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Camino Ingles | The English Way

English Way

Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour

Tour Description

Walk the English Way, from Ferrol to Santiago

The English Way is called like this because it used to be the preferred path for those pilgrims coming from Northern Europe, from places like England, Ireland or the Scandinavian countries.

After a long journey, usually by boat, they used to disembark in the port of Ferrol or Coruña, and from there they continued the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Nowadays, those pilgrims that want to qualify for the Compostela (pilgrim certificate) they would need to start in Ferrol, to walk at least 100 km.

It is an alternative route, that we strongly recommend to those pilgrims that want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet.

At Galiwonders we will help you create a lifetime experience. We will work on the best itinerary, adapted to your needs.

  • Private accommodation · Half Board · Luggage Transfers included.
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

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Arrival in Ferrol, starting point of the English Way.

Ferrol – Pontedeume (30 km)

The first walking day is the longest one; it is possible to split it in two walking days. We recommend to visit the port of Ferrol before leaving the city, and stop at the Monastery of San Martiño de Xubia in Neda, right on the way.

Pontedeume – Betanzos (21 km)

This is a coastal stretch, with pleasant views. Before reaching Betanzos we will be able to visit the church of San Pantaleón de las Viñas, an iconic point of the English Way.

Betanzos – Bruma-Mesón do Vento (28 km)

This is a quiet walking day, through small rural areas; some of it will be in parallel to the river. There is a mix of paved roads and unpaved rural paths.

Bruma-Mesón do Vento – Sigüeiro (24 km)

The route will take us through small rural villages, leaving behind chapels andcruceiros (transepts).

Sigüeiro – Santiago (16 km)

The last walking days is only 12 km long. This will allow you to arrive to Santiago early enough to enjoy the city. From Sigüeiro, you will feel the presence of the cathedral in the distance. When you get to Santiago 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

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 lodging” despite the fact that they are
“luxury accommodation” despite 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 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: and

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:, and

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:
  • 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:

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STAGES: 5 Stages
DURATION: 6 Nights
START: Ferrol
PRICE: desde 485€

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