Camino Primitivo from Lugo

The Camino Primitivo is famous for being the first documented pilgrimage route to Santiago.

If you begin this route in Lugo, you will pass through peaceful forests and farmlands in the heart of Galicia.

This is the perfect alternative if you are short of time to do the Camino and you want the Compostela credential when you arrive in Santiago.

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111 kms

6 nights

5 stages

from 349


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  • Hotel and rural accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Welcome pack including credentials
  • 24 hour assistance
  • Full route itinerary
  • A vehicle in case of emergency
  • Free cancellation up to 15 days before

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  • Breakfasts
  • Evening meals
  • Transport to the starting point
  • Luggage transport
  • Airport transfer
  • Garage in Santiago


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111 Km.

6 nights

5 stages

  • Day 1


    Night at Lugo

    Now you’re here in Lugo, we recommend visiting the famous Roman walls, some of the best preserved in Europe and are more than 2km long.

    What's more, Lugo's old town has many charming spots, so don't miss out!

  • Day 2

    From Lugo to Ferreira

    Night at Ferreira

    29 km

    7 horas

    Leave Lugo through the oldest gate in the City Walls, head towards the San Lázaro neighbourhood until you cross the old Roman bridge.

    Then continue to San Roman de Retortas through some farmlands and leafy forests.

  • Day 3

    From Ferreira to Melide

    Night at Melide

    21 km

    5 horas

    On this stage you will continue through Toques and end up in the A Coruña town of Melide, where the Camino Primitivo joins the Camino Francés.

    At this point, we recommend stopping to try the "pulpo a feira" (Galician octopus) that can be found in the famous "pulperías" (small grocery stores) very typical of the area.

  • Day 4

    From Melide to Arzúa

    Night at Arzúa

    14,1 km

    3 horas

    Due to the very few kilometres between you and your next stop, you can enjoy some of the charming villages along the Camino, such as Boente and Castañeda, until you reach Arzúa.

    This town, famous for its cheese, gives its name to the designation of origin Arzúa Ullua.

  • Day 5

    From Arzúa to O Pino

    Night at O Pino

    17,7 km

    4 horas

    This stage of the route begins with a descent that runs through magical forests and streams that create an idyllic landscape. This is quite an easy section, so you may like to take the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene and the Church of Santa Eulalia de O Pedrouzo.

  • Day 6

    From O Pino to Santiago De Compostela

    Night at Santiago de Compostela

    22 km

    5 horas

    When you leave O Pedrouzo, you will head towards the end of your journey via Lavacolla. You will then journey to Monte do Gozo, where you will be able to glimpse the towers of the cathedral on the horizon. You will arrive in Santiago through the neighbourhood of San Lázaro, winding down towards the historic city centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, until you reach Plaza Obradoiro, where you will finally see the Cathedral of Santiago from up close. If you like and managed to get an early start, you can attend the pilgrim's mass, celebrated at 12 noon.

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