Covas → 2.50km → Aldea Vilar

NOTE: The albergue in Covas has been closed by the Xunta in May of 2016.

This section therefore should be undertaken with a bit more planning or skipped altogether. Yellow arrows mark the way to Ferrol but are often confused by the addition of several other trail markers, including purple arrows and another which is a yellow triangle beside two yellow circles.

The distance between Covas and Ferrol is 27.5 km and cannot be divided into two stages; there are bars along the way.

A turn by turn description of the route follows: From Albergue turn left onto the road, and turn left again at church/cemetery. This will keep you on an asphalt road which will bisect several other roads of different sizes. Along the way, you will see signs to the Ermida, which you can follow if you want to visit. At the first "T" junction turn left onto a gravel track.

NOTE: This is barely a "T" junction, as there is a road that continues straight but which is only slightly set off from the road you have been on. Along the way, avoid the temptation to follow the purple arrows and yellow triangle symbols. These sometimes but not always coincide with the camino. Stay on this gravel track until it arrives at an asphalted intersection in Aldea Vilar.


Photo of Covas on the Camino de Santiago