The Camino Ingles

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The Camino de Santiago from Ferrol

Distance: 126 Km

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 445€ per person

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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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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Ferrol

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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.

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From Ferrol to Pontedeume - 30km

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.

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Optional: From Ferrol to Pontedeume with an overnight in Neda - 15km y 15km

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.

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From Pontedeume to Betanzos - 22km

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.

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From Betanzos to Bruma Meson do Vento - 29km

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.

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From Bruma Meson do Vento to Sigüeiro - 29km

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.

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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.

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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.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Ferrol

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Ferrol

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €144 per person.

Extra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

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

Travel assistance insurance:: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

About the Camino Ingles

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 or 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 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 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.

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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