Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

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: 24.0 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 53.8 km Elevation Gain: 938 metres. Weather: Overcast Highlight: Feeling Spooked! We weren’t in a hurry to leave the La Quintana Albergue in Grado this morning, since it would be a short … Continue reading

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Day 2: Venta del Escamplero to Grado

Distance Today: 15.5 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 29.8 km. Elevation Gain: 311 metres Weather: Sunny/warm Highlight: Morning Mist The sunshine and morning mist created a magical atmosphere that makes me want to paint! We couldn’t stop taking pictures at … Continue reading

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Day 1: Oviedo to Venta del Escamplero

Distance Today: 14.4 km Total Distance from Oviedo: 14.4 km Elevation Gain: 347 metres Weather: Sunny/warm Highlight: El Tendejon de Fernando, Escamplero We faced a couple of challenges yesterday morning when leaving Bilbao. First of all, we needed to be … Continue reading

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