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Which part of the Camino de North?

amirfakhim

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Camino(s) past & future
Past done once. This is my second time.
Hi All,

Thank you for replying. This is my third times. Did twice CF. This time planning to start from Oviedo to Santiago. I only have 15 days. Any advices which part the de north i shouldnt miss. Or what is the best plan to get most out of de north that i I don't miss the beauty of its nature.

Thank you so much.

Amir
 

Jan_D

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Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Hi Amir,

The walk from Oviedo to Santiago is the camino "Primitivo", which has it's own sub-section on this forum. It's a very beautiful walk, through the hills and mountains of Asturias and Galicia. It's more physically demanding than the Frances, but also more rural and there are fewer pilgrims. It's allegedly the "original" camino, the path used by King Alfonso II in the 9th century.

15 days should give you just enough time to do the whole thing, so you won't need to miss any parts!

When are you thinking of going?
 

amirfakhim

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past done once. This is my second time.
Hi Amir,

The walk from Oviedo to Santiago is the camino "Primitivo", which has it's own sub-section on this forum. It's a very beautiful walk, through the hills and mountains of Asturias and Galicia. It's more physically demanding than the Frances, but also more rural and there are fewer pilgrims. It's allegedly the "original" camino, the path used by King Alfonso II in the 9th century.

15 days should give you just enough time to do the whole thing, so you won't need to miss any parts!

When are you thinking of going?
Hi jan, thank you so much for the note. I will start on Sept 1st to 16th. I so look forward to it.
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Wow, that's basically next week! So exciting!! :D

You can find free information on the following websites:
http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/primitivo/
and https://www.gronze.com

They're in Spanish, but if you click on each "etapa" (stage) you'll get lots of information about distances, accommodation, etc, which should be easy to understand (or nothing Google Translate couldn't help with). Otherwise there is obviously lots of information on this forum!

Yes as Csutak says (the post came in while I was writing), you can also walk up from Oviedo to join the Norte (which runs along the coast), but it would take you longer to reach Santiago. Also, for the first two days you'd be walking through the outskirts of cities (Oviedo, Gijon, and Aviles), so you'd have to wait a couple of days before reaching the "beauty of nature". You might enjoy walking along the sea, and the path is not as physically challenging as the Primitivo. There is, however, a lot of road walking in this section.
 
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Csutak

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C. Frances, Norte, Ingles, Primitivo, Aragones, Vasco, SanSalvador, Fisterre, Muxia - more than once
It is advisable to take the bus from Oviedo to Aviles - this is what I also did.
However, I agree that the Primitivo is much more challenging. :cool:
 

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