Camino Aragonés 20/4 – 26/4
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Camino Primitivo 28/4 – 14/5
The Camino Aragonés begins in Arles in France and continues to the French-Spanish border station Col du Somport. From there it leads further along the River Rio Aragón and ends in Puente la Reina de Navarra. This part of the route is an alternative to the beginning of the French Route from Saint Jean Pied de Port. The Camino Aragonés comprises a total of 900 kilometres in France and Spain. I walked 174 kilometres, the last part in Spain. My plan was to start in Urdos in the French Pyrenées, but I was advised not to do so because of deep snow in the mountains, bad weather and steep slopes.
Directly after the Camino Aragonés I travelled to Oviedo for walking the Camino Primitivo. This route is the oldest one of all Pilgrim Routes in Spain, 320 kilometres long, passing Lugo and ends up in Mélide. The Camino Primitivo is hilly. Due to the bad weather situation I decided to walk via Pola de Allande, which is easier than the main route, passing the ruin Hospital. I walked 372 kilometres from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela.