For those who don’t have enough time to walk the full Primitive Way, from Oviedo to Santiago, it is possible to start in Lugo and walk its last 100 km.
The Primitive Way (or Original Way), Camino Primitivo in Spanish, is considered to be the first Jacobean route leading to Santiago de Compostela; the origin of the Camino de Santiago. The route starts in Oviedo, and joins together with the French Way in Melide (the last walking days, the path is the same).
It was walked by medieval kings and knights, but it was set aside during the Reconquest due to the rise of the French Way.
All those pilgrims looking for solitude, peace and silence, will enjoy the beauty of the Primitive Way.