Your hospitaleros in Ponte Ferreira are Ton and Ria from the Netherlands. From August 2018 on we receive pilgrims in the albergue.
We walked our first camino in 2010: a special experience. And after that first one many others followed. We did these pilgrimages together, on our own and also a few times with 'perrogrino' Grattan. Ria explored almost all the routes in Spain and Ton walked in 2015 all the way from his front door in Amsterdam to Santiago de Compostela.
Ever since this first camino we experienced feeling homesick at home in Amsterdam. Homesick for the camino: we missed the encounters with fellow pilgrims, being outside in nature on route, the simple life with a backpack, beautiful Spain... Sometimes we even didn't know what it exactly was we were missing. In order to stay close to the camino we volunteered for the Dutch Saint James Society: making a newsletter, doing social media, giving workshops for other pilgrims, making gps-routes of the camino's and we volunteered in various albergues.
But the real dream was a life on the camino, receiving pilgrims. With our experience about what we need as a pilgrim we knew what our perfect albergue would
look like. It took us a few years to find our ideal place, but here we are now: in the Galician countryside in Ponte Ferreira on that beautiful Camino Primitivo!
Besides Dutch, we speak English, German and a bit of French. Ria's Spanish is quit good, Ton is for his Spanish still in 'his learning process'.
Welcome in albergue Ponte Ferreira!