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English Way

English Way from A Coruña

5/5
Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour

Tour Description

Walk the English Way, from A Coruña to Santiago

The English Way receives this name because it used to be the favorite route for those pilgrims coming from England, Ireland and other Northern European countries.

We have already mentioned on other occasions this route from Ferrol, but now we bring you this alternative one from A Coruña. It is not a new way, it originates in the XIII century, when the port of A Coruña was the favorite destination of all pilgrims from Northern Europe.

Experience details

Included Services

Accommodation in a private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Route notes
Pilgrim's credential
24/7 phone support

Check in

Arrival in A Coruña, starting point of the alternative English Way.

A Coruña – Bruma-Mesón do Vento (33 km)

The first stage of this Camino is also the longest. However, the sea breeze will provide us a breath of fresh oxygenated air, helping us to walk through the promenade at the Bay of O Burgo. We highly recommend to discover the historical center of A Coruña. As we start to follow the Camino path, it will become more rural, crossing fields, small villages and even farms. Finally, we will reach the Hospital de Bruma, the next stop on the way.

Bruma-Mesón do Vento – Sigüeiro (24 km)

As a meeting point for the routes from Ferrol and A Coruña, Hospital de Bruma is a famous pilgrim stop on the Camino Inglés. This little town was the only place in this inner way that had a hospital for pilgrims. From Bruma to Sigüeiro,, the path follows rural roads and green areas.

Sigüeiro - Santiago de Compostela (16 km)

Only 16 kilometers away from Santiago, we will cross the bridge over the river Tambre and continue from Sigüeiro to Compostela. After that, we will be able to contemplate the great city from far away. The route is becoming more urban as we reach the capital. Once in Santiago, don’t forget to go to the Pilgrim Office, bringing your credential to obtain the Compostela.

Check out

Check Out Santiago.

Standard category

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.

Superior category

3*, 4* and 5* Hotels

Typical in the large cities along the El Camino. They can be family hotels or international hotel chains. They are perhaps the most expensive alternative, although you can find different price levels according to the category and services they offer.

Hoteles Boutique

These are small accommodations characterized by having few rooms and providing personalized attention. They are hotel concepts with a modern style and their own character. They can be between 1* and 5*.

National Paradores of Spain

This is a public hotel chain that manages a network of almost 100 charming hotels distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The establishments are located in buildings of cultural interest and great historical value, and stand out for their scenic, artistic or natural interest (including ancient palaces, monasteries, fortresses, convents, fortresses…).

Rural tourism lodgings

Rural houses, pazos, inns, rectories, castles, monasteries, farmhouses… These are historic buildings of great architectural and patrimonial value. So much so, that this characteristic sometimes gives them the status of “luxury accommodation” despite of the fact that they are often rustic constructions in which natural stone and wood predominate.

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 A Coruña Airport

  • Car or cab: It is 10km with an estimated duration of 15 minutes to the center.
  • Bus/train: Take a bus (LÍNEA A4), 20′ ride to Plaza de Ourense. For schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 67km with an estimated duration of 45 minutes.
  • 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′. From there take a bus (MONBUS) to A Coruña, a journey time of 1 hour. Another option is to take a train (RENFE) to A Coruña – San Cristóbal, journey time 36′. To check timetables and more information visit: https://tussa.org/, www.renfe.com and www.monbus.es

From Madrid Airport

  • Car or cab: 600km with an estimated duration of 5 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 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. 
  • Train: From T4 take the suburban train (LÍNEA C1) towards Chamartín (17′ trip). Once there transfer to the train (RENFE) direction A Coruña – San Cristobal, journey time 4h. To check timetables and more information visit: www.renfe.com
  • Bus: From T4 take the bus to A Coruña (ALSA), journey time 7h and 35 minutes. For schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es

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TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 73 Km
STAGES: 3 Stages
DURATION: 4 Nights
DIFICULTy: 2/5
START: A Coruña
PRICE: desde 325€

Why book with Galiwonders?

Taylor-made Camino

We will design an itinerary tailored to your needs, preferences and budget and book all services for you. You enjoy the road.

We are on the Camino

Galicia is our home. We have traveled all the routes of the Camino and we have direct contact with the service providers on the Camino.

We are also travellers

We speak several languages, have lived abroad and have years of experience organizing trips for people from all over the world.

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Hundreds of pilgrims repeat year after year the experience of traveling with us. We want you to be one of them. And that is why we will strive to make your trip unique and unforgettable.

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