The Walking Pilgrim

Modern Routes - Route Details

Camino Primitivo
Oviedo, Porto do Acebo, Lugo, Palas de Rei

Route map

Highest point: Puerto del Acebo 1093m
Thought to be the first pilgrimage route to Santiago, from when Oviedo was the centre of Christian Spain. From Oviedo via Lugo to the Camino Francés at Palas de Rei. There are full descriptions of the route on the Astur-Leonesa Amigos and Mundicamino sites. The Galician Amigos have a detailed description of the Galician section on their website, though going to Melide. The IGN map includes an extension from the coast at Ribadesella, and the CSJ guide a 37km one from Villaviciosa (for the latter, see Mundicamino, sections 19-21).

Confraternity of St James produces English: guide | factsheet

Detailed mapping for sections (compare with list above):

  • Oviedo-Palas de Rei
kmcumul kmview on map
Oviedo-border133.98133.98kml dump
Camino Primitivo 07- border - A Fonsagrada12.58146.56kml dump
Camino Primitivo 08 - A Fonsagrada - Montouto8.58155.14kml dump
Camino Primitivo 08 - Montouto - Cadavo Baleira15.57170.71kml dump
O Cádavo_Castroverde8.52179.23kml dump
Castroverde_Lugo21.94201.17kml dump
Lugo_San Romao da Retorta18.35219.52kml dump
San Romao da Retorta_Melide29.50249.02kml dump
aA Fonsagrada-A Pobra de Burón2.132.13kml dump
aA Pobra de Burón - Montouto8.4310.56kml dump
vvariant via Fonfaraón13.6813.68kml dump
vlink to Sta Maria la Real0.3314.01kml dump
vvariant: Fabarín via rd0.3214.33kml dump
vCamino Primitivo 11 - variante San Román7.8722.20kml dump
Section overviewAll sectionsIndividual section (select above) *
IGN (Spain) view view view
OpenStreetMapview view view
Bing mapsview view view
Google mapsview view view

Kml dump of all mapped sections listed above


- opens in separate tab/window
- viewing all sections may take long time to load on slow lines and/or machines; overview loads quickly and is the recommended option
- OpenStreetMap/Bing/Google cover all countries; national topo maps only sections in that country
- there are separate pages for use in mobile devices - see blog post for more details
- a kml (Google Earth) dump can be loaded into a GPS device, either directly or using a conversion program such as GPSBabel or GPS Visualizer
- a height profile for individual sections is available in the route section popup
- * display of individual section does not work in popup on routes overview map

Id: primitivo