Today’s stage breaks completely with the average number of kilometers per day that we have been walking in the previous stages. However, despite the fact that the stage is 30 kilometres long between Luarca and La Caridad, we should point out that the route is comfortable and pleasant, and does not involve any major difficulty. In any case, the presence of Navia in the middle of the stage allows the possibility of dividing the stage into two sections.


We leave Luarca from the Town Hall square, going up La Peñay street after crossing the river Negro, we go up to the village of Villuir, to head towards La Caridad. From here, we continue between stretches of road and rural paths until we reach the village of Otur.

From Otur, we continue alternating stretches parallel to our friend the N-632 and comfortable rural roads that show us the ways of life and culture of western Asturias. Later we arrive at Villapedre and Piñera, already in the council of Navia. We continue to the main town of Navia, passing through the villages of Villaoril and La Colorada.

Here, pilgrims who wish can finish the stage by spending the night in Navia.

For those who continue, we will have to cross the Navia river and continue towards Jarrio. We continue from Jarrio in the direction of the pretty village of Cartavio, from there we will only have 3 kilometres left to reach La Caridad, the capital of the Council of El Franco.

To consider

You can shorten the stage by spending the night in Navia, 20 kilometres from Luarca, in the San Roque hostel, one of the best rated of all the Northern Way, instead of finishing in La Caridad.

Places of interest

  • Otur Beach
  • Chapel of the Malateria
  • Barayo Beach
  • Jardón Palace – La Caridad
  • Forge Museum – La Caridad

Typical dishes

  • Beans with clams
  • Seafood and fish
  • Fish Empanadas
  • Tripe
  • Broth of rumps
  • Grilled meat
  • Corn snuff
  • Desserts: cottage cheese, fereixoles, fritters.