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
Pre-Camino Day 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
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
Day 2: Neda to Pontedeume
Camino Inglés: Exploring Pontedeume
Walked 18.7 km / 11.6 miles
Private Room €33: Hotel Eumesa
Day 3: Pontedeume to Betanzos
Camino Inglés: Exploring Betanzos
Walked 22.5 km /14 miles
Bunkbed €6: Albergue de Peregrinos de Betanzos
Day 4: Betanzos to Presedo
Walked 14 km / 8.5 miles
Bunkbed €7: Albergue de Peregrinos de Presedo
Day 5: Presedo to Bruma
Bruma, Where Two Caminos Converge
Walked 16 km / 10 miles
Bunkbed €6: Albergue de Peregrinos de Bruma
Day 6: Bruma to Sigüeiro
Walked 25 km / 16 miles
Private room €13: Albergue Quinta Andaina
Day 7: Sigüeiro to Santiago
Arrival in Santiago
Walked 18 km / 11.5 miles
Private room €15: Seminario Menor (3 nights, June 5-7)
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!
During my Camino, 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.
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.
View from my room in Neda. I’m glad I didn’t take the shortcut bridge to Pontedeume!