Camino Ingles Celtic Camino from A Coruna Last 75km

Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling
Duration:
4 Nights
Distance:
119 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
4 nights from €400

Celtic Camino from A Coruna Last 75km

The Celtic Camino from A Coruna takes you the Last 75km to Santiago de Compostela. You will need to walk 25km at home to get your certificate (see below). It was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela, hence its name.

Pilgrim’s would enter A Coruna or Ferrol by boat and then make the rest of the pilgrimage to Santiago by foot to visit the relics of St. James.

Early pilgrims would have arrived by boat at the port A Coruña, guided in by the Tower of Hercules – this famous Roman lighthouse, which can still be seen today at the end of the Peninsula sheltering the city from wild Atlantic winds and waves. It is definitely a must-see while in A Coruna.

From A Coruña these early pilgrims would have continued on foot from the rugged Galician coastline, passing historic towns before continuing inland across the green countryside and woodlands of rural Galicia on their way to Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral.

Read more about the Celtic Camino on our blog.

As this route is only 75kms, it can be combined with a 25km pilgrimage in Ireland (such as the Kerry Camino) or in Scotland, in order to obtain your Compostela. This is known as the Celtic Camino. It is also possible to combine with a walk in the UK, and the Confraternity of St James has a list of approved walks on their website.

We recommend booking additional nights so you can explore the wonderful city of A Coruña and take your time to get a feel for the place.

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Map of the Celtic Camino from A Coruna Last 75km

Itinerary of the Celtic Camino from A Coruna Last 75km

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Ferrol
Ferrol
You arrive in Ferrol.
29 km
Pontedeume
Pontedeume

From here the track continues to meet the Way of O Salto and at the banks of the Eume estuary you will join the Camino Real or Royal Way. There is a lovely beach at A Magdalena, which is a great spot to rest and relax.

21 km
Betanzos
Betanzos

From Pontedeume the trail climbs up to give spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. The trail continues on to Miño by way of a medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi river and the Camino Real once again. You will then travel along the coast to the wide estuary of the Lambre river on a path that holds beautiful views of the Rias de Betanzos and the surrounding marshlands. The town of Betanzos has some of the most interesting and artisitic, historical buildings in Galicia.

28 km
Bruma-Meson do Vento
Bruma-Meson do Vento

During that day you will cross the Mendo River by way of the ancient bridge of As Cascas. From here the trail passes the villages of Matino and Boucello. You will pass the hermitage of San Paio, which is abandoned and travel through agricultural lands to the village of Bruma which is the site of a medieval hospital.

24 km
Sigüeiro
Sigüeiro

The Camino leaves Bruma from the chapel and heads into the lovely green area of Ordes. You will then pass the church of San Xiao and the village of Casanova on your way to Sigüeiro.

17 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Santiago de Compostela UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. Here you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

A Coruña

A Coruña Airport 10km: In A Coruña, there is a bus connecting the airport and the city center (Line 4051, departing every 30 min). See www.autoscalpita.com.

Santiago de Compostela Airport 85km: There is a shuttle bus from/to Santiago-Lavacolla airport to Santiago city, departing every 30min. Bus stops are. e.g., the bus station (Estación de Autobuses), the train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) or the city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See www.empresafreire.com. There is an hourly direct train from Santiago to A Coruña taking 30mins.

Vigo Airport 160km: From Vigo airport you can take a local bus to Travesia de Vigo (every 30 min) and then take a bus to Ferrol (5 times a day) or a train from nearby Vigo Guixar train station to A Coruña. Approximate travel time is 2H30. For train timetables see www.renfe.com and for bus information see: horarios.monbus.es.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia),  train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.

Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).

A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.

Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

Manage your trip online

Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

Have questions? Read our FAQ pages.

Robert, United Kingdom - June
"I booked with Camino Ways last February and had lots of questions which were answered promptly each time. I felt from the start that I had a professional support team behind me and followed all their advice given in their preparation brochures etc. The booking process was easy and each transaction went forward smoothly. I made changes to my itinerary to suit the party experience and was not disappointed. From the pick up at Santiago airport to Ferrol each stage was managed by Camino Ways, luggage transfers, hotels, food etc. All we had to do was walk and enjoy the wonderful experience of the Camino, its people, customs and fabulous scenery. It was a test of resilience at times but well worth it. We hardly saw anyone on the way, probably no more than 12 walkers over the six days of walking. The maps etc were very useful and I bought the book by John Brierley to support our navigation along the well-marked route. Only once did we stray off the path and that was because we were so captivated by a church and walked in the wrong direction, a local soon put us right , thankfully only a few hundred metres off the Camino. We had one hitch in Siguierio which was sorted out by the team very promptly. Pilgrim Passports and luggage labels were provided by the team as part of the package. I have nothing but praise for the outstanding team that makes up Camino Ways and will definitely book with them again."
Gerry, United States - 2016
"We walked the Camino Ingles through CaminoWays.com. The hotels we stayed in were the best available on the route. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Luggage transfers went without a hitch. We enjoyed all meals- breakfast and dinner- but one. Our packets gave valuable trip information and tips. The hotel information was very good. CaminoWays responded immediately to our pre-trip questions. We felt it was a good deal for the money spent. We are planning another Camino and will certainly book through Camino Ways again!"  
Carolyn, UK - 11/2014
"I would highly recommend Camino Ways to everyone. From my initial enquiry to coming home, they were really great to deal with - answering any query quickly, the same day, with confidence and competence and my whole experience was truly superb. My friend and I had a wonderful experience walking the English Way. Our hotels were all very different and the staff were ALL so helpful and friendly. We thought each accommodation had been hand-picked by the Camino Ways team and we wrote to thank them immediately we got back to UK for one of our best ever treks."
Christine, Canada - 09/2013
“My sister and I booked with “Camino Ways” and were very glad we had taken this route. The hotels we stayed at were clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Having our luggage transferred for us made our daily walk along “The English Way” worry free. We knew our luggage, a hot shower, a good meal and a comfortable bed awaited us at the end of the day. I would recommend “Camino Ways” anytime and have already done so. Thank you to all the staff who always answered my questions promptly and did a great job organizing this hike. I would not hesitate to use this company again in the future.”
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