11 Stages / 313 km
Considered the oldest Way of all, well known in fact to have been made by King Alfonso II The Chaste in the ninth century. One of the hardest journeys of all the Paths that can be seen in Spain.
It is considered one of the Routes of the North Way, started just in Oviedo and is unified in the last two stages of the French Way. The beautiful landscapes, history and the villages through which it passes, make more and more pilgrims embark on this adventure. Although it is not provided with so many services or lodgings, the effort will be compensated with the magic and beauty of the Way.
The Primitive Way goes to Santiago by the Asturian interior and consists of a total of 321 kilometers, we would be talking about 14 stages to cover on foot starting from the city of Oviedo. We will cross localities such as Grado, Salas, Tineo, Borres, Pola de Allande, La Mesa, Grandas de Salime, Fonsagrada, Cávado Baleira, the spectacular city of Lugo and Palas de Rei. At this last point the Way will unify with the French way.
It had great importance when the capital of the Kingdom was Oviedo, but once moved to the city of Leon, the French Route took on greater importance becoming the main pilgrimage route, passing to a second plane the Primitive Route.