What you'll do
Have you heard about the Camino de Santiago and even considered walking one of its itineraries (yes, there are multiple routes!)? But you do not have the possibility to take a few weeks off, or are you doubting whether you are able to hike 20-30 km for multiple days in a row? This tour offers you the possibility to be a pilgrim for half a day by walking part of the 'Camino Primitivo'. Along the way, I will share specific insights with you about the Asturian history, gastronomy and nature. Starting at the Oviedo Cathedral, we will walk through meadows and climb some challenging hills. Along the route, we will pass a chapel where you can stamp your own pilgrim credential! The route leads through the lovely Asturian landscape including some small villages where we will stop to eat some casadiellas (typical Asturian pastry). The walk ends in the village Venta de el Escamplero where we will see a typical pilgrim albergue. Although I will be guiding you and telling you stories about Asturias, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the landscape in silence and meet other pilgrims in order to get a real 'taste of the Camino'!
After finishing my doctorate in environmental research I realized I am most passionate about sharing the wonders of nature with others. Being a guide for more then 10 years for WWF, I have let kids and teenagers experience various nature areas in the Netherlands. After moving to Asturias with my Spanish husband, I started my own travel company intoAsturias, blogging and developing and guiding tours about the beautiful nature here in northern Spain, with the goal to let international visitors experience and explore the Asturian nature.
1 casadiella pp. Bag of local potato chips. A casadiella is a typical Asturian pastry filled with almonds.
1 bottle of water pp
An official 'Credencial del Peregrino' in which you'll receive your first stamps today!
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Where you'll be
We'll be starting our hike in the beautiful old city of Oviedo, after which we will follow the medieval path of thousands of pilgrims for about 12 km. Pretty soon after we have left the city, we will walk through the typical Asturian rural landscape. During the tour I will tell you about the history and natural values of the landscape we're experiencing.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend. The whole route is around 12 km in length, requiring a good physical condition and proper clothing and (hiking) shoes.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside the cathedral. Note that we will either take a bus (very irregular!) or cab back from the endpoint (we'll split the costs- €3-10 p.p)
A Taste of the Camino de Santiago