CAMINO PRIMITIVO, FROM LUGO TO SANTIAGO
The Camino Primitivo was the very first pilgrimage route and it is still one of the least known. Its original layout begins in Oviedo, from where, during the 9th century, Alfonso II el Casto walked to Santiago to certify that the rests that had been found in San Fiz de Solovio belonged to the Apostle Santiago. In fact, King Alfonso II, is considered the first pilgrim in history.
The Camino Primitivo is considered one of the hardest, but with the greatest scenic beauty. From its original starting point, Oviedo, we cover a good part of Asturian geography on a route with a significant difficulty level. On this occasion, we offer the alternative that starts from Lugo, which is much lighter. It is a good way to get to know the deepest rural Galicia, leaving from the city of Lugo.It is also a good option for pilgrims who have less time, since we shorten the duration of the Camino, but also fulfilling the 100 kilometers that are required to get the “Compostela” once we arrive to Santiago.
Along this Camino, we will pass through numerous towns in the interior of Galicia. It is an area with a fairly mild climate in the spring – summer months, but in which, during the winter months we will find a lot of humidity, cold and even the probability of some snow. We will enjoy very green landscapes between the different population centers, truffled with small villages whose inhabitants are mainly dedicated to agriculture and livestock.
From the fourth stage, we will connect with Camino Francés route, whose pilgrims we will meet in the town of Melide. Like them, we will reach the city of Compostela through “Monte do Gozo”, a mythical place on the Camino de Santiago from which we can see the towers of the cathedral and our long-awaited destination: the tomb of the Apostle.