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 May 28
Hotel: Coruña Mar
Walked: 21 km / 13 miles
My Camino Inglés 2017 Stages
First Morning of Camino Inglés in Ferrol
Day 1: Ferrol to Neda
Walked: 15 km / 9.5 miles w/backpack
Camino Inglés: Exploring Neda
Walked another 4 miles site-seeing around Neda
Private Room €14: Pension Maragoto
Santiago June 8
Private room €90: 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!
It was so good to be back in España! France was fun too.
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.