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Camino de Santiago from A Coruña in 6 days

Distance
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78 km
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4 stages
6 days
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395 €

Tower of Hercules, the oldest functioning Roman lighthouse in the world
We welcome you to the Camino de Santiago from A Coruña, along the so-called English Way, which was born as a pilgrimage route for the journeys of devout northern Europeans who arrived by boat to Galician ports to continue from there on foot. A short, pleasant and well signposted itinerary, which is gaining more and more walkers every year and to which we welcome you from now on. Leaving from A Coruña, there are a total of 78 km to cover in 4 comfortable stages while you discover the landscapes, history, gastronomy and popular culture of Galicia.
The short alternative to the English Way from Ferrol
Visit A Coruña, gateway to the Atlantic
Enjoy the spectacular Galician gastronomy
Tower of Hercules, the oldest functioning Roman lighthouse in the world
Camino Ingles
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Camino de Santiago from A Coruña in 6 days

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
78 km
●○○○○
4 stages
6 days
The short alternative to the English Way from Ferrol
Visit A Coruña, gateway to the Atlantic
Enjoy the spectacular Galician gastronomy
from 395 €
We welcome you to the Camino de Santiago from A Coruña, along the so-called English Way, which was born as a pilgrimage route for the journeys of devout northern Europeans who arrived by boat to Galician ports to continue from there on foot. A short, pleasant and well signposted itinerary, which is gaining more and more walkers every year and to which we welcome you from now on. Leaving from A Coruña, there are a total of 78 km to cover in 4 comfortable stages while you discover the landscapes, history, gastronomy and popular culture of Galicia.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

Is this trip for me?

Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Standard
Carefully selected tourist class accommodation based on our experience on this route, combined with services specifically designed for your trip.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Full documentation

Pilgrim's badge

24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

And also...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Reinforced breakfasts
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Starting the Camino de Santiago from A Coruña

To do the Camino de Santiago from A Coruña, the first step is to get to this Atlantic city, one of the most interesting in Galicia. We recommend you arrive in good time to be able to enjoy the charms of a city open to the ocean like few others, with its two coastal facades. Stroll along Riazor and Orzán beaches, visit the Tower of Hercules, the Domus and the Aquarium.

The streets of the old city and the area around the Plaza de María Pita offer small bars and quality restaurants. If you would like us to accompany you, we can offer you a guided tour of A Coruña that will show you the great attractions of this ancient capital of the Kingdom of Galicia, as well as its little secrets.

Standard accommodation: Hotel Alda Alboran Rooms or similar

Day 2. Stage A Coruña - Sarandós

Distance: 24.3 km
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Accommodation: Sarandós

Your route to Santiago from A Coruña will start at the port, leaving behind the statue of the Virgen del Carmen and the Castle of San Antón. You will walk along the Parrote promenade and pass by buildings such as the Capitanía General or the Plaza de la Constitución until you reach the Plaza de María Pita. If you haven't already done so, it's a good time to visit the church of Santiago, just a few metres from this large square.

During the stage you will walk along the estuary of O Burgo, where there was an ancient medieval port that welcomed pilgrims arriving by sea to these lands, mainly from English, Flemish and Scandinavian ports.

The prosperity of this town around the port was due to the protection of the Order of the Temple, which built a castle-fortress nearby and a church where the Romanesque church of Santa María do Temple stands today.

Passing through Sergude you can enjoy one of the most valued foods by the Galicians: bread. Here is famous the bread of Carral, an artisan bread that will delight any pilgrim. In Sarandós is the Pazo de Barral, built in the first half of the 16th century, where Philip II of Spain himself spent the night on his way to A Coruña to embark for England, where he was to marry Mary Tudor.

Standard accommodation: Hotel Rústico Casa das Veigas or similar

Day 3. Sarandós Stage - San Paio de Buscás

Distance: 16.5 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: You are looking for

The second stage runs through a pleasant rural setting, far from yesterday's urban stage. Although it is only a few kilometres we recommend that you take it easy because it has a demanding profile with the ascent to Alto do Peito (450m) - the highest point of the English Way.

It is not a stage with many intermediate settlements, so we recommend that you take the necessary provisions to cope with it and, if you do the stage in summer, we recommend that you take enough water with you.

Near the end of the stage, in As Travesas, you will join the people who are doing the English Way from Ferrol and you will all continue towards Hospital de Bruma, today a small village of just over 40 neighbours, but which in the Middle Ages was an important point of care for pilgrims.

You will continue your Way to San Paio de Buscás, where you will find a small church of rural Romanesque origin, which hides one of the most violent religious images, known as the "beheaded saint".

Standard accommodation: Hotel Dona María or similar

Day 4. Stage San Paio de Buscás - Sigüeiro

Distance: 24.1 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
AccommodationSigüeiro : Sigüeiro

Unlike the previous stage, today's section is not very difficult. There are few slopes and you will walk on tarmac and dirt tracks. We will cross the region of Ordes, a place famous for its turnip greens, a typical vegetable of the Galician broth, which you will be able to taste during today's stage.

You will walk mainly along the old Camino Real. On your arrival at A Baxoia you will have to choose whether to continue along the official route, close to the road, or whether you prefer to take the variant that runs along a forest track. Once in Sigüeiro you will have to cross the bridge that spans the river Tambre. It is a bridge of medieval origin that has been altered and adjusted to the needs of the time over the years.

Standard accommodation: Camino Real Accommodation or similar

Day 5. Sigüeiro - Santiago de Compostela

Distance: 16 km
Difficulty: ●○○○○
AccommodationSantiago de Compostela

In this last stage, although more than half of it runs through pleasant rural and wooded areas, as we enter Santiago we will cross approximately 5km of industrial area and urban route.

You will enter the city through the neighbourhoods of San Caetano and Basquiños, finally reaching the old town. Here the cathedral and the spectacular old town await you, full of places to visit.

Not only the aforementioned cathedral, which is a must-see, and for which we offer expert guides, but also other places such as the Monastery of San Martiño Pinario, the second largest in Spain; the Hostal dos Reis Católicos and its wonderful Renaissance architecture; the University - the fifth oldest in Europe -, its market, etc. Welcome to Santiago and congratulations, you have completed your Camino.

Standard accommodation: Hotel Herradura or similar

Day 6. Discover Santiago de Compostela

After a well-deserved and refreshing rest, you will have the whole day free to explore the Holy City: its Cathedral and the rest of its monumental complex, as well as the places of interest outside it. If you want, we can also help you with this. And, if you have time, we have some complementary activities that may be of interest.

If you have time, we recommend you to stay an extra night in Santiago to be able to reach the End of the World with our full day visit to Fisterra. You won't be disappointed.

Gain free cancellation
when booking on the website

Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
The Camino de Santiago from A Coruña is a great option for a first contact with the Camino. Its gentle profile makes it perfect for people of all fitness levels. In addition, it allows you to get to know A Coruña, a city with a lot to offer, and then walk the route to Santiago through quieter sections than other more demanded Caminos.
The English Way between A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela is open all year round. Although it can be done in the middle of winter, taking into account a series of technical conditions (more information here), the most advisable time is usually the first half of autumn, when the weather is milder. It can also be done in summer, because temperatures are usually mild and the number of pilgrims is not very high.
All the stages of this route can be completed on foot, so there is no need for additional transfers. If you need transport to get to A Coruña from the city's airport or from Santiago, or if you want to hire a transfer from Santiago to the airport for your return home, we can include them as an optional service.
On this route, accommodation is available in the standard category, which corresponds to hostels, guesthouses and simple hotels, without luxuries, but clean and in good condition, used to dealing with walkers and oriented to meet their needs. You can see more information about the categories of accommodation we use in Viando. in this link.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.