.
Buen Camino
Brandy
 

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Have completed through Agosta
#6
The best guide is one by a man known as “Ender” who documents it. We were lucky enough to meet him on that Way high is beautiful. If you google his name and San Salvador camino you will find. It is available to all and in Wnglish and Espaniol.
 

nickymunch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
via de la plata
#9
You can look in the category "Other routes in Spain" and you will find very much information there. I walked the Salvador in August last year. It is not long but very beautiful and mountainous. You can very easily combine it with the Camino Primitivo Oviedo to Santiago. This combination will take about three weeks. Information about the Primitivo YouTube will find in the same category
Thank you Antonius x
 

nickymunch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
via de la plata
#11
The best guide is one by a man known as “Ender” who documents it. We were lucky enough to meet him on that Way high is beautiful. If you google his name and San Salvador camino you will find. It is available to all and in Wnglish and Espaniol.
Thanks a lot Tom :0)
 

Mournes

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#12
Ender posted a link to his guide on this thread yesterday at 10.22 pm.You obviously
didn' t notice it.It is 3 responses before your last posting.You will find that the link is to the english version of the guide although you will see Ender posted in spanish.
 

nickymunch

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
via de la plata
#14
Ender posted a link to his guide on this thread yesterday at 10.22 pm.You obviously
didn' t notice it.It is 3 responses before your last posting.You will find that the link is to the english version of the guide although you will see Ender posted in spanish.
Thanks for the nudge :0)
 

laineylainey

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Camino(s) past & future
2012 - 2015 CF
2015 SdC-Fisterra-Muxia
2016 Porto-SdC
2017 Salvador&Primitivo
2017 Mozarabe
#16
FABULOUS route and yes, if you have the time add on the Primitivo. Lots of advice on this forum about both routes and Ender's guide is great. The Salvador is very quiet (well it was last year when I went in Sept). Then you meet a lot more in Oviedo with the Norte crowd as well as people starting in Oviedo. By he way if you get a chance to go in Sept, there's a fabulous week long festival in Oviedo, which is well worth looking into. I was there on the 19th sept last year and it was going on that week.
 
Camino(s) past & future
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#17
Thanks for the great information....September 2019 could always be an option....now I’m hooked anything is possible....”Santiago is not the end... it’s the beginning “ (P.C) :0)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés 2013
Camino Fisterra/Muxía 2013
Camino Inglés 2013
Camino del Salvador 2014
Camino Primitivo 2014
Caminho Portugues 2015
Camino del Norte 2016
#18
I highly recommend it. It was lovely. Oh the views! Did it together with Primitivo. Enders guide is easy to follow and you will be guided over the mountains by the lovely yellow shells.
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Redhead Keith

Member
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Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#21
I am planning the San Salvador from Leon, and to follow through onto the Primitivo. This is for October - does anyone have experience of an October Camino along these routes - weather, open/closed Alberques, etc? Any info would be great. Thank you. LLN Keith
 

peregrina2000

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#22
I walked the Salvador/primitivo combo starting in very late September in 2008. Weather was great, there was some snow at higher elevations in the mountains around Tineo but none on the camino. I had absolutely no problem with accommodations. Ten years later, you are likely to find many more peregrinos, but also much more in the way of accommodation. I wouldn't worry about it. Enjoy this camino, which I have seen in summer, spring, and fall -- not yet winter, though!
 

Redhead Keith

Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
#23
I walked the Salvador/primitivo combo starting in very late September in 2008. Weather was great, there was some snow at higher elevations in the mountains around Tineo but none on the camino. I had absolutely no problem with accommodations. Ten years later, you are likely to find many more peregrinos, but also much more in the way of accommodation. I wouldn't worry about it. Enjoy this camino, which I have seen in summer, spring, and fall -- not yet winter, though!
Hi peregrina2000 - thanks for that, its reassuring to read of first-hand experience and knowledge. Very encouraging too. I'm sure we will enjoy and savour every part of it. LLN Keith
 

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