Asturias Sports & Outdoors

  • Left turn onto Camino Primitivo
    Left turn onto Camino Primitivo
    by into-thin-air
  • The stiff climb to La Campa
    The stiff climb to La Campa
    by into-thin-air
  • The very Pleasnat “Way” towards Paladin
    The very Pleasnat “Way” towards Paladin
    by into-thin-air

Asturias Sports & Outdoors

  • Day 12 San Roman de Retorta to Melide...

    Our Final days walking was a great mixture of wild rugged countryside and gently rolling hills on some Beautiful paths and a minor road for the last 8k into Melide. Not so many opportunities for coffee / lunch breaks on this day as we were passing through a very sparsely populated area of Galicia. We did however manage to find a couple of small...

  • Day 11 Lugo to San Roman de Retorta...

    Stevie was able to once more join us in Lugo, his blisters had healed sufficiently to allow him to continue walking, so the 3 of us left Lugo in the mist on the short days walk to San Roman de Retorta. The “Way” was mainly on minor roads passing quickly out of Lugo and through many small villages en-route with opportunities for coffee and lunch in...

  • Day 10 Cadavo to Lugo 30.2k

    Yet another Beautiful day’s walking through more undulating countryside passing through one town (Castroverde) and several small villages on a mixture of ancient ways and minor roads. Several opportunities for coffee and lunch breaks to keep you going on this reasonably long day that ends in the old walled city of Lugo

  • Day 9 Padron to Cadavo 27k

    Beautiful days walking through steeply undulating countryside with small villages en-route, again on a mixture of good paths and minor roads. A couple of choices of coffee / lunch stops at friendly bars and small shops. Another Beautiful days walking

  • Day 7 Le Messa to Castro 23.6k

    Nice day through some rugged countryside, the route starts off on a minor road, then onto paths crossing a ridge before plunging into a deep valley with a reservoir, crossing the dam and a short road section before picking up an ancient “Way” up and into Grandas de Salime, a small town, then more minor roads and good paths to the hamlet of...

  • Day 8 Castro to Padron 24.3k

    Another reasonably short day, the route follows the valley up from Castro before crossing The Alto de Acebo (1030m) and then soon leaves Asturias and crosses into Galicia.The “Way” then undulates through pleasant countryside with small villages and the town of Fonsagrada (All facilities) before dropping into Padron on a mixture of good paths and...

  • Day 6 Pola de Allende to La Messa –...

    As I had done the extra kilometres the day before this turned out to be a shorter day than originally planned and this really turned out for the best !!The first reason was that this was the day the the Camino Primitivo went over the highest “Alto” of the entire route, “Peurto del Palo” at 1140m, a long and tiring accent not made any easier because...

  • Day 5 Tineo to Pola de Allende – 33.k

    Day 5 dawned badly with my walking companion, Stevie being unable to continue, His feet were badly blistered, a combination of the extra miles and he wet weather. So he decided to take a few days of top see whether they would recover sufficiently for him to be able to re-join me alter on in the walk.My original plan was to walk around 20k to...

  • Day 4 Cornellana to Tineo – 29.k

    Our first full days walking less than 30k, unfortunately the weather turned wet but we still had a good days walking, a mixture of ancient ways and minor roads through rolling / hilly countryside, unfortunately the ancient ways had turned to mud, especially on the route approaching Tineo (Best to avoid these tracks and stick to the road if you also...

  • Day 3 Oviedo to Cornellana – 39.5k

    Again a longer than expected day, we were expecting to walk 33.5k but ended up walking nearer 40k !! The reason this time was because of diversions due to new road building and associated quarrying.Leaving Oviedo a lot quicker than entering on a well planned route, more small villages with several opportunities for coffee and lunch breaks, The...

  • Day 2 –Valdedios to Oviedo– 36k

    We were expecting this to be a 26k day so it came as a bit of a shock to discover that it was actually 10k longer at 36k !!The reason for this was a combination of poor information and laziness by myself with not double checking the route !!The days walking started off with a stiff climb to La Campa, then more fairly gently rolling countryside,...

  • Day 1 – Villavicosa to Valdedios – 9k

    After getting off the Alsa bus it was Great to stretch the old legs and walk the 9k to our first nights halt, the Monastery at Valdedios.Picking up the route at The Iglesia de Santa Maria and leaving Villavicosa on a well signed route, taking care to make the left turn off The Camino Norte and onto The Camino Primitivo after 3k at Casquita.Very...

  • The Stages

    The following tips are about how we chose to break “The Camino Primitivo” into stages, with hindsight, I would have split the stages up slightly differently and allowed 3 extra days to do the route, This would also have given me time to walk al the way into Santiago de Compostela where all the rest of my fellow Perigrino’s were heading.I was...

  • canoing in asturias.

    asturias has several rivers that are very suitable for can do both daytrips and trips of several days.canoes can be rented from several places around asturias. the guys who rent canoes generally provide you with all the equipment you need.

  • canyoning.

    asturias is a very good place for canyoning.there are several places where you can do it and lot's of local companies whop can organise it for you. they generally provide all the equipment.

  • Hiker's paradise

    Asturias is a hiker and climber's paradise. Whether you are a mountain loving hiker who prefers a rugged uphill climb, or a path more beaten, Asturias is an excellent destination. Because Asturians are generally fit and physically active, hiking is a popular activity throughout the year. The "Camino de Santiago" has a route that runs through...

  • Skiing in Asturias

    Skiing, duh. Mountains and snow= skiing. Personally I did not go skiing in Asturias (I have a back problem) but people say there is very good skiing in the Picos de Europa of Asturias.

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