The camino Primitivo from Oviedo

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The camino de Santiago from Oviedo

Distance: 210 Km

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 779€ per person

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The Camino de Santiago from Oviedo, is the first section of the Primitive Way. This section, from Oviedo to Lugo, is ideal for those pilgrims who want to capture the essence of the Primitive Way.

The Camino Primitivo is the oldest route on the Camino de Santiago, used for the first time by devout pilgrims from Asturias in the 9th century, including King Alfonso II. The Primitive Way begins in the elegant city of Oviedo, where the Cathedral of El Salvador is located, an important pilgrimage point for many centuries.

We will walk through the Asturian mountains through forest trails, mountain passes with magnificent views and picturesque mountain villages. Undoubtedly, the views we will see during the Primitive Way compensate for the effort involved in walking it.

We will arrive to the city of Lugo, known for having one of the best preserved Roman walls in Europe, which extends for 2 km around the old town. The Roman wall of Lugo is a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. Lugo also stands out for its cuisine, the city has a large number of tapas bars.

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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Oviedo



Oviedo, capital of Asturias, was an important pilgrimage destination for centuries. It is currently a busy and lively university city. It is advisable to visit some of the main monuments of the city, for example: the elegant cathedral of El Salvador, San Miguel de Lillo from the ninth century, the church of San Tio and the Monastery of San Vicente, current headquarters of the Museum of Archeology of Asturias .


From Oviedo to Grado - 25km

We will start the Camino in the center of Oviedo from the Cathedral of El Salvador in a west direction outside the city. Then we will go through the chapel of El Carmen in Lampajúa and continue to Ponte de Gallegos. From this point we will continue the Camino bordering the wonderful Nora River before making a steep climb to the picturesque village of Escamplero. Finally, we will cross the river Nalón to reach the town of Grado.


From Grado to Salas - 22km

We start the day with a small 5-kilometer climb until we reach Alto del Fresno. The following kilometers of the stage are easier, we will descend through small villages and farmland mountains and pass by the monastery of San Savaldor. It is advisable to visit a visit to the monastery of San Salvador. From Cornellana we can see many typical granaries of the Asturias region until finally reach Salas.


From Salas to Tineo - 19km

This is one of the shortest stages of the Primitive Stage but it is also one of the most difficult due to the number of climbs that have to be made, these climbs are mainly concentrated in the first kilometers of the stage.


From Tineo to Pola de Allende - 28km

Today's stage passes through mountainous and challenging terrain. We will cross charming woods as well as the beautiful village of Vega de Rey. The last part of the stage involves a significant descent of 300 meters to reach Pola de Allende.


From Pola de Allende to Berducedo - 17km

We will start the stage with a relatively hard climb of about 600 meters to the summit of Puerto del Palo. Once we arrive in Puerto del Palo our efforts will be rewarded with stunning views of the Cantabrian Mountains. We will continue for a descent of 250 meters through a path known as the "Road of the Hospitals", we will cross beautiful and quiet woods until we reach Berducedo.


From Berducedo to Grandas de Salime - 20km

Of all the stages of the Primitive Way this is probably the most difficult of all but also the most rewarding. We will walk until we reach the Reservoir of Salime from where we can contemplate magnificent views over the Navia River and the surrounding mountains. Then, we will start a descent of 900 meters in only 9 kms until we reach the dam of Salime Reservoir and we will start a gentle climb until we reach Grandas de Salime.

If we want to make this route easier, we can choose to spend the night in the village of Lavacolla from Camino to Santiago.


From Grandas de Salime to A Fonsagrada - 26km

We will start the stage with another hard climb to El Acebo that sits at 1050 meters of altitude. From this point we can contemplate spectacular views of the Cantabrian Mountains and we will pass from Asturias to Galicia, land of Celts. Today's destination, A Fonsagrada, will be reached after passing the towns of Fonfría and Barbeitos. The city of A Fonsagrada is reputed to have been the site of one of the miracles of the Apostle Santiago. It is said that after being approached by an impoverished woman, he turned water from the fountain in the center of the city (Fons Secra) into milk for his children.


From A Fonsagrada to O Cadavo Baleira - 23km

From A Fonsagrada the path goes through A Pobre de Burón in what is known as the "Camino de Oviedo". You can see the ruins of Montouto Hospital on top of a hill, which was once the most important mountain hospital in Galicia. The Primitive Path continues through towns such as Calzada, A Lastra, A Fontaneira, O Cadavo Baleira.


From O Cadavo Baleira to Lugo - 30km

We will walk from O Cadavo from Baleira to Lugo and along the Camino we will pass through the convent of San Francisco de Vilabade on the Camino a Castroverde, after which you will see the unusual abandoned town of Soutomerille. We will continue walking through agricultural lands until we reach Lugo, a city famous for its rich heritage and impressive wall.



In Lugo is located one of the best preserved Roman walls in Europe that extends for more than 2 kms around the historic center of the city. We recommend you to take a walk through the beautiful old town, following the wall. It is also recommended to taste the delicious pinchos in the bars and restaurants of the Plaza de Santa María.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Oviedo

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Oviedo


Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.



Additional single room: €168 per person.

Extra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Vilalba: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €21 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €14 per person.

About the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo

In this article, we will talk about the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo. This route is part of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo, one of the most interesting alternatives for the reasons that we will make clear to you later.

We want to remind you in advance that with Santiago Ways it is possible to make this route and all the alternatives for the Camino de Santiago throughout the year.

Why choose the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo?

There are many reasons to complete each of the routes. Each has its own charm and, the truth is that the route of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo, although the hardest, is one of the most attractive for the pilgrim.

Here are some reasons to do this route that will surely encourage you to complete it yourself.

Camino Primitivo

1.- The spectacular nature of its landscapes: as we have said, the Camino Primitivo has the reputation of being the most difficult route possible within the Camino de Santiago. However, this toughness responds to the mountain environments we are going through. These environments have a beauty incomparable with any of the landscapes that we can find in the rest of the routes.

Among the wonders, it hides are some forest trails, beautiful mountain villages and of course the best views possible for nature lovers.

2.-No agglomerations: The Camino de Santiago from Oviedo is one of the less travelled routes. Partly because of its ruggedness, which makes the majority of pilgrims decide for easier, but much more crowded alternatives.

If you are looking for tranquillity and a deep connection with nature the Camino Primitivo is without a doubt your choice. That Is why the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo is one of the most repeated routes by number who complete it for the first time.

It has something that hooks us and that has a lot to do with the tranquillity that it can offer us.

Por el Camino Primitivo

3.- Great patrimonial richness: Another of the most important incentives to make the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo is the historical heritage that it possesses. In addition to its variety and abundance, we must highlight the excellent state of conservation in which it is located.

The hidden areas of Asturias and Galicia that we pass through preserve the most authentic history of Spain and by extension of Europe in places where time seems to have just stopped.

At the forefront of this heritage are the cities of Oviedo and Lugo, where the walls of the latter are one of the most representative architectural wonders of western culture. The Monastery of San Salvador, with nothing more and nothing less than 1000 years of history, must also be highlighted on the stage between Grado and Salas.

Monasterio de San Salvador

4.- Gastronomy: If you had to highlight a point worth visiting Asturias and Galicia regardless of its route on the Camino Primitivo it would be its gastronomy. This incentive will be present throughout our pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo and in fact the effort of the road will make us appreciate it even more.

Among the Asturian specialities are the meat in general and of course the famous cachopo, Cabrales cheese, fabada or scorpion fish cake. During our pilgrimage on the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo we will be able to enjoy the wonderful cider of the region.


5.- The challenge that it implies: it is true that this may not be a reason for many pilgrims. However, if you have read this far it is probably because inside you, you want to experience the incentive of overcoming it.

The Camino Primitivo offers us large doses of it and, at the same time, great doses of satisfaction with each new stage travelled. You must understand that one of the main attractions of the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo is, as we have previously said, its natural environment.

The price of enjoying such beautiful views and landscapes requires more effort than in other sections of the Camino de Santiago. Doing so will bring you enormous satisfaction.

Information about the route of the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

As we have said, the Camino Primitivo is the most demanding route on all the Camino de Santiago. However, if in return it did not offer a great reward, it would not be travelled by thousands of pilgrims each year. Pilgrims who, by the way, always repeat because they are in love with the special charm that this stretch has.

So, it must be said that it is a pilgrimage that passes through mountain areas of Galicia and Asturias. That means that temperatures can be low throughout most of the year. Later, when we talk about the best time to make the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo, we will talk about it.

It Is a more demanding route because its paths in some sections are in a natural state. This is precisely where the beauty of the landscape can be preserved. At the same time, it is the path that crosses more natural areas, and the localities for which it transits are eminently rural without hardly including cities as it happens on other routes like that of the Camino Frances, for example.

It has a total length of 210 kilometres until reaching the final point: the magnificent city of Lugo and its ramparts.

Route of the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

Maps of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

We present the maps of the route of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo.

We do so with the intention that you have all the necessary information when planning your route and get to the idea of everything that awaits you on this adventure.

Oviedo - Grado

Mapa de Oviedo a Grado

Map stage from Oviedo to Grado

Grado - Salas

Mapa de Grado a Salas

Map stage from Grado to Salas

Salas - Tineo

Mapa de Salas a Tineo

Map stage from Salas to Tineo

Tineo - Pola de Allande

Mapa de Tineo a Pola de Allande

Map stage from Tineo to Pola de Allande

Pola de Allande - Berducedo

Mapa de Pola a Berducedo

Map stage from Pola de Allande to Berducedo

Berducedo - Grandas de Salime

Mapa de Berducedo a Grandas de Salime

Map stage from Berducedo to Grandas de Salime

Grandas de Salime - A Fonsagrada

Mapa de Grandas a A Fonsagrada

Map stage from Grandas to A Fonsagrada

A Fonsagrada - O Cádavo

Mapa de A Fonsagrada a O Cadavo

Map stage from A Fonsagrada to O Cadavo

O Cádavo - Lugo

Mapa de O Cadavo a Lugo

Map stage from O Cadavo to Lugo

Profiles of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

Now, we enclose all the information related to the profile of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo desde Oviedo. This information will detail what is the average height, the highest points and the overall level. It is a route, as we will not get tired of repeating, more demanding than all the others.

Oviedo - Grado

Perfil de Oviedo a Grado

Profile stage from Oviedo to Grado

Grado - Salas

Perfil de Grado a Salas

Profile stage from Grado to Salas

Salas - Tineo

Perfil de Salas a Tineo

Profile stage from Salas to Tineo

Tineo - Pola de Allande

Perfil de Tineo a Pola de Allende

Profile stage from Tineo to Pola de Allande

Pola de Allande - Berducedo

Perfil de Pola a Berducedo

Profile stage from Pola de Allande to Berducedo

Berducedo - Grandas de Salime

Perfil de Berducedo a Grandas

Profile stage from Berducedo to Grandas de Salime

Grandas de Salime - A Fonsagrada

Perfil de Grandas a A Fonsagrada

Profile stage from Grandas de Salime to A Fonsagrada

A Fonsagrada - O Cádavo

Perfil de A Fonsagrada a O Cadavo

Profile stage from A Fonsagrada to O Cadavo

O Cádavo - Lugo

Perfil de O Cadavo a Lugo

Profile stage from O Cadavo to Lugo

Stages on foot on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

We show you also which are the walking stages that you will walk with the help of Santiago Ways. All of them have as an arrival point the best hotels along the entire route to rest as you deserve.

Stages by bike on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

For those who prefer the alternative of the bicycle, we also leave the stages to make them  Camino de Santiago Primitivo on their own transport.

How long does the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo take?

The duration of the Camino Primitivo is rather long, although you can always choose the route that we prefer with Santiago Ways. It has a total length of 210 kilometres divided into 11 stages with its corresponding 10 nights. An experience that you will finally know a little better.

Best time to do the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

It Is true that in general, it can depend on our own tastes when to make the Camino de Santiago. However, in the case of the Camino Primitivo we recommend that you follow our directions. It can become excessively hard at some times of the year as we will explain below.

Even so, if you are an adventure buff or don't have other dates, we remind you that with Santiago Ways you can carry it out all year round.


In the spring, the temperatures are relatively mild. We say relatively because, after all, the Camino Primitivo desde Oviedo travels through mountains on most of its journey. The altitude plays against us and temperatures will be cooler than on other routes.

However, it is a time very much requested by the pilgrims thanks to the lull that occurs during Holy Week. It is, in fact, one of the ideal times, although we should always take into account the possible risks of precipitation.

Semana Santa en Santiago de Compostela


Summer is the favourite time for all pilgrims. The temperatures are mild and pleasant on the Camino Primitivo: much more than in all the rest of Spain. At the same time, more time is available and, as the agglomerations are not a problem in this particular stretch, we will be able to make our pilgrimage in great tranquillity.


In autumn, there is a greater risk of precipitation. Unless you start your pilgrimage in the month of September taking advantage of the good temperatures and the stability in the time that is left of the summer, rains can fall, which will make the terrain more rugged.

Remember that many sections are natural places where mud can be found. Despite this, the incentive to contemplate the beautiful views with the palette of colours offered by this season is more than enough for more and more pilgrims.

 Camino Primitivo en otono


Any mountain area becomes extremely cold during the winter. At This time of year, it is very possible that it will snow. Completing the Camino Primitivo in the winter season is definitely only for the bravest. The risk of precipitation increases and as we have said this can be presented in the form of snow.

At the same time, the terrain may be icy and many of the establishments we could find along the way will be closed. In spite of this, if you're up for it, it is possible to do it with Santiago Ways.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo

We now offer a list of the main points of interest on this Camino de Santiago from Oviedo to Lugo. Among them not only are some of historical and patrimonial interest but also the restaurants that we recommend along the route and the hotels where you will stay with Santiago Ways.

Places of interest

We will talk first about the points of interest for their beauty, their heritage or their history. These are points scattered throughout the provinces of Asturias, among which it is difficult not to include many more.

Views from el Puerto del Palo

From Pola de Allende begins a climb of about 600 metres to reach the top of the Palo pass. From there, we are rewarded by being able to see the entire outline of the mountains of the Cantabrian mountain range. It Is a point where many pilgrims are thrilled by the beauty of the landscape and the feeling of triumph after the ascent. Without a doubt, one of the most unforgettable moments of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo.

Puerto del palo

Camino de los Hospitales

This section of the Camino comes just below the Palo mountain pass. Its name comes from hosting the hospitals that during the Middle Ages gave shelter to the pilgrims. Although nowadays these sites have been replaced by different lodgings, at the time we can imagine what joy the pilgrims felt when contemplating them.

In this Camino de Los Hospitals, there are deep differences around us in the form of valleys where fog and snow usually accumulate. Spectacular views will accompany us.

The abandoned village of Soutomerille

One of the most impressive memories that the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo can give us is to contemplate this abandoned town overrun nowadays by lichen and moss. A beautiful and at the same time melancholic place that speaks to us in a pure way about another epoch that has been already left behind. You can't miss this, right before you get to Lugo.


Where to sleep – The best hotels

With Santiago Ways rest is a priority. Much more taking into account the toughness of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo. That Is why we reserve for you the best hotels along all the Camino from Oviedo to Lugo. Now you can take a look at them yourself.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

And as we said before, eating is not only crucial but delicious throughout this route. That is why we want to offer you the best restaurants to stop along your pilgrimage.

Restaurant El Casino

In the town of Pola de Allende, we can find this jewel of Asturian gastronomy. In It we can taste all the specialities of the area without having to move from the site. All in portions more than plentiful and at the same time with a fairly affordable price. You can't miss this stop on your pilgrimage.

Fonda A Reigada

Located in Granas de Salie this offers homemade cuisine at a good price and in a cosy atmosphere. All this with a great deal of service and with all the guarantees of Asturian gastronomy.

Las Cinco Vigas

In the city of Lugo and to give ourselves a well-deserved homage we recommend that you start your new pilgrimage through its bars and restaurants in Cinco Vigas. It is a place where you can rest taking some tapas with ingredients and flavour of Galician gastronomy. You cannot miss the octopus, the Padrón peppers or the excellent meats from the whole province at a very affordable price.

Restaurante Las Cinco Vigas

Origin of the Camino de Santiago Primitivo from Oviedo to Lugo

When the tomb of Santiago the Apostle was discovered in 813, King Alfonso II himself began the pilgrimage to the city of Santiago to venerate his remains.

Imagen del apostol Santiago

He did It from Asturias at a time when this was practically the only place safe from the recent Muslim conquest. He did It through the mountains that, at that difficult time for Christians, were in safe hands.

He himself passed by the city of Lugo and served as an example for thousands of pilgrims who today make the Camino de Santiago Primitivo 1200 years later. Do you dare to continue to Santiago de Compostela as he did?

The Camino Primitivo from Oviedo with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

Other sections of the Camino Primitivo

Other users’ opinions about the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo

So you know first-hand what other people who have already done the Camino Primitivo with us think of the route and our deal, we leave their comments below. We hope that they will be useful to decide to live this experience as well.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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