Background Image

Camino Primitivo

Traverse Camino Primitivo, the oldest Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, journeying through Asturias' mountains and Galicia's ancient towns.
Starting point
Oviedo
Finish point
Santiago de Compostela
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Season
Apr - Oct
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
For avid hikers, used to long days out with longer steep sections
Price
From: 1,665€/person
Inquiry

Retrace the steps of the oldest Camino de Santiago pilgrims from the 9th century

Follow picturesque paths through the hills between Oviedo and Lugo

Walk through the serene Asturian countryside and quaint Galician villages

Savor local culinary delights, including Galician cheese and traditional ‘pulpo’ in Melide

Discover the spiritual heart of the Camino in towns steeped in pilgrimage history

Find out about the legends and miracles tied to ancient sites along the route

The oldest Camino de Santiago in Spain the
Follow ancient symbols on a timeless journey
Girl Pilgrim Hiker on the Snow Winter Mountain Forest  Evening on the Way of St James Pilgrimage Trail Camino de Santiago outside El Acebo at Sunset
Brave the rugged beauty of Northern Spain's hills
Statue of Pilgrims in the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain
Encounter history before Santiago's gates
Panoramic view of Pola de Allande in Asturias, Spain.
Gaze upon the quaint allure of Pola de Allande
Tarta de Santiago with almond cake Compostela
Savor the sweet taste of Camino tradition de Santiago
Hospitales route on the Camino Primitivo Santiago de Compostela in Spain
Tread the narrow paths of deep reflection
Roadsign on the Way of St. James (
Navigate your path with historic waymarks
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
Behold the grandeur of Santiago's timeless cathedral
Houses in the mountain in Asturias, Spain
Discover the charm of Asturian villages

Included in price

Tour design and organization

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

14x accommodation with breakfast in 2/3* hotels or country guest houses as per itinerary

Luggage transfer

24/7 service and support during your holidays

Optional Extras

Transfer to and from the airport
Single supplement
Additional activites and experiences
From:
1,665€
/person
Inquiry

Journey along the Camino Primitivo and find yourself amidst a tapestry of history and beauty that weaves through the heart of Northern Spain.

This path, less trodden yet deeply historic, begins in the culturally rich streets of Oviedo, winding through the serene Asturian countryside, past quaint villages, over towering mountains, and into the soulful embrace of Galicia.

Each town along the way, from the picturesque Escamplero to the ancient walls of Lugo, tells a story, enriching your walk with layers of history, art, and tradition.

Traverse through serene forests, cross majestic bridges, and ascend to breathtaking summits like Puerto del Palo. And amid all that, you’ll discover architectural marvels like the Cathedral of El Salvador and the UNESCO-listed Roman wall of Lugo.

As the original pilgrimage route, this journey has tested the spirit and will of pilgrims for centuries. Known for its physical demands, the Camino Primitivo challenges with its elevations and rewards with unparalleled vistas and spiritual fulfillment. It’s a path of introspection and endurance.

While our tours traditionally begin with walking on the first day and conclude with walking on the last day, we understand that some travelers may wish to extend their stay. We can arrange additional days before or after the walking tour, complete with accommodation bookings.

Our commitment to you is unwavering. From arranging cozy accommodations to ensuring your luggage awaits at each new destination, we handle the details.

You’ll be equipped with GPS navigation and an in-depth travel booklet curated to enhance your understanding of the Camino Primitivo. And, should you need us, our 24/7 support is always just a call away, ensuring your journey is as seamless as it is memorable.

Your pilgrimage awaits – no medieval armor required. Just bring your spirit of adventure, and let us take care of the rest.

Location

Start planning today!

The sooner the better - guaranteed availability and best prices if you don't wait for too long.
Inquire now

Things to know

Why travel with Camino de Santiago Tours?

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

TRIED & TESTED ADVENTURES

Only the best of Camino de Santiago, cherry-picked by our local team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

UNBEATABLE SUPPORT

Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

Similar Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Tours

Tourist Woman On Pilgrimage At Santiago De Compostela With Phone
Hiking boots on the stone signal
Remains of Castro de Castromaior, an important Archaeological Site in Galicia, Spain
Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
The Tarta de Santiago is the most typical sweet of Galician cuisine and is easily recognized by its emblematic Cross of Santiago in the center.
Statue on top of the Monte del Gozo, the first point where you see the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrim out of focus walks along the Camino de Santiago (Sant James Way) carrying a backpack next to a column on focus with the shell symbol of the Camino Santiago de Compostela
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
8 days / 7 nights
Sarria
Walk the famed last 100 km of Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago, a journey through Spain's most picturesque and historic pilgrimage path.
From: 790€/person
More →
Two pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela Way in Galicia
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
Tarta de Santiago with almond cake Compostela
View at sunset of the city of Vigo, in Galicia, Spain.
Stone footbridge crossing Umia river
Gorgeous view of Caldas de Reis, Galicia, Spain
Puente de Ponte Sampaio, en Pontevedra (Galicia, España)
7 days / 6 nights
Vigo
Tackle the last 100 km of the most scenic section of Camino Portugues Coastal from Vigo to Santiago, famed for its breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage.
From: 745€/person
More →
view of ribera market at morning in Bilbao, Spain
Aerial view of turquoise bay of San Sebastian or Donostia with beach La Concha, Basque country, Spain
Entrance door and main facade of old stone church in Guernica, Basque Country, Spain. Romanesque architecture concept. Religion and faith concept. Facade of antique castle in Europe.
Itzurun.'s beach. Cloudy day in Zumaia, Guipuzkoa, Spain. Zumaia's flysch.
Pinchos and tapas typical of the Basque Country, Spain. Selection of different types of foods to choose from. San Sebastian
Town of Getaria, Basque Country (Spain)
Bilbao Town Hall, Vizcaya, Spain
light house at rocks of Zumaia coast, Pais Vasco Spain, toned
san sebastian old town views
8 days / 7 nights
San Sebastian
Experience the best of the Camino del Norte: an 8-day trek from San Sebastian to Bilbao, showcasing Spain's Atlantic coastline and vibrant Basque culture.
From: 829€/person
More →
Pilgrim Woman with Hiking Gear Walking up a Hill outside O Cebreiro Galicia Spain along the Way of St James Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Trail
Gaudi Palace in Astorga, Leon, Spain
Beautiful May agricultural landscape on the Camino de Santiago, Way of St. James between Najera and Azofra in La Rioja, Spain
Ponferrada with Templar castle
Camino de Santiago
Pulpo a Feira, typical galician recipe for cooking octopus
Cathedral and houses in the center of Logrono, Spain
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
34 days / 33 nights
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Explore Camino Frances your way: choose from stage-by-stage treks or the full 800 km pilgrimage, immersed in Spain's rich heritage and stunning landscapes.
From: 489€/stage/person
More →
Gelber Pfeil und Pilger auf dem Jakobsweg (von Porto nach Santiago de Compostela)
Hermitage at Santa Trega mountain near A Guarda, Spain
Tourist Woman On Pilgrimage At Santiago De Compostela With Phone
pilgrimage way at the sunset, Camino Portuguese, Portugal
Porto, Portugal Old City Skyline on the Douro River
Gelber Pfeil und Pilger auf dem Jakobsweg (von Porto nach Santiago de Compostela)
I know what you see!...
Portuguese sea way to Santiago
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
The Tarta de Santiago is the most typical sweet of Galician cuisine and is easily recognized by its emblematic Cross of Santiago in the center.
14 days / 13 nights
Porto
Walk the Camino Portugues Coastal from Porto to Santiago de Compostela, exploring vibrant cities, serene beaches, and historic trails along the Atlantic.
From: 1,349€/person
More →
Scenic coastal view in Cantabria, northern Spain
the Ancient Scallops signs, leading the pilgrim's way towards Santiago de Compostela, Camino del Norte
Aerial view of the city of Gijon in Asturias, Spain
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Towers Close Up with Sun Light Hitting the facade and Tiled Roofs La Coruña Galicia
Bread loaves from a traditional bakery in Galicia, north of Spain
San Sebastian - Donostia city, Basque country, Spain
Mondonedo Cathedral, Galicia, Spain
Hiking on the coast between Zumaia and Deba on the Camino del Norte, Basque Country
Aerial view of Comillas village, Spain
36 days / 35 nights
San Sebastian
Traverse the seven stages of Camino del Norte, Spain's most scenic pilgrimage route, across its 800 kilometers along the northern Atlantic shore.
From: 725€/stage/person
More →
Pilgrim out of focus walks along the Camino de Santiago (Sant James Way) carrying a backpack next to a column on focus with the shell symbol of the Camino Santiago de Compostela
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
Statue on top of the Monte del Gozo, the first point where you see the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Camino de Santiago Spain
Remains of Castro de Castromaior, an important Archaeological Site in Galicia, Spain
Typical dinner of spain, Camino de Santiago, Way of St. James, Journey from Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon, French way, Spain
Hiking boots on the stone signal
Sarria river close to the Monastery of St Julian of Samos (San Xulian de Samos), Province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain
8 days / 7 nights
Sarria
Journey through the last 100 km of Camino Frances, traversing Spain's most picturesque and historic pilgrimage path while sleeping in Galicia's top hotels.
From: 1,545€/person
More →
traveler woman in Le Puy en Velay- France
Agricultural fields along the GR 65, Via Podiensis, also know as Le Puy Route, in southern France. French part of the Camino de Santiago.
Le Puy en Velay, France
Cathédrale et statue de notre Dame de France Puy en Velay
Farm, lake and meadows: a landscape of the Aubrac plateau in France
6 days / 5 nights
Le Puy-en-Velay
Discover Camino Le Puy's rich heritage, from Le Puy-en-Velay's volcanic peaks to the tranquil Aubrac highlands, on this storied French pilgrimage.
From: 789€/person
More →
Pilgrim brunette woman, doing the Camino de Santiago. Hike, way of st james
Ferrol Estuary Panorama Galicia Spain
Camino de Santiago
Pilgrimns along the way of St. James
Tourist Woman On Pilgrimage At Santiago De Compostela With Phone
Hazy sunset on monumental Santiago de Compostela cathedral.
7 days / 6 nights
Ferrol
Take a week-long journey on the Camino Ingles pilgrimage route, a centuries-old way from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela primarily used by British pilgrims.
From: 685€/person
More →
Explore the historic Camino de Santiago on our walking tours, ensuring a personal journey through Spain's rich landscapes and centuries-old pilgrim paths.
Portfolio company of World Discovery.