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Day 12: Hostal Complejo O Pineiral (3.5 km from A Fonsagrada) to Cadavo Baleira

Distance Today: 22.7 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 206.3 km. Elevation Gain: 851 metres Weather: Sunny and cool AM; warm PM Highlights: Hospital de Montouto This was one of those days when the morning was fabulous and the afternoon dragged … Continue reading

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Day 11: Castro to Hostal Complejo O’Pineural (3.5 km from A Fonsagrada)

Distance Today: 24.7 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 183.6 km. Elevation Gain: 916 metres Weather: Overcast; cold Highlight: From Asturias to Galicia This was one of our longer walking days and (sorry to say) one of the less interesting ones … Continue reading

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Day 10: Vistalegre to Castro

Distance Today: 13.4 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 158.9 km. Elevation Gain: 654 metres Weather: Sunny with cloudy periods; cool Highlight: Highway walking, scenic footpaths, and Castro When we left the Hotel Las Grandas this morning and hiked up the … Continue reading

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Day 9: Berducedo to Vistalegre

Distance Today: 15.9 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 145.5 km. Elevation Gain: 550 metres (but what about the long descent?) Weather: Sunny; warm Highlight: Long descent! We began the morning with the best toast and coffee (tostadas y cafe) since … Continue reading

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Day 8: Pola de Allande to Berducedo

Distance Today: 20.9 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 129.6 km Elevation Gain: 1,080 metres. Weather: Sunny with a few clouds; cool Highlight: Expansive mountain vistas (It is finally time to catch up. We hope our blog followers don’t think we … Continue reading

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Day 7: Campiello to Pola de Allande

Distance Today: 16.5 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 108.7 km. Elevation Gain: 479 metres. Weather: Sunny with cloudy periods; cool Highlight: Worried about tomorrow… Today had the potential to be one of the most stunning days of any Camino but … Continue reading

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Day 6: Tineo to Campiello

Distance Today: 15.1 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 92.2 km. Elevation Gain: 475 metres. Weather: Sun/clouds/fog; cool Highlights: Stunning scenery; Santa Maria de Obona Monastery This was the most stunning day on the Camino Primitivo so far and could very … Continue reading

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Day 5: La Espina to Tineo

Distance Today: 13.4 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 77.1 km. Elevation Gain: 369 metres. Weather: Overcast/rain; cold Highlight: Mud Too bad we didn’t read the guidebook about today’s walk from La Espina to Tineo ahead of time. If we had, … Continue reading

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Day 4: Salas to La Espina

Distance Today: 9.9 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 63.7 km. Elevation Gain: 565 metres. Weather: Overcast/rain; cold Highlight: Brutal climb good; weather bad! There were no ghosts, other apparitions, or fires last night at our albergue in Salas, so we … Continue reading

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Day 3: Grado to Salas

Distance Today: 11.7 km + 12.5 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 53.8 km Elevation Gain: 475 metres + 463 metres Weather: Overcast Highlight: Feeling Spooked! We weren’t in a hurry to leave the La Quintana Albergue in Grado this morning, … Continue reading

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