The Original Way or Camino Primitivo #caminoprimitivo is the oldest Camino route, first used by devout pilgrims from Asturias, including King Alfonso II in the 9th Century and has been in constant use ever since. This was the most popular route until the 10th century, hence its name.This section first section of the Camino Primitivo route is one of the most beautiful but also challenging, as it travels from Oviedo to Lugo crossing the mountains of Asturias into Galicia. The mountain views and peaceful rural settings will be worth the effort however!
This section of the Original Way finishes in the fantastic city of Lugo, famous for its impressive UNESCO-listed Roman wall wrapped around the old town. Take some time to explore Lugo’s magnificent Roman heritage, archaeology and taste authentic Galician cuisine at its best. If you travel to Lugo in October, don’t miss the unique San Froilán festival.