06 – Bruma to Sigüeiro

Bruma to Sigüeiro was easy compared to the last day

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Bruma to Sigüeiro doesn’t have many things to tell. Compared to the last step – Betanzos to Bruma – it’s an easy path and also a beautiful one. The thing that i loved in this path was the sunshine in Bruma and all the fields around with different shades of green, yellow, orange, brown and blue.

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07 – Sigüeiro – Santiago

18km is the distance from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela. Easy to do.

The last step of the Camino Inglés is Sigüeiro to Santiago. The overall distance is around 18km and it is easy to do. Most flat terrain and a mixture of rural/ city landscape.

There is nothing special to say about this path in my opinion. Oh yes! There is one thing! Here, we found the only metal plate indicating the remaining distance to Santiago: 11km and 185 meters! The other metal places of the Camino probably were stolen.

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The journey can be resumed in the following image:

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Overall journey from Sigüeiro to Santiago

When we arrive to Santiago de Compostela, in the Plaza da Paz we made a different approach to the Cathedral just to pass in other monuments of the city. If you choose to go by the indicated path you will miss some things in the way. But of course… the journey is a personal experience, so choose yours.

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Plaza da Paz, in Santiago de Compostela. Different approach when arriving to the Cathedral

Some of the photos of this path.

05 – Betanzos to Bruma

Betanzos – Bruma is one of the most beautiful paths in Camino Inglés. Nice landscapes and almost none civilization. But it can be tricky!

June 8th, 2016. In the previous day we had visited A Coruña. It was raining, but luckily it stopped at the end of the day. So, this was the most difficult path to organize. First, we had many italians in the albergue, that were used to hike and also were leaving the albergue at around 6:30 – 07:00. (i learned a lot with this italians!). We also left at 7:15, and catched some fog during the next 2 or 3 hours. Continue reading “05 – Betanzos to Bruma”

03 – Pontedeume to Betanzos

Pontedeume to Betanzos is a great experience. Nice landscapes but all the path is of up’s and down’s so it can be exhausting.

We made Pontedeume to Betanzos on June, 5th, 2016. It was a sunday. Like all sundays in Spain, the supermarkets are CLOSED! So, you have 2 options: eat always outside or buy food in the previous day and carry it on your backpack while travelling.

We choosed the second option, that represented around 3 to 4kg extra in our backpacks. So, my gf’s backbapack should now be with 6,5kg and mine with 9,5kg. It is too much, i know, but the only way to face a big problem: you don’t have so many STOPS along the way where you can “re-fuel”. Believe it! It won’t be easy to find a simple coffee shop. Supermarkets? Forget it! Only in Miño or Betanzos. But it was sunday. All of them would be closed. Then, we were carrying this: our morning food, our lunch, our afternoon food, our dinner and also the breakfast of the following day. CRAZY! But we did well the math and still had food. We choosed tuna, bread, fruit, cookies, and chocolate to carry as main food. Of course, we used eated fruit, but fruit is very heavy to carry. But healthy.

Remember. We did this Camino with sun and temperatures between 23ºc to 28ºC. So, it was hot.

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05 – Porto/Vigo/Ferrol

Ready to leave from Porto to Ferrol. Let’s GO!

So, finally we are ready to go to Ferrol.

First, we picked the Autna bus in Casa da Música bus station (boarding interface number 3) at 10am .

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Porto | Casa da Música boarding interface

We arrived at 01:35 p.m  (Spain local time) at Vigo bus station.

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Vigo | Bus station

In Vigo we only had time to eat something and buy the tickets in Castromil buses to go to Ferrol. The bus was at 2:30 p.m (14h30).

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Castromil bus that took us from Vigo to Ferrol

We arrived Ferrol at 5:30 p.m (17h30) after stopping in Pontevedra, Santiago de Compostela and Pontedeume (the place where we would arrive by foot in the next day).

The weather was not constant but in general we had sun and some clouds. The temperature was around 21ºC and it was very pleasant when we arrive Ferrol.

From here, we took our GPS and followed the track that we previously had created to visit Ferrol, it’s main spots and also to start the Camino Inglés in that day.However, the GPS blocked as soon we got out of the bus and we had to do a little more of distance to correct the path. However we went to the right places, but we took longer to do it.

The idea was to go to the supermarket to “re-fuel” to next day and to make dinner in the hostel and then start the Camino.

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Ferrol | Bus station

 

04 – Budget

What will be your average costs for Camino Inglés?

One of the most asked questions by non-european citizens is how much can this kind of travel cost. Well, it depends of the cost of transportation till Spain. In the previous post i talked about the cost of going from Porto to Santiago.
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03 – What to take?

What to take in this 150km on-foot travel? See it below.

What to take to the Camino is always a good question that will be determined by personal lifestyle and also by weather and gear that you have.

I strongly recommend you have the most technical and ultralight gear, but of course they are expensive. The more you get lightweight material the more expensive it gets.
In this Camino i had the probability of light rain. So i choose not to take heavy waterproof clothes. I only took a kind of “poncho” with 2000mm of water column resistance. Not much but it would do for light and occasional rain.
The rest is presented in the photo.

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