The Walking Route

STAGE 5 OLLONIEGO – MIERES

This section begins in the town of Olloniego, council of Oviedo. On Avenida Príncipe de Asturias there is a bus stop (Line L).

The route starts from the urban center in an east direction, by the AS-242 road, until reaching the junction La Mortera, where there is a division into three branches. We take the central branch, which runs next to the San Frechoso creek, towards Malpica.

Over this core, the road forks. Let’s take the branch on the right. Just 100 meters later, on the left, we find a couple of constructions that we skirted on the way to the left side.

In this section, the route runs between trees, on a firm chapacuña* masked by vegetation.

Ascending this hillside we reach the side of the hamlet Labayos, which we will leave on the right. From here we continue by road in an east towards theSan José de Olloniegowell, located one kilometer from Labayos.

At the southern end of the San José Well we will take the track that ascends in a wester direction. We’ll follow her for at least two miles.

This track, expanded in the nineteenth century for mining, uses the Roman trace and on its sides can be seen the abandoned facilities since the 1970s. The track ends up giving access to Alto del Padrún, already in the council of Mieres.

From this point, we descend down the AS-242 road until we reach the town of Mieres.

This stretch of road inherits the ancient trace of the Roman road and is coincident with theCamino de Santiago. Good proof of this is thechapel of Santa María Magdalena,in the town of La Rebollada.

Crossing La Rebollada we access the northern area of Mieres. Always following the AS-242, we cross a roundabout leaving La Rebollada on the right.

We enter through Mieres by Cuesta La Caseta street (AS-242), which is transformed into Oñón street and later into Teodoro Cuesta street, until the intersection with the perpendicular Manuel Llaneza street.

In Manuel Llaneza street ends this stage and starts the next one. There is a stoppublic transport   next to the Manuel Llaneza roundabout.

* Cobbled surface where slings are placed on edge in order to improve the grip/traction of passers-by and cavalry.

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