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Camino Inglés (Ferrol - Santiago)

Camino Inglés (Ferrol - Santiago)

Camino Inglés

The Camino Inglés (the English Camino) to Santiago was the route originally used by the Brittish and pilgrims arriving to Spain by boat from Northern Europe. This Camino begins in Ferrol and ends in Santiago de Compostela. A scenic and very authentic route packed with history.

  • From 695 EUR/pers.
  • 118 Km
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Difficulty
    NOTE: nowhere, in any Camino, will steep cliffs be found next to path!

    1: Very easy. Flat and without significant gradients. Good and normally wide paths.

    2: Easy. Slightly hilly. Good and normally wide paths.

    3: Medium. Hilly, possibly with longer distances between service facilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

    4: Medium/Hard. Longer, steeper climbs, perhaps with few servicefacilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

    5: Hard. Long gradient(s), possibly few facilities. Very hilly. Good, sometimes narrow paths.
  • Nature

Make your trip personal! Spain is More offers and guarantees the following on this trip:

✔ Daily Departures from April to October.

✔ Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Service is optional.

✔ Your personal Pilgrim's Passport.

✔ Specially Selected Hotels - always with private bathroom - selected for best location, service and authentic charm.

Spain is More Camino Guidebook (which you will receive some weeks before departure) contains practical pilgrim information, suggestions for packing list, recommended restaurants, maps of all cities along The Camino- and hotel location, Pilgrim's Passport/Credential, advice and guidance, service phone numbers and much more, all to make your trip on The Camino an experience of a lifetime!

✔ This trip can be combined with other Camino routes.

✔ Dividing stages: Yes, sometimes.

Day trip to Finisterre.

It includes

From 695 EUR/pers.Per person in a double room.

Single room supplement: 185 EUR

It includes
  1. 7 nights in a double room - always with private bath/toilet.
  2. 7x breakfasts.
  3. Transport from A Coruña airport to Ferrol. 
  4. Spain-is-Mores digital tavel Guidebook
  5. Pilgrim Passport / Credencial.
  6. Guided Tour to Finisterre.
  7. 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  8. Taxes.
Not included
  1. Transportation from the hotel in Santiago to the Santiago airport (taxi about 20 € - bus about 5 €). Bus timetables and location of bus stops appear in the guide material.
  1. Personalise your Camino: Extended stays, divide stages, transportation to startingpoint from anywhere in the world and back. Please ask us, we will be happy to assist you.
  2. Baggage Transport on the pilgrim route can be purchased. If you buy a luggage service your bag / suitcase will be transported from hotel to hotel on the scheduled days of hiking. Price 60 €/unit of max 15 kg.
  3. Extended stay in Ferrol, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela etc... can be purchased.
  4. Trip cancellation insurance: available in the trip confirmation process. (can be added when ordering).

El Camino Inglés, or The English Way, passes through one of the least populated regions of Spain. It starts in the natural port of Ferrol and runs through gentle green hills, forests and small towns south, in the direction towards Santiago de Compostela. During the first two stages of this Camino you will follow the coast line and have incredible views. In Betanzos you will leave the coast and travel along a mostly flat route that will take you to Santiago de Compostela. On the way, you will discover churches, monasteries and other interesting monuments. In addition, medieval bridges, pilgrim hospitals, and small towns will make your pilgrimage a unique and unforgettable experience.

Camino Inglés has a couple of stages with hills to cross. The slopes are not very steep, and the only reason why we have characterized this road as level 3 is due to the difficulty of dividing the stages, since the number of accommodations is limited.

In the section "Stages" you will find more detailed information of each stage, as well as maps profiling each Stage along with photos.

Possibility of dividing the Stages: Yes, some. See under Description of the Stages.

Services are a bit scarce along the route, so we recommend that you always carry water and bring along something to eat with you.

The written guide for Spain is More, that you will receive a couple of weeks prior to departure on your trip, contains practical information about the pilgrim's office, restaurants, maps of towns and cities along the way, information on the location of hotels, telephone numbers, what to do in case of an emergency and many other things that will make your pilgrimage the experience of a lifetime.

More information on Ferrol - Santiago
Detailed itinerary
Detailed itinerary (view all days )
Day 1.- Arrival to Ferrol

Ferrol is an important coastal city of Galicia, the reason is for its port. Its military location has become the city at the center of countless battles for centuries. Ferrol has a pleasant and lively city center with good restaurants and bars.

Day 2.- Ferrol - Pontedeume 29 Km

Long but uncomplicated stage.

This first stage is generally very pleasant with good views of the sea, despite the urban and industrial environment in the surrounding area. The exception is the industrial zone of A Gándara.

There are no long stretches on this day without services (bars or restaurants), although in a couple of spots they are slightly out of the way.

Regarding the beautiful town of Pontedeume the long bridge on the Eume river stand out giving the locality its name.

This stage is relatively long, but can be shortened by 10 km by crossing the river shortly after Ferrol instead of bypassing it.

Distance: 29 Km

Day 3.- Pontedeume - Betanzos 20 Km

Today offers a short and pleasant stage, which basically runs through a rural setting. It is not at all flat, but doesn't present any special difficulties. There are some inclines to consider, however, with an accumulated ascent of elevation of 450 meters.

This Stage has few services.

In a cultural sense, the main interest today centers on the historic city of Betanzos, one of the most interesting towns in Galicia, with its splendid medieval center. Betanzos, capital of one of the seven provinces of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia, has a thousand and one monuments and places to visit.

Distance: 20 Km

Day 4.- Betanzos – Bruma 29 Km

Today we face the most important stage of the English Way: We will walk through a solitary and pleasant environment - think rural, agriculture and livestock - away from the coast and its services. Difficulty is medium to high at this stage, although feasible for any seasoned traveler accostomed to walking. Thus, the Camino Inglés leaves the maritime landscape and penetrates the interior, visiting like on previous days, a multitude of enchanting places and small villages where special attention must be paid to detours.

Distance: 29 Km

Day 5.- Bruma - Sigüeiro 24 Km

For the most part this stage is along good sections of asphalt and land, which can be traveled without any difficulty. It crosses through diverse rural villages with a few insignificant slopes. Unlike yesterday's stage, today's topography allows a rapid advance.

Distance: 24 Km

Day 6.- Sigueiro – Santiago 16 Km

The stage is short and without any special difficulties. Although it's not flat, the unevenness of the path is moderate.

The first two-thirds of the stage pass through pleasant rural and wooded areas. The last third goes through an industrial and urban area.

Of course, the cultural interest of today's stage is centered on the monumental city of Santiago de Compostela, declared a World Heritage Site, with its wonderful emblematic cathedral.

Distance: 16 Km

Day 7.- Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre

A true pilgrimage ends in Finisterre and we will take you there on a tour.

The coast of Galicia is spectacularly beautiful and in particular this part which is called "Costa de la Muerte" (the Coast of Death). The coast derived its name due to the multitude of historical and legendary wrecks that have occurred there. Finisterre, on the coast's westernmost point is called the "End of the World" because for the Romans it was literally the end of the known world. Hence, it's a symbolic place for many pilgrims to complete their pilgrimage.

You may want to go down the high cliffs and look for a shell on the beach that will serve as a perfect reminder of your pilgrimage.

Day 8.- Departure from Santiago