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
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.
My Camino Inglés 2017 Stages
Camino Day 1: First Morning of Camino Inglés in Ferrol
Camino Day 3: Pontedeume to Betanzos
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Betanzos
Camino Day 4: Betanzos to Presedo
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Presedo
Camino Day 5: Presedo to Bruma
Bunkbed: Albergue de Peregrinos de Bruma
Camino Day 6: Bruma to Sigueiro
Private room: Albergue Quinta Andaina
Camino Day 7: Sigueiro to Santiago
Santiago June 5 – 7
Private room: Seminario Menor (3 nights 15 Euros/night)
Santiago June 8
Private room: Hotel Bonaval
June 9 flight to Paris on Vueling
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.