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...

Photo of Covas on the Camino de Santiago
4.40km → Vila da Eirexa

The dirt track emerges onto an asphalt road, turn right here, and immediately left again. The yellow arrows are posted on the road signs. A short distance on the camino turns left along the road, and here begins a long stretch along a hike/bike track.

Photo of Aldea Vilar on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Vila da Area

At the end of the hike/bike path turn right (downhill). A set of arrows on a utility pole indicate to turn left AND to keep on straight. KEEP ON STRAIGHT, and follow the road towards "Surf Camp."


The camino will eventually bring you to another pedestrian path which bears right towards the beach, follow it to the end.

The climb from the beach up to the town is relatively steep, but with an elevation gain of only 40m.

Past the town, you

1.70km → Fonta

Between O Outeiro and Fonta the camino can become confused. Keep your eyes open for arrows, again remembering to distinguish between the purple and yellow variations.

You will eventually come to a jumble of houses where a road ends, and it is there that

7.40km → San Felipe

By the time you reach Fonta, you have already begun a long climb which will peak at 150m. Parts of this stretch are fairly steep. Once you reach the top, the descent is even steeper, and from the bottom, you will continue to climb and descend several smaller sections before you arrive in San...

3.00km → A Graña

The town of San Felipe, and it's castle, sit on the Northern side of the Ferrol inlet. The castle is worth a visit, is free and covers a large area. From here you once again climb and over a steep hill, and on the bottom, you reach A Graña with it's a military installation.

5.50km → Ferrol

Between A Graña and Ferrol, you will pass through several urbanized zones with several options for bars and such.