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Camino Inglés 2017 Stages

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

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

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 Inglés Day 1: Ferrol to Neda
Private Room: Pension Maragoto
Exploring Neda  
Walked: 15 km / 9.5 miles w/backpack + 4 miles site-seeing around Neda.

Camino Inglés Day 2: Neda to Pontedeume
Private Room: Hotel Eumesa

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.

Buen Camino!

View from my room in Neda. I’m glad I didn’t take the shortcut bridge to Pontedeume!

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