GIJÓN – AVILÉS (26,7 Km)
Councils of Gijón, Carreño, Corvera and Avilés
The Camino de Santiago leaves Gijón in El Natahoyo, Cuatro Caminos and La Calzada, coinciding with the Mariano Pola street and the avenues of Galicia and Argentina, after which it continues on the road from Gijón to Avilés until Puente Seco. Follow the road to the right until the branch that leads to Poago, on the left. After the Veriña sugar mill, the road turns to the right, initiating the ascent to Monte Areo.
It continues for about 1.5 kilometers until a deviation to the right that goes into the scattered hamlet of Poago and crosses it to reach the top of the mountain. The Camino enters the council of Carreño through the southeast end of the mountain of La Llana, which crosses, always going west, up to the height of San Pablo, whose houses are located to the north of the route.
and continue on a southwest track about 500 meters to connect with another, on the right, which goes west to the hamlet of Ramos. After this one takes to the left a path that descends with a steep slope to Santa Eulalia. Once in the valley, leaving the parish church on the right, continue straight on until La Maquila, where you take a detour to the left to continue through Torre and, turning northwest, descend to Tamón. Next to the church, the road becomes the road that leads to Tabaza, joining in this place with the N-632 road which it continues fot 8 km 7btil we finf eight kilometers to Avilés.
Coming from Tabaza, in coincidence with the N-632 road the route crosses San Vicente de Trasona, in Corvera, to penetrate Avilés by the avenue of Gijón that converges at the end with the old Oviedo road and with the Rivero street from where you access the urban área.
Folklore & Traditions
The council of Carreño, like all the Asturian coastal central strip, presents a kitchen full of marine excellence. It is interesting to try here the seafood and fish barbecue, the sea bass in the oricios sauce or the apple pixín. But without neglecting the traditional cuisine because in the town of Prendes is counted one of the best fabadas of the whole region. The traditional dessert has its own name: marañuelas.
Carreño also distributes numerous festive encounters in his calendar. Along with the typical pilgrimages stand out the Toros en el Mar party, declared of National Tourist Interest. It is usually celebrated in September coinciding with the celebrations of the Santísimo Cristo de Candás, in which La Alborada also stands out, a tribute to the men of the sea.
Avilés offers a cuisine that mixes tradition with novelty. The fish is the essential ingredient in a good part of the local dishes highlighting among them the hake Avilesine. From there it is possible to list the stews, the fabada, the Asturian pot and the peppers stuffed with pig’s hands.
The specialties in desserts are centered on the Easter bun, the cheese of La Peral and the marañuela de Avilés. Of all these delicacies, it is possible to give a good account of the gastronomic events held by the city throughout the year, such as the Cheese and Wine Show, in May or the Sausage Fair, in October.
Fish, meat and products from the garden are part of the multicolored kitchen of the Castrillón council. In these lands it is possible to taste the fish and seafood stew, clams with seafood, roll of bonito or potatoes with octopus, next to an inevitable fabada or a succulent pot. The homemade dessert: rice pudding or cake, will finish the letter.
The presentation of the festivities in Avilés must inevitably be opened with the Antroxu, as it is one of the most traditional festivities of Asturias. Not in vain is it considered as a festival of Regional Tourist Interest. Of its program, it is worth mentioning the International Fluvial Descent of Galiana on the Saturday before Tuesday of Antroxu, another day highlighted with parade of costumes and floats included.
It is important, also, Holy Week avilesina and, of course, the Bollu Festival, declared of National Tourist Interest. It is celebrated on Easter Sunday and on Monday with the no less traditional and bustling Food on the Street that brings together thousands of people. The patron saint San Agustín festivities in the second half of August, the tour to the reservoir of Trasona (of National Tourist Interest) in May or the rice field of Miranda neighborhood on the last Friday of July close the review of the most representative festive events of the council.
Data of interest
Walking time: 5h 30 min
Running time: 3h 30 min
Cycling time: 3h
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