Guidebook to walking the Camino Inglés and Ruta do Mar pilgrim routes in northwest Spain. Describes the 116km Camino Inglés from Ferrol or A Coruña to Santiago de Compostela and the of the 190km Ruta do Mar linking Ribadeo with the Inglés at Ferrol. Includes the 120km Camino Finisterre from Santiago to Finisterre or Muxia.
Summer is the best time to fully enjoy the coastal towns, with all services in operation and optimal weather for beaches. Spring and autumn offer good weather without the holiday-makers
Ribadeo, Viveiro, Cedeira, Ferrol, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela
The Camino Inglés is highly accessible, even for novice walkers. The Ruta do Mar is more challenging because of limited waymarks, so a gps is advisable here. There are a few stages when accommodation is more limited, so walkers may need to pursue longer stages (at or around 30km). The terrain, however, is manageable for all walkers.
Camino Inglés: Three dynamic cities (Ferrol, Coruña, Santiago) combined with idyllic Galician countryside. Ruta do Mar: Beaches (including the famous Praia das Catedrais), cliffs, and wild coastline. Fishing villages and fresh seafood. Local pilgrimage shrines (San Martiño de Mondoñedo and San Andrés de Teixido)