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distance 18.66mi Vertical gain +2028ft Vertical drop -1703ft Durée 10h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Muxía - Province de A Coruña

The route is well signposted in both directions, between Muxía and Fisterra. Despite the proximity to the sea, don't expect a walk on the beach. Today's journey runs through a rural and lonely territory, with dirt roads, forests and demanding slopes. There might be walkers coming from Fisterra, so say "Hola" and maybe chat a while. Get started early and look for a lunch stop in Lires, a town located right in the middle of the day.

distance 13.24mi Vertical gain +1230ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 7h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dumbría - Province de A Coruña

You can almost smell the sea (and almost see it) but there's still over 20 km to Muxia, although the sea comes into view long before. The route alternates sections of tarmac, without much interest, with several stretches of dirt road through forests. Looking at the profile of the stage, you can see that the descent towards the coast is not exactly easygoing, rather a continuous up-and-down, with moderate unevenness.

distance 13.86mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 7h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mazaricos - Province de A Coruña

The first 3 km of this stage are fairly simple but then there is a bit of a climb up to Monte Aro. Our route goes up to a viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic view, but there's no need to go all the way to the top, because 500 meters before the top there is a right turn and the begining of a steep descent along a dirt track. On the descent of Mount Aro, good views over the Xallas valley can be enjoyed, including the great Fervenza reservoir.

distance 13.36mi Vertical gain +1211ft Vertical drop -682ft Durée 7h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Negreira - Province de A Coruña

This is an easier stage than the classic 33.6 km from Negreira to Olveiroa, through a really rural environment but with a few uphill climbs. In the first ten kilometers we cross lush forests of pine, chestnut and oak trees, then we go through a clearer patch of land. At the end, there's a small village that is friendly and worth exploring.

distance 72.1mi Vertical gain +6965ft Vertical drop -7461ft Durée 5 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Santiago de Compostela - Province de A Coruña

This walk can be done as an extention to any Camino de Santiago. It's the older reason people, like the Romans, walked across the top of the Iberian Peninsula, following the Milky Way to the ends of the earth (as it was known). Our recomendation is to go through Muxía rather than head straight to Fisterra (the name of the town). Also, we recommend going the extra 3 km to reach Cape Finisterre. Great scenery and an amazing climax to see the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean from the cape.

distance 12.97mi Vertical gain +1430ft Vertical drop -1752ft Durée 7h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Santiago de Compostela - Province de A Coruña

Time to leave Santiago behind and follow the sun going west. It's more or less downhill as far as Aguapesada, then there's a bit of a climb over Alto do Mar de Ovellas, where we have to go up 210 metros in about 2 km, up to Carballo. Then it's a stroll, crossing the Tambre river and into Negreira.

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distance 3.22mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -249ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bolvir - Province de Girona

Classic walking roundtrip through the sorroundings of Bolvir, a village in Baixa Cerdanya, Catalonia.

distance 7.43mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pasaia - Province de Guipúzcoa

Superb hike for passing a lovely afternoon and enjoying an evening in old San Sebastien, eating tapas and pintxos.

distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +341ft Vertical drop -472ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Santiago de Compostela - Province de A Coruña

The final stage of the Camino Primitivo, completing the 308.5 km. An easy walk to finish and still be in time for the Pilgrim's Mass at 12 o'clock midday. The route goes past the Monte do Gozo (Hill of Joy) which gives us a fine view of the three spires of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. From there, it's about an hour to the main door and entrance to the Cathedral and the end of this journey. However, the recommendation is to continue a few days more to Finisterre, on the Atlantic coast.

distance 14.55mi Vertical gain +1099ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Arzúa - Province de A Coruña

A comfortable stage with very few slopes; along tracks, crossing forests and meadows. As in the previous stage, the route runs parallel to the main N-547 road and the soon to be completed A-54 motorway. Our route passes O Pedrouzo and the airport to give us a short distance to walk in the next stage to allow us to get to the Pilgrim's Mass, which is celebrated daily at 12 noon in the Cathedral of Santiago.

distance 11.8mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1362ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melide (Province de A Coruña) - Province de A Coruña

The route follows the N-547 but using local paths and tracks, sometimes crossing the main road but only walking short stretches of tarmac. The route is a bit up and down, crossing the River Boente and the beautiful valley of the River Iso to reach Arzúa. Then it's a pretty comfortable 5 km as we go along forest tracks, through woods and meadows to reach the albergue at As Quintas.

distance 12.63mi Vertical gain +1030ft Vertical drop -1299ft Durée 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Palas de Rei - Province de Lugo

This stage goes through more rural landscapes, along small dirt tracks and quite a lot of tarmac with frequent slopes. In general, it's pretty moderate with the opportunity to visit small villages, a few of which have restaurant services. The route finishes in Melide, where we join the Camino Frances.

distance 16.49mi Vertical gain +1535ft Vertical drop -1342ft Durée 8h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lugo (Province de Lugo) - Province de Lugo

This stage is the official route and avoids the detour to Friol and Sobrado dos Monxes. There is a fair amount of road walking but if the weather is unkind (i.e. wet and cold) that is probably a blessing. There are a number of villages to go through so plenty of opportunities to chat with local folk along the way. Santiago is getting closer and that will also probably mean more people on the trail but that can also be pleasant and conversation on the road will make the journey more entertaining.

distance 19.34mi Vertical gain +1440ft Vertical drop -2290ft Durée 9h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Baleira - Province de Lugo

This stage runs through rural Galicia, with at least seven villages en route and plenty of places to stop for a rest (or even to stay the night if you want to split this stage into two or three mini-stages). Likewise, there are plenty of chapels, churches and fountains to visit. Our route follows the original way to Vilabade, which includes a visit to the church of Santa María, known as the "catedral de Castroverde".

distance 14.93mi Vertical gain +2178ft Vertical drop -2923ft Durée 8h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in A Fonsagrada - Province de Lugo

The route is a delight with a succession of descents and ascents surrounded by domesticated rural scenery. If the weather is kind, this stage is as enjoyable as any other and much easier on the feet that the previous stage. This is authentic Galician hinterland with a warm welcome from folk all the way along the trail.

distance 15.85mi Vertical gain +2822ft Vertical drop -1558ft Durée 9h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Grandas de Salime - Province de Asturias

This stage starts gently but soon becomes tougher as it ascends to the border with Galicia. This is where we say goodbye to Asturias and begin our journey across Galicia towards Santiago de Compostela. This is a long day but full of interesting encounters with people and places along the way. The change of region is also noticeable in the markings and villages the route goes through.

distance 12.88mi Vertical gain +3287ft Vertical drop -4393ft Durée 8h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Allande - Province de Asturias

This stage has highs and lows, reaching 1,041 m above sea level (3,415 ft) and droping to 209 m (686 ft). The route goes past a wind farm on the tops and crosses over the dam that holds the water of the Salime Reservoir. Some spectacular views and changing countryside make this stage one to remember.

distance 15.46mi Vertical gain +3061ft Vertical drop -2192ft Durée 9h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tineo - Province de Asturias

This stage has two route options: the High Road or the Low Road, otherwise known as Hospitales or Pola de Allande. One deciding factor might be the weather as the higher route is quite exposed. On the other hand, the lower route means more distance (17.9 km as opposed to 15 km). The recommendation is for the Hospitales route as it appears more authentic and has less tarmac to cover.

distance 10.03mi Vertical gain +1486ft Vertical drop -1558ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tineo - Province de Asturias

The day starts with a climb even though Tineo is already perched over the Villar valley. The route takes us along the southern flank of the Pico Navariego, staying high above the valley and the road below, finally dropping down to Obona and then a fairly flat stroll all the way to Borres.

distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +2507ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Salas - Province de Asturias

This stage is a bit shorter than the two previous stages and only has a gentle climb at the start. At the beginning, the route follows the river Nonaya and borders the Sierra de Bodenaya. After crossing the river Casandrasín, our journey takes us along the valley with the Sierra de Tineo up to our right. Plenty to see and a few villages to explore, just hope the rain stays off.

distance 13.95mi Vertical gain +2139ft Vertical drop -1532ft Durée 8h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Grado (Province de Asturias) - Province de Asturias

This stage follows the motorway and a couple of rivers. There's plenty rural scenery, some ups and downs, tracks through woods, small villages, past ancient monasteries and plenty of hórreos.

distance 191.75mi Vertical gain +25308ft Vertical drop -25226ft Durée 14 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oviedo - Province de Asturias

The Camino Primitivo is the Camino de Santiago that goes from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela through the regions of Asturias and Galicia. It owes its origin to the pilgrimage of King Alfonso II of Asturias in the 9th century, the first of the routes to Santiago de Compostela (hence the name "Primitivo"). Other routes have developed over the centuries but this one holds a certain timeless magic.

distance 15.44mi Vertical gain +1198ft Vertical drop -1795ft Durée 8h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oviedo - Province de Asturias

Apart from the section going out from Oviedo, the route for the most part goes along paths and roads that lead through pleasant rural scenery, with frequent ups and downs, tracks through woods, meadows and small villages.

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