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Getting to Villaviciosa

2020 Camino Guides
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
Hello forum members,
I am thinking about walking the Camino Covadonga in July before meeting family who have rented a house in Asturias.
I have previously walked the Norte from Irun and the Primitivo from Oviedo so it would be a good way to walk for a few days before the holiday.
I would appreciate any tips on walking to Covadonga and especially any information on the best way to get to Villaviciosa where I hope to start, travelling from Australia
Also I have not walked in summer before so is it likely to be very hot in that region and also very busy with tourists ?
Thanks
 

André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
Hi "girl",

The best way to get to Villaviciosa (about 27 km. east of Gijón):
- fly from Australia to Madrid
- fly from Madrid to Aeropuerto de Asturias (about 40 km. west of Gijón).
- take the bus from the airport to Villaviciosa (€ 12,05 one way).

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André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
On Wikiloc you can find and download GPS-tracks of the Camino Covadonga for free:

 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
Hi "girl",

The best way to get to Villaviciosa (about 27 km. east of Gijón):
- fly from Australia to Madrid
- fly from Madrid to Aeropuerto de Asturias (about 40 km. west of Gijón).
- take the bus from the airport to Villaviciosa (€ 12,05 one way).

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Thanks.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to get there but I will look at flights to Asturias airport. Last flight was Perth - Madrid - San Sebastián so would be similar but with a bus trip too. I would just walk from Madrid if I had the time but that’s a Camino for next year.
 

Tia Valeria

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pt Norte/Pmtvo 2010
C. Inglés 2011
C. Primitivo '12
Norte-C. de la Reina '13
C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
We walked from Arriondas to Covadonga. Well marked once you find the way out of town -across the park and past the football pitch. Also called Camino de la Reina when looking for guides.
We travelled from Llanes to Arriondas but it can be reached by ALSA or FEVE from Oviedo and might be easier than getting to Villaviciosa.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
We walked from Arriondas to Covadonga. Well marked once you find the way out of town -across the park and past the football pitch. Also called Camino de la Reina when looking for guides.
We travelled from Llanes to Arriondas but it can be reached by ALSA or FEVE from Oviedo and might be easier than getting to Villaviciosa.
Thank you. I have read your descriptive blog of the walk . Our daughter and her husband and two young sons ( now living in the UK ) have rented a house in Romillo and when I saw it was on a Camino path the walking addiction started me researching options to get there ... it is less than two months since finishing Camino del Norte but any excuse ?!
 

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