Overview Pilgrimage on the Camino Primitivo From Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela Camino (PR12-51): Oviedo – Grado - Salas - Tineo - La Mortera - Berducedo - Grandas de Salime - Fonsagrada - Cádavo - Lugo -Ponte Ferreira - Castañeda - Rua de Arca - Santiago de CompostelaType of travel: Individual - approx. 15 daysDifficulty: challengingDistance: approx. 300 kmFare: from 1.250 EUR per person The Camino Primitivo is considered to be one of the oldest pilgrimage routes, hence its name which means "primitive" or "original."Hiking the Camino Primitivo is a popular choice for pilgrims seeking a more challenging and less crowded route. The hiking trail begins in Oviedo, the capital of the Asturias region, and covers about 321 kilometers (199 miles) to Santiago de Compostela.As with all pilgrimage routes of the Camino de Santiago, many people walk the Camino Primitivo for religious or spiritual reasons. However, it is also a popular itinerary for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for a physical and mental challenge.Along the Camino Primitivo, pilgrims will find a variety of landscapes, including rugged mountains, forests, and charming rural villages. They will also encounter a rich cultural heritage, with many historic churches, monasteries, and other landmarks along the way.Upon arriving in Santiago de Compostela, pilgrims receive a certificate of completion, called a Compostela, which is a recognition of their accomplishment and serves as a memento of their journey. Santiago de Compostela is also the site of the famous Cathedral of Santiago, which is said to contain the remains of Saint James, the patron saint of Spain. Impressions Pilgrimage on the Camino PrimitivoFrom Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela Packing List Pilgrimage on the Camino PrimitivoFrom Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela Apparel backpack (incl. rain protection): 35-50 l - max. 2 Kg/ 4.4 lbs sleeping bag (alterntively a thinner sleeping bag made of silk or cotton) - 0.2-1.0 Kg/ 0.4-2.2 lbs 2 pair of trekking pants: 1 convertable with zipper & 1 shorts 2 shirts (functional material such as merino wool) 1 long sleeve (best merino wool) 2 pairs of hiking socks (compression socks are also recommended) (possibly also nylon stockings - under the hiking socks against blisters) 2 funtional underpants hiking boots (no seakers) 1 sweater flipflops or crocs and/ or sandals rain jacket & pants (or poncho) - max. 0,5 Kg/ 1.1 lbs wind stopper small travel towel sun hat possibly tent & camping mat - max. 2 Kg/ 4.4 lbs poss. swimming clothes (for the portugese and spanish Camino de la Costa) Sanitary Articles washbag (or big Zip-Lock-Bag) shower gel (small travel version) toothpaste (small travel version) & dental floss toothbrush disinfectant, needle & thread (best to treat blisters) or blister pads deer cream (to prevent blisters) - 50-100 ml magnesium sun cream - 50-100 ml deodorant headache pills (preferably Ibuprofen 400) razor ear plugs tissues tiger balm Technical Equipment headlamp ebook-reader phone camera pocket knife Documents & Money purse cash credit card passport (for non-europeans) or ID train tickets health insurance ID (or travel health insurance for non-europeans) emergency phone numbers of your insurance and bank Miscellaneous Pilgrim Guide & Itinerary Pilgrim’s Credencial diary & pen St. James's scallop sunglasses drinking system (e.g. camel bag) - max. 2 l zip lock bags or 10 liter freezer bags (for the modular pack system) first aid kit trekking poles or hiking/ pilgrim stick stone as symbol (especially for the Camino Francés) Services Pilgrimage on the Camino PrimitivoFrom Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela Services included:Accomodation with breakfast (in either single resp. double room with shower/wc in simple to medium category)Pilgrim´s Starter Kit (Pilgrim's Guide, Pilgrim's Pass, Pilgrim's Shell, description of stages)Luggage transportation service (exclusion of luggage transport upon request)Typical galician cheese tasting in the old town of Santiago de Compostela24h emergency numberTransfers Dates: All year/ best travel period from the beginning of April until the mid of October.Add-on: Camino Finisterre afterwards within about 3-4 additional days. Notes You can choose your travel period individually. We recommend a travel time between mid-April to mid-October. Please try to register your trip with us up to 6 weeks before departure. Arrival arranged independently on your own. We would be happy to help you find a suitable train connection. Transfers to/from the train station are not included unless otherwise stated. On request, we would be happy to organize a transfer from/to the train station or airport (price for a maximum of 3 people with luggage). Upon request, we can help you book a private transfer for departure. Otherwise, we recommend taking a taxi or public transport to your first (or from your last) accommodation. For more details see the recommendations in our itinerary. Changes to the pilgrimage route according to individual wishes are possible, such as stage combinations for instance. Price on request. Remember your identity card or passport. We recommend - depending on the level of difficulty - to ensure that you are in good physical condition. Sure-footed mountaineering boots are also necessary. A head for heights is also advantageous. Please note the current entry and health regulations and recommendations, according to which a corona vaccination is also essential. Take a look at the health and entry regulations of your travel country. There is no minimum number of participants. The organizer of this trip is SLOWTRAVEL.