Watch: Camino Primitivo

Resting on the Camino Primitivo
Resting on the Camino Primitivo

Watch: Camino Primitivo

The Camino Primitivo is thought to have been the very first pilgrimage route to Santiago, hence it is also known as the Original Way.

On hearing that the bones of the Apostle James were miraculously unearthed in Santiago, King Alphonse II of the Asturias made the treacherous journey in the 9th century from Oviedo via Lugo to Santiago and eventually was accredited with confirming the relics.
 
On the Camino Primitivo near Oviedo |  <i>Andreas Holland</i>

The path offers a quieter trail through beautiful natural settings and gorgeous rural farmland, passing through the authentically friendly villages of northern Spain.

You can experience the Full Camino Primitivo on an 18-day self-guided walk, or take in the Highlights over 9 days.

Hiking along the Camino Primitivo, Spain |  <i>Andreas Holland</i>
 
 

Watch: Camino Primitivo

Watch this interesting short video on the Camino Primitivo, as produced by Tourism Asturias.
 
 

Camino Primitivo Review

 
We booked the Camino Primitivo self-guided tour and it was amazing! Everything was so well-organised. Our luggage was transferred from stop to stop along the way, transfers were easy and the hotels were all great. We could not fault a single thing and are really happy that we chose them and the self-guided option as it was great to be able to control our pace along the route. L. Clarke.
 
UPF The Full Camino Primitivo map old relief
 

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Follow Tim as he walks the iconic path on a self-guided UTracks walking trip.
 
 
 
 

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Do you want to walk the Camino Primitivo? Let us know if you're interested in the comment section below.
 
  
 
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Comments (6)

Lori

We are interested for 2027.

last month
Will from UTracks

Hi Lori

Thanks for reaching out - love your long-term planning! A team member will be in touch with you directly over email about walking this fantastic Camino trail.

Cheers
Will.

last month
Tess

Single traveler looking at a Sept departure.

3 months ago
WilliamC

Hi Tess,

Great to hear you're interested in the Camino Primitivo! Our team of Camino experts have gotten in touch with you directly over email.

Buen Camino
Will.

3 months ago
Caroline Gichohi

Hi,

Hope all is well.

I am interested in the Camino Primitivo in 2025.

4 months ago
WilliamC

Thanks for your enquiry Caroline - it's great to hear you're keen on walking the Camino Primitivo! Our team of experts have gotten in touch with you directly over email.

Buen Camino!

4 months ago
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