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).

A guide is accompanying you the first half of the route. Along the way, she will share specific insights with you about the Asturian history, gastronomy and nature.

The second half of the route (14 km) will be done individually. This gives you ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet other pilgrims in order to get a real ‘taste of the Camino’! We’ll provide you with detailed information about the route, interesting viewpoints, public transportation from Grado to Oviedo, and places to spend the night in Grado.

The trip cost includes

  • An official 'Credencial del Peregrino' in which you'll receive your first stamps today!
  • Casadiella (typical Asturian pastry)
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 bag of local potato chips
  • Booklet with detailed information about the 2nd half of the route (approx. 14 km), including information about public transport from Grado back to Oviedo and suggestions to stay overnight in Grado

The trip cost excludes

  • Expenses (food, souvenirs) along the way
  • Public transportation (bus, train or taxi) back to Oviedo
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Faqs

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!

How do I book this tour?

You can book this tour via the menu on the upper right side of the screen. Click 'check availability', select a tour date and fill in the number of adult travelers. Then click 'book now'. A new screen opens which indicates the final price (including group discount if applicable). You can then pay for the tour via our online payment system 'stripe' or via Paypal express. You will receive a confirmation email. Please check your 'junk' or 'spam' email box since sometimes, our confirmation email ends up there. A few days before the tour, you will receive an email with the last information (where to meet, what to bring etc.).

I am no longer able to participate in this tour. How do I cancel it?

The possibility to cancel a tour depends on the reasons and timing. For more information, please check 'Cancellation Policy' under the Terms and Conditions on this website.

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Price From EUR  75
Group Discount Available
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
75 EUR
75
Total 75 EUR

Trip Facts

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