Self-Guided. 3 days, 2 nights, 2 days of walking
This exclusive Iberian Adventures self-guided itinerary offers 2 days of hiking spectacular coastal trails on the “Camino del Norte” along the rugged Atlantic seaboard before heading inland to stately Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias – starting point of El Camino Primitivo.
This short trip is perfect as an “add-on” prior to beginning any of our Camino Primitivo trips in Oviedo, or combining with our Oviedo to Ribadeo route of the Camino del Norte to make a 7 or 8 day trip.
Note: if you do this as an “add-on” to a Camino Primitivo trip, you’ll arrive in Oviedo on Day 1 of the standard Primitivo itinerary
3 Days, 2 Nights.
Day 3 of this add-on itinerary is Day 1 of a standard Camino Primitivo itinerary.
several daily flights from Madrid, Barcelona and other European cities
Rail service to León and Madrid. Flights to Madrid, Barcelona and some European cities.
B / B+ (Easy) – mostly gently rolling terrain / occasional short but steep ascents. Surfaces range from grassy or earthen paths along cliff-top meadows, some dirt or muddy farm tracks, sandy beaches (depending on tides) and very short sections along quiet paved village roads
9 – 11.2 km / 5.6 – 7 miles. Both days are about 3 hours of easy walking
Bilbao – quality 3* or 4* hotels in a great location on or near the river, close to the Guggenheim Museum and old town.
Llanes – a comfortable hotel in a refurbished 17th century convent.
All properties are personally chosen for their comfort, character, location and overall quality. Rooms with en-suite facilities and modern fittings
You can start on any weekday
from 1 or more
2 nights accommodation
All transfers of luggage and persons, required to complete the itinerary from Bilbao to Oviedo.
Optional walking tours (at extra cost) with local expert guides in Bilbao. Consult us!
Price Per Person: 80 euros per person in twin or double rooms. 15 euros single room supplement. Includes breakfast and tax.
Coastal Camino Trails – this trip features 2 days of hikes on some of the finest coastal paths in Europe. Scenic paths, beautiful sandy beaches, rocky coves, green pastures and gorse and heather clad clifftops.
Prehistoric cave art – you’ll visit a fascinating cave with some of the world’s oldest known cave art. This visit is optional.
Bilbao – this dynamic port city has become a global model for excellence in urban renewal, and a showcase for some of the world’s best architects, crowned by Frank Gehry’s fantastic Guggenheim Museum building.
Oviedo – capital of Asturias and declared “cleanest city in Spain”. The city has a beautifully conserved, pedestrian-only old quarter with attractive squares and pleasant safe streets, as well as several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Holy Chamber of the Gothic San Salvador cathedral with relics that made it Spain’s second most important pilgrimage site after Santiago de Compostela.
Asturias – a “principality” within Spain, this is the peninsula’s most mountainous region and the Camino traverses its most rural and isolated corner, home to western Europe’s largest populations of wolves and brown bears. Here, traditional lifestyles prevail, and the people are fiercely proud of their Celtic legacy and indomitable spirit – the Christian Reconquest of Iberia from the Moors began here with the 1st major defeat of the Moors at the Battle of Covadonga in 792.