This is an extremely interesting stage in terms of landscape and nature. We have two options to get to Cadavedo, which do not cross each other until we reach our destination: one option goes from Soto de Luiña, along the coast, by the Ballotas path, and the other option goes through the mountains, by the Palancas path. Both routes are impressive, we have a hard time choosing, which one do you choose?


We leave Soto de Luiña and after walking a little more than a kilometre, we come to the fork after passing the Cabo Vidio hotel, where we will have to decide how to get to Cadavedo. At the fork we find a milestone that reads: “Ballota” straight on, “Camino” left. Here you will have to choose whether to continue along the spectacular cliffy coastline of this coastal stretch, or to see it from the Palancas mountain range.

  • Route of the Palancas: this is a beautiful route through the Sierra de las Palancas. From here you will have the opportunity to see from the top the beautiful cliffs of the Asturian coast. This route is perfectly signposted and is a little harder than the coastal variant. The main points it crosses are Caserío Silvaoscura, Pico Carbonín and Pico Paradiella.
  • Camino Real de las Ballotas: it is the most chosen option by pilgrims, and the truth is that it is not for less. Along this way, we have the opportunity to stop to visit emblematic places of the Asturian coast, such as the beach of Silencio, the beach of Cadavedo, or the beach of Regalina and its spectacular viewpoint, which consists of a granary and a small chapel.

To consider

If you visit the viewpoint of the Regalina extreme precautions. Recently, last winter they have had to intervene and set back the famous hórreo of the viewpoint, as it is located in an active cliff area, which collapses and suffers landslides after heavy rains, so we recommend extreme caution on the road. from Soto de Luiña, and even meditate very well our fork. to Cadavedo.

Places of interest

  • El Silencio Beach – Castañeras
  • Campiecho Beach – Cadavedo
  • Beach of Cadavedo – Cadavedo
  • Viewpoint of the Regalina

Typical dishes

  • Fish and seafood soups
  • Meat: cachopos, escalopines al Cabrales, veal.
  • Fish and seafood boilers
  • Asturian Fabada
  • Beans with clams
  • Eel pie
  • Cider