Stage 1: Ferrol – Pontedeume

Stage 1 of the English Camino de Santiago, from Ferrol to Pontedeume, covers around 29 kilometers and offers pilgrims a captivating mix of urban environments and coastal landscapes. Starting in the historic port city of Ferrol, the path winds through hills and paths that border the picturesque Ferrol estuary, providing walkers with a diverse and stimulating initial experience.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Ferrol: Port city with an outstanding naval heritage and cobblestone streets that invite you to explore its rich history.
  • Narón: A town that combines modernity and tradition, standing out for its green areas and urban spaces.
  • Pontedeume: Charming coastal town with a medieval old town, crossed by the Eume River, creating a picturesque atmosphere.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of San Xiao in Ferrol: A Gothic church that reflects the influence of the Camino on local architecture.
  • As Pías Bridge: A historic medieval bridge that crosses the Eume River, offering impressive views.
  • Torreón de los Andrade in Pontedeume: An old castle that dominates the town and has a rich medieval history.

This first stage of the English Camino de Santiago combines the cultural richness of the cities with the natural beauty of the coast, providing pilgrims with a fascinating start on their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesEnglish Way

Etapa 1

Ferrol - Pontedeume

28 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 2

Pontedeume - Betanzos

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 3

Betanzos-Mesón do Vento

24 km
3/5
6h
Etapa 4

Mesón do Vento-Sigüeiro

24 km
2/5
6h
Etapa 5

Sigüeiro-Santiago de Compostela

16 km
1/5
4h

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