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Luggage Transfer Correos

Bag Transport

Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
Who does bag transport on the Camino Engles from A Coruna?
And is it the same procedure as on the Frances, envelopes in the Alberques?

Also I spent 2 hrs looking for my bag last year on the Frances, I had tried to send it to Monte Gozo, the Xunta Alberque
and they told me they dont accept bags and couldnt tell me where it had gone to. I only speak Pigeon Spanish.

Thanks for any help given.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Who does bag transport on the Camino Engles from A Coruna?
And is it the same procedure as on the Frances, envelopes in the Alberques?

Also I spent 2 hrs looking for my bag last year on the Frances, I had tried to send it to Monte Gozo, the Xunta Alberque
and they told me they dont accept bags and couldnt tell me where it had gone to. I only speak Pigeon Spanish.

Thanks for any help given.
Correos does backpack transport on the Ingles https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/rucksack-transfer
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
Thanks Trecile, Ill have a look.
You dont know the answer to my 2nd question do you?
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Thanks Trecile, Ill have a look.
You dont know the answer to my 2nd question do you?
I haven't used Correos, but I've read their site. You can purchase all of your transfers ahead of time, and then notify them daily via email or WhatsApp of where they should pick up and deliver.
 

peb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. Ingles March 2018
Correos do not send bags to the municipal albergues along the Ingles either.

You either need to stay in pensions or have the bag sent to the post office, or another private address that will take them. In Pontedeume, Betanzos and Sigueiro, that could work, but the albergue at Hospital de Bruma is miles away from a post office.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
Correos do not send bags to the municipal albergues along the Ingles either.

You either need to stay in pensions or have the bag sent to the post office, or another private address that will take them. In Pontedeume, Betanzos and Sigueiro, that could work, but the albergue at Hospital de Bruma is miles away from a post office.
Thanks Peb,
We have a bit of a dilemma so, will have to figure something out!
Thanks Again
I have looked on the Carreros site and A Coruna doesnt come up!
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
I have just written to Correros and their reply was that they dont carry bags from A Coruna!
the nearest is Hospital de Bruma as this connects with the Ferrol route which they DO service.
I have now written to Jacotrans to see if they do it?
 

janicemf

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
the french way
Who does bag transport on the Camino Engles from A Coruna?
And is it the same procedure as on the Frances, envelopes in the Alberques?

Also I spent 2 hrs looking for my bag last year on the Frances, I had tried to send it to Monte Gozo, the Xunta Alberque
and they told me they dont accept bags and couldnt tell me where it had gone to. I only speak Pigeon Spanish.

Thanks for any help given.

Hi
We used Correos to transport our backpack on the Camino Francis in 2107, one of the places we asked our bag to be dropped off was closed, and the Correos dropped it at the municipal albergue. All it took was an email to Correos asking where they dropped it, and someone responded within 30 minutes to let us know it's drop off location. you can book the bad transport online, it is efficient and easy. Buen Camino.
 

janicemf

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
the french way
Thanks for the reply, I have aince been in touch with Correros and they dont transport bags from A Coruna, thanks for replying
Thanks for the reply, I have aince been in touch with Correros and they dont transport bags from A Coruna, thanks for replying

we used them on the Camino Francis, I wasn't sure about the route from A Coruna.
 

martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
a/a
why using bag transport?

Pack light. Cut the junk. Carry your own.

Reason I asked, is there may be some sort of physical limitation(s) that require you to use bag transport service(s).

Over 70 here and never used a bag transport on any of my four camino.

Seems to be too much hassle with worrying about if the bag made it or not.

When I walked the Ingles, I did not see or hear of anyone using a bag transport company or the Post.

Just curious.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
My knees are not great!
But we are looking to jettison a lot of stuff and do as you suggest, so we will see.
thanks for replying.
 

martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
a/a
Muire, oh my. Sorry to hear that.
Then, yes, you should go very light weight. And hopefully you can find a way to forward the main bag.
When I walked the Ingles I did not see, or know of, anyone using a forwarding service. Be it private or the Post.
Best wishes on your camino.
Having grown up in Ferrol/Seville, I love Ferrol.

Blessings

My knees are not great!
But we are looking to jettison a lot of stuff and do as you suggest, so we will see.
thanks for replying.
my.
 

lizlane

Small Town Girl, Small Town World
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
Walking sticks when used properly reduce the stress on your knees. That's why I bought them. 😍
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJP - Burgos (2013), Burgos - Sahagun (2014), Sahagun - Astorga (May 2015), Astorga - Sarria (2016),
Thank you for this, I do use them and I think, properly. This is not really about my knees, its about having bags transported between A Coruna and Hospital, as I imagine there is transport from here to Santiago. But thank you for your contribution to the conversation.
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(
Has any recent info been determined on bag transport service from Ferrol ?

And yes, before everyone jumps on me...the transport service is not for myself, but for an older woman who will be walking with me. In recent weeks, she has had difficulty with a pinched nerve and sciatica that is unlikely to resolve fully before we walk. Carrying any weight besides water and personal finance items will not be possible and she's considering not going. Hopefully the service is available.

Thank you to anyone who can address the question directly.
 

BenQ

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles (May 2019)
Further question about the Correos bag service..do they just transport rucksacks, or would any case be fine? We'll be departing in less than 3 weeks and have booked it for the Ingles (probably unnecessary,but we have a few nights in Santiago at the end so it means we can travel light each day).
 

peb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
C. Ingles March 2018
Sophie, I am not sure that there is anyone apart from Correos who transports bags on the Ingles. Unless you walk on an pre-arranged tour with a travel company, where your bags are also transported.

Ben, Correos transport any bag, as long as it weighs less than 23kg. That means that they transport suitcases, if you wish. Clothes often keep better in a suitcase, and a suitcase may be easier for your international travel to and from Spain
 

BenQ

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles (May 2019)
Many thanks peb, not only will a case be easier to bring on the plane, but I would have needed to purchase a larger pack. Thanks again!
 

tominrm

Hiking to Celebrate the End of Working Life.
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2014)
del Norte ( 2015)
Portuguese ( 2016)
Primitivo ( 2017)
VdlP (2018)
Don’t blame Correos/delivery services for “not delivering backpacks to Municipal albergues”. It is Municipal albergues who do want to cooperate with backpack delivery service because they have to open the doors for the services (3 or 4 companys now) for pickups early in the morning and deliver in the late morning/early afternoon while the albergue is closed and busy for cleaning. Usually Municipal albergues are manned by volunteers and are short-handed. That’s why backpacks are delivered to nearby bar/restaurants instead.
 
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Bella2017

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014,2015,2016.
March 2017 Oct 2018
Make sure your friend has a rucksack with a good waist strap. I have sciatica and even a small rucksack gives me pain. My camino one with a waist strap 35l is perfect and I can carry 7kg without a problem.
I booked to stay in a band b on the ingl es they suggested correos to me.
 

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