A Taste of the Camino de Santiago (8 hours)

A Taste of the Camino de Santiago (8 hours)

Have you heard about the Camino de Santiago and even considered walking one of its itineraries (yes, there are multiple routes!)? But you do not have the possibility to take a few weeks off. Or are you doubting whether you are able to hike 20-30 km for multiple days in a row? This tour offers you the possibility to be a pilgrim for a day by walking part of the ‘Camino Primitivo’.

Among the many ‘Caminos’ that can be walked nowadays, the Camino Primitivo is the oldest one. The first one to walk this route was the Asturian King Alfonso II at the beginning of the 9th century, after the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle James. Most of the current route still follows this ancient path. We will follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims by walking the first stage of the Camino Primitivo.

The first part of the route leads through Oviedo and starts at the cathedral. As soon as we leave the city, we walk through the typical hilly Asturian landscape with its pastures, small streams and bigger rivers. Along the route, we will pass some typical pilgrim albergues and a chapel where you can stamp your own- and probably first- pilgrim credential! We will stop regularly to eat some bocadillos (typical Spanish sandwiches). Today's stage ends in Grado, from where we will take a 'pilgrim taxi' back to Oviedo. Alternatively, you can choose to stay overnight in Grado.

Along the way, we will share specific insights with you about the Asturian history, gastronomy and nature. Although we'll be guiding you and telling you stories about Asturias, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet other pilgrims in order to get a real 'taste of the Camino'!

The trip cost includes

  • An official 'Credencial del Peregrino' in which you'll receive your first stamp today!
  • 2 bocadillos (typical Spanish sandwiches, for example with jamon serrano or tortilla de patata)
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 bag of local potato chips
  • 1 drink at the end of the route
  • Transportation back to Oviedo (train station or cathedral)

The trip cost excludes

  • Expenses (food, souvenirs) along the way


Is this tour suitable for children?

This stage of the Camino Primitivo is rather long and challenging. Therefore, we recommend to only walk this tour when you are 16 years or older (accompanied by an adult), have walking experience, a good condition and the proper outfit. In case you want to experience part of the Camino Primitivo with your kids, we recommend our 0.5 day activity.

What do I need to bring?

First of all, an open attitude to experience a bit of the 'Camino feeling' and connect to fellow pilgrims! More practically, it is important to bring the following items: Appropriate (hiking) shoes; comfortable, rainproof clothes; sunscreen and something to protect your head; additional food and drinks for the way; money for food and drinks on the way (optional).

Do I need to be trained to be able to participate in this tour?

This tour requires a good physical condition and some hiking experience. What makes the tour especially challenging are the severe weather conditions (heat, heavy rain), which requires a proper outfit and protection. In case you doubt whether this tour is suitable for you, we advice you to check our 'Taste of the Camino' half-day tour.

I am not able to join this tour on the selected dates. Is there a possibility to select another date?

Yes! Contact us at info@intoasturias.com, tell us about your preferred dates and we will do our best to meet your preferences!

I want to continue hiking after the endpoint of this tour. Is that possible?

Yes! The 'official' itinerary ends in Grado. You can choose to stay here for one or more nights (perhaps even in one of the pilgrim albergues) to visit Grado and surroundings. If you are thinking about extending the tour, let us know beforehand and we will tell you more!

How do I book this tour?

You can book this tour via the green menu on the right. Select the number of travelers and your preferred date (if your preferred date is not available, please send us a message via info@intoasturias.com and we will do our best to organize the tour for you on that date). Click 'book now'. The next screen shows you how to pay. There are two ways of paying for this tour: 1. Credit Card. Select 'Stripe', which is the online payment platform that we use, and fill in your details. Check the box to confirm you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, and click 'Pay'. In the window that opens, fill in your credit card details.

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Price From EUR80 EUR75
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler: 75EUR
Cost Per Child Traveler: 75EUR
Total 75 EUR

Trip Facts

  • 8 hours
  • 8 am- 4 pm
  • 26 km
  • 50 (min) -250 m (max)
  • 2-6
  • Taxi (back)
  • English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
  • July-October