Day 1: Ribadesella. You will be booked into a hotel in the heart of the town of Ribadesella. The rooms are en-suite. Ribadesella is a fascinating town and well worth a visit. Town: Internet, ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel en-suite.
Day 2: From Ribadesella to Colunga (24 km, 7 h). The Camino continues uphill towards the village of Vega, at the foot of the impressive Monte Redondu. Reaching Vega’s beach, we cross the Regatu del Acebu and climb to the charming village of Berbes. Then, the Camino goes downhill to the beach of El Arenal de Mons, where the mouth of the River de los Romeros can be seen. After passing a Templar site and the Benedictine Monastery of Santiago (founded in the 11th century), we arrive in Colunga. Town: Internet, ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: From Colunga to Villaviciosa (30 km, 8 h). From Colunga, the Camino continues along the valley of the River Llovones, passing small villages. As we leave the valley the track leads uphill to the Cabanona pass, where we can get superb views of the coast. The Camino continues downhill to Priesca, past the Pre-Romanesque Church of San Salvador, consecrated in the year 921. If the church is open, have a look at the paintings inside. Now on the left bank of the River Sebrayu, the Camino follows the Nabla River valley to reach Villaviciosa. Town: Internet, ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 2* hotel en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: From Villaviciosa to Pola de Siero (28 km, 7.5 h). From Villaviciosa, we follow the Camino until we reach the village of La Casquita. Here we leave the coast taking the Southern way of the Camino Norte. This alternative way allows us to visit Oviedo, and also to connect with the “Camino Primitivo” the Original way. En Camino, don’t miss: the Church of San Juan de Amandi (13th century), and the marvelous Pre-Romanesque Church known as El Conventin (9th century). We cross the River Valdedio and continue to Camoca to the Alto La Campa, enjoying superb views over the Sariego Valley - irrigated by the River Nora. We finally descend to Figares and continue walking towards La Carcabada until we come to Pola de Siero. Town: Internet, ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: From Pola de Siero to Oviedo (17 km, 3 h 45 m). The Camino passes El Rayu, famous in the 18th century for its ceramics, and we head towards Carbayal, Fonciello, Meres and Granda. This area has a semi-urban character. Passing the small village of El Llugarin we come to the Medieval bridge of Colloto, entering Oviedo via Cerdeno and Calles de la Tenderina Alta and Baja. In the Middle Ages, Oviedo was the most important pilgrimage Camino, after Jerusalem and Rome. Don’t miss the Cathedral of San Salvador and the relics and treasures in the Holy Chamber. Town: Internet, ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Oviedo. After breakfast, we bid you farewell. Includes: (B).
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