The English Way route of the Camino de Santiago or Camino Inglés was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela, hence its name.
Pilgrims used to arrive by boat at the ports of Ferrol or A Coruña, and they would then continue their journey to Santiago on foot. They would follow a trail along the rugged coastline, passing historic towns such as Pontedeume and Betanzos, before continuing inland across the green countryside and woodlands of rural Galicia on their way to Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral.
Today, the English Way has two starting points but only if you start in Ferrol you will be able to apply for your Compostela certificate. The coastal city of Ferrol is also host to one of the most important Easter festivals in Galicia: Semana Santa de Ferrol (pictured). If you are travelling in Spring, make sure you catch some of the impressive processions taking place during ‘Holy Week’.
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- 7 days/ 6 Nights.
- Split – 8 days/ 7 Nights. This tour includes an extra walking day so we split the long first walking day (29km) into 2 days of 15km & 14km.
- Guided tours: 8 days/ 7 nights. Includes English-speaking guide, half board & airport transfers from/to Santiago. Next departure: Easter 2017.