We present you the map of the original Way, the one made by Alfonso II on his pilgrimage to Santiago to see the recently discovered tomb of St. James the Apostle, the Primitive Way. A route of 268 kmswhere you can experience a Camino in the original style, intimate and secluded while enjoying the great quality of the landscape.

How can I interpret this map of the Primitive Way?

On this map you can see the 11 stages of the Primitive Way. Crossing the Asturian mountains to enter Galicia through its mountains and valleys, you will visit 2 Autonomous Communities and 3 Provinces: Asturias y Galicia (provinces of Lugo and A Coruña)

Between deep forests and plains, you will pass through only 36 only 36 villages with services but Calm down! This means that you will find places to stock up approximately every 7 kms, and they are perfectly distributed.

Sections where there is a shortage of services o Please note!

As we said before, there is nothing to worry about, you just have to be foresighted in four stages and stock up on water and food to get your strength back if you need it. Here we tell you the four stages of the Primitive Way that you should mark on your map: de Ferreiría to Melide (from San Román da Retorta); de O Cádavo to Lugo (from Castroverde) and from La Mesa to Grandas de Salime (without villages, there’s really nothing) and from Pola de Allende to La Mesa (up to Lago).