A Taste of the Camino de Santiago (5 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 half 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 we will follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims by walking the first part of the Camino Primitivo.

Starting at the Oviedo Cathedral, we will walk through meadows and climb some challenging hills. Along the route, we will pass a chapel where you can stamp your own- and probably first- pilgrim credential! The route leads through the lovely Asturian landscape including some small villages where we will stop to eat some bocadillos (typical Spanish sandwiches). The walk ends in the village 'Venta de el Escamplero' where we can find a typical pilgrim albergue. 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 (from €30 p.p.) includes:

  • An official 'Credencial del Peregrino' in which you'll receive your first stamps today!
  • 1 casadiella (typical Asturian pastry)
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 1 bag of local potato chips

Additional costs:

  • Transport back by bus or taxi, ranging from 2-10 euros p.p. (depending on the group size)
  • Expenses (food, souvenirs) along the way
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FAQs

Is this tour suitable for children?

In principle, we are very happy to take children with us on this tour! However, kids should be used and able to hike for multiple hours in a row along a diverse terrain (hills, forests) under various weather conditions (heat, heavy rain). Therefore, we recommend this tour to children over 12 years old with hiking experience, always accompanied by an adult.

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; cash to pay for the transportation back by bus or taxi (between 2 and 10 euros p.p); additional food and drinks for the way (optional); money for food and drinks on the way (optional).

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

In principle, we especially designed this tour for people who are not used to hike 20-30 km for multiple days in a row. The first part of the route leads through Oviedo, which is a relatively flat and easy track. The second part leads through some hills and forests, which requires a good basic condition and proper footwear. What can make the tour especially challenging are the severe weather conditions (heat, heavy rain), which also requires a proper outfit and protection.

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

Yes! The 'official' itinerary adds another 12 km to the route and ends in Grado. From there, you can either take a bus or train back to Oviedo, or stay 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, we have another tour for you that provides you with all the information that you need to walk the second part of the trip on your own (see our 8-hour activity 'A Taste of the Camino de Santiago').

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  45
Group Discount Available
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
45 EUR
45
Total 45 EUR

Trip Facts

  • 5 hours
  • 10 am- 3 pm
  • 12.5 km
  • 100 (min)- 250 m (max)
  • 2-6 persons
  • Bus or Taxi (back)
  • English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), Spanish (Conversational)
  • June-October