El Camino Primitivo

Un sendero exigente marcado por las montañas

The Primitive Way is considered the first pilgrimage route of the Way of Saint James, its origin dates back to the pilgrimage of the King Alfonso II of Asturias called “the Chaste” who walked this path when he was informed about the finding of the grave of Saint James in the year 813 AD.

It’s probably one of the most demanding routes of the Camino de Santiago but in spite of its difficulty, it has some of the most charming stages with the beauty of its landscapes and the splendour of some of the towns it passes by. The Primitive Way starts from the Cathedral of the city of Oviedo and continues through part of the western half of Asturias passing through the inland by Grado, Salas, Tineo, Borres, Pola de Allande, La Mesa and Grandes de Salime.

This path goes deep into Galicia through A Fonsagrada, Cádavo Baleira, Castroverde and Lugo. This last one is one of the major cities in Galicia that possesses architectural gems worthy to admire like the Wall that surrounds the old quarter that can be walked around. The Camino Primitivo joins the French Way in Melide and continues its itinerary along this path until Santiago de Compostela.

The team of Galician Roots provides you with its extensive experience acquired over the years in order to plan the Primitive Way and enjoy all the diversity that Galicia and Asturias have to offer: history, breathtaking sceneries, the hospitality of its people and its taste for a good cuisine. Get to know the various alternatives we have to offer so you can achieve this route of the Camino de Santiago and if you can’t find what you’re looking for don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Camino de Santiago customised

Your Camino made to measure

At Galician Roots, we are specialised in offering to our clients customised tours of the different paths of the Camino de Santiago and personalised trips of Galicia. We are from Galicia and our land and the Camino captivate us.

We offer a wide variety of options and services with the only purpose that your Camino de Santiago is just as you dreamt. You’ll be able to start your itinerary from a determined point, you can also shorten the stages and walk fewer kilometres, relieve your muscles with a massage upon your arrival to your accommodation, taste traditional food, visit unique places of our geography, enjoy a dinner with traditional Galician music and much more…

Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll give you all the information about all our optional services. You can choose any of our organised trips or if you prefer we can work on a fully customised tour for you.
  • Huge selection of accommodations
  • Customised itineraries
  • Assistance during the entire trip
  • Gastronomic tastings and wine tasting
  • Private cultural visits
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Dinners with Galician traditional music
  • Transfer from the airport to your starting point
  • Bike rental
  • And much more...


We pick you up and drive you where you wish

In order to give you the maximum comfort when planning your journey, at Galician Roots we also provide a transfer service from any airport in Galicia or any other arrival point and we drive you to the starting point of your trip.
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