CADAVEDO – NAVIA (40,2 Km)
Concerts of Valdés and Navia
We descend until we reach Villademoros, where we reach the N-632 road. The Camino continues on the other side of the road to the west, passing through Cueto, La Cruz and La Venta. It leaves in his step numerous crossings by which there is not to deviate, having to follow the general direction of the Way to the west.
The route crosses El Chano de Canero, descends to Ventorrillo, and goes up to the church of San Miguel de Canero, where the descent to the valley of the Esva begins, whose river is saved by the bridge of the N-634, which is followed for some 500 meters until you reach a sharp curve. Formerly the passage was made by boat; conserving itself to the right of the highway the denominated House of the boat, where this service was lent.
It descends to the stream of the Forcón and climbs the opposite slope in a southwest direction, reaching the plain where El Barreiro and the ruined Casa del Monte are located, at which point the road falls into the trough of the Arroyo Ricante connecting with the route of the old N-634. Follow until a deviation to the right that leads to Barcia.
The original route crosses El Cruceiro and goes through the La Cruz district towards the Fondón de La Magdalena, to go up Mingón to Barcellina. It connects here with the road of the Lighthouse that is followed by Villar and Torrealtina, and turning left on the street of La Carril you reach the neighborhood of La Puerta de la Villa to enter Luarca.
The Camino leaves Luarca, along the street of La Peña, reaching El Chano. Southwest direction goes to Otero, down to the stream of La Olla and goes to Taborcías from where, after passing a bridge over the train track, continues through La Caleya to Villuir.
Cross the N-634 road and continue through the same route for another 500 meters, after which you take a detour to the right. The route continues through the south of Las Pontigas, Casa Manteca and north of Fervencia, through the foot of the mountain of Pico Quemado, through Cabornas, La Pedrera, La Casona, Rellón and Los Remedios.
The route goes up the hill of Saguniento, to the northwest of Los Remedios, crosses the upper river valley and, once crossed the Boronas road, goes up to Las Hervedosas. Proceed west between Monte Faro and El Infernón and descend to the old national road. To the left will pass, already in the council of Navia, by Bao and Barayo to Villainclán. From Villainclán, the Way descends northwestward to Villapedre and reaches the hamlet of La Peña, from where in a gentle descent it reaches the Frejulfe River. After fording the river, the route ascends to San Salvador de Piñera, crosses the N-634 and a flyover on the FEVE line; Nearly 300 meters later you come to a crossroads.
The Camino continues straight ahead but later the traffic is hindered by the road, the N-634 road and a muddy area, so it is advisable, at the crossroads, to take the path that, on the right, approaches the shelter of Piñera pilgrims, go to the national and continue through it until the first deviation to the right that by the north of Villaoril and, in a westerly direction, leads by a paved section, to La Venta and La Colorada.
In La Colorada, the road is abandoned and, on the left, you take the track that goes to the cemetery and, in a northwest direction, enter Navia through the La Caleya neighborhood.
Folklore & Traditions
As it could not be less in this route for the Asturian west coast, the council of Valdés emphasizes in its gastronomic offer a wide variety of fish and seafood of the Cantabrian Sea. Among the singular dishes, the stew composed by botonas, bream and red mullet stewed with potatoes.
And next to it, squid Luarca, grilled hake, baked sea bass, stuffed squid, sea bream and all kinds of seafood such as lobsters, spider crabs, clams, barnacles or oricios. In the section of products of the earth it is necessary to mention the artisan sausages, the pitu caleya, the vegetables and the mushrooms. The finishing touch is the recovered Valdesano and Trevías cheese as well as the rice pudding, the frixuelos, the vaqueiro and the cakes.
We are in a council full of interesting festive events. Its capital, Luarca, offers, among many others, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, on August 15 (declared of National Tourist Interest), and that of San Timoteo, on the 22nd of that same month. The first is a celebration of the men of the sea and begins the night before with the traditional Havanan song to culminate with the sea procession. The festivities of San Timoteo, meanwhile, gather in the villa luarquesa a large public eager to enjoy a pilgrimage that lasts a week. Other two parties of singular significance in the council are the Vaqueira or Vaqueirada party, in the Braña de Aristébano, the last Sunday of July and which is considered as a National Tourist Interest party and La Regalina, in Cadavedo, pilgrimage of undoubted Asturian flavor cataloged of Regional Tourist Interest.
Navia offers the pilgrims another date with the good cuisine of the seafood cuisine. Marmitacos and calderetas join the grilled seafood, sea bass with vegetables, hake cheeks with clams and peppers stuffed with seafood to not leave any indifferent diner. The kitchen naviega also leaves us caldeirada and roast lamb. In the desserts section highlights the scallop, a kind of almond cake created in memory of the Jacobean pilgrimage, and next to it cottage cheese with honey and frixuelos filled with cream. In El Franco the cuisine of sea and land is combined. So the so-called seafood dishes are joined here by fabada, pot, grilled lamb, empanadas or tripe. The closure is followed by scallop, cottage cheese, rice pudding and frixuelos.
One of the main festive events in Navia is the International Descent of the Navia River, which is celebrated in August. It is a declared festival of National Tourist Interest, attended by national and international athletes.
And, for the purpose of this appointment, the capital of the council celebrates numerous folkloric events that congregate thousands of people. Also noted in the calendar of celebrations of Navia are in the month of August the feast of La Jira (picnic in Veigas de Arenas) and that of Our Lady of the Boat. And in September it is worth mentioning the Las Telayas festival, in honor of the Virgin of the Watchtower, which culminates with the jay to Frejulfe.
As regards the council of El Franco highlights the International Folklore Show of September, the Motorcycle Concentration in the same month.
Data of interest
Walking time: 8h
Running time: 5h 30 min
Cycling time: 4h
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