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Itinerary Primitive Way Routes Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela by bike

Day 1. Arrival to OviedoDay 1. Arrival to Oviedo

You will arrive at the starting point of the Original Way, Oviedo, which features a great amount of buildings representing the Pre-romanesque Art in Asturias. We would like to highlight the Church of San Julián de los Prados, the Palace of Santa María del Naranco, the Cathedral of San Salvador, the Monastery of San Vicente and the Church of San Isidoro. It is also recommendable to visit the Archaelogical Museum of Asturias. 

Accommodation in Oviedo.

Day 2. Oviedo - Salas (45,2 Km)Day 2. Oviedo - Salas (45,2 Km)

Breakfast in Oviedo.

On this first day cycling you will get the opportunity to see Grado, a town which still preserves the structure of the medieval hamlet. Some places to visit are the Palace of Valdecazana, the Chapel of Dolores, the Church of Saint Peter, the indianos mansions and the House of the Archs.  After leaving Grado, you will continue to reach Salas, one of the most well preserved medieval villages in Asturias. The main landmarks are the Collegiate of Santa María La Mayor and the Medieval Tower. 

Accommodation in Salas.

 

Day 3. Salas - Pola de Allande (46,2 Km)Day 3. Salas - Pola de Allande (46,2 Km)

Breakfast in Salas.

After breakfast, you will continue your journey towards Pola de Allande. On the Way, you will pass by Tineo, a really interesting place with a nice historic ensemble and a sacred art museum. Make sure you also visit the Monastery of Obona, one of best landmarks on this route. The stage finishes at Pola de Allande, where you can see the Fort of San Chuis and the Masion of Cienfuegos. 

Accommodation in Pola de Allande.

Day 4. Pola de Allande - Grandas de Salime (36,8 Km)Day 4. Pola de Allande - Grandas de Salime (36,8 Km)

Breakfast in Pola de Allande.

This one is a quite hard stage, and we recommend you stop to rest in La Mesa, while you enjoy the views of the mountains and beautiful landscape. After this, you will continue towards Grandas de Salime, which features a very interesting ethnographic museum. Here you can also visit some churches and typical houses, as well as the Collegiate Church of San Salvador.

Accommodation in Grandas de Salime.

Day 5. Grandas de Salime - Cadavo (53 Km)Day 5. Grandas de Salime - Cadavo (53 Km)

Breakfast in Grandas de Salime.

You will leave Grandas de Salime and will pass by Fonsagrada, which features a really nice church with altarpieces of great value. The traditional "pallozas", the "Fons Sacra and the Burón Country House are also worth a visit. The next town will be Cádavo, holding two impressive treasures in its area: Frada da Marronda (a beautiful forest with more than 170 different kinds of trees) and also the source of the river Eo, a natural border between Galicia and Asturias. 

Accommodation in Cádavo. 

 

Day 6. Cádavo - San Román Da Retorta (50,6 Km)Day 6. Cádavo - San Román Da Retorta (50,6 Km)

Breakfast in Cádavo.

During this stage, you will pass by Lugo, a city with many interesting sites. Some of them are the Lugo Wall (built by the Romans and declared as World Heritage site by the UNESCO), the Wall Interpretation Centre, the Mosaics House, the City Hall with its Tower Clock and the Cathedral of Santa María. Then, you will continue from Lugo to San Romao Da Retorta, a small village with a great pilgrimage tradition. There you can visit the church of San Romao Da Retorta and see the replica of a Roman Milestone that was found in the village. The original one can be visited in the Diocesan Museum of Astorga.

Accommodation in San Romao Da Retorta

Day 7. San Román Da Retorta - Arzúa (42,4 Km)Day 7. San Román Da Retorta - Arzúa (42,4 Km)

Breakfast in San Romao Da Retorta.

In Melide, town of pre-Roman origin, you can see the front of the Romanesque Church of San Pedro, a “cruceiro” from the 14th Century (considered as the eldest one in Galicia) and the Terra Museum of Melide (the old Sancti Spiritus Monastery-Hospital). In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste the Galician gastronomy, specially the famous octopus from Melide. Moving forward on the Way, you will arrive at Arzúa, which offers many places to visit, such as the Convent of Magdalena and the Church of Santiago.

Accommodation in Arzúa.

Day 8. Arzúa - Santiago de Compostela (38,7 Km)Day 8. Arzúa - Santiago de Compostela (38,7 Km)

Breakfast in Arzúa.

Ready for the last stage, you will leave Arzúa heading to Santiago de Compostela. On the way, O Pedrouzo, the most important town before arriving at Santiago, offer some places to visit. It belongs to the “concello” of O Pino, where you will find the Chapel of San Irene. Once in Santiago de Compostela, you will have the opportunity to see an endless amount of landmarks. The main one is the Cathedral and the Square of Obradoiro, but that does not mean those are the only remarkable places, as it is also recommendable to take a stroll around the historic district, to taste the gastronomy and to visit some other iconic buildings such as the Catholic Monarchs Inn, the Monastery of San Martín Pinario or the Pazo of Raxoi.

Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 9. Breakfast and end of servicesDay 9. Breakfast and end of services