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JOSEPH SITKO

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Planning month of June to do Camino Primitivo starting in Villaviciosa. Flight to Madrid, train to Oviedo then spending a few days before starting the Camino. Any easy way to Villaviciosa ? Any recommendations for a pension or hotel in Oviedo to get ready ? Might use same as we pass thru on the pilgrimage .

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Tia Valeria

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We stayed at Hostal Oviedo and it is very pilgrim friendly. Breakfast, and other meals, were easy to get in the Cafe Cristina on the corner, facing the station. Booking may be advisable, but there are other places nearby if you check on the map.
The ALSA bus should go to Villaviciosa several times a day and the bus station is just down the road from the train station.

Buen Camino
 

peregrina2000

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Hi, Joseph,
Welcome to the forum! Villaviciosa is on the Norte, not the Primitivo. It's actually where you can detour down to Oviedo from the Norte. This is how people walking the Norte switch over to the Primitivo. Since you are arriving in Oviedo, you can just start the Primitivo there! Unless you have a special interest, like pre-Romanesque churches, and want to start in Villaviciosa so that you can walk to Oviedo with a stop for a visit of the stunning little church, Valdediós. But if you are just going to walk the Primitivo, the Primitivo begins in Oviedo!

Buen camino, Laurie
 

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We stayed at Hostal Oviedo and it is very pilgrim friendly. Breakfast, and other meals, were easy to get in the Cafe Cristina on the corner, facing the station. Booking may be advisable, but there are other places nearby if you check on the map.
The ALSA bus should go to Villaviciosa several times a day and the bus station is just down the road from the train station.

Buen Camino
We stayed in the municipal albergue in Oviedo and thought it very nice and clean. The bathrooms were great too with nice private showers. I believe the building may have been a renovated convent.
 

Tia Valeria

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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 stayed in the municipal albergue in Oviedo and thought it very nice and clean. The bathrooms were great too with nice private showers. I believe the building may have been a renovated convent.

We chose the Hostal Oviedo because it was so near the railway and we needed to catch the very early morning FEVE to Ribadeo. Also we were not 'walking' at that time but passing through to start our Camino in Ferrol. We stayed there again when starting the Primitivo so have never stayed in the albergue in Oviedo. It sounds good.
 

TerryB

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Norte/Primitivo (April/May) 2009: Norte/Primitivo (parts) (April/May) 2010: Inglés (May) 2011: Primitivo (April/May) 2012: Norte / Camino de La Reina (April/May) 2013: Camino del Mar / Inglés (May/June) 2015
The ALSA bus should go to Villaviciosa several times a day and the bus station is just down the road from the train station.
Buen Camino

Last time I looked there were 10 Alsa buses a day from Oviedo to Villaviciosa. Takes about 1 hour.

Blessings on your planning
Tio Tel
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
We chose the Hostal Oviedo because it was so near the railway and we needed to catch the very early morning FEVE to Ribadeo. Also we were not 'walking' at that time but passing through to start our Camino in Ferrol. We stayed there again when starting the Primitivo so have never stayed in the albergue in Oviedo. It sounds good.
Sounds like your choice of lodging was perfect for your particular situation!
 

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