English Way

English Way Easy

Tour Description

The English Way Easy: walk at your own pace

If you feel that walking more than 20 km per day is too much, do not worry! The English Way Easy will allow you to complete the 100 km pilgrimage from Ferrol to Santiago in 10 walking days. You will walk an average of 12 km each day, do you feel up to it?

The English Way used to be the path followed by British, Scandinavian or Dutch pilgrims. After a long, perilous, journey by boat they arrived to the port of Ferrol, Coruña or Ribadeo, and from there they walked to Santiago de Compostela.

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Experience details

Included Services

Lodging in private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Walking notes
Pilgrim passport
24/7 telephone assistance

Check in

Arrival in Ferrol, a coastal city and the preferred starting point of the English Way.

Ferrol – Neda (15 km)

The first part of the journey can be traveled in just one morning, as there is little difficulty to it. Before you leave Ferrol, we recommend visiting its port and the modernist Magdalena neighborhood. Along the way, the monastery of San Martiño de Xubia and its romanesque style 12th century church are worth a stop.

Neda - Pontedeume (15 km)

Before leaving Neda, you can visit the baroque church of Santa María, where they keep a Tudor style Christ that arrived in the town in 1550 aboard a British ship. Once in Pontedeume, you cannot miss the Tower of Andrade, a structure from the 14th century, all that is left from a medieval fortress.

Pontedeume - Miño (10 km)

This stretch combines coastal views with walks through forests. Miño is a coastal town known for its beautiful beaches.

Miño - Betanzos (11 km)

Along the way, you will be able to visit the the church of San Pantaleón de las Viñas, an iconic point of the English Way. In Betanzos, capital of one of the seven provinces of the old Kingdom of Galicia, you can visit all the monuments that attest to the town’s long history and try their renowned potato omelette.

Betanzos - Leiro (11 km)

The English Way leaves the coast and enters the interior of Galicia, with many small villages along the way. Midway through you can visit the church of San Estevo de Cos. This stretch combines paved roads and unpaved rural paths.

Leiro - Bruma-Mesón do Vento (17 km)

This stretch of the Camino is the most challenging one, and the highest point of the English Way at 454 meters. As you walk, you will leave behind typical Galician churches, chapels and cruceiros (monumental crucifixes).

Bruma-Mesón do Vento - A Rúa (10 km)

The route will take us through small rural villages, walking alongside chapels and cruceiros. Along the way is the village of Cruz, where you can see a local artist’s sculptures as you walk: the Apostle Santiago and a dinosaur among them.

A Rúa - Sigüeiro (14)

The second-to-last stretch will take you through rural areas and paved roads as you enjoy the greenery of Galicia’s countryside.

Sigüeiro - Santiago (16 km)

The last walking day is 15 km long, so you will arrive in Santiago early enough to enjoy the city. You are finally in Santiago, the apostle’s final place of rest and the end of your journey! Do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport if you want to get your Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate).

Standard Category Accommodations on English Way

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 90km with an estimated duration of 1h.
  • Bus/train: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the station stop. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. There you can take a bus (MONBUS) to Ferrol, a journey time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Another option is to take a train (RENFE) towards A Coruña – San Cristóbal, and there transfer to the train to Ferrol, a total journey time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. To check timetables and more information visit: https://tussa.org/www.renfe.com and www.monbus.es

From A Coruña Airport

  • Car or cab: It is 50km with an estimated duration of 35 minutes.
  • Bus/train: Go to El Burgo-Santiago station and take a train (RENFE) to Ferrol, 1 hour trip. Another option is to take a bus (LÍNEA A4), 20′ to the Alfonso Molina stop. There, take another bus (MONBUS) to Ferrol, journey time 1h. To check schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es, www.renfe.com and www.monbus.es

From Madrid Airport

  • Car or cab: 615km with an estimated duration of 6 hours.
  • Plane: Take a plane to A Coruña airport (1 hour trip), or to Santiago de Compostela airport (1 hour and 15 minutes trip). Consult the train and bus options available. 
  • Bus: From T4 take the bus to A Coruña (ALSA), journey time 8h. For schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es
  • Train: From T4 take the suburban train (LÍNEA C1) towards Chamartín (17′ trip). Once there transfer to the train (RENFE) to Ferrol, journey time 5h and 40 minutes. For schedules and more information visit: www.renfe.com

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TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 124 Km
STAGES: 10 Stages
DURATION: 9 Nights
DIFICULTy: 2/5
START: Ferrol
PRICE: desde 810€

Why book with Galiwonders?

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