The Camino de Santiago from Ferrol

Start / Finish:
Ferrol / Santiago de Compostela

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Availability:
All year

126 km
Distance
7 days / 6 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 496€ per person
Price


Distance
126 km

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 496€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from Ferrol is known as the English Way (or “Camino Inglés” in Spanish): The English Way has only one route, from Ferrol to Santiago, which became popular because most pilgrims who took this route to get to Santiago were from the British Isles and Ireland. 

The English Way begins in the city of Ferrol, as this was the port where the pilgrims first arrived. Along our trek to Santiago, we will pass through many emblematic towns, such as Pontedeume or Betanzos.

We will also cross through the interior region of Galicia, which is known for its lush forests and green countryside.







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Ferrol

Ferrol is an important coastal city in Galicia due to its port and strategic military position. We recommend visiting Ferrol’s white sandy beaches, where it is typical for people to go surfing.

Overnight: Ferrol

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From Ferrol to Pontedeume

The port of Ferrol dates back to the 9th century, and this is where we will begin our hike. We will leave the city of Ferrol heading in the direction of the Monastery of San Martino de Xubio from the 8th century.

During our journey to the monastery we will get to enjoy walking along a beautiful coastal path. Once we reach the Monastery of San Martino de Xubio, we continue along the Camino de O Salto until reaching the banks of the Eume Estuary, where the Camino de O Salto joins the Camino Real.

Once in A Magdalena we can rest and enjoy its stunning beach, which is known for the color of its sand.

Length: 30 km

Overnight: Pontedeume

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Optional: From Ferrol to Pontedeume with an overnight in Neda

If walking 30km in a single day is too much, we can choose to spend the night in the beautiful city of Neda, dividing the stage from Ferrol to Pontedeume into two stages of 15km each.

Length: 15 km and 15 km

Overnight: Neda

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From Pontedeume to Betanzos

Once we leave Pontedeume, we will continue on our journey while enjoying some spectacular views over Betanzos, Ares and Ferrol. We will continue to follow the trail until reaching Miño, where we will get to cross a medieval stone bridge over the Baxoi River.

We will continue on our way along the coast until we reach the estuary of the Lambre River, from where we can take in beautiful views of the Betanzos Rias and its marshes. In Betanzos we can check out various artistic and historic buildings.

Length: 22 km

Overnight: Betanzos

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From Betanzos to Bruma Meson do Vento

We will continue to follow the English Way crossing the Mendo River on the As Cascas bridge. Then we will cross through the towns of Matino and Boucello, and after we will have the opportunity to pass by the hermitage of San Paio, which is abandoned. We will continue until reaching Bruma Meson do Vento, popular for its medieval hospital.

Length: 29 km

Overnight: Bruma Meson do Vento

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From Bruma Meson do Vento to Sigüeiro

As we leave Bruma we will enter the green countryside of Ordes. We will pass by the Church of San Xiao and the Casanova village before ultimately arriving at Sigüeiro.

Length: 29 km

Overnight: Sigüeiro

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From Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela

Upon leaving the town of Sigüeiro, we will cross the bridge over the Tambre River. The trail continues parallel to the river until we reach Fontana de Inglés, where we will continue on our way until reaching Meixonfrio, a historically popular place where pilgrims would rest.

We will continue until we reach Santiago de Compostela, where we can admire its magnificent cathedral and enjoy the city’s unique charm.

Length: 11 km

Overnight: antiago de Compostela

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Santiago de Compostela

The English Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. We recommend thoroughly visiting the city center before returning home, so please feel free to ask us about additional nights or tours in the historic center of the city.

Trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.

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General information

All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.

All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

Ferrol

Ferrol

Pontedeume

Pontedeume

Neda

Neda

Betanzos

Betanzos

Bruma Meson do Vento

Bruma Meson do Vento

Sigüeiro

Sigüeiro

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Included Services

checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

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Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: €144 per person.

checkExtra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

checkTransfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Ferrol: €140.

checkTravel assistance insurance:: €18 per person.

checkCancellation insurance: €12 per person.

In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.

Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.

Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.

We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.

On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.

In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.

However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.

We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.

The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.

How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.

On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.

Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.

People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.

Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.

Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

Should I take out travel insurance?

To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.

Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.

The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.

When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.

We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.

We will talk to you now about the Camino Ingles, one of the most travelled routes of the Camino de Santiago in general. By the way, we will also talk about what are the most characteristic and interesting enclaves on this route and all the advantages that it has to complete it with Santiago Ways.

A great number of adventures and unforgettable experiences are waiting for you with the Camino Ingles . Be attentive and read to the end because I’m sure you’ll be interested.

Ferrol

Why choose the Camino Ingles to Santiago?

1.- Unlike other routes on the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Ingles is not as crowded as the rest. That means it will be much easier for us to find accommodation and lodging along the route. This is especially guaranteed when you do it with us as we offer you the best and most charming accommodations.

2.-The Camino Ingles is one of the most genuine: in large part due to the little that passes, the Camino Ingles offers originality and authenticity difficult to find on other routes. That is why if what you are looking for is the true spirit of the ancient pilgrims we recommend you follow this route.

3.-It allows you to enjoy nature to its fullest: Another advantage that the Camino Ingles has compared to other alternatives is that it does not go through degraded environments as a result of the pilgrims’ passage.

4.-There are usually no bicycles: although this is a disadvantage for those who want to practice the Camino by bike , it is an advantage for the pilgrims who walk it. The minimum distance to obtain the accreditation of having made the Camino de Santiago on any of its routes is 200 km by bike.

As the road from Ferrol to Santiago (the Camino de Santiago Ingles) is 100 km, cyclists do not usually do so for not obtaining such accreditation. This makes those who do it walking have it all to themselves.

Information about the route of the Camino Ingles de Santiago

It must be said that the Camino Ingles is named after the nationality of the pilgrims who used to do it. The Camino Ingles begins in the city of Ferrol. From there he sets a course for Santiago, where it ends.

So then, this route was originally taken by those who landed in Spain from northern latitudes. Among them, of course, there were many English. That’s exactly where its name comes from. It has a total length of 96 km.

The Camino Ingles is divided into six stages. These are composed of three days from La Coruña and five from Ferrol. All the paths converge in the small village of Bruma. We are talking about a route that has several of the essential characteristics of the Camino de Santiago in general: coastal stretches, rural areas and forests.

It Is worth mentioning the great state in which all the route is to be found, as well as the great peculiarity of all its route in regard to the type of landscape.

Route of the Camino Ingles to Santiago

Maps of the Camino Ingles to Santiago

We enclose the necessary and relevant maps below so that you can organize your route correctly along the Camino Ingles .

Ferrol – Pontedeume

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Map stage from Ferrol to Pontedeume

Pontedeume – Betanzos

Mapa etapa de Pontedeume a Betanzos

Map stage from Pontedeume to Betanzos

Betanzos – Hospital de Bruma

Mapa etapa de Betanzos a Bruma

Map stage from Betanzos to Bruma

Hospital de Bruma – Sigueiro

Mapa etapa de Bruma a Sigueiro

Map stage from Bruma to Sigueiro

Sigueiro – Santiago de Compostela

Mapa etapa de Sigueiro a Santiago de Compostela

Map stage from Sigueiro to Santiago de Compostela

Profiles of the Camino Ingles to Santiago

We will now talk about the profile of the Camino Ingles. That is to say, its type of relief, as well as its altitude and difficulty along the Camino Ingles. This data is very important when choosing which route we want to take. So to calculate the difficulty of the Camino Ingles, we must take it into account.

With regard to this, we must say that the Camino Ingles to Santiago is one of the most affordable for anyone because it has hardly any slopes and passes through the ground on the way of Ferrol. They are more than prepared for a pilgrimage like this and will allow us to carry it out with all possible comforts.

Ferrol – Pontedeume

Perfil etapa de Ferrol a Pontedeume

Profile stage from Ferrol to Pontedeume

Pontedeume – Betanzos

Perfil etapa de Pontedeume a Betanzos

Profile stage from Pontedeume to Betanzos

Betanzos – Hospital de Bruma

Perfil etapa de Betanzos a Bruma

Profile stage from Betanzos to Bruma

Hospital de Bruma – Sigueiro

Perfil etapa de Bruma a Sigueiro

Profile stage from Bruma to Sigueiro

Sigueiro – Santiago de Compostela

Perfil etapa de Sigueiro a Santiago de Compostela

Profile stage from Sigueiro to Santiago de Compostela

Stages on foot of the Camino Ingles

We want to detail also the stages of which the Camino Ingles is made up. All the information that we have to be able to carry out our pilgrimage is essential. The 96 kilometres of the Camino Ingles would be distributed in the following stages:

  • Stage from Ferrol to Pontedeume
  • Stage from Pontedeume to Betanzos
  • Stage from Betanzos to Bruma Meson do vento
  • Stage from Bruma Meson do vento to Sigüeiro
  • Stage from Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela

Stages by bike on the Camino Ingles

Despite the warning that we have made in reference to the issue of accreditations for those who want to do it by bicycle, it is possible to do so in spite of this, and it is in fact highly recommended because this road runs along the way of Ferrol, which in many sections is asphalted and in perfect condition for the transit of bicycles.

How long does the Camino Ingles de Santiago take?

The Camino Ingles, like all possible routes of the Camino de Santiago</a have variable durability. In fact, this will depend on several factors that, for example, go through the amount of effort we want to make on each stage, our rhythm, weather conditions or, why not, the desire we have to enjoy the scenery.

Considering these circumstances, we can say that the duration of the Camino Ingles will vary: for the case in which it is done with us normally, it usually takes six days that can be lengthened to seven or eight depending if some optional stages are added.

In the case of people travelling by bicycle, the duration of the Camino Ingles is also relative. According to the capacity of each pilgrim and the state of fitness, the Camino Ingles can be made in 2 stages or in more.

Although for someone who has good physical fitness, it’s feasible to do it in 2 stages, we recommend, in the case that you feel that you need to increase the number of days, you should. Always remember that the most important thing is to enjoy the experience and not to rush.

The most reserved routes on the Camino Ingles

Among all the possible options of the Camino de Santiago, it must be said that the Camino Ingles only has one possible route. This route starts in the city of Ferrol and ends in Santiago de Compostela. The Total stretch is 96 kilometres, which are in a total of 6 nights and 7 days.

There is the option to book breakfast and dinner or only breakfast. With Santiago Ways it is possible to make the reservation to enjoy it all year round.

Best time to do the Camino Ingles to Santiago de Compostela

We want to talk to you about what is the best time to do the Camino Ingles . Although ultimately it will depend on the preferences of each person choosing one time or another, it is very advisable to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of each season.

They are precisely those of which we will talk to you about next. We hope that it will be useful to decide on which time you prefer to live your own adventure.

Spring

Spring is a time when the weather can be more unstable than in others. However, we will be able to enjoy the scenery in its maximum splendour.

We will also get away from the extreme temperatures of the rest of the year: In most cases, this can be a problem although in the case of the Camino Ingles and for passing near the coast, it offers us stable temperatures throughout the year.

Camino Ingles en primavera

Summer

Summer is the most popular time among pilgrims. It is inconvenient that in most cases we will have more difficulty finding accommodation.

This problem is solved if we decide to make our trip with Santiago Ways. On the other hand, it must be said that in the case of the Camino Ingles, the temperatures will be very mild.

Autumn

Autumn can often have great incentives for some pilgrims as a result of the beauty that their landscapes can offer. Likewise, it is a time when we will move away from the great extremes of temperature. Nor is there much overcrowding during this time.

Winter

Winter can have very low temperatures in the north of Spain and especially on some routes that run through mountain or interior areas. In the case of the Camino Ingles, it is not a problem because of its proximity to the sea. That is, we will have to be very well protected against the possible precipitations.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino Ingles to Santiago

In the next section, we provide some points of interest that you cannot miss as well as the best places to eat and stay.

Places of interest

The Military Church of San Francisco is a neoclassical church in Ferrol built in the 18th century in the Plaza Juan Sebastián Elcano and is located on the remains of the old Convent of San Francisco, belonging to the 14th century.

Iglesia San Francisco

In Betanzos, it is worth highlighting the Church of Santo Domingo, from the 16th century, along with the Arco da Ponte Vella. Also in Betanzos, it is advisable to visit the Church of Santa Maria de Do Azougue and the Convent of San Francisco.

Betanzos

In Bruma, in addition to its historical collection, we must visit its chapel. It is very interesting because it is an old Gothic Hospital from Mesía. Now, it’s a hostel. Close to Santiago is the English fountain and the Barciela Church.

Where to sleep – The best accommodation

In Santiago Ways we select the best accommodation so you can be pampered as you deserve and you can rest after a long day. We take care to offer you the best accommodation in houses and rural hotels such as the following:

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Mesón O´Pote. In Betanzos, there is this magnificent inn where we will be able to enjoy the main specialities of the whole region and give ourselves a good homage after a hard stage.

Meson O Pote

Towns like Sigrás or Dogro are great stops to try some of their own specialities such as empanadas, octopus or their beef and cheeses. Do not miss them because it is very worthwhile.

In O Burgo de Santiago, we can stop at the O Faiado restaurant, where the portions are more than generous and the food is popular and very close to the land.

Origin of the Camino Ingles to Santiago

The English name comes from their pilgrims. Indeed, the majority of pilgrims who made this road since the Middle Ages came from latitudes of northern Europe. Therefore, they used to disembark in Finisterre and in La Coruña and then from there they were heading to Santiago.

La Coruna

That is why they did not do the same route as the rest of the pilgrims and made it in a north-south direction. It was, in fact, very successful as reflected in the chronicles of the time.

For example, in 1434, we are told that more than 3000 pilgrims landed in La Coruña with the intention of making the Camino Ingles. People of different nationalities (also from Belgium, Holland, etc.) joined this pilgrimage and made it more and more crowded.

With the passage of time, it has become one of the easiest ways for those who want to start this adventure. It has good infrastructure and is actually gaining a lot of popularity in recent years.

All this and added to the best-preserved heritage of all the routes makes the Camino Ingles</a an excellent option that we hope you discover with Santiago Ways.

The Camino Ingles with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino Ingles

Other users’ opinions about the Camino Ingles

And so you can get an idea of what other people who have already experienced this experience with us think, here we leave some of their comments.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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