Camino Primitivo

The Camino Privitivo is the original pilgrimage route to Santiago. Because much of the Iberian Peninsula was under the control of the Moors at the time, this northern route was considered the safest way to reach Santiago. The approximately 215 mile Primitivo route begins at the cathedral in Oviedo and travels along mountainous paths with breathtaking vistas and quiet valleys. After eleven or so days it joins the busy Camino Frances in Melide and finishes in Santiago.

Daily Camino Primitivo blog posts:
What’s in her backpack–2015
Last Minute Minutiae
The Camino Primitivo it is!
Day 1. Beautiful valleys and hellish hills
Day 2. 18 vs. 18
Day 3. One banana
Day 4. Herminia
Day 5. Hospitales
Day 6. Spanish roller coaster
Day 7. Jean Christmas
Day 8. Primitive pilgrims
Day 9. Camino magic
Day 10. Spanish men
Day 11. Getting close
Day 12. 2013 reprise–sort of
Day 13. Santiago
Camino side trip: Chanting monks