This chalkboard at the restaurant in Pension Maragoto shows the stages and half-stages of the Camino Inglés. I decided to split the longest stage between Betanzos and Bruma by staying in Presedo. This made for a comfortable paced seven-day Camino. Some people power through it in just five days. If you have eight days to walk this route, I would recommend splitting the stage between Pontedeume and Betanzos too.
A Coruña is one of the two Camino Inglés starting points, but it is only 75 km (47 miles) from Santiago. In order to get a Compostela certificate, you must walk at least 100 km, so the more popular starting point is Ferrol, 118 km (73 miles) from Santiago. I didn’t want to skip A Coruña because I had heard that it is an amazing place, so I worked it into my pre-Camino itinerary.
Pre-Camino Day 1 May 28
Hotel: Coruña Mar
Walked: 21 km / 13 miles
Detailed posts will be published and linked here soon.
Pre-Camino Day 2 May 29
A Coruña-Mont San Pedro. Bus to Ferrol.
Hotel: Parador de Ferrol (Reserve at Parador.es for pilgrim rate)
Walked: 14 km / 9 miles
My Camino Inglés 2017 Stages
Camino Day 1: Ferrol to Neda May 30
Private Room: Pension Maragoto
Walked: 15 km / 9 miles w/backpack + 4 miles site-seeing around Neda.
Camino Day 2: Neda to Pontedeume May 31
Private Room: Hotel Eumesa
Camino Day 3: Pontedeume to Betanzos June 1
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Betanzos
Camino Day 4: Betanzos to Presedo June 2
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Presedo
Camino Day 5: Presedo to Bruma June 3
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Bruma
Camino Day 6: Bruma to Sigueiro June 4
Camino Day 7: Sigueiro to Santiago June 5
Private room: Seminario Menor (3 nights 15 Euros/night)
Private room: Hotel Bonaval
Santiago June 5 – 8
June 9 back to Paris to meet husband
June 9-12 Paris Marais neighborhood
June 13-14 Train trip to Trouville Sur Mer
June 15-17 Paris Montmartre neighborhood
June 18 Home, sweet home!
I will post detailed route reports on this blog. If you cannot wait, I posted some photos on a photo album Camino Inglés 2017 at Facebook.com/caminoprovides.
I also shared some photos on instagram at instagram.com/caminoprovides.
It was so good to be back in España! France was fun too.
View from my room in Neda. I’m glad I didn’t take the shortcut bridge to Pontedeume!